Registered Nurse Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$72,000
$45,000
Min 10%
$72,000
Median 50%
$117,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
trustaff
Highest Paying City
Los Angeles, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
5.3 years
How much does a registered nurse make?
The national average salary for a Registered Nurse in the United States is $72,855 per year or $35.03 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $117,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $45,000 per year. Health Care companies and Non Profits companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. States with the highest Registered Nurse salaries include California, Nevada, Oregon, New York, and Massachusetts. The typical employment in the position spans 5.3 years.

Average Registered Nurse Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Registered Nurse in the United States is $72,855 per year or $35.03 per hour. The city with the highest Registered Nurse salary is Los Angeles, CA at $106,019 per year. Not only that, Los Angeles, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $62,000. California, Nevada, Oregon, New York, and Massachusetts are the top 5 highest earning states for Registered Nurses. Alabama, Mississippi, Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Registered Nurse Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Registered Nurse Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Registered Nurse makes. The most abundant employment opportunities for Registered Nurses are in Health Care companies and Non Profits companies. Registered Nurses at trustaff and GEO report the highest salaries. If you can find a job at a company like Monroe County Water Authority or Asante, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Registered Nurses.

Registered Nurse Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Registered Nurse Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Registered Nurse can range from $58,164 to $98,779 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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.

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