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Registered Nurse Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$72,000
$45,000
$72,000
$117,000
Registered nurses in the United States make an average salary of $72,855 per year or $35.03 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $45,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $117,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Nevada, Oregon, New York, and Massachusetts provide the highest registered nurse salaries.
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Map of Registered Nurse Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Registered Nurses earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Registered Nurse Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to California, Nevada and Oregon, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for registered nurses. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Alabama, Mississippi, and Nebraska.

City
Average Salary
Hartford, CT
Hartford, CT
$81,877
$82k

High Paying Registered Nurse Jobs

Average Registered Nurse Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a registered nurse, working for trustaff or GEO might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Monroe County Water Authority and Asante report highly competitive salaries for registered nurses.

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Registered Nurse Salary History

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    Registered Nurse Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a registered nurse can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Recently Added Registered Nurse Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Western State Hospital
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    Registered Nurse
    Registered Nurse
    Registered Nurse
    Staunton, VA
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    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $54,547
    $54,547
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    Werkberry
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    Registered Nurse (RN)
    Registered Nurse (RN)
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    Phoenix, AZ
    Phoenix, AZ
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $66,784
    $66,784
    10/31/2020
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Careerstaff Unlimited
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    Registered Nurse-RN-Long Term Acute Care
    Registered Nurse-RN-Long Term Acute Care
    Omaha, NE
    Omaha, NE
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $73,045
    $73,045
    10/31/2020
    Carerev
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    ER Registered Nurse RN
    ER Registered Nurse RN
    ER Registered Nurse RN
    Noel, MO
    Noel, MO
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $125,220
    $125,220
    10/31/2020
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Registered Nurse-RN-Long Term Acute Care
    Registered Nurse-RN-Long Term Acute Care
    Registered Nurse-RN-Long Term Acute Care
    New Orleans, LA
    New Orleans, LA
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $73,045
    $73,045
    10/31/2020
    Avamere
    Avamere
    Registered Nurse RN
    Registered Nurse RN
    Registered Nurse RN
    Brighton, CO
    Brighton, CO
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $64,697
    $64,697
    10/31/2020
    Medical City Alliance
    Medical City Alliance
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    Seasonal RN Nurse Surgery/Operating Room
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    Fort Worth, TX
    Fort Worth, TX
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $118,959
    $118,959
    10/31/2020
    Mental Health Resources Inc.
    Mental Health Resources Inc.
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    Registered Nurse-Ramsey Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
    Registered Nurse-Ramsey Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
    Saint Paul, MN
    Saint Paul, MN
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $60,000
    $60,000
    10/31/2020
    RN Registered Nurse
    RN Registered Nurse
    Wichita, KS
    Wichita, KS
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $83,480
    $83,480
    10/31/2020
    Connectrn
    Connectrn
    Registered Nurse
    Registered Nurse
    Registered Nurse
    Baltimore, MD
    Baltimore, MD
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $83,480
    $83,480
    10/31/2020