Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives

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Total Workforce

189k

Average Age

45

Average Salary

$96,112

Average Male Salary

$112,007

Average Female Salary

$94,194

About

Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives are most often employed by the Hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives was $96,112 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives by wage are Information security analysts, Physician assistants, and Miscellaneous managers.

Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Physicians & surgeons, Physician assistants, Podiatrists, Occupational therapists, Physical therapists, Radiation therapists, Recreational therapists, Respiratory therapists, Speechlanguage pathologists, Other therapists, including exercise physiologists, Veterinarians, Registered nurses, Nurse anesthetists, Audiologists, Health diagnosing & treating practitioners, all other, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, Dental hygienists, Diagnostic related technologists & technicians, Emergency medical technicians & paramedics, Health practitioner support technologists & technicians, Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses, Medical records & health information technicians, Opticians, dispensing, Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians, and Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations

The top 3 locations that employ the most Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives are Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC, Hudson, Twinsburg & Macedonia Cities PUMA, OH, and Perrysburg, Sylvania & Maumee Cities PUMA, OH. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives are Hudson, Twinsburg & Macedonia Cities PUMA, OH, Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC, and Perrysburg, Sylvania & Maumee Cities PUMA, OH.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives and on wages and locations for those in the field. Hospitals is the industry that employs the most Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, by average wage, is Hospitals. Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives are paid most in Rice, Goodhue & Le Sueur Counties PUMA, MN but are relatively concentrated in Hudson, Twinsburg & Macedonia Cities PUMA, OH.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$96,112

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,562

In 2017, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives earned an average of $96,112, $44,047 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Miscellaneous managers make somewhat more than Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives while Information security analysts make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.226

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.226, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, by number of employees, are Hospitals, Offices of physicians, and Outpatient care centers.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, by average wage, are Hospitals, Employment services, and Insurance carriers & related activities.

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Industries by Share

189k

2017 Workforce

± 10,672

18.9%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 7.02%

The number of people employed as Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives has been growing at a rate of 18.9%, from 159,063 people in 2016 to 189,201 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives employed by various industries. Hospitals employs the largest share of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives at  39.5%, followed by Offices of physicians with 25.9% and Outpatient care centers with 17.4%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives in the US. The average age of male Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives in the workforce is 44.6 and of female Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives is 45, and the most common race/ethnicity for Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives is White.

Gender Composition

20.4k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,504

169k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 10,082

89.2% of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

83.5% of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.44% of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

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Age by Gender

44.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.97

45

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.717

The median age of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives is 45, and Male employees are generally 0.419 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives is Health but a relatively high number of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives hold a major in Health.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Social Perceptiveness, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives need more than the average amount of Science, Operations Analysis, and Service Orientation.

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