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Want to work in South Carolina as a Nurse Practitioner? Read this first!

38.8% Jobs Projection
$96,080 Median Salary
190 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Nurse Practitioners Work in South Carolina?

There were approximately 2,260 workers employed as Nurse Practitioners in this state in 2018.

There were 2,000 Nurse Practitioners employed in this state in 2017.

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


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


Job Projections for South Carolina

Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in this state are growing at a rate of 38.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 36.1%.


South Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 190 annual job openings, and 2,720 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 South Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Nurse Practitioners ranged from $76,590 to $126,240 with $96,080 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $36.82 to $60.69. The median hourly rate was $46.19.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $45.74 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.45.

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


Top South 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
Columbia, SC 450 $96,690
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 370 $94,960
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 330 $97,380
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 320 $93,800
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 290 $98,780
Spartanburg, SC 170 $96,860
Florence, SC 150 $98,490
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 80 $94,070
Sumter, SC 60 $103,320

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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