2024 U.S. NP Pay By Cost of Living

Nurse Practitioners play a crucial role in the healthcare system, providing high-quality care to patients across the nation. One key aspect of their profession is their hourly pay, which varies significantly depending on the state they practice in. Understanding the mean hourly wages for Nurse Practitioners in each state, adjusted for cost of living, can provide valuable insights into the financial aspects of this important healthcare profession. Let's delve into the data to explore how NP hourly pay varies across the U.S. and how cost of living impacts these figures.

Below are the mean hourly wages for Nurse Practitioners in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., adjusted for cost of living. Becker's Hospital Review calculated these figures using May 2023 salary data from BLS and 2024 cost of living index data from the World Population Review.

State

NP hourly mean wage

Cost of living index

NP hourly mean wage, adjusted by cost of living

Nevada

$71.48

101.3

$70.56

Iowa

$62.89

89.7

$70.11

New Mexico

$65.76

94.2

$69.81

Oklahoma

$59.77

86

$69.50

Minnesota

$64.91

94.1

$68.98

Texas

$62.51

93

$67.22

Illinois

$61.01

90.8

$67.19

Mississippi

$56.49

85.3

$66.23

Kansas

$57.34

87.7

$65.38

Wisconsin

$61.70

95

$64.95

Nebraska

$58.50

90.1

$64.93

North Dakota

$61.42

94.6

$64.93

Indiana

$59.29

91.5

$64.80

Georgia

$58.25

91

$64.01

Wyoming

$59.40

92.8

$64.01

Missouri

$56.10

88.4

$63.46

Ohio

$59.07

94

$62.84

Michigan

$58.02

92.7

$62.59

Louisiana

$57.06

92

$62.02

South Dakota

$58.17

93.8

$62.01

Pennsylvania

$61.27

99

$61.89

Delaware

$63.03

102.6

$61.43

New Jersey

$69.73

114.1

$61.11

North Carolina

$58.46

96.1

$60.83

Washington

$69.90

115.1

$60.73

Oregon

$69.69

115.1

$60.55

Utah

$61.45

101.5

$60.54

West Virginia

$54.54

90.3

$60.40

Arkansas

$54.53

90.3

$60.39

Alabama

$52.89

88.8

$59.56

Arizona

$63.73

107.2

$59.45

South Carolina

$56.22

96.5

$58.26

Connecticut

$65.86

113.1

$58.23

Rhode Island

$64.16

110.5

$58.06

Montana

$59.92

103.7

$57.78

California

$77.66

134.5

$57.74

Kentucky

$53.06

93.8

$56.57

Idaho

$59.88

106.1

$56.44

Virginia

$58.11

103.1

$56.36

Florida

$57.55

102.3

$56.26

Colorado

$58.65

105.5

$55.59

Tennessee

$49.86

90.4

$55.15

New York

$68.67

125.1

$54.89

New Hampshire

$62.86

115

$54.66

Vermont

$61.45

114.9

$53.48

Maine

$59.11

111.5

$53.01

Maryland

$61.54

119.5

$51.50

Alaska

$60.66

124.4

$48.76

Massachusetts

$69.24

148.4

$46.66

District of Columbia

$64.83

148.7

$43.60

Hawaii

$63.76

179

$35.62

 

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