Friday, July 16, 2021

Nurse Practitioner Pay in the Southwestern U.S.

Data published earlier this summer by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that there were over 211,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) working in the United States as of May 2020.  More than 22,500 nurse practitioner jobs in the U.S. were in the four-state Southwestern region of the country.  The Southwestern region is a relatively good one for nurse practitioner pay.  More than 90% of NPs in the Southwestern U.S. live in one of the three states in the region where NP annual mean wages exceed the national average of $114,510. A closer look at BLS data from May 2020 shows the following about nurse practitioner pay in the Southwestern U.S.:

Nurse Practitioner Pay in the Southwestern U.S.

Nurse Practitioner Pay in the Southwestern U.S.


State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
AZ 4,790 $117,480 11th
NM 1,080 $117,050 13th
OK 1,970 $112,750 22nd
TX 14,680 $116,700 15th
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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