Nurse Practitioners in Georgia
Considering a career as a Nurse Practitioner in Georgia?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in Georgia are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Nurse Practitioners in Georgia is growing faster than average.
Nurse Practitioners in Georgia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Nurse Practitioners Work in Georgia?
In Georgia, there were 6,110 people working as Nurse Practitioners in the year 2018.
There were 5,200 Nurse Practitioners employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 910 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 2,820 Nurse Practitioners working in it, which means Georgia has more Nurse Practitioners than average.
Job Projections for Georgia
Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in this state are growing at a rate of 38.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 36.1%.
Georgia Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 410 annual job openings, and a total of 5,940 jobs for Georgia 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 Georgia?
In 2018 wages for Nurse Practitioners ranged from $80,970 to $133,330 with $104,360 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $38.93 to $64.1. The median hourly rate was $50.17.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $47.43 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $2.74.
The median salary in Georgia is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Georgia 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|
|Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA||3,600||$107,330|
|Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC||290||$98,780|
|Athens-Clarke County, GA||170||$97,190|
|Warner Robins, GA||70||$98,890|
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:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
What Major Will Prepare You For a Nurse Practitioner Career?
- Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
- Nursing Practice
- Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
- School Nursing
- Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
- Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
- Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing
- Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing
- Critical Care 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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