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Yuma nurse practitioners are 7th highest paid in the U.S.

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY, KSWT)- Forbes magazine ranked Yuma the seventh highest paying city for nurse practitioner salaries.

Once again using occupational and salary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for registered nurse practitioners, they broke down mean annual wages by the metro area, which is the smallest geographical unit the BLS tracks for wages.

In the article, Forbes reported that nurse practitioners in Yuma earn an average of $142,650 a year, or $68.58 an hour.

The magazine explained that it came up with the figures using occupational and salary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for registered nurse practitioners…

According to Forbes, as with many other occupations, California cities make up much of the list of the top-paying cities for nurse practitioners.

However, there is a great geographical variety. Forbes said cities like Yuma, Arizona and Springfield, Ohio are a bit unexpected. 

Below is the list of the 50 cities where nurse practitioner salaries are the highest:

  1. New Bedford, Massachusetts: $156,980
  2. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, California: $150,790
  3. Spokane-Spokane Valley, Washington: $148,440
  4. Sumter, South Carolina: $145,890
  5. Vallejo-Fairfield, California: $145,400
  6. Leominster-Gardner, Massachusetts: $145,020
  7. Yuma, Arizona: $142,650
  8. Rochester, Minnesota: $142,640
  9. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida: $141,800
  10. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut: $141,460
  11. Salinas, California: $140,610
  12. Homosassa Springs, Florida: $139,610
  13. Modesto, California: $135,330
  14. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California: $135,230
  15. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California: $134,700
  16. Springfield, Ohio: $133,850
  17. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, California: $133,710
  18. Prescott, Arizona: $133,110
  19. Fresno, California: $133,090
  20. Alexandria, Louisiana: $132,920
  21. Kingston, New York: $132,740
  22. Longview, Washington: $130,870
  23. Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade: $130,040
  24. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California: $129,770
  25. Fairbanks, Alaska: $129,430
  26. Bakersfield, California: $128,470
  27. Madera, California: $128,070
  28. Ogden-Clearfield, Utah: $127,750
  29. Hattiesburg, Mississippi: $127,250
  30. Redding, California: $126,690
  31. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California: $126,580
  32. New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey: $126,570
  33. Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas: $126,380
  34. Yuba City, California: $125,800
  35. Merced, California: $125,170
  36. Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, Massachusetts-New Hampshire: $124,490
  37. Visalia-Porterville, California: $124,320
  38. Stockton-Lodi, California: $124,300
  39. Sioux City, Iowa: $124,130
  40. Las Cruces, New Mexico: $123,670
  41. Honolulu, Hawaii: $123,490
  42. Olympia-Tumwater, Washington: $123,240
  43. Cheyenne, Wyoming: $122,990
  44. Vineland-Bridgeton, New Jersey: $121,830
  45. Wenatchee, Washington: $121,830
  46. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, California: $121,740
  47. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas: $121,670
  48. San Diego-Carlsbad, California: $121,670
  49. Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington: $121,590
  50. Worcester, Massachusetts: $120,850
Health / News / Yuma County

Gabriel Salazar

You can catch Gabe Salazar reporting on Sunrise at 6 a.m and 7 a.m.

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