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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Registered Nurse Med/Surg Salary

$82,673 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$39.75 hourly

Entry level Salary
$54,000 yearly
$54,000
10 %
$82,673
Median
$124,000
90 %

How much does a Registered Nurse Med/Surg make?

Registered nurse med/surgs make $82,673 per year on average, or $39.75 per hour, in the United States. Registered nurse med/surgs on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $54,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $124,000.

Location impacts how much a registered nurse med/surg can expect to make. Registered nurse med/surgs make the most in Rhode Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, and New York.

Highest Paying States For Registered Nurse Med/Surgs

Registered Nurse Med/Surg average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Connecticut$109,674$52.732,641
2Delaware$104,509$50.24993
3Maine$90,114$43.321,541
4Massachusetts$98,408$47.317,388
5Rhode Island$117,131$56.31628
6New Jersey$110,963$53.354,751
7New Hampshire$91,280$43.881,564
8North Dakota$89,353$42.96837
9Michigan$92,434$44.445,911
10New York$103,468$49.748,363
11Wyoming$88,939$42.76419
12Maryland$98,389$47.304,474
13Texas$88,115$42.3615,671
14Pennsylvania$88,027$42.328,358
15South Dakota$84,297$40.53910
16Wisconsin$89,282$42.923,444
17West Virginia$82,186$39.511,446
18Illinois$92,835$44.637,316
19Tennessee$84,767$40.754,397
20Ohio$86,061$41.386,567
21California$99,954$48.0515,013
22Washington$87,047$41.855,820
23Iowa$84,003$40.392,782
24Kentucky$83,495$40.142,812
25Vermont$83,953$40.36698
26Georgia$84,092$40.438,070
27Minnesota$89,017$42.803,813
28District of Columbia$102,137$49.10607
29Indiana$80,163$38.546,003
30Montana$82,874$39.841,013
31Florida$82,359$39.6019,184
32Nebraska$86,159$41.421,322
33Oregon$88,302$42.452,272
34Virginia$89,048$42.815,826
35Kansas$81,386$39.132,353
36Arkansas$78,493$37.742,318
37Louisiana$78,572$37.773,194
38North Carolina$81,306$39.097,062
39Hawaii$97,142$46.70372
40Mississippi$79,343$38.151,680
41Utah$84,742$40.74767
42Oklahoma$80,886$38.892,209
43Alaska$67,248$32.33768
44New Mexico$78,957$37.961,711
45South Carolina$79,208$38.083,082
46Arizona$78,079$37.544,285
47Alabama$77,810$37.412,698
48Colorado$80,613$38.764,130
49Missouri$76,870$36.963,958
50Nevada$77,651$37.331,156
51Idaho$73,660$35.411,034

Highest Paying Cities For Registered Nurse Med/Surgs

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1New York, NY$103,643$49.83
2Washington, DC$102,173$49.12
3Los Angeles, CA$99,532$47.85
4Baltimore, MD$98,602$47.40
5Boston, MA$98,291$47.26
6Chicago, IL$93,244$44.83
7Detroit, MI$92,422$44.43
8Portland, ME$91,043$43.77
9Arlington, VA$90,930$43.72
10San Antonio, TX$89,977$43.26
11Fargo, ND$89,850$43.20
12Milwaukee, WI$89,397$42.98
13Austin, MN$88,959$42.77
14Portland, OR$88,279$42.44
15Philadelphia, PA$88,098$42.35

Registered Nurse Med/Surg Salary Details

Registered Nurse Med/Surg Salary

What is a Registered Nurse Med/Surg's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$124,000$10,333$60
75th Percentile$102,000$8,500$49
Average$82,673$6,889$40
25th Percentile$66,000$5,500$32
10th Percentile$54,000$4,500$26

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Staff Nurse$66,733$5,561$32.08699,636
Emergency Department Registered Nurse$73,269$6,106$35.23661,518
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner$92,839$7,737$44.63486,582
Psychiatric Registered Nurse$67,749$5,646$32.57640,480
Triage Register Nurse$64,060$5,338$30.80458,151
Contractor-Registered Nurse$91,482$7,624$43.98648,022

