Average Nurse Practitioner Salary in California
Nurse practitioners in California earn an average of $151,830 per year (or $72.99 per hour).
California nurse practitioners earn 28% higher than the national average salary for NPs, at $118,040 (or $56.75 per hour).
Free nursing salary estimate
Nurse practitioner salary range in California
|Annual Salary||Hourly Wage|
Cost-of-living adjusted nurse practitioner salary in California
Adjusted for cost-of-living, California NPs earn about $137,527 per year. Cost-of-living in California is 10% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.
How much do similar professions get paid in California?
|Nurse Anesthetist||$232,540 per year|
|Nurse Midwife||$159,590 per year|
|Registered Nurse||$124,000 per year|
|Dental Hygienist||$109,970 per year|
|Physical Therapist||$104,500 per year|
|Licensed Practical Nurse||$65,140 per year|
|Pharmacy Technician||$49,990 per year|
At a $151,830 average annual salary, NPs in California tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($232,540) and nurse midwives ($159,590). They tend to earn more than registered nurses ($124,000), dental hygienists ($109,970), physical therapists ($104,500), licensed practical nurses ($65,140), and pharmacy technicians ($49,990).
More about nurse practitioners
Nurse practitioners are licensed, advanced practice nurses who specialize in managing patients' healthcare and preventing diseases. They often work autonomously and have their own practices. Their duties involve diagnosing diseases, treating illnesses, and performing diagnostic tests, among other things. Every nurse practitioner has to choose a speciality. Some of the more common nurse practitioner roles include family nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner, and psychiatric nurse practitioner.