Nurse Practitioners in Missouri
Get the information you need to know about working as a Nurse Practitioner.
You’re in luck! Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in Missouri are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Nurse Practitioners in Missouri is growing faster than average.
Nurse Practitioners in Missouri earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Nurse Practitioners Work in Missouri?
There were approximately 4,390 workers employed as Nurse Practitioners in this state in 2018.
There were 4,150 Nurse Practitioners employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 240 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 2,820 Nurse Practitioners working in it, which means Missouri has more Nurse Practitioners than average.
Job Projections for Missouri
Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in this state are growing at a rate of 28.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 36.1%.
Missouri Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 330 annual Nurse Practitioners job openings in Missouri, and 5,170 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 Missouri?
In 2018 wages for Nurse Practitioners ranged from $73,610 to $133,910 with $98,430 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $35.39 to $64.38. The median hourly rate was $47.32.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $45.91 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $1.41.
The median salary in Missouri is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Missouri 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|
|St. Louis, MO-IL||2,180||$99,650|
|Kansas City, MO-KS||1,740||$103,160|
|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|
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?
- Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
- Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
- Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
- Nursing Practice
- Critical Care Nursing
- Geriatric Nurse/Nursing
- School Nursing
- Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
- Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/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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