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LocumTenens.com Salary Surveys

Nurse Practitioner Salary

How much do NPs make?

What is the salary for a nurse practitioner?

LocumTenens.com conducted its Annual Salary and Employment Survey from August to October 2023. Survey respondents represent nurse practitioners who practice on a locum tenens basis as well as those with permanent salaries. Compensation results consist of only full-time, permanent employees and consider only annual salary and bonuses.

Average nurse practitioner salary


Historical salary data

How does this year's salary for nurse practitioners compare to other years?

The general nurse practitioner’s salary grew by 5.7% in the U.S. in 2023 over the previous year. This continues its upward climb over the course of numerous years. Nurse practitioners faced large-scale burnout during COVID-19, and demand for this role is high.

2021 data not available.

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Survey results

Demographic insights by gender


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Male - Nurse Practitioner


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Female - Nurse Practitioner


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Non binary - Nurse Practitioner

Non Binary

LocumTenens Salary Survey - Prefer not to answer - Nurse Practitioner

Prefer not to answer


Where did nurse practitioners work in 2023?

Most nurse practitioners worked in a hospital 2023.

LocumTenens Salary Survey - Family Practice - Nurse Practitioner

Medical group / practice owned by a hospital / system


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Independent medical group - Nurse Practitioner

Independent medical group / practice


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Critical Care - Nurse Practitioner




NPs who took this survey

Nurse Practitioners in the U.S., who tend to be Generation X (47% born 1965 to 1980), are virtually tied between a preference for exclusive permanent work (45%) and exclusive contract or locum tenens work (44%). While their levels of experience are broadly distributed, this role continues to be mostly comprised of female care providers (85%).

By region

Years in practice

Employment status

How old are NPs?


This report was compiled using data from an original survey conducted by LocumTenens.com from August to October 2023. Medical practitioners from the LocumTenens.com database were invited to participate in this survey. Some recipients had been placed by LocumTenens.com, and some had not. As incentive for completing the survey, respondents were offered a chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card. This survey takes into account clinicians currently practicing medicine. Of the 2,081 respondents who qualified for the survey, 1,675 completed it. At the 95% confidence level, the survey has an error range of +/- 2.4%.