Nurse Practitioner Salaries in Kansas - KS
According to the Department of Labor's May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wages Report, the best paying jobs for health diagnosing and treating practitioners are in physicians’ offices where there is an annual mean salary of $126,900. This is compared to the national mean of $77,630 for all jobs in this profession.
Online salary aggregating web sites and job listings can help fill this gap. Indeed.com is one such site that provides job listings and up to date salary information. For the category of nurse practitioner salary in Kansas, they list $84,00, with an upward trending for salaries on a national basis. Some careers that list higher in Kansas are hospitalist NP at $98,000, cardiology NP at $97,000, correctional facility NP at $104,000 and primary care NP at $107,000.
Indeed.com lists the following salary averages for all nurse practitioners in these metropolitan areas: Wichita is $93,000, Topeka is $75,00, Emporia is $96,000, Overland Park is $77,000 and Kansas City also averages $77,000. This salary data does not reflect a full compensation package which, depending on the job, may cover the cost of relocation, malpractice insurance and other incentives.There are approximately 150 hospitals in Kansas. Some of these include the Saint Francis Health Center in Topeka, the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita and the Via Christi Regional Medical Center also in Wichita with 3 campuses including a 180 bed behavioral health facility.