Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) work with families to create healthcare plans and provide preventative care. They can act much like a doctor, assessing patients’ health, making diagnoses, and even prescribing medication.
While registered nurses in the United States receive $82,750 per year according to the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics, FNPs are among the highest-paid nurses. As of May 2021, the BLS reports an average salary for all types of nurse practitioners in the United States at $118,040 – an effective hourly rate of $56.75.
Wage data from Incredible Health on Advance Practice Registered Nurses – which includes Family Nurse Practitioners – indicates a similar result: an average salary of $121,382, or an effective hourly rate of $58.36.
Highest-paying states for Family Nurse Practitioners
In addition to specialty, license, and experience, location also plays a major factor in a nurse’s expected wages – driven by cost-of-living and the overall job market in each area.
For FNPs, California tops the list of highest-paying states with an average annual wage of $151,830. New Jersey comes in at second with an average NP salary of $137,010, followed by New York at $133,940.
Top 10 highest-paying states for FNPs
|Rank||State||Average NP Salary||Local Estimates|
|1||California||$151,830||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/np/ca|
|2||New Jersey||$137,010||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/np/nj|
|3||New York||$133,940||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/np/ny|
|4||Washington||$130,840||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/np/wa|
|5||Massachusetts||$129,540||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/np/ma|
|6||Oregon||$128,190||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/np/or|
|7||Hawaii||$127,490||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/np/hi|
|8||Minnesota||$127,010||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/np/mn|
|9||Rhode Island||$126,760||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/np/ri|
|10||Nevada||$123,680||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/np/nv|
Top 10 highest-paying cities for FNPs
|Rank||City||Average NP Salary||Local Estimates|
|1||San Jose, CA||$197,870||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/np/ca/san-jose|
|2||Napa, CA||$184,700||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/np/ca/napa|
|3||Vallejo, CA||$180,380||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/np/ca/vallejo|
|4||San Francisco, CA||$177,160||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/np/ca/san-francisco|
|5||Yuba City, CA||$159,260||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/np/ca/yuba-city|
|6||San Luis Obispo, CA||$153,300||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/np/ca/san-luis-obispo|
|7||Sacramento, CA||$153,050||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/np/ca/sacramento|
|8||Santa Rosa, CA||$152,150||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/np/ca/santa-rosa|
|9||Santa Cruz, CA||$150,280||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/np/ca/santa-cruz|
|10||Fresno, CA||$147,760||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/np/ca/fresno|
Family Nurse Practitioner salary vs other types of nurses
Nurse practitioners are among the highest-paid healthcare professions, and the career is projected to grow in demand by 28.2% over the next few years. However, the role itself may not be a fit for everyone. Luckily, many other types of nurses can also earn a very good living in the United States. Below are the average nationwide salaries, according to the BLS, for 5 different nursing categories.
|Category||Average Salary||# Employed|
|Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses||$51,850||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/blog/lvn-vs-rn-salary/||641,240|