Family Practice NP Salary Guide

How much do family practice nurse practitioners (NPs) make? And how does the salary for family practice NPs compare across states and between perm and temp work? Let’s find out !

Explore our family practice NP salary guide to discover:

  • Family Practice NP Salary
  • NP Salary by State
  • How Do Family Practice NP Salaries Compare Against Other NP Specialties?
  • How Much Will Family Practice NP Make in 2024?

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NP salary guide

How Much Do Family Practice NPs Make?

According to the 2021 Nurse Practitioner & Physician Assistant Salary Survey, the average annual family practice NP salary is $108,488 per year in the U.S. 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the job outlook for nurse practitioners is growing by 6% over the next decade, making this a viable employment opportunity.  

How Much Do Locum Tenens Family Practice NPs Make?

Locum tenens family practice NPs can make upwards of $84 per hour on average, however, there are many factors that impact rates including location, years of experience, and the level of demand.

If you were to extrapolate that rate over a year (at 40 hours per week), the average locum salary comes out to around $174,720

That means locum tenens family practice NPs can make up to 61% more than the average provider. However, making direct salary comparisons can be complicated. While perm family practice NPs are more likely to be salaried, locum tenens family practice NPs are independent contractors earning an hourly rate, which can vary based on which assignments they take in a year. 

Furthermore, because locum tenens family practice NPs are paid by the hour, the hours they work are directly reflected in their pay, while a salaried family practice NPs additional hours may not be reflected in their salary.

Finally, paid time off and insurance may be reflected in the perm family practice NPs salary structure, but locum tenens providers do have options when it comes to health insurance.

Family Practice NPs Salary by State

The most recent state breakdown of NPs comes from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, though the BLS was not able to collect enough data for all 50 states. While the BLS did not record data for family practice NPs specifically, the top 5 highest paying states for NPs salary are:

  • California (Average NP Salary between $125,780-$158,130)
  • New Jersey (Average NP Salary between $125,780-$158,130)
  • Massachusetts (Average NP Salary between $125,780-$158,130)
  • Oregon (Average NP Salary between $125,780-$158,130)
  • Nevada (Average NP Salary between $125,780-$158,130)

This information can provide insight into the possible highest paying states for family practice NPs.

How Do Family Practice NPs Salaries Compare Against Other NP Specialties?

Family practice NPs are towards the bottom of the list for the highest paid NP specialties, according to the 2021 Becker’s Hospital Review report. The top 5 highest paid NP specialties report an annual income over $128,480

How Much Will Family Practice NPs Make in 2024?

According to the Medscape RN/LPN Compensation Report, the average nurse increased their earnings by $2000 this past year. If this trend continues, the average family practice NP can expect to make $110,488 in 2024. 

Find Your Next Family Practice NP Job with Barton

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We’ll schedule a phone consultation with a Barton Associates team member to discuss your interests, goals, and work history in order to get a sense of what you’re looking for in your next job.

Your Barton team will then go to work, compiling a list of open jobs in our extensive network that match your interests and skill set.



Once you’ve had a chance to evaluate your list of opportunities, your Barton rep will submit your information to facility you want to take an assignment at.

If there’s a match, we’ll work with the client manager on next steps.



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