Urgent Care NP Salary Guide

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

Explore our urgent care NP salary guide to discover:

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

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NP salary guide

How Much Do Urgent Care NP Make?

According to the Becker’s Hospital Review, the average annual urgent care NP salary is $127,320 per year in the U.S. 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 Urgent Care NP Make?

Locum tenens urgent care NPs can make upwards of $85 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 $176,800.

That means locum tenens urgent care NPs can make up to 38% more than the average provider. However, making direct salary comparisons can be complicated. While perm urgent care NPs are more likely to be salaried, locum tenens urgent care NPs are independent contractors earning an hourly rate, which can vary based on which assignments they take in a year. 

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

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

Urgent Care 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 urgent care 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 urgent care NPs.

How Do Urgent Care NP Salaries Compare Against Other Urgent Care NP Specialties?

According to the 2021 Becker’s Hospital Review report for the highest paid NP salaries, urgent care NPs fall within the top 10 highest earning NP specialties 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 Urgent Care NP 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 urgent care NP can expect to make $129,320 in 2024. 

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