Here are five numbers providing insight on compensation earned by nurse practitioners, using data from the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics employment survey.
$124,680: The average annual salary of nurse practitioners in the U.S.
258,230: The number of practicing nurse practitioners in the U.S.
75%: The percentage of nurse practitioners in a recent Medscape survey who reported they practice independently, without the guidance of a collaborating physician.
$59.94: The average hourly wage earned by nurse practitioners, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
$158,130: The average annual salary of nurse practitioners who practice in California, the highest-paying state for the profession.