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How much does a Nurse Practitioner make in the United States?

Average base salary
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16.4k salaries reported, updated at Jun 02, 2020
$116,771
per year
The average salary for a nurse practitioner is $116,771 per year in the United States and $17,500 overtime per year.
Additional compensation
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Overtime
$17,500
per year
Most common benefits
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • 403(b)
  • Relocation assistance
  • Work from home

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for nurse practitioners

Most recommended certification

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earn +12.99% more

The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 13200.00% since 2018. Nurse Practitioners with this certification earn +12.99% more than the average base salary, which is $116,771 per year.

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Mental Health Counseling
+81.77%
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Behavioral Health
+18.75%
80Company icon
Primary Care Experience
+12.48%
778Company icon
Acute Care
+10.29%
841Company icon
Critical Care Experience
+11.86%
1,233Company icon
Specialty categories:
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Job openings
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Colorectal Surgery
+45.98%
17 jobs
19Company icon
Urgent Care
+13.52%
817 jobs
2,452Company icon
Geriatrics
+13.40%
719 jobs
3,226Company icon
Psychiatry
+11.79%
852 jobs
1,798Company icon
Cardiology
+12.72%
767 jobs
2,121Company icon
Certification categories:
Top certification
Salary
Job openings
Companies
PMHNP
+12.99%
417Company icon
DEA Certification
+7.09%
2,982Company icon
AHA Certification
+15.04%
859Company icon
BLS Certification
+2.91%
4,923Company icon
Field of study categories:
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Medical Degree
+10.31%
302 jobs
487Company icon
License categories:
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PA-C
+8.49%
694 jobs
1,909Company icon
Physician Assistant License
+6.93%
829 jobs
2,286Company icon

Most common benefits for Nurse Practitioners

  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • 403(b)
  • Relocation assistance
  • Work from home
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Loan repayment program
  • Disability insurance

Salary satisfaction

Based on 347 ratings

67% of Nurse practitioners in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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