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

40.2% Jobs Projection
$96,440 Median Salary
520 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Nurse Practitioners Work in Tennessee?

7,010 people worked as Nurse Practitioners in 2018 in this state.

There were 6,550 Nurse Practitioners employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 460 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in this state are growing at a rate of 40.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 36.1%.


Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 520 annual job openings, and a total of 7,400 jobs for Tennessee 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 Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Nurse Practitioners ranged from $64,380 to $129,340 with $96,440 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $30.95 to $62.18. The median hourly rate was $46.36.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $45.54 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.82.

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


Top Tennessee 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
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 1,910 $91,940
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,280 $104,830
Knoxville, TN 1,180 $95,760
Chattanooga, TN-GA 740 $106,030
Johnson City, TN 290 $94,150
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 270 $102,380
Jackson, TN 160 $93,980
Cleveland, TN 150 $94,820
Clarksville, TN-KY 120 $93,710
Morristown, TN 60 $83,460

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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