Nurse Practitioners in Colorado
Is Colorado a good place for you to work as a Nurse Practitioner?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in Colorado are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Nurse Practitioners in Colorado is growing faster than average.
Nurse Practitioners in Colorado earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Nurse Practitioners Work in Colorado?
There were approximately 2,920 workers employed as Nurse Practitioners in this state in 2018.
There were 2,810 Nurse Practitioners employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 110 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 2,820 Nurse Practitioners working in it, which means Colorado has more Nurse Practitioners than average.
Job Projections for Colorado
Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in this state are growing at a rate of 45.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 36.1%.
Colorado Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 290 annual Nurse Practitioners job openings in Colorado, and 3,990 total jobs in the year 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 14,400 annual jobs and 211,600 total jobs in 2026.
What do Nurse Practitioners Make in Colorado?
In 2018 wages for Nurse Practitioners ranged from $78,450 to $146,820 with $105,560 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $37.72 to $70.59. The median hourly rate was $50.75.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $49.82 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $0.93.
The median salary in Colorado is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Colorado Metros for Nurse Practitioners
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Nurse Practitioners.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Colorado Springs, CO||370||n/a|
|Fort Collins, CO||130||$101,210|
|Grand Junction, CO||50||$99,470|
Top States for Nurse Practitioners Employment
View the list below to see where most Nurse Practitioners work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Nurse Practitioners get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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