Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
200k
Average Age
44.4
Estimated Job Growth
51.1%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$100,959
Average Male Salary
$116,030
Average Female Salary
$99,138

About

Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives was $100,959 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives by wage are Marketing managers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Firstline supervisors of fire fighting & prevention workers.

Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, and 37 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives are Nashville-Davidson (Southwest) PUMA, TN, Rankin & Simpson Counties PUMA, MS, and Middletown Town, Bear & Glasgow PUMA, DE. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives are Stanley & Cabarrus (East) Counties PUMA, NC, Soddy-Daisy City PUMA, TN, and Dougherty & Lee Counties PUMA, GA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) 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 Offices of dentists. Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives are paid most in Danbury, Ridgefield, Bethel, Brookfield, New Fairfield, Redding & Sherman Towns PUMA, CT but are relatively concentrated in Stanley & Cabarrus (East) Counties PUMA, NC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$100,959
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,619

In 2020, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives earned an average of $100,959, $45,005 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Marketing managers make somewhat more than Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives while Magnetic resonance imaging technologists 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

0.228
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.228, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Spatial Concentration

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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, by average wage, are Offices of dentists, Scientific research & development services, and Employment services.

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Industries by Share

200k
2020 Workforce
± 10,983
12.1%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 7.12%

The number of people employed as Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives has been growing at a rate of 12.1%, from 178,678 people in 2019 to 200,384 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives at  39.3%, followed by Offices of physicians with 24.4% and Outpatient care centers with 18.3%.

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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 45.3 and of female Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives is 44.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

21.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,608
179k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 10,375

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

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

78.4% of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.68% of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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 Sex

45.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.95
44.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.672

The median age of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives is 44.4, and Male employees are generally 0.954 years older 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

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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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 Social Perceptiveness, Active Listening, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives need more than the average amount of Science, Operations Analysis, and Social Perceptiveness.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Nurse Midwives and Nurse Practitioners from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Nurse Midwives and Nurse Practitioners are expected to see a growth of 51.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Nurse Midwives and Nurse Practitioners.
51.1%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Nurse Midwives and Nurse Practitioners. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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