Nurse Practitioners in Arizona
Is Arizona a good place for you to work as a Nurse Practitioner?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in Arizona are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Nurse Practitioners in Arizona is growing faster than average.
Nurse Practitioners in Arizona earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Nurse Practitioners Work in Arizona?
There were approximately 3,510 workers employed as Nurse Practitioners in this state in 2018.
There were 3,120 Nurse Practitioners employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 390 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 2,820 Nurse Practitioners working in it, which means Arizona has more Nurse Practitioners than average.
Job Projections for Arizona
Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in this state are growing at a rate of 57.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 36.1%.
Arizona Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 370 annual job openings, and a total of 4,890 jobs for Arizona Nurse Practitioners in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 14,400 annual jobs and 211,600 total jobs in 2026.
What do Nurse Practitioners Make in Arizona?
In 2018 wages for Nurse Practitioners ranged from $63,080 to $154,820 with $111,780 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $30.33 to $74.43. The median hourly rate was $53.74.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $51.02 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $2.72.
The median salary in Arizona is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Arizona 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|
|Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ||70||$98,000|
|Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ||50||$102,920|
Top States for Nurse Practitioners Employment
The table below shows the states where most Nurse Practitioners work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Nurse Practitioners get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
What Major Will Prepare You For a Nurse Practitioner Career?
- Nursing Practice
- Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
- Critical Care Nursing
- Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
- Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
- Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Aleksahgabrielle under License
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