Occupational Employment Statistics


29-1171 Nurse Practitioners

Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 15026$55.65/hr$43.06/hr$47.36/hr$54.80/hr$61.46/hr$71.84/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Financial Activities30$53.63/hr
Professional and Business Services60$57.25/hr
Education and Health Services3,470$57.01/hr
Public Administration220$43.85/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA N/A$59.63/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$51.00/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 50$49.78/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 80$53.34/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 130$55.20/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 130$50.84/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 150$54.66/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 150$54.80/hr20.9%
Southeast Balance of State 160$52.02/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 160$53.64/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 180$48.19/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 290$50.60/hr34.3%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 320$57.02/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 360$56.70/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 660$58.68/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,310$56.53/hr30.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,390$56.28/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,880$56.52/hr27.8%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Physician Assistants 1,980$56.34/hr30.9%
Nurse Midwives 270$53.07/hr15.1%
Obstetricians and Gynecologists 580>$100/hr14.7%
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 1,330N/A18.4%
Physical Therapists 4,740$41.62/hr17.8%
Occupational Therapists 2,960$36.08/hr11.0%
Registered Nurses 69,000$38.12/hr11.1%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other N/A>$100/hrN/A
Internists, General 1,180>$100/hr12.8%
Exercise Physiologists 270$27.74/hr10.6%

  • Maintain complete and detailed records of patients' health care plans and prognoses.
  • Analyze and interpret patients' histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses.
  • Prescribe medications based on efficacy, safety, and cost as legally authorized.
  • Diagnose or treat acute health care problems, such as illnesses, infections, or injuries.
  • Recommend diagnostic or therapeutic interventions with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy.
  • Educate patients about self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients' individual circumstances.
  • Provide patients with information needed to promote health, reduce risk factors, or prevent disease or disability.
  • Prescribe medication dosages, routes, and frequencies, based on such patient characteristics as age and gender.
  • Treat or refer patients for primary care conditions, such as headaches, hypertension, urinary tract infections, upper respiratory infections, and dermatological conditions.
  • Develop treatment plans, based on scientific rationale, standards of care, and professional practice guidelines.