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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 in August and September 2022. 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 average nurse practitioner’s salary has been steadily climbing for years, and 2022 saw a new high water mark. Contrary to many medical specialties, 35% of NPs stated that their workload actually increased due to COVID-19 (2020). However, burnout accompanied that workload and remains a serious consideration for NPs and other clinicians.

To learn more about how current clinician trends are changing, view the Future of Work Survey Report which presents in-depth insights about the evolving healthcare landscape in the U.S.

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



Where did nurse practitioners work in 2022?

Most nurse practitioners worked in a hospital or independent medical group in 2022. In 2020, most nurse practitioners worked in a family practice.

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

The vast majority of NPs (79%) are female. Most NPs (63%) are employed full time. Generation X (born between 1965 and 1980) represent the largest age group, representing half of NPs.

By region

Years in practice

Employment status

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This report was compiled using data from an original survey conducted by LocumTenens.com from August to September 2022. The 2,571 respondents represent a broad range of U.S.-based clinicians, roles, specialties, ages, facility sizes and experience levels. Some recipients had been placed by LocumTenens.com, and some had not. The age range of respondents is 26-79 and 46 medical specialties are represented. The data from the survey responses was compiled and analyzed by experts in the healthcare industry to formulate the insights shown here.