Nurse Practitioner Salaries in California - CA

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor, registered nurses practitioners in California earn the highest salary of all registered nurses practicing in the country. The BLS groups nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses with registered nurses for purposes of salary data gathering. Therefore, according to the BLS, the average nurse practitioner salary in California is $85,080. However, with the added education and responsibilities that an NP has over an RN, one would expect that an NP would earn slightly more than the average RN.

In fact, according to indeed.com, the average nurse practitioner in California makes an average annual salary of $99,000. This salary may increase depending upon an NP’s specialty, as you can see from the data below:

  • Nurse Practitioner Correctional Facility:  $125,000
  • Nurse Practitioner Cardiology:  $116,000
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner:  $102,000
  • Geriatric Nurse Practitioner:  $113,000
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner:  $100,000

Just as NPs with different specialties earn differing salaries, NPs working in various parts of California may earn more, or less, than the average state salary for NPs. This is evident in this salary data provided by indeed.com:

  • San Francisco:   $116,000
  • Sacramento:  $86,000
  • San Diego:  $87,000
  • Los Angeles:  $98,000
  • San Jose:  $118,000

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