Phoenix, AZ Nurse Practitioner Salaries, Highest Paying Specialties, and Growth Projections

nurse practitioner patientNurse Practitioners continue to see steady growth in demand and salary, with an anticipated job growth of 31% until 2026, which is much faster than average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nurse Practitioners are of growing value to many healthcare practices because they can greatly assist medical doctors by performing many of the tasks that a medical doctor can do, which allows a practice to accept more patients than one doctor could attend to on their own. Additionally, more people are paying for preventative care and people are living longer, which creates an increased need for healthcare providers. Read more about what a nurse practitioner does here.

Phoenix, Arizona Nurse Practitioner Salary

Nurse Practitioners in Phoenix, Arizona are very close to national NP salary numbers, with reporting a median income of $101,893 for Phoenix-based NPs, with the top 25% earning a salary over $110,687. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a mean income for Phoenix-based Nurse Practitioners of $107,250.

Comparatively, reports that as of January 2, 2018, the national median income for a Nurse Practitioner is $102,818, with the top 25% earning over $111,692; this is on par with the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ data, which reported a median wage of $100,910 in May 2016.


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The Top Industries for Nurse Practitioners

While nursing and residential facilities use Nurse Practitioners, NPs are primarily employed by offices of physicians and other health practitioners, hospitals, and outpatient care centers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Nurse Practitioners are hired most heavily by the following:

  1. Physicians’ Offices
  2. General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
  3. Outpatient Care Centers

In the next ten years, according to the BLS, the highest areas of growth for Nurse Practitioners are expected to be:

  1. Outpatient Care Centers
  2. Home Healthcare Services
  3. Ambulatory Healthcare Services
  4. Offices of Physicians

The Highest Paying Specialties for Nurse Practitioners

According to, the highest-paying Nurse Practitioner specialties are:

  1. Gerontological
  2. Psychiatric
  3. Family

Are You Looking for a Position as a Nurse Practitioner?

Desert Medical Careers has a high demand for Nurse Practitioners in the Phoenix Metro Area. We place full-time and part-time healthcare positions. With over 20 years’ experience working with healthcare employees, DMC is an expert at matching healthcare workers with their ideal work environment. Contact DMC today at (602) 468-6300.

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