Nurse Practitioners in Alaska
Considering a career as a Nurse Practitioner in Alaska?
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 2018, there were 440 Nurse Practitioners working in the state.
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 is projecting 30 annual Nurse Practitioners job openings in Alaska, and 410 total jobs in the year 2026.
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.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $60.49 an hour in 2017.
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|
Top States for Nurse Practitioners Employment
View the list below to see where most Nurse Practitioners work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Nurse Practitioners get paid the most:
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What Major Will Prepare You For a Nurse Practitioner Career?
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Aleksahgabrielle under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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