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 25031$56.76/hr$42.67/hr$49.04/hr$56.36/hr$63.77/hr$74.77/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Financial ActivitiesN/A$58.12/hr
Professional and Business Services60$56.64/hr
Education and Health Services3,720$57.83/hr
Public Administration50$56.26/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Southeast Minnesota N/A$60.04/hr33.3%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/A$60.65/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 40$56.22/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 60$55.06/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 80$54.54/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 80$59.80/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 110$57.80/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 150$56.30/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 170$57.15/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 170$56.09/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 180$50.45/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 250$56.36/hr20.9%
Central Minnesota 270$56.44/hr34.3%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 270$56.22/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 290$56.35/hr15.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,470$57.73/hr30.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,540$57.60/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,970$57.81/hr27.8%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Physician Assistants 2,360$57.46/hr30.9%
Nurse Midwives 220$56.79/hr15.1%
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 1,250$70,603.61/yr18.4%
Physical Therapists 4,670$41.10/hr17.8%
Occupational Therapists 3,020$36.66/hr11.0%
Registered Nurses 71,000$38.16/hr11.1%
Exercise Physiologists 250$28.20/hr10.6%
Chiropractors 1,170$38.77/hr11.2%
Athletic Trainers 720$51,386.66/yr20.5%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 15,210$23.40/hr12.3%

  • 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.