Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Nurse Practitioner Pay in the Far West Region

Newly released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that there were over 211,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) employed in the United States as of May 2020.  More than 23,000 NP jobs in the U.S. were in the six-state Far West region of the country.  The Far West region is the best in the nation for nurse practitioner pay, with five states in the region ranking in the top 10 nationally for NP annual mean wages. A closer look at BLS data from May 2020 shows the following about nurse practitioner pay in the Far West region:

Nurse Practitioner Pay in the Far West Region

Nurse Practitioner Pay in the Far West Region

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
AK 770 $110,270 30th
CA 15,100 $145,970 1st
HI 390 $118,780 9th
NV 1,290 $119,890 6th
OR 2,220 $118,600 10th
WA 3,720 $126,480 3rd
U.S. 211,280 $114,510 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on May 17, 2021

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