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What is the average annual salary for a nurse practitioner?

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, nurse practitioners made a median salary of $97,990 in 2014. According to a survey by PayScale.com, the salary range for nurse practitioners in 2015 was $66,520 to $105,865, based on responses from 1,508 nurses.

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What is the average annual salary for a nurse practitioner?
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Salaries for nurse practitioners range according to experience, location and demand. The highest salaries reported to the Bureau of Statistics were in Hawaii, Alaska, California, Oregon and Massachusetts. The city of Columbus, Indiana, reported the highest annual mean wage of $146,450.

Nurse practitioners most commonly work in the offices of physicians and in hospitals, However, the highest-paying job location is in personal care services.

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