Which Companies Pay Registered Nurse Med/Surgs The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Heartland Home Health Inc. and University of California, Berkeley are the highest paying companies for registered nurse med/surgs.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Heartland Home Health Inc.$97,213$46.744
2University of California, Berkeley$95,081$45.71478
3Sutter Health$90,638$43.582137
4Waverly Health Center$87,658$42.1416
5Virginia Mason Medical Center$87,650$42.14506
6AHMC Healthcare$87,244$41.94328
7Tuality Healthcare$86,593$41.6351
8Suncoast Post-Tension$86,233$41.4626
9ATC Healthcare$86,135$41.41135
10Cascade Health$86,001$41.35111
11Eisenhower Medical Center$85,848$41.2769
12E! News$85,845$41.27
13Sharp HealthCare$85,831$41.261250
14Favorite Healthcare Staffing$85,429$41.073747
15Connally Memorial Medical Center$85,251$40.998
16Accountable Healthcare Holdings Corp.$85,070$40.907102
17NurseCore$84,910$40.8242
18Copper Mountain Community College$84,671$40.712
19RNnetwork$84,597$40.67471
20Premier$84,555$40.6519

Registered Nurse Med/Surg Salary Trends

The salary for a registered nurse med/surg 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.

Registered Nurse Med/Surg Salary By Experience Level

Experience Level  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
Entry Level$65,600$31.52
Mid Level$82,500$39.64
Senior Level$113,000$54.37

Average Registered Nurse Med/Surg Salary Over Time

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

    Registered Nurse Med/Surg Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$82,700$39.75+2.7%
    2021$80,400$38.68+2.1%
    2020$78,700$37.85+2.4%
    2019$76,800$36.93+2.2%
    2018$75,100$36.12+1.4%

    Recently Added Registered Nurse Med/Surg Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Pulse Clinical AllianceRegistered Nurse Med Surg-Day ShiftLowville, NY06/02/2022$179,482
    Pulse Clinical AllianceRegistered Nurse-Med/Surgical, Nights) Urbana, IL 61801Urbana, IL06/02/2022$139,829
    Medical City ArlingtonRN Seasonal Med Surg CDUArlington, TX06/02/2022$121,046
    UchealthRN Fellowship-Burn/Trauma Unit Med SurgDenver, CO06/01/2022$69,038
    Careerstaff UnlimitedRegistered Nurse-RN-Med-SurgBridgeton, MO06/01/2022$96,002
    Pulse Clinical AllianceRegistered Nurse-Medical/Surgical | Days | Tulsa, OK 74136Tulsa, OK06/01/2022$118,333
    North Suburban Medical CenterRegistered Nurse (RN)-Med Surg/TeleDenver, CO06/01/2022$61,567
    HCA Houston Healthcare Clear LakeSeasonal Reistered Nurse (RN) Medical SurgicalWebster, TX06/01/2022$87,654
    Stability HealthcareMed-Surg Travel RNBirmingham, AL06/01/2022$101,971
    Careerstaff UnlimitedRegistered Nurse | RN | Med-SurgBroken Arrow, OK06/01/2022$104,350

    Registered Nurse Med/Surg Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Registered Nurse Med/Surgs the most?

    Rhode Island pays Registered Nurse Med/Surgs the most in the United States, with an average salary of $117,131 per year, or $56.31 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Registered Nurse Med/Surg?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Registered Nurse Med/Surg if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in New Jersey you should be paid close to $110,963 per year.

    What type of Registered Nurse Med/Surg gets paid the most?

    Agency Registered Nurse gets paid the most. Agency Registered Nurse made a median salary of $93,790. The best-paid 10 percent make $117,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $74,000.

    How much do Netcare nurses get paid?

    Netcare nurses get paid an average of $52,000 annually. An average Netcare registered nurse's monthly pay in South Africa is approximately R 20,098, meeting the national average.

    Netcare Education, a division of the Netcare Group, is regarded as one of South Africa's leading private education and training institutions of healthcare professionals, both in nursing and ancillary health care and emergency medical services.

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