Google Trend growth of Nurse Practitioner search interest definitely shows a pickup in the trend after the dip in 2007. Since 2008 the Nurse Practitioner interest has picked up to a big 2009 top out trend and has stayed stable since then all the way into 2013. This career is as expected a very solid and stable one with lots of interest and salary growth included. The trend you are looking at below is an 8 year period of people going to Google and typing in Nurse Practitioner as a search keyword.
Bureau of Labor Statistics information for Registered Nurses which is what the BLS categorizes the overall salary analysis for Nurse Practitioners under. While the salary is listed as $64,690 a year and about $31.10 an hour we have more specific figures related to specifically Nurse Practitioners below in our state by state analysis from actual job listings from the more advanced RN professional. The total number of Registered Nurses in the United States was reported by the BLS to be 2,737,400 in the job market in 2010 and the growth is expected to reach 26% from 2010 – 2020. The growth rate will add an additional 711,900 nursing jobs to the market. If you are not aware of the difference between a Registered Nurse (RN) and a Nurse Practitioner (NP) it is typically in additional training that is more than what a typical RN will receive. This gives the NP an official title of an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). There are many different sub-specialties for Nurse Practitioners which can produce different wages depending on the demand for that specific career. The following are other NP Specializations: Family Health Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Adult Health (ACNP), Oncology (FNP, ACNP, ANP, PNP), Women’s Health (WHNP), Psychiatry & Mental Health (PMHNP), Acute Care (ACNP), Neonatology (NNP), Gerontology (GNP), Emergency (FNP, ACNP), Occupational Health (ANP, FNP) and more.
Listed below is information that is specific to Nurse Practitioner job salaries that you can expect to receive in that state area. Our state by state breakdown allows you to see which state is best to get a job as a Nurse Practitioner. The salary information provided below is off of real-world job listings for Nurse Practitioners and the pay offered for those jobs. We source Indeed, Simply Hired, PayScale and GlassDoor.com. The information provided by Indeed about their process for collecting salary averages is as follows: “Indeed Salary Search is based on an index of salary information extracted from over 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Many job descriptions don’t contain salary information, but there are enough that do to produce statistically significant median salaries for millions of keyword, job title and location combinations – in fact, most job searches you are likely to think of. As new jobs are added each day, the Indeed Salary Search index is automatically updated with fresh salary data, so the salary results are as up-to-date as they could possibly be.”