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Staff Nurse Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$61,000
$45,000
$61,000
$83,000
Staff nurses in the United States make an average salary of $61,846 per year or $29.73 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 $83,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Alaska, Oregon, New York, and Massachusetts provide the highest staff nurse salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Reno, NV
$78,122
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Map of Staff Nurse Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Staff Nurse Salary By Location

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

City
Average Salary
Santa Rosa, CA
Santa Rosa, CA
$101,643
$102k
$78,122
$78k
Vancouver, WA
Vancouver, WA
$77,157
$77k
Farmington, CT
Farmington, CT
$70,760
$71k
New Brunswick, NJ
New Brunswick, NJ
$68,877
$69k
Wilmington, DE
Wilmington, DE
$65,252
$65k
Bangor, ME
Bangor, ME
$61,247
$61k

High Paying Staff Nurse Jobs

Average Staff Nurse Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a staff nurse, working for Health First or Wesley Manor Retirement Community might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like AMSURG and United Surgical Partners International report highly competitive salaries for staff nurses.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Staff Nurse Salary History

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    Staff Nurse Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a staff 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 Staff Nurse Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    State of Indiana
    State of Indiana
    Charge Nurse (Youth Nights)
    Charge Nurse (Youth Nights)
    Charge Nurse (Youth Nights)
    Indianapolis, IN
    Indianapolis, IN
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $51,558
    $51,558
    10/30/2020
    Legacy Health
    Legacy Health
    RN Staff Nurse-Operating Room/Cvor
    RN Staff Nurse-Operating Room/Cvor
    RN Staff Nurse-Operating Room/Cvor
    Portland, OR
    Portland, OR
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $85,504
    $85,504
    10/30/2020
    Uconn Health Center
    Uconn Health Center
    Staff Nurse Cnii-Nicu
    Staff Nurse Cnii-Nicu
    Staff Nurse Cnii-Nicu
    Farmington, CT
    Farmington, CT
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $66,144
    $66,144
    10/27/2020
    Staff Nurse-Stead Family Children's Operating Room
    Staff Nurse-Stead Family Children's Operating Room
    Iowa City, IA
    Iowa City, IA
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $52,701
    $52,701
    10/27/2020
    UPMC
    UPMC
    Professional Staff Nurse-Upmc Mercy Trauma/Burn
    Professional Staff Nurse-Upmc Mercy Trauma/Burn
    Professional Staff Nurse-Upmc Mercy Trauma/Burn
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Pittsburgh, PA
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $55,806
    $55,806
    10/27/2020
    Warren Manor
    Warren Manor
    Charge Nurse
    Charge Nurse
    Charge Nurse
    Warren, PA
    Warren, PA
    10/24/2020
    10/24/2020
    $90,000
    $90,000
    10/24/2020
    Staff RN
    Staff RN
    Lancaster, OH
    Lancaster, OH
    10/24/2020
    10/24/2020
    $52,968
    $52,968
    10/24/2020
    Marshall Medical Center
    Marshall Medical Center
    Staff RN-Birth Center/Perinatal
    Staff RN-Birth Center/Perinatal
    Staff RN-Birth Center/Perinatal
    Placerville, CA
    Placerville, CA
    10/23/2020
    10/23/2020
    $50,000
    $50,000
    10/23/2020
    University of Washington
    University of Washington
    Charge Nurse-Covid Testing Site Days)
    Charge Nurse-Covid Testing Site Days)
    Charge Nurse-Covid Testing Site Days)
    Seattle, WA
    Seattle, WA
    10/23/2020
    10/23/2020
    $72,920
    $72,920
    10/23/2020
    University of Michigan
    University of Michigan
    Staff Nurse (Temp)-University Hospital Pacu
    Staff Nurse (Temp)-University Hospital Pacu
    Staff Nurse (Temp)-University Hospital Pacu
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Ann Arbor, MI
    10/23/2020
    10/23/2020
    $114,785
    $114,785
    10/23/2020