Average Nurse Practitioner Salary in Washington

Nurse practitioners in Washington earn an average of $130,840 per year (or $62.90 per hour).

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Washington nurse practitioners earn 10% higher than the national average salary for NPs, at $118,040 (or $56.75 per hour).

Nurse practitioner salary range in Washington

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $164,900 $79
75th Percentile $152,920 $73
Median $128,980 $62
25th Percentile $120,720 $58

80% of Washington NPs earn between $98,500 and $164,900.

Cost-of-living adjusted nurse practitioner salary in Washington

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Washington NPs earn about $121,824 per year. Cost-of-living in Washington is 7% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Washington for nurse practitioners

Seattle, WA $137,830 per year
Vancouver, WA $127,990 per year
Olympia, WA $127,020 per year
Mount Vernon, WA $125,840 per year
Wenatchee, WA $122,650 per year
Bremerton, WA $121,500 per year
Longview, WA $120,460 per year
Kennewick, WA $119,810 per year
Spokane, WA $117,120 per year
Yakima, WA $114,410 per year

Washington nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where nurse practitioners are paid the highest is Seattle, where the average NPs salary is $137,830 and 2,210 nurse practitioners are currently employed. The Vancouver area comes in second, with a $127,990 average NP salary and 1,180 nurse practitioners employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Washington?

Nurse Anesthetist $244,730 per year
Nurse Midwife $111,780 per year
Dental Hygienist $106,200 per year
Physical Therapist $97,420 per year
Registered Nurse $95,350 per year
Licensed Practical Nurse $63,250 per year
Pharmacy Technician $46,830 per year

At a $130,840 average annual salary, NPs in Washington tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($244,730). They tend to earn more than nurse midwives ($111,780), dental hygienists ($106,200), physical therapists ($97,420), registered nurses ($95,350), licensed practical nurses ($63,250), and pharmacy technicians ($46,830).

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.

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