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Best states for a Registered Nurse

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Our research shows that West Virginia is the best state in the country for Registered Nurses.

The most common schools for Registered Nurses are University of Phoenix, Grand Canyon University, and Walden University, and the most common majors are Nursing and Family Practice Nursing.

Registered Nurses in Monticello make the most money.

Forrest City and Jonesboro are other high paying cities for Registered Nurses.

The 10 Best States in America For Registered Nurses in 2019

  1. West Virginia
  2. Arkansas
  3. Idaho
  4. Indiana
  5. Hawaii
  6. Connecticut
  7. Nebraska
  8. Pennsylvania
  9. Montana
  10. Alabama
  • (2,350 jobs)
  • (2,762 jobs)
  • (1,401 jobs)
  • (6,476 jobs)
  • (1,100 jobs)
  • (3,291 jobs)
  • (1,669 jobs)
  • (15,295 jobs)
  • (1,080 jobs)
  • (3,806 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 Registered Nurses.

Here is the list of best states for Registered Nurse jobs.

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

The 10 Best States For Registered Nurses in 2019

1. West Virginia

Total Registered Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,350 $146,090 $108,000 $196,000 2.25
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
Registered Nurse Jobs in West Virginia

2. Arkansas

Total Registered Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,762 $146,090 $112,000 $190,000 1.62
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
Registered Nurse Jobs in Arkansas

3. Idaho

Total Registered Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,401 $123,133 $83,000 $181,000 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
Registered Nurse Jobs in Idaho

4. Indiana

Total Registered Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
6,476 $100,000 $61,000 $161,000 1.34
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
Registered Nurse Jobs in Indiana

5. Hawaii

Total Registered Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,100 $106,965 $65,000 $174,000 1.66
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
Registered Nurse Jobs in Hawaii

6. Connecticut

Total Registered Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,291 $135,655 $99,000 $185,000 1.06
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
Registered Nurse Jobs in Connecticut

7. Nebraska

Total Registered Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,669 $95,900 $58,000 $157,000 1.23
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
Registered Nurse Jobs in Nebraska

8. Pennsylvania

Total Registered Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
15,295 $88,698 $54,000 $144,000 1.41
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
Registered Nurse Jobs in Pennsylvania

9. Montana

Total Registered Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,080 $91,306 $61,000 $135,000 1.33
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
Registered Nurse Jobs in Montana

10. Alabama

Total Registered Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,806 $91,828 $53,000 $156,000 1.31
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
Registered Nurse Jobs in Alabama

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Registered Nurse

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

Detailed list of the best states for a Registered Nurse

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