Nurse Practitioners in Texas
Considering a career as a Nurse Practitioner in Texas?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in Texas are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Nurse Practitioners in Texas is growing faster than average.
Nurse Practitioners in Texas earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Nurse Practitioners Work in Texas?
In Texas, there were 12,020 people working as Nurse Practitioners in the year 2018.
There were 10,730 Nurse Practitioners employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 1,290 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 2,820 Nurse Practitioners working in it, which means Texas has more Nurse Practitioners than average.
Job Projections for Texas
Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in this state are growing at a rate of 43.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 36.1%.
Texas Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 930 annual Nurse Practitioners job openings in Texas, and 13,030 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 Texas?
In 2018 wages for Nurse Practitioners ranged from $82,490 to $151,720 with $108,660 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $39.66 to $72.94. The median hourly rate was $52.24.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $52.7 an hour.
The hourly rate declined by $0.46.
The median salary in Texas is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Texas 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|
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX||3,300||$104,950|
|Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX||3,000||$116,280|
|San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX||1,360||$103,400|
|Austin-Round Rock, TX||820||$103,930|
|El Paso, TX||390||$104,770|
|Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX||150||$115,940|
|Corpus Christi, TX||140||$97,540|
|Wichita Falls, TX||110||$106,280|
|San Angelo, TX||50||$105,210|
|College Station-Bryan, TX||50||$124,030|
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?
- Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
- Nursing Practice
- Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
- Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
- Geriatric Nurse/Nursing
- Critical Care 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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