Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives

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2019 Workforce
216k
Average Age
43.7
Estimated Job Growth
51.1%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$99,761
Average Male Salary
$112,431
Average Female Salary
$98,210

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 $99,761 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives by wage are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Financial examiners, and Advertising & promotions managers.

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 Rochester City PUMA, MN, Louisville/Jefferson County (Southeast) PUMA, KY, and Kendall (North), Sunset & Westwood Lakes PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives are Kendall (North), Sunset & Westwood Lakes PUMA, FL, Louisville/Jefferson County (Southeast) PUMA, KY, and Rochester City PUMA, MN.

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 Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals. Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives are paid most in Rice, Goodhue & Le Sueur Counties PUMA, MN but are relatively concentrated in Kendall (North), Sunset & Westwood Lakes PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$99,761
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,385

In 2019, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives earned an average of $99,761, $44,237 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Financial examiners 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

0.233
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.233, 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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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 General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) 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 Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals, Scientific research & development services, and Justice, public order, & safety activities .

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Industries by Share

216k
2019 Workforce
± 11,393
8.65%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 7.02%

The number of people employed as Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives has been growing at a rate of 8.65%, from 198,458 people in 2018 to 215,630 people in 2019.

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  38.1%, followed by Offices of physicians with 25% 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 43.3 and of female Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives is 43.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

23.5k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,765
192k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 10,754

89.1% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

77.5% of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.72% 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 Gender

43.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.62
43.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.64

The median age of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives is 43.7, and Male employees are generally 0.521 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

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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