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Nurse Practitioners in Alaska

Is Alaska a good place for you to work as a Nurse Practitioner?

24.2% Jobs Projection
$120,100 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in Alaska are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Nurse Practitioners in Alaska is growing faster than average.

  • Nurse Practitioners in Alaska earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Nurse Practitioners Work in Alaska?

In Alaska, there were 440 people working as Nurse Practitioners in the year 2018.

There were 440 Nurse Practitioners employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.


The typical state has 2,820 Nurse Practitioners working in it, which means Alaska has fewer Nurse Practitioners than average.


Job Projections for Alaska

Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in this state are growing at a rate of 24.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 36.1%.


Alaska Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 30 annual job openings, and 410 total jobs in 2026 for Nurse Practitioners in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 14,400 annual jobs and 211,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Nurse Practitioners Make in Alaska?

In 2018 wages for Nurse Practitioners ranged from $72,800 to $166,590 with $120,100 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $35 to $80.09. The median hourly rate was $57.74.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $60.49 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $2.75.

The median salary in Alaska is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Alaska Metros for Nurse Practitioners

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Nurse Practitioners.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Anchorage, AK 260 $116,000
Fairbanks, AK 40 $122,110

Top States for Nurse Practitioners Employment

The table below shows the states where most Nurse Practitioners work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 13,710 $118,550
California 13,420 $126,890
Texas 12,020 $108,660
Florida 10,590 $97,270
Ohio 7,510 $101,010
Pennsylvania 7,280 $97,130
Tennessee 7,010 $96,440
Massachusetts 6,200 $119,420
Georgia 6,110 $104,360
New Jersey 5,900 $118,040
Illinois 5,540 $103,760
Indiana 4,780 $102,390
North Carolina 4,760 $101,540
Virginia 4,710 $102,480
Michigan 4,490 $103,210
Missouri 4,390 $98,430
Minnesota 3,880 $115,550
Maryland 3,710 $108,580
Alabama 3,680 $95,010
Arizona 3,510 $111,780

Below are the states where Nurse Practitioners get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $126,890
Hawaii $123,570
Alaska $120,100
Massachusetts $119,420
New York $118,550
New Jersey $118,040
Washington $116,350
Minnesota $115,550
Connecticut $115,370
Wyoming $114,000

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