Nurse Practitioners in Washington
Is Washington a good place for you to work as a Nurse Practitioner?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in Washington are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Nurse Practitioners in Washington is growing faster than average.
Nurse Practitioners in Washington earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Nurse Practitioners Work in Washington?
In 2018, there were 3,430 Nurse Practitioners working in the state.
There were 3,110 Nurse Practitioners employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 320 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 2,820 Nurse Practitioners working in it, which means Washington has more Nurse Practitioners than average.
Job Projections for Washington
Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in this state are growing at a rate of 30.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 36.1%.
Washington Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 270 annual Nurse Practitioners job openings in Washington, and 4,070 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 Washington?
In 2018 wages for Nurse Practitioners ranged from $77,080 to $156,300 with $116,350 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $37.06 to $75.14. The median hourly rate was $55.94.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $53.66 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $2.28.
The median salary in Washington is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Washington 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|
|Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA||380||$123,080|
|Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA||50||$108,540|
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?
- Nursing Practice
- Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
- Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
- Geriatric Nurse/Nursing
- Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/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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