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38.7% Jobs Projection
$102,390 Median Salary
390 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Nurse Practitioners Work in Indiana?

In Indiana, there were 4,780 people working as Nurse Practitioners in the year 2018.

There were 4,120 Nurse Practitioners employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 660 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Indiana

Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in this state are growing at a rate of 38.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 36.1%.


Indiana Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 390 annual job openings, and a total of 5,560 jobs for Indiana 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 Indiana?

In 2018 wages for Nurse Practitioners ranged from $76,640 to $130,170 with $102,390 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $36.85 to $62.58. The median hourly rate was $49.22.

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

The hourly rate grew by $1.44.

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


Top Indiana 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
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 1,730 $108,170
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,650 $98,850
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 760 $101,140
Fort Wayne, IN 640 $97,770
Evansville, IN-KY 320 $97,960
Terre Haute, IN 140 $100,420
Bloomington, IN 140 n/a
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 140 $105,170
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 130 $94,270
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 100 $103,720
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 70 $98,910
Muncie, IN 60 $101,250

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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