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Nurse Practitioners in Illinois

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38.3% Jobs Projection
$103,760 Median Salary
760 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Nurse Practitioners Work in Illinois?

There were approximately 5,540 workers employed as Nurse Practitioners in this state in 2018.

There were 4,610 Nurse Practitioners employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 930 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in this state are growing at a rate of 38.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 36.1%.


Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 760 annual Nurse Practitioners job openings in Illinois, and 10,940 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 Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Nurse Practitioners ranged from $77,930 to $133,710 with $103,760 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $37.47 to $64.28. The median hourly rate was $49.89.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $47.78 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.11.

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


Top Illinois 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,950 $105,050
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,180 $99,650
Peoria, IL 290 $98,250
Springfield, IL 260 $109,360
Rockford, IL 250 $99,350
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 200 $102,610
Champaign-Urbana, IL 170 $103,390
Bloomington, IL 110 $101,020
Kankakee, IL 80 $108,370
Decatur, IL 50 $102,860
Carbondale-Marion, IL 30 $100,500

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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