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Best States For A Mental Health Nurse

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Mental Health Nurse opportunites vary in different parts of the country.

In order to help you determine the best states for Mental Health Nurses, we ranked all fifty states from best to worst for Mental Health Nurses.

Our research found that Oregon is the best state for Mental Health Nurses, while Oregon and District of Columbia are ranked highest in terms of median salary.

Oregon has a median salary of $136,818 and Oregon has the highest median salary among all 50 states for Mental Health Nurses.

63% of people in the field are White, while 13% are Black or African American.

We found that Oregon is the best state for Mental Health Nurse jobs, whereas Iowa is the worst.

The 10 Best States In America For Mental Health Nurses in 2020

  1. Oregon
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Alaska
  4. Nevada
  5. New York
  6. Minnesota
  7. Connecticut
  8. Rhode Island
  9. Washington
  10. Pennsylvania
  • (342 jobs)
  • (645 jobs)
  • (54 jobs)
  • (156 jobs)
  • (867 jobs)
  • (408 jobs)
  • (256 jobs)
  • (61 jobs)
  • (438 jobs)
  • (1,046 jobs)

How did we determine the ranking?

We analyzed our most recent data, particularly the employment statistics, and ranked all 50 states from best to worst for Mental Health Nurses.

Some of the companies that are hiring for Mental Health Nurses include trustaff and Psychiatric.

Here is the list of best states for Mental Health Nurse jobs.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Mental Health Nurses In 2020

1. Oregon

Total Mental Health Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
342 $136,818 $85,000 $219,000 1.65
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Mental Health Nurse Jobs in Oregon

2. Massachusetts

Total Mental Health Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
645 $133,057 $89,000 $198,000 1.19
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Mental Health Nurse Jobs in Massachusetts

3. Alaska

Total Mental Health Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
54 $130,895 $98,000 $173,000 1.83
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Mental Health Nurse Jobs in Alaska

4. Nevada

Total Mental Health Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
156 $118,636 $68,000 $204,000 1.35
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Mental Health Nurse Jobs in Nevada

5. New York

Total Mental Health Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
867 $132,004 $83,000 $207,000 1.02
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Mental Health Nurse Jobs in New York

6. Minnesota

Total Mental Health Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
408 $120,123 $72,000 $198,000 1.11
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Mental Health Nurse Jobs in Minnesota

7. Connecticut

Total Mental Health Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
256 $123,158 $78,000 $193,000 1.25
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Mental Health Nurse Jobs in Connecticut

8. Rhode Island

Total Mental Health Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
61 $119,426 $77,000 $183,000 1.07
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Mental Health Nurse Jobs in Rhode Island

9. Washington

Total Mental Health Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
438 $123,555 $75,000 $201,000 0.93
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Mental Health Nurse Jobs in Washington

10. Pennsylvania

Total Mental Health Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,046 $107,055 $65,000 $174,000 1.46
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Mental Health Nurse Jobs in Pennsylvania

How We Determined The Best States To Be A Mental Health Nurse

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

Detailed List Of The Best States For A Mental Health Nurse

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