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While some people may want a career in the health field that allows them to work behind the scenes, there are plenty who want to directly work with patients and have a positive impact on their health and wellbeing. Nursing is an excellent field to consider, and becoming a nurse practitioner is the pinnacle of nursing for many in the industry.

A nurse practitioner is a highly skilled professional, and it will take time and energy to become one. Learning more about what they do before you commit yourself to the process of becoming one is important. Keep reading to find out more.

What Is a Nurse Practitioner?

A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has taken additional classes and training in order to provide top-level care. The actually serve in a role that is very similar to a physician since they can diagnose, educate, and even prescribe medicine to their patients. And in 26 states, a nurse practitioner can actually practice medicine independently, with no supervision from a physician.

Common job duties vary greatly, but will usually include the following.

  •          •          Perform physical evaluations on a patient
  •          •          Take a patient history and review it
  •          •          Order tests and other medical procedures for the patient
  •          •          Make a diagnosis about the ailment afflicting the patient
  •          •          Develop a course of treatment for the injury or illness
  •          •          Write prescriptions for medications
  •          •          Write referrals for the patient
  •          •          Distribute educational materials like pamphlets to the patient
  •          •          Perform various medical procedures including drawing blood, biopsies, and more

While they're not quite as highly trained as a physician, a nurse practitioner regularly handles almost all of the roles that a doctor would. They may also choose a specialized area of training to focus their work in, such as geriatrics, pediatrics, cardiology, school health, or some other area.

Characteristics

There are several personal traits that can help you in this position. While it's important to gain the right education and experience from the job, strength in the following areas will help out as well.

  •          •          Strong Critical Thinking – Solving problems and analyzing information is vital for diagnosing patients, and you'll need to have good critical thinking skills in the position.
  •          •          Good Communication – Since a major part of your job is to talk to patients, you'll have to have very strong communication skills if you want to thrive as a nurse practitioner.
  •          •          Eye for Detail – Small things can make a big difference in diagnosis and treatment. A good eye for details will help you tremendously.
  •          •          Confidence – Your decisions will impact the lives of your patients. You need to have the confidence required to make those decisions without doubting yourself.

Nature of the Work

The job places you in the front line of the health care field. Most of the work will be done in exam rooms, labs, and procedure rooms. The majority of any day will be spent interacting with patients in one capacity or another. You'll also spend some time in your office, filing reports or working on other basic duties. It's not uncommon to visit conferences and seminars, either, and in most cases you'll spend time consulting with physicians and other health professionals as well.

Jobs are found almost anywhere, with nurse practitioners working in health centers, hospitals, private physician practices, college campuses, and nursing homes. Roughly 15% of all nurse practitioners actually have their own private practice as well, adding even more possibility to the job prospects this career has to offer.

Education and Training

Becoming a nurse practitioner takes an investment of time and energy. You'll need to complete a program and earn a master's degree in the field. The education includes a wide range of subjects related to the health industry. Next, you'll have to gain certification through a nursing organization. Often, the exam will focus on a specialized area of practice such as pediatrics or acute care. Licensure is also required in most states, and you'll need to become licensed and maintain that licensure. Finally, continuing education is required throughout the career. Periodically you'll need to take and complete continuing education classes.

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The average salary for a nurse practitioner is about $90,000 per year, a figure that is well above the national average. Additionally, job demand is expected to grow over the coming years, making it a very viable career option.

