Occupational Medicine NP Salary Guide

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

Explore our occupational medicine NP salary guide to discover:

  • Occupational Medicine NP Salary
  • NP Salary by State
  • How Do Occupational Medicine NP Salaries Compare Against Other NP Specialties?
  • How Much Will Occupational Medicine NPs Make in 2024?

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NP salary guide

How Much Do Occupational Medicine NPs Make?

According to NurseProcess.org, the average annual salary for occupational medicine NPs is $97,750. The Bureau of U.S. Labor Statistics reports that the job outlook for nurse practitioners will increase by 38% over the next decade, making this a high in demand career path.

How Much Do Locum Tenens Occupational Medicine NPs Make?

Locum tenens occupational medicine NPs can make upwards of $77 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 $160,160

That means locum tenens occupational medicine NPs can make up to 63% more than the average provider. However, making direct salary comparisons can be complicated. While perm occupational medicine NPs are more likely to be salaried, locum tenens occupational medicine NPs are independent contractors earning an hourly rate, which can vary based on which assignments they take in a year. 

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

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

Occupational Medicine NP Salary by State

The most recent state breakdown of NPs salaries 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 was unable to report on occupational medicine 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 occupational medicine NPs.

How Do Occupational Medicine NP Salaries Compare Against Other NP Specialties?

Occupational medicine NPs were not featured amongst the NP specialties listed on the 2021 Becker’s Hospital Review report. The top 5 highest paid NP specialties report an annual income over $128,480.

How Much Will Occupational Medicine NPs Make in 2024?

According to the Medscape RN/LPN Compensation Report, the average nurse practitioner increased their earnings by $2000 this past year. If this trend continues, the average occupational medicine NP can expect to make $99,750 in 2024. 

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