Pediatric NP Salary Guide

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

Discover our pediatric NP salary guide to find:

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

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NP salary guide

How Much Do Pediatric NPs Make?

The average annual pediatric NP salary is $125,924 per year in the U.S., according to the 2021 Becker’s Hospital Review

How Much Do Locum Tenens Pediatric NPs Make?

Locum tenens pediatric NPs can make upwards of $88 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 $183,040

That means locum tenens pediatric NPs can make up to 45% more than the average provider. However, making direct salary comparisons can be complicated. While perm pediatric NPs are more likely to be salaried, locum tenens pediatric NPs are independent contractors earning an hourly rate, which can vary based on which assignments they take in a year. 

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

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

Pediatric NPs 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 pediatric 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 pediatric NPs. 

How Do Pediatric NP Salaries Compare Against Other NP Specialties?

Pediatric NPs fall within the top 10 highest earning 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, and include pediatrics, emergency medicine, hospitalist, psychiatry, and oncology/hematology.

How Much Will Pediatric 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 $127,924 in 2024.

Find Your Next Pediatric 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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Your Barton rep will also work with your new facility to ensure you’re set up and ready to go on day one.


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