Average Salaries Across The Country

Alaska - $75,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 47th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Alaska are 22% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 47th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation, North Slope Borough, AK, NANA Management Services, and NMS USA.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $75,000 Bar high
Alabama - $96,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 13th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Alabama are 1% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 13th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Cigna, AmeriCorps, FLORIDA ROCK & TANK LINES, and Quest Diagnostics.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $96,000 Bar high
Arkansas - $93,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 19th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Arkansas are 4% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 19th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Correct Care Solutions, Springwoods Behavioral Health, Air Evac Lifeteam, and Methodist Family Health.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $93,000 Bar high
Arizona - $82,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 42nd
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Arizona are 15% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 42nd among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Banner Health, Emeritus Senior Living, Indian Health Service, and University of Arizona.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $82,000 Bar high
California - $104,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 7th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in California are 8% higher than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 7th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like California State University, University of California San Francisco, Maxim Healthcare Services, and Hallmark Rehabilitation.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $104,000 Bar high
Colorado - $86,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 36th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Colorado are 12% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 36th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Denver Public Schools, Vivage, University of Colorado, and Cross Country TravCorps.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $86,000 Bar high
Connecticut - $109,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 5th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Connecticut are 12% higher than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 5th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Cigna, Greenwich Hospital, Devereux, and Emeritus Senior Living.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $109,000 Bar high
DC - $115,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 2nd
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Washington, DC are 18% higher than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 2nd among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Leidos, Northrop Grumman, Finra, and MinuteClinic.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $115,000 Bar high
Delaware - $88,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 31st
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Delaware are 10% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 31st among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Christiana Care, LifeStar Response, Wilmington University, and Cigna.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $88,000 Bar high
Florida - $91,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 25th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Florida are 6% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 25th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like University of Florida, Emeritus Senior Living, Florida Hospital, and Broward Health Corporate.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $91,000 Bar high
Georgia - $110,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 4th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Georgia are 14% higher than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 4th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like State of Georgia, Emory University, MinuteClinic, and Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $110,000 Bar high
Hawaii - $63,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 51st
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Hawaii are 35% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 51st among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like County of Hawaii, HMSA, WellCare, and Healthways.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $63,000 Bar high
Iowa - $93,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 20th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Iowa are 3% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 20th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like UnityPoint Health u2013 Finley Hospital, Care Initiatives, Mills Fleet Farm, and Enterprise Medical Services.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $93,000 Bar high
Idaho - $64,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 50th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Idaho are 34% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 50th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Emeritus Senior Living, Covenant Dove, BrightStar Care, and InGenesis, Inc..
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $64,000 Bar high
Illinois - $106,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 6th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Illinois are 10% higher than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 6th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Genesis Health System, University of Illinois at Chicago, Maxim Healthcare Services, and Advocate Health.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $106,000 Bar high
Indiana - $94,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 18th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Indiana are 3% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 18th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Indiana University Health, MinuteClinic, BrightStar Care, and Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $94,000 Bar high
Kansas - $87,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 33rd
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Kansas are 11% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 33rd among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like MinuteClinic, Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools, Express Scripts, and Kansas City Public Schools.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $87,000 Bar high
Kentucky - $82,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 43rd
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Kentucky are 16% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 43rd among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Trigg County Public Schools, Intrepid USA Healthcare Services, Trilogy Health Services, and University of Kentucky.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $82,000 Bar high
Louisiana - $82,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 44th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Louisiana are 15% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 44th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Leidos, Intrepid USA, Home Care Options, and Community Health Solutions of America, Inc.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $82,000 Bar high
Massachusetts - $114,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 3rd
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Massachusetts are 17% higher than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 3rd among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Becket Family of Services, Harvard University, and MinuteClinic.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $114,000 Bar high
Maryland - $98,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 10th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Maryland are 2% higher than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 10th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Leidos, MedStar Medical Group, Edaptive Systems, and MinuteClinic.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $98,000 Bar high
Maine - $83,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 40th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Maine are 14% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 40th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like AmeriCorps, Lucas Tree Expert Co, Inc, Martin's Point Health Care, and National Health Care Associates, Inc..
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $83,000 Bar high
Michigan - $97,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 11th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Michigan are the same as average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 11th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like NOVO 1, Inc, AmeriCorps, Henry Ford Community College, and Covenant HealthCare.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $97,000 Bar high
Minnesota - $85,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 38th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Minnesota are 13% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 38th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like University of Minnesota, Fairview Health Services, UnitedHealth Group, and Mills Fleet Farm.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $85,000 Bar high
Missouri - $95,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 14th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Missouri are 2% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 14th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Cox Health, Cox Medical Center Branson, Washington University in St. Louis, and Mercy.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $95,000 Bar high
Mississippi - $104,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 8th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Mississippi are 8% higher than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 8th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like State of Mississippi, St. Dominic Hospital, Covenant Dove, and Unlisted Company.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $104,000 Bar high
