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Nurse Practitioners in North Carolina

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35.8% Jobs Projection
$101,540 Median Salary
410 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Nurse Practitioners Work in North Carolina?

There were approximately 4,760 workers employed as Nurse Practitioners in this state in 2018.

There were 4,130 Nurse Practitioners employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 630 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in this state are growing at a rate of 35.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 36.1%.


North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 410 annual job openings, and a total of 6,030 jobs for North Carolina 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 North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Nurse Practitioners ranged from $82,000 to $130,190 with $101,540 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $39.42 to $62.59. The median hourly rate was $48.82.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $47.84 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.98.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top North Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,200 $100,840
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 920 $97,480
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 850 $102,720
Asheville, NC 450 $99,290
Raleigh, NC 400 $102,250
Greensboro-High Point, NC 340 $103,840
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 320 $93,800
Wilmington, NC 200 $110,590
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 170 $99,240
Fayetteville, NC 150 $102,080
Greenville, NC 100 $102,430
Winston-Salem, NC 100 $96,510
Burlington, NC 40 $114,920
New Bern, NC 40 $96,000
Jacksonville, NC 30 $105,250

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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