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Best states for a Staff Nurse

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We wanted to look at where Staff Nurses have it the best -- where there are plenty of jobs to go around and people get paid what they deserve during every phase of their career.

We figured that the best places for Staff Nurse jobs has three things everyone would agree on.

There would be high annual wages, good career prospects (no matter what phase of the career you are in), and a lot of job opportunities.

The 10 Best States in America For Staff Nurses in 2019

  1. Hawaii
  2. Alaska
  3. New York
  4. Oregon
  5. California
  6. Nevada
  7. New Mexico
  8. Connecticut
  9. New Jersey
  10. Massachusetts
  • (1,291 jobs)
  • (679 jobs)
  • (17,291 jobs)
  • (3,670 jobs)
  • (23,787 jobs)
  • (1,721 jobs)
  • (3,133 jobs)
  • (3,730 jobs)
  • (8,923 jobs)
  • (7,709 jobs)

We looked at the most recent data to rank all fifty states from best to worst for Staff Nurse jobs.

So without further delay, here is the list of best states for Staff Nurses.

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

The 10 Best States For Staff Nurses in 2019

1. Hawaii

Total Staff Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,291 $93,459 $74,000 $117,000 1.68
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
Staff Nurse Jobs in Hawaii

2. Alaska

Total Staff Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
679 $77,836 $62,000 $97,000 1.3
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
Staff Nurse Jobs in Alaska

3. New York

Total Staff Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
17,291 $87,749 $71,000 $108,000 1.16
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
Staff Nurse Jobs in New York

4. Oregon

Total Staff Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,670 $80,976 $64,000 $101,000 1
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
Staff Nurse Jobs in Oregon

5. California

Total Staff Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
23,787 $89,492 $65,000 $122,000 0.65
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
Staff Nurse Jobs in California

6. Nevada

Total Staff Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,721 $75,384 $60,000 $94,000 0.85
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
Staff Nurse Jobs in Nevada

7. New Mexico

Total Staff Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,133 $63,208 $50,000 $79,000 1.84
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
Staff Nurse Jobs in New Mexico

8. Connecticut

Total Staff Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,730 $70,954 $56,000 $88,000 1.03
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
Staff Nurse Jobs in Connecticut

9. New Jersey

Total Staff Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
8,923 $72,617 $57,000 $90,000 1.01
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
Staff Nurse Jobs in New Jersey

10. Massachusetts

Total Staff Nurse Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
7,709 $77,084 $61,000 $96,000 0.81
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
Staff Nurse Jobs in Massachusetts

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Staff Nurse

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

Detailed list of the best states for a Staff Nurse

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