How Much do Nurse Practitioners Make in Kentucky?

Do nurse practitioners in Kentucky make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Kentucky nurse practitioners?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nurse practitioners in Kentucky earn an average of $99,560 a year, equivalent to $47.87 an hour.

This is 11% less than nurse practitioners nationwide, but it is 126% more than the typical Kentucky worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Kentucky Nurse Practitioner Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $64.24 $133,610
75th $55.17 $114,740
50th $46.46 $96,640
25th $40.70 $84,650
10th $32.94 $68,510
Kentucky Nurse Practitioners Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Bowling Green $49.13 $102,190
Elizabeth $52.54 $109,290
Lexington $46.24 $96,180
Louisville $50.60 $105,250
Owensboro $49.42 $102,800
Kentucky Nurse Practitioner Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $47.87 $99,560
2018 $47.97 $99,790
2017 $45.89 $95,450
2016 $45.57 $94,790
2015 $45.74 $95,140
2014 $44.82 $93,230
2013 $42.87 $89,170
2012 $40.82 $84,910