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22.8% Jobs Projection
$97,310 Median Salary
140 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Nurse Practitioners Work in Kansas?

In 2018, there were 2,270 Nurse Practitioners working in the state.

There were 2,010 Nurse Practitioners employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 260 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Nurse Practitioners in KS Employment Trend

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

Nurse Practitioners in KS vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Kansas

Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in this state are growing at a rate of 22.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 36.1%.

Job Projections for Nurse Practitioners: Nation vs. KS

Kansas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 140 annual job openings, and 2,320 total jobs in 2026 for Nurse Practitioners in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 14,400 annual jobs and 211,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Nurse Practitioners Make in Kansas?

In 2018 wages for Nurse Practitioners ranged from $64,250 to $130,370 with $97,310 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $30.89 to $62.68. The median hourly rate was $46.78.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $46.53 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.25.

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

Nurse Practitioners Earnings: KS vs. National Average

Top Kansas 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
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,740 $103,160
Wichita, KS 490 $79,680
Topeka, KS 300 $104,840
Lawrence, KS 70 $108,090
St. Joseph, MO-KS 60 $96,060

Top States for Nurse Practitioners Employment

View the list below to see 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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