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Registered Nurse Salaries By State

Posted by Erica Bettencourt

Wed, Apr 07, 2021 @ 02:02 PM

malenurse14According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) survey, the average annual salary for Registered Nurses in the U.S. is $80,010.

Here is the list of average annual salaries for Registered Nurses by state.

1. California: $120,560

2. Hawaii: $104,830

3. Massachusetts: $96,250

4. Oregon: $96,230

5. Alaska: $95,270

6. Washington: $91,310

7. New York: $89,760

8. Nevada: $89,750

9. New Jersey: $85,720

10. Connecticut: $84,850

11. Rhode Island: $82,790

12. Maryland: $81,590

13. Minnesota: $80,960

14. Arizona: $80,380

15. Colorado: $77,860

16. Texas: $76,800

17. New Hampshire: $75,970

18. New Mexico: $75,700

19. Wisconsin: $74,760

20. Illinois: $74,560

21. Virginia: $74,380

22. Delaware: $74,330

23. Pennsylvania: $74,170

24. Michigan: $73,980

25. Wyoming: $72,600

26. Vermont: $72,140

27. Idaho: $71,640

28. Georgia: $71,510

29. Maine: $71,040

30. Montana: $70,530

31. Utah: $70,370

32. Ohio: $69,750

33. North Dakota: $69,630

34. Florida: $69,510

35. Nebraska: $69,480

36. North Carolina: $68,950

37. Louisiana: $68,010

38. Indiana: $67,490

39. South Carolina: $67,140

40. Oklahoma: $66,600

41. Missouri: $65,900

42. West Virginia: $65,130

43. Kentucky: $64,730

44. Kansas: $64,200

45. Tennessee: $64,120

46. Arkansas: $63,640

47. Iowa: $62,570

48. Mississippi: $61,250

49. South Dakota: $60,960

50. Alabama: $60,230

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2020 RN Salary Information

Posted by Erica Bettencourt

Wed, Nov 18, 2020 @ 03:08 PM

RNSalaryThe 2020 Nurse Salary Research Report,  by Nurse.com and Relias, surveyed more than 7,400 Nursing professionals nationwide.

Relias Vice President of Marketplaces, Darius Matthews, said "We hope Nurses will use these survey results to examine their individual career paths and how they can make an even bigger impact — from caring for their patients to connecting with their families at home to expanding their educations and career horizons. For employers, this data is a valuable look into how they can create and support a more equitable environment for Nursing staff."

According to the report, men continue to make more than women despite male RNs reporting less education and being less likely to be certified. The median salary for all RNs in the sample is $73,000, with $80,000 for male RNs and $72,703 for female RNs.

The report also examined demographic data and found for Registered Nurses, 78% are white, 6% Hispanic, 9% Black, 5% Asian, 1% American Indian/Alaskan Native, 1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and 1% Other.

Data shows the highest-earning RN roles and median salaries are:

  • Executive- $150,000
  • Vice President- $150,000
  • Director- $105,000
  • Nurse Manager- $92,000
  • Assistant Nurse Manager- $90,000
  • Supervisor- $79,000
Case Manager- $78,000

More than 38% of all Nurses surveyed are considering additional training and education. Cost, flexibility, and online options were the 3 most important factors when choosing a Nursing program.

Nurses with a Master's degree have an opportunity to earn more money in their careers. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for Masters educated Nurses is $115,800/year or $55.80/hour. 

Research shows, the salary of Registered Nurses has grown, on average, by 1.51%/year since 2010.

When discussing Nursing salaries, it is important to consider the state and city. Some locations pay more due to the cost of living in that area.

According to Becker’s Hospital Review, the top 5 states paying Registered Nurses the most are California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Alaska and Oregon.


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