Nurse Practitioner Salaries by State :: How Does Your State Rank?

Do you ever wonder how much you make compared to other NP's?  While you probably have a pretty good idea how your salary compares to other nurse practitioner's in your city, what about NP's in your state as a whole?  What about compared to other states?

Compiling information from job search engines like indeed.com, salarybystate.org has organized an exceptional list of the average nurse practitioner salary on a state-by-state basis.  

Here are the findings from salarybystate.org's nurse practitioner salary comparison:

Alabama

Average NP Salary: $99,000  Comparison: 2% higher than national average

Alaska

Average NP Salary: $82,000  Comparison: 16% lower than national average

Arizona

Average NP Salary: $85,000  Comparison: 12% lower than national average

Arkansas

Average NP Salary: $96,000  Comparison: 1% lower than national average

California

Average NP Salary: $107,000  Comparison: 10% higher than national average

Colorado

Average NP Salary: $85,000  Comparison: 12% lower than national average

Connecticut

Average NP Salary: $105,000  Comparison: 8% higher than national average

Delaware

Average NP Salary: $90,000  Comparison: 7% lower than national average

Florida

Average NP Salary: $92,000  Comparison: 5% lower than national average

Georgia

Average NP Salary: $106,000  Comparison: 9% higher than national average

Hawaii

Average NP Salary: $69,000  Comparison: 29% lower than national average

Idaho

Average NP Salary: $80,000  Comparison: 17% lower than national average

Illinois

Average NP Salary: $102,000  Comparison: 5% higher than national average

Indiana

Average NP Salary: $97,000  Comparison: Equal to national average

Iowa

Average NP Salary: $91,000  Comparison: 7% lower than national average

Kansas

Average NP Salary: $88,000  Comparison: 9% lower than national average

Kentucky

Average NP Salary: $85,000  Comparison: 13% lower than national average

Louisiana

Average NP Salary: $81,000  Comparison: 16% lower than national average

Maine

Average NP Salary: $87,000  Comparison: 11% lower than national average

Maryland

Average NP Salary: $98,000  Comparison: Equalt to national average

Massachusetts

Average NP Salary: $111,000  Comparison: 14% higher than national average

Michigan

Average NP Salary: $95,000  Comparison: 3% lower than national average

Minnesota

Average NP Salary: $88,000  Comparison: 10% lower than national average

Mississippi

Average NP Salary: $113,000  Comparison: 16% higher than national average

Missouri

Average NP Salary: $96,000  Comparison: 1% lower than national average

Montana

Average NP Salary: $99,000  Comparison: 1% higher than national average

Nebraska

Average NP Salary: $78,000  Comparison: 19% lower than national average

Nevada

Average NP Salary: $90,000  Comparison: 8% lower than national average 

New Hampshire

Average NP Salary: $96,000  Comparison: 2% lower than national average

New Jersey

Average NP Salary: $103,000  Comparison: 6% higher than national average

New Mexico

Average NP Salary: $87,000  Comparison: 10% higher than national average

New York

Average NP Salary: $114,000  Comparison: 17% higher than national average

North Carolina

Average NP Salary: $96,000  Comparison: 1% lower than national average

North Dakota

Average NP Salary: $91,000  Comparison: 6% lower than national average

Ohio

Average NP Salary: $92,000  Comparison: 6% lower than national average

Oklahoma

Average NP Salary: $89,000  Comparison: 9% lower than national average

Oregon

Average NP Salary: $91,000  Comparison: 6% lower than national average

Pennsylvania

Average NP Salary: $86,000  Comparison: 12% lower than national average

Rhode Island

Average NP Salary: $97,000  Comparison: Equal to national average

South Carolina

Average NP Salary: $88,000  Comparison: 10% lower than national average

South Dakota

Average NP Salary: $76,000  Comparison: 22% lower than national average

Tennessee

Average NP Salary: $92,000  Comparison: 6% lower than national average

Texas

Average NP Salary: $92,000  Comparison: 6% lower than national average

Utah

Average NP Salary: $85,000  Comparison: 12% lower than national average

Vermont

Average NP Salary: $91,000  Comparison: 6% lower than national average

Virginia

Average NP Salary: $97,000  Comparison: Equal to national average

Washington

Average NP Salary: $111,000  Comparison: 14% higher than national average

Washington DC

Average NP Salary: $92,000  Comparison: 5% lower than national average'

West Virginia

Average NP Salary: $96,000  Comparison: 1% lower than national average

Wisconsin

Average NP Salary: $85,000  Comparison: 12% lower than national average

Wyoming

Average NP Salary: $89,000  Comparison: 8% lower than national average

When looking at salary comparison information, it's important to remember that salaries vary significantly by specialty and location, even within a given state.  NP's employed rurally may make more than their urban counterparts, for example.  While state-by-state salary comparisons don't give an entirely accurate picture of your personal income potential, they can help you identify NP friendly states where you might want to practice.

How did your state compare?

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Comments

For all of you FNP's who are in the ER.... You are not an ENP! And you should be. It is an entirely different education pathway, even though you have a few years in the ER. You are probably just fast-tracking patients and are not the "ER DOC" on call... doing the most difficult of trauma cases and cracking chests, tubes.. etc... Maybe you should go back to school to 1 of only 9 programs in the US....

Annynonomous

Interesting article, I am only 24 years old and this is what I want to do the rest of my life until I retire.

Nurse practitio...

It looks like you get the info mixed up with Washington and Washington DC. Thanks

Jeanne Teal