Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives

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Total Workforce

198k

Average Age

44.4

Average Salary

$98,564

Average Male Salary

$107,780

Average Female Salary

$97,670

About

Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives was $98,564 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives by wage are Firstline supervisors of fire fighting & prevention workers, Astronomers & physicists, and Management analysts.

Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, and 37 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives are Delaware County PUMA, OH, Rankin & Simpson Counties PUMA, MS, and Monroe, Randolph, Washington, Jefferson & Marion Counties PUMA, IL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives are Marshall, Alcorn, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo & Benton Counties PUMA, MS, Oyster Bay Town (Central) PUMA, NY, and Monroe, Randolph, Washington, Jefferson & Marion Counties PUMA, IL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, by average wage, is Employment services. Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives are paid most in Rice, Goodhue & Le Sueur Counties PUMA, MN but are relatively concentrated in Marshall, Alcorn, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo & Benton Counties PUMA, MS.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$98,564

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,607

In 2018, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives earned an average of $98,564, $44,676 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Management analysts make somewhat more than Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives while Firstline supervisors of fire fighting & prevention workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.23

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.23, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, by number of employees, are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, Offices of physicians, and Outpatient care centers.

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Industries by Share

198k

2018 Workforce

± 10,930

4.89%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 7.52%

The number of people employed as Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives has been growing at a rate of 4.89%, from 189,201 people in 2017 to 198,458 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives at  40.8%, followed by Offices of physicians with 23.9% and Outpatient care centers with 17%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives in the US. The average age of male Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives in the workforce is 43.5 and of female Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives is 44.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

17.5k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,251

181k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 10,436

91.2% of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

77.8% of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.88% of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

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Age by Gender

43.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.89

44.5

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.659

The median age of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives is 44.4, and Male employees are generally 0.931 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives is Health but a relatively high number of Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives hold a major in Health.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Social Perceptiveness, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives need more than the average amount of Science, Operations Analysis, and Service Orientation.

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