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Nurse Practitioners in Georgia

Considering a career as a Nurse Practitioner in Georgia?

38.5% Jobs Projection
$104,360 Median Salary
410 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in Georgia are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Nurse Practitioners in Georgia is growing faster than average.

  • Nurse Practitioners in Georgia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Nurse Practitioners Work in Georgia?

In Georgia, there were 6,110 people working as Nurse Practitioners in the year 2018.

There were 5,200 Nurse Practitioners employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 910 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Nurse Practitioners in GA Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,820 Nurse Practitioners working in it, which means Georgia has more Nurse Practitioners than average.

Nurse Practitioners in GA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Georgia

Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in this state are growing at a rate of 38.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 36.1%.

Job Projections for Nurse Practitioners: Nation vs. GA

Georgia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 410 annual job openings, and 5,940 total jobs in 2026 for Nurse Practitioners in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 14,400 annual jobs and 211,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Nurse Practitioners Make in Georgia?

In 2018 wages for Nurse Practitioners ranged from $80,970 to $133,330 with $104,360 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $38.93 to $64.1. The median hourly rate was $50.17.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $47.43 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.74.

The median salary in Georgia is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Nurse Practitioners Earnings: GA vs. National Average

Top Georgia 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
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,600 $107,330
Chattanooga, TN-GA 740 $106,030
Macon, GA 300 $98,690
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 290 $98,780
Gainesville, GA 230 $102,490
Savannah, GA 220 $98,130
Athens-Clarke County, GA 170 $97,190
Albany, GA 140 $114,920
Dalton, GA 100 $98,190
Columbus, GA-AL 100 $110,250
Rome, GA 80 $101,980
Warner Robins, GA 70 $98,890
Valdosta, GA 50 $99,560

Top States for Nurse Practitioners Employment

View the list below to see where most Nurse Practitioners work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 13,710 $118,550
California 13,420 $126,890
Texas 12,020 $108,660
Florida 10,590 $97,270
Ohio 7,510 $101,010
Pennsylvania 7,280 $97,130
Tennessee 7,010 $96,440
Massachusetts 6,200 $119,420
Georgia 6,110 $104,360
New Jersey 5,900 $118,040
Illinois 5,540 $103,760
Indiana 4,780 $102,390
North Carolina 4,760 $101,540
Virginia 4,710 $102,480
Michigan 4,490 $103,210
Missouri 4,390 $98,430
Minnesota 3,880 $115,550
Maryland 3,710 $108,580
Alabama 3,680 $95,010
Arizona 3,510 $111,780

Below are the states where Nurse Practitioners get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $126,890
Hawaii $123,570
Alaska $120,100
Massachusetts $119,420
New York $118,550
New Jersey $118,040
Washington $116,350
Minnesota $115,550
Connecticut $115,370
Wyoming $114,000


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