Montana - $92,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 24th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Montana are 6% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 24th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Montana State University, State of Montana, Valley Health Care Center, and REI.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $92,000 Bar high
North Carolina - $95,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 15th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in North Carolina are 2% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 15th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Central Piedmont Community College, Harris Teeter, Speechcenter, Inc., and MinuteClinic.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $95,000 Bar high
North Dakota - $86,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 37th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in North Dakota are 11% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 37th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Trinity Hospitals, Catholic Health Initiatives - Fargo Operating Division, National Guard, and Altru Speciality Center.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $86,000 Bar high
Nebraska - $72,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 48th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Nebraska are 26% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 48th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Catholic Health Initiatives, Visiting Nurse Association, Hallmark Rehabilitation, and American Red Cross.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $72,000 Bar high
New Hampshire - $95,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 16th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in New Hampshire are 2% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 16th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Elliot Hospital, CVS Caremark, and MinuteClinic.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $95,000 Bar high
New Jersey - $104,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 9th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in New Jersey are 7% higher than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 9th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like BrightStar Care, MinuteClinic, Express Scripts, and Emeritus Senior Living.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $104,000 Bar high
New Mexico - $85,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 39th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in New Mexico are 12% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 39th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Indian Health Service, Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque Public Schools, and Emeritus Senior Living.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $85,000 Bar high
Nevada - $81,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 45th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Nevada are 17% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 45th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like The Palazzo Las Vegas, Emeritus Senior Living, The Venetian Las Vegas, and REI.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $81,000 Bar high
New York - $117,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 1st
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in New York are 21% higher than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 1st among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Volunteers of America Western New York, Mount Sinai Medical Center, The Vitamin Shoppe, and AmeriCorps.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $117,000 Bar high
Ohio - $93,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 21st
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Ohio are 4% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 21st among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Emeritus Senior Living, Maxim Healthcare Services, MinuteClinic, and State of Ohio.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $93,000 Bar high
Oklahoma - $88,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 32nd
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Oklahoma are 9% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 32nd among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like University of Oklahoma, Quest Diagnostics, Choctaw Nation, and Severn Trent Services.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $88,000 Bar high
Oregon - $91,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 26th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Oregon are 6% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 26th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Emeritus Senior Living, Oregon Health & Science University, Human Services-Children, Adults & Families, and University of Oregon.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $91,000 Bar high
Pennsylvania - $90,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 29th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Pennsylvania are 7% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 29th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Geisinger Health System, Susquehanna Health, UPMC, and MedExpress.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $90,000 Bar high
Rhode Island - $91,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 27th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Rhode Island are 6% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 27th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like AmeriCorps, MinuteClinic, Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc, and Brown University.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $91,000 Bar high
South Carolina - $91,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 28th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in South Carolina are 6% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 28th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Palmetto Health, United States Army Medical Recruiting, Molina Healthcare, and Lockheed Martin.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $91,000 Bar high
South Dakota - $72,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 49th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in South Dakota are 26% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 49th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mitchell South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, Sanford Health, and Enterprise Medical Services.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $72,000 Bar high
Tennessee - $90,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 30th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Tennessee are 7% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 30th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Vanguard Healthcare Services, Vanderbilt University, State of Tennessee, and Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $90,000 Bar high
Texas - $93,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 22nd
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Texas are 4% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 22nd among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc, Dallas County, TX, 24 Hour Fitness, and BrightStar Care.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $93,000 Bar high
Utah - $77,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 46th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Utah are 21% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 46th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Covenant Dove, 24 Hour Fitness, Best Friends Animal Society, and University of Utah Health Care.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $77,000 Bar high
Virginia - $97,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 12th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Virginia are the same as average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 12th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like University of Virginia, MinuteClinic, Mary Washington Healthcare, and Harris Teeter.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $97,000 Bar high
Vermont - $87,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 34th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Vermont are 10% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 34th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like State of Vermont, Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties, BCG Attorney Search, and Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $87,000 Bar high
Washington - $95,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 17th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Washington are 2% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 17th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like State of Washington, University of Washington Medical Center, Emeritus Senior Living, and Providence Health & Services.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $95,000 Bar high
Wisconsin - $87,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 35th
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Wisconsin are 10% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 35th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Marshfield Clinic, BrightStar Care, North Central Healthcare, and State of Wisconsin.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $87,000 Bar high
West Virginia - $93,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 23rd
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in West Virginia are 4% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 23rd among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Vanguard Healthcare Services, Air Evac Lifeteam, Express Scripts, and Emeritus Senior Living.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $93,000 Bar high
Wyoming - $83,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 41st
Average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings in Wyoming are 15% lower than average Nurse Practitioner salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 41st among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like SourceGas, AmeriCorps, ALCO Stores, Inc, and University of Wyoming.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Nurse Practitioner $83,000 Bar high

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