A Nurse Practitioner salary in each state of the United States will vary according to numerous influential factors that were established not only by the competitiveness on the market, but also according to the area and type of institution.

The annual average salary for a Nurse Practitioner in 2015 will be comprised between $81,312 and it goes up to $103,312 per year. The differences can also be seen according to each level of education that an individual achieved across the years as well as the specialization that was obtained.

According to many surveys that were taken, the average salary for a Nurse Practitioner is estimated to reach about $98,764 per year. It is important to know the fact that the salary of an NP (as Nurse Practitioners are referred to) can be very rewarding due to the responsibilities and duties that can be found in the work system.

A Nurse Practitioner is that advanced health provider who offers the necessary care in each of the cases that reach him or her. Her attention is focused on diagnosing the cause of the illness and to treat it, as well as to restore her or his patient’s life in order to uplift a former (probably incorrect) way of life. The last part that a Nurse Practitioner is doing is to offer counselling for the patients who are in need, as well as for the families.

NP Duties

Their main duties and responsibilities involve ordering and interpreting the laboratory tests or the diagnostic tests, prescribe medication and work alongside of a team or as an individual independently. The cases that a Nurse Practitioner can encounter are very chronic. They also deal with acute diseases or injuries that affect an individual, as well as with other medical problems.

Their job will involve informing the choices that the patient has, not to mention the ways of treatment that will cure him or her. Those things must be followed exactly as prescribed. Their skills in this profession are very important, because they define the line of getting close to your patient and aiding him or her to improve his life.

The factors that will influence a Nurse Practitioner are based on the level of experience that one gained in this field, the type of employer, the geographical areas, and the highest points of concentration according to each state that will involve this job, as well as the level of education that was already mentioned.

For example, a statistic based on the level of experience will show that a Nurse Practitioner with less than one year of experience will reach an average salary that will be comprised between $57,254 and it can go up to $97,979 per year, while with more than two years of experience (and even less) the salary will range between $61,811 and $97,611 per year.

Those who are working in this field for a long time and already have over 19 years of experience will gain an average salary estimated between $78,382 and $116,457 per year.

According to the type of employer, the salaries for a Nurse Practitioner will vary greatly. For example if you are working in one of the public institutions such as hospitals, you’ll earn a salary that is comprised between $63,121 and up to $108,332, while working in the field of the federal government means that you’ll reach a yearly salary, which is comprised between $67,689 and $130,896 per year.

If we take a look at the influential factor of jobs in the field of Nurse Practitioners by state,we will find out that Alaska is well quoted. Alaska is considered the highest paying state in this line with a salary for a Nurse Practitioner that is estimated at $112,093, while in Oregon an average salary reaches $103,283 per year.

The location is very valuable and in metropolitan areas of Texas, Florida or Anchorage the salaries for Nurse Practitioners will be estimated to be at about $124,682 to $116,782 (for example in Anchorage). The area of specialty contributes a lot to the salary of a Nurse Practitioner, not to mention to the categories and groups of people who are being treated by these specialists.

The areas of specialization that a Nurse Practitioner can follow can comprise Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner care, Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and many others.

A Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner salary in the US is estimated to be comprised between $69,726 and up to $123,046 per year. The annual average salary for a professional NP ranges between $67,332 and $125,527. This also includes the bonus that is allowed in many cases in this area of expertise. A bonus is generally of $5,024 or less, and there is also profit sharing that can be estimated at $9,865.

The experience that an individual reached and gained is of great impact since with less than one year of experience the hourly wage is estimated to be comprised between $36.51 and $42.52.Those who already encompass more than two years of experience will gain an hourly wage that ranges between $33.73 and $62.21. Those professionals who acquired years of experience comprised between 6 and more (up to 9) will take home an hourly wage that ranges between $37.73 and $62.21, and the hourly payment continues to grow with the years of practice and achieved experience.

The highest paying cities that can be found in this field of expertise are Boston, Nashville, Chicago, Illinois and many others with a very good annual average. A Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Boston and Massachusetts will earn an average yearly salary that is comprised between $62,512 and $97,010 per year.

A Family Nurse Practitioner will earn a salary that ranges between $67,116 and up to $107,346, where the experience in this area is very important as well. Those who just started in this field will earn a salary that is comprised between $60,959 and $88,711 per year. If you already achieved more than 19 years of experience, then your salary will be comprised between $72,189 and $111,546.

The highest paying states that can be found in this field are Tennessee, New York, Texas and other states with the same concentration. For example in Tennessee, the average salary for a Family Nurse Practitioner is comprised between $58,747 and $91,616 per year, while in New York the average salary ranges between $60,478 and $117,658 per year.

A Pediatric Nurse Practitioner will gain a salary that is estimated to reach between $64,536 and $105,397. A bonus is allocated that reaches $5,748 and a profit sharing that can reach up to $19,728. A professional in this field can start with an annual salary of $69,510 and an hourly payment of $39.37. With the years of experience increasing, those who reach up to 6 or even more years will take home an hourly wage of $39.58 (and even more in some cases).

The hourly wage will vary according to each state and many other influential factors. For example in California, the hourly wage for a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner is of $54.57, while those who practice this profession in Ohio will earn an hourly rate of $39.05.

A Neonatal Nurse Practitioner will obtain an average salary that reaches $93,926 per year and even more or less, depending on the influential factors that affect this profession. The starting salary for someone working in this field will be estimated at $73,020 per year, while those who already acquired one year of experience and even more will obtain a salary that is estimated to be comprised between $45,616 and up to $96,997 per year.

With more than 19 years of experience, a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner will earn a great average salary that is between $95,825 and $119,405 per year. The hourly wage is also influenced by the experience that is gained in this field and it will increase a lot with the years.

Those individuals who have work experience comprised between 1 and 4 years will take home an hourly wage estimated between $13.58 and $45.06, while those with 5 years and more will receive an hourly rate being comprised between $43.32 and $52.64.

The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner average salary is estimated to reach from $72,156 and up to $114,229, with a median salary of about $88,615 per year. The bonus for this area of expertise can reach $7,723 in the best of the cases with the generosity of the employer who hired them.

The hourly wage for a starting income for someone working as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner is estimated to reach $46.03, and an annual salary of $73,015. This amount will increase with the years of experience that are being accomplished at work.

Salaries for different types of NP are also influenced according to the type of work that these Nurse Practitioners have to do. It also depends a lot on the categories of each patient they have and treat. A Nurse Practitioner will always have great benefits and bonuses that are achieved through this work but the main rewarding is being a part of someone’s life and helping that person to get cured and better through a treatment process.

With the increasing demanding of cases from the population, the perspective for this job as well as the salary that is being obtained is really great and the career opportunities are various and well defined for those who want to follow this path.