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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Registered Nurse PRN Salary

$76,480 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

$36.77 hourly

Entry level Salary
$49,000 yearly
10 %
90 %

How much does an Registered Nurse PRN make?

Registered nurse prns make $76,480 per year on average, or $36.77 per hour, in the United States. Registered nurse prns on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $49,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $118,000.

Location impacts how much an registered nurse prn can expect to make. Registered nurse prns make the most in California, Hawaii, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.

Highest Paying States For Registered Nurse PRNs

The darker areas on the map show where registered nurse prns earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Registered Nurse PRN average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
2New Mexico$84,513$40.632,017
4New York$100,843$48.489,388
6New Jersey$98,297$47.265,627
10New Hampshire$81,226$39.051,675
17Rhode Island$85,525$41.12684
18West Virginia$71,673$34.461,437
24District of Columbia$89,130$42.85599
31North Dakota$65,472$31.48942
36South Carolina$66,740$32.094,050
39North Carolina$66,686$32.067,908
46South Dakota$57,743$27.76963

Highest Paying Cities For Registered Nurse PRNs

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Camden, NJ$97,371$46.81
2San Antonio, TX$95,439$45.88
3Las Cruces, NM$89,408$42.98
4Tucson, AZ$85,464$41.09
5Detroit, MI$85,460$41.09
6Aurora, IL$84,709$40.73
7Richmond, VA$81,065$38.97
8Las Vegas, NV$80,474$38.69
9Baltimore, MD$78,339$37.66
10Saint Petersburg, FL$75,874$36.48
11Cleveland, OH$73,311$35.25
12Covington, KY$73,258$35.22
13Philadelphia, PA$72,221$34.72
14Austin, MN$70,263$33.78
15Norman, OK$70,106$33.70

Registered Nurse PRN Salary Details

Registered Nurse PRN Salary

What is an Registered Nurse PRN's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$118,000$9,833$57
75th Percentile$96,000$8,000$46
25th Percentile$60,000$5,000$29
10th Percentile$49,000$4,083$24

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Staff Nurse$66,733$5,561$32.08699,636
Pediatric Nurse$70,185$5,849$33.74614,706
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

Which Companies Pay Registered Nurse PRNs The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Hospice of the Western Reserve and Cincinnati Eye Institute are the highest paying companies for registered nurse prns.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Hospice of the Western Reserve$97,836$47.0433
2Cincinnati Eye Institute$97,540$46.898
3COL Hospice$97,152$46.7116
4Casa De La Luz$96,820$46.555
5Good Shepherd Hospice$93,442$44.92141
6Hearland Hospice$91,758$44.1148
7Unity Hospice$90,492$43.515
8Ohio's Hospice of Dayton$89,326$42.95168
9Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio$87,492$42.0616
10Kindred at Home$87,358$42.001083
11Visting Nurse Service & Affiliates$86,997$41.836
12VNA of Albany$86,268$41.4870
13Intrepid USA$85,886$41.291583
14Waverly Health Center$85,296$41.0123
15Solaris Hospice$84,982$40.8658
16Residential Home Health$84,693$40.72654
17Hospice of Marion County$83,754$40.2736
19The Hospice Of East Texas$83,637$40.214
20Susque-View Home Nursing and Rehabilitation Center$83,579$40.1810

Registered Nurse PRN Salary Trends

The salary for an registered nurse prn 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 PRN Salary By Experience Level

Experience Level  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
Entry Level$61,100$29.35
Mid Level$76,600$36.83
Senior Level$104,000$49.85

Average Registered Nurse PRN Salary Over Time

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    Registered Nurse PRN Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  

    Recently Added Registered Nurse PRN Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Centura HealthRegistered Nurse-Operating Room-PrnDenver, CO06/02/2022$63,132
    Riverside Healthcare Center (2)RN Registered Nurse, PRNDayton, OH06/01/2022$91,828
    The Medical Center of AuroraOperating Room Registered Nurse PRNAurora, CO06/01/2022$73,838
    North Suburban Medical CenterRegistered Nurse Emergency Room PRNThornton, CO06/01/2022$73,838
    Sky Ridge Surgery CenterEndoscopy Nurse PRNLone Tree, CO06/01/2022$71,417
    UchealthRN CV Thoracic Progressive Care Unit/Telemetry PRNDenver, CO06/01/2022$65,741
    Compass Health NetworkRegistered Nurse PRN (AS Needed) CriticalEl Dorado Springs, MO06/01/2022$63,737
    Spalding Rehabilitation HospitalRN Rehab PRNAurora, CO06/01/2022$71,417
    Mountainview HospitalLabor and Delivery Registered Nurse PRNLas Vegas, NV06/01/2022$79,160
    Medical City HealthcarePRN RN Resource Float Pool Endoscopy GIIrving, TX06/01/2022$121,046

    Registered Nurse PRN Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Registered Nurse PRNs the most?

    California pays Registered Nurse PRNs the most in the United States, with an average salary of $106,287 per year, or $51.10 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as an Registered Nurse PRN?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as an Registered Nurse PRN if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Hawaii you should be paid close to $104,699 per year.

    What type of Registered Nurse PRN 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.

    Do per diem nurses make more money?

    Yes, per diem nurses make more money. Employers are not required to offer benefits to per diem nurses, and per diem nurses can work more.

    Because per diem nurses are not regular staff, they often do not receive benefits such as health insurance. Since per diem nurses can work when they want, they also often do not receive paid vacation or sick leave.

    Is a PRN a registered nurse?

    Yes, a PRN is a registered nurse. Adequate education and experience as a registered nurse are required in order to transition into a PRN nursing position.

    In order to be a PRN registered nurse, you have to go through the steps to become a registered nurse. After acquiring a minimum of one year of experience as a registered nurse, transitioning to a PRN position is then possible.

    Why do PRN nurses make more money?

    PRN nurses make more money due to no benefits and work flexibility. Employers are not required to offer benefits to per diem nurses, and per diem nurses can work more.

    Because PRN nurses are not regular staff, they often do not receive benefits such as health insurance. Since PRN nurses can work when they want, they also often do not receive paid vacation or sick leave.

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