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Considering a career as a Nurse Practitioner in Virginia?

43.7% Jobs Projection
$102,480 Median Salary
480 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Nurse Practitioners Work in Virginia?

In Virginia, there were 4,710 people working as Nurse Practitioners in the year 2018.

There were 4,500 Nurse Practitioners employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 210 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in this state are growing at a rate of 43.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 36.1%.


Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 480 annual job openings, and a total of 6,740 jobs for Virginia 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 Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Nurse Practitioners ranged from $76,330 to $134,430 with $102,480 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $36.7 to $64.63. The median hourly rate was $49.27.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $47.68 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.59.

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


Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,840 $111,850
Richmond, VA 1,250 $102,060
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 920 $97,480
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 270 $102,380
Roanoke, VA 190 $98,910
Lynchburg, VA 160 $97,890
Charlottesville, VA 140 $97,070
Winchester, VA-WV 110 $110,680
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 110 $100,210
Harrisonburg, VA 70 $92,220
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 70 $91,980

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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