Physician Job Search: Tips and Advice

Top 10 Places for a Nurse Practitioner to Live

When you choose your specialty while you’re in medical school, you might not immediately begin to think about where you want to practice medicine after graduation. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of the 10 best states for Nurse Practitioners to live in based on salary, the differences between the national and state salaries, and the concentration, or location quotient, of each specialty in that state. We have also included a breakdown of different degrees held by Nurse Practitioners.
Top 10 Places for a Nurse Practitioner to Live

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: $103,535
Location Quotient: 1.18
Salary Difference: +8.8%

Alabama
Average Salary: $118,823
Location Quotient: 1.05
Salary Difference: +20.6%

Washington
Average Salary: $103,964
Location Quotient: 1.05
Salary Difference: +9.2%

Oregon
Average Salary: $108,489
Location Quotient: 0.88
Salary Difference: +13%

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

New York
Average Salary: $100,088
Location Quotient: 1.16
Salary Difference: +5.7%

Connecticut
Average Salary: $99,503
Location Quotient: 1.06
Salary Difference: +5.1%

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%

Nevada
Average Salary: $96,950
Location Quotient: 0.91
Salary Difference: +2.6%

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

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

 

As always, we love to hear from you! Please reach out to us at information@practicematch.com with anything you’d like to share with us!

For more information and valuable career resources please:

Browse Our Job Board Create a Profile Register for a Career Fair Build Your CV