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Whether you’re looking to transition from one opportunity to the next or you’re just starting out, we’re here to help. We’ve put together some information about being a Nurse Practitioner. We’ve included a list of the top 10 states to practice in, the differences between national and state salaries, and the concentration, or location quotient, of that profession per state. We have also included a breakdown of degrees held by Nurse Practitioners.

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Note: The concentration of each specialty is calculated by dividing the local concentration of the industry by the national concentration of the industry. If the location quotient is greater than 1, the industry makes up a larger share of that state’s employment than it does for the entire United States.

National Average: $94,386

Massachusetts
Average Salary: $103,335
Location Quotient: 1.18
Salary Difference: +9.5%

Alaska
Average Salary: $118,823
Location Quotient: 1.05
Salary Difference: +25.9%

Washington
Average Salary: $103,964
Location Quotient: 1.05
Salary Difference: +10.1%

Oregon
Average Salary: $108,489
Location Quotient: 0.88
Salary Difference: +14.9%

Maine
Average Salary: $93,427
Location Quotient: 1.38
Salary Difference: -1%

New York
Average Salary: $100,088
Location Quotient: 1.16
Salary Difference: +6%

Connecticut
Average Salary: $99,503
Location Quotient: 1.06
Salary Difference: +5.4%

New Mexico
Average Salary: $90,257
Location Quotient: 1.13
Salary Difference: -4.6%

Minnesota
Average Salary: $101,450
Location Quotient: 0.85
Salary Difference: +7.5%

Nevada
Average Salary: $96,950
Location Quotient: 0.91
Salary Difference: +2.7%

Below, you will find the breakdown of different degrees held by Nurse Practitioners across the United States.

Degree Percentage
Doctorate 47%
Bachelors 37%
Masters 10%
Associate 2%
Other Degrees 4%


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