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Best states for a Nurse

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Do you want to become a Nurse at FINDERS, and you wonder what that means or entails?

We have the full list of best states for Nurses that you can check out, before you begin your journey.

Pay, benefits, and opportunities vary greatly by place, and it's no different for Nurses.

We found that Hawaii is the best state in the nation for Nurses, and people in Urban Honolulu earn the most in the field.

To that end, we dove into our dataset of job and salary numbers to figure out which states have the best opportunities for Nurses. Hawaii is the best state for Nurses -- the median salary for Nurses in Hawaii is $89,579.

The highest position that you can reach as a Nurse is Utilities Manager.

The median salary of a Utilities Manager is $95,883.

The 10 Best States in America For Nurses in 2019

  1. Hawaii
  2. Alaska
  3. Oregon
  4. New York
  5. New Mexico
  6. Nevada
  7. Massachusetts
  8. New Hampshire
  9. California
  10. Connecticut
  • (1,096 jobs)
  • (719 jobs)
  • (3,375 jobs)
  • (15,790 jobs)
  • (2,826 jobs)
  • (1,743 jobs)
  • (8,191 jobs)
  • (2,623 jobs)
  • (24,790 jobs)
  • (3,649 jobs)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' most recent data helped us determine the ranking.

We ranked each of the 50 states from best to worst for Nurses, to help you with your next career move.

Check out the complete ranking and a full description of our methodology below.

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

The 10 Best States For Nurses in 2019

1. Hawaii

Total Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,096 $89,579 $59,000 $134,000 1.53
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
Nurse Jobs in Hawaii

2. Alaska

Total Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
719 $74,803 $49,000 $112,000 1.48
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
Nurse Jobs in Alaska

3. Oregon

Total Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,375 $77,719 $51,000 $116,000 0.99
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
Nurse Jobs in Oregon

4. New York

Total Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
15,790 $72,559 $50,000 $104,000 1.13
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
Nurse Jobs in New York

5. New Mexico

Total Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,826 $60,790 $40,000 $91,000 1.78
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
Nurse Jobs in New Mexico

6. Nevada

Total Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,743 $72,559 $48,000 $108,000 0.92
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
Nurse Jobs in Nevada

7. Massachusetts

Total Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
8,191 $74,040 $49,000 $111,000 0.92
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
Nurse Jobs in Massachusetts

8. New Hampshire

Total Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,623 $60,974 $40,000 $91,000 1.59
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
Nurse Jobs in New Hampshire

9. California

Total Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
24,790 $78,348 $56,000 $108,000 0.72
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
Nurse Jobs in California

10. Connecticut

Total Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,649 $67,812 $45,000 $102,000 1.08
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
Nurse Jobs in Connecticut

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Nurse

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

Detailed list of the best states for a Nurse

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