New York Nurse Practitioner Salary Guide - 2023

Last Reviewed: April 5th, 2023

So you’ve decided to become a nurse practitioner in New York State, congratulations! New York is the 2nd most popular state for nurse practitioners to work in. You are joining almost 15,000 fellow nurse practitioners in providing excellent healthcare services to the people in New York State. The Empire State is in the top 5 of best-paying locations, with nurse practitioners averaging a salary of $133,940 (Bureau of Labor Statistics - 2021) per year, well above the national average.

New York Nurse Practitioner Salaries – Visualized

Nurse Practitioners Salaries in urban areas of New York

Metro Area# EmployedMean Salary
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY630$116,980
Binghamton, NY180$111,280
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY1,120$116,380
Elmira, NY100$114,450
Glens Falls, NY100$117,000
Ithaca, NY80$114,200
Kingston, NY70$123,660
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA15,060$141,010
Rochester, NY980$117,160
Syracuse, NY680$116,620
Utica-Rome, NY200$113,050
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY70$117,710
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics - 2021

Nurse Practitioners Salaries in rural areas of New York

Metro Area# EmployedMean Salary
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area260$124,780
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area200$122,770
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area250$115,180
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics - 2021

Increase Your Nurse Practitioner Salary in New York

If you’re a nurse practitioner living in New York State, but not quite reaping the financial benefits just yet, you’re in the right place. We’re going to take a look at what you can do to increase your salary as a nurse practitioner in New York State.

Work in the City

New York State is home to a huge population; in fact, it’s in the top 5 most populated states in the US. Most of that population is concentrated in one area, New York City. With so many people in one metropolitan area, there is a very high demand for healthcare providers.

Working inside the city can earn you a significantly higher salary than the rest of the state. The average income for nurse practitioners in New York City is above $133,940 (Bureau of Labor Statistics - 2021) per year, not to mention the top 10% of NPs in the NYC area earning nearly $172,000 annually. Compare the earning potential inside the city to the Central-East part of the state, which is just below $110,000 on average, maxing out at $150,000 annually.

If living inside the city is not your cup of tea, there are other ways to increase your salary in New York State.

Seek out the Best Opportunity

If there’s anywhere that opportunity abounds for nurse practitioners, it’s the state of New York.  There are many nurse practitioner associations within the state that eat, drink, and sleep everything related to the career. Here’s a list of some New York Nurse Practitioner associations, as you can see, there is a little bit of something for everyone:

Getting involved with one or more of the associations above can lead to salary increases by adding new skills via CE credit courses, staying informed of new opportunities, being privy to job opportunities on each association’s job boards, and keeping you connected with peers and mentors.

Specifically, consider working for private healthcare companies in non-metropolitan areas to increase your income. Go into business with other professionals to provide a useful service to New York State. While the state does require nurse practitioners to make a written collaborative agreement with a physician, you are otherwise free to practice nearly independently.


New York is still standing strong in the land of opportunity. Nurse practitioners who settle in the state find themselves with endless opportunities to pursue their passions with their NP license.  Following the rabbit hole of resources listed above, you can begin to exponentially increase your nurse practitioner salary in New York.

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