Staff Nurse Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Health First
Highest Paying City
Santa Rosa, CA
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
6.0 years
How much does a staff nurse make?
The national average salary for a Staff Nurse in the United States is $61,846 per year or $29.73 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $45,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $83,000. Most Staff Nurse jobs are in Health Care companies and Education companies. States with the highest Staff Nurse salaries include California, Alaska, Oregon, New York, and Massachusetts. Most Staff Nurses spend 6.0 years in the position.

Average Staff Nurse Salary By Location

Staff Nurses in the United States of America make on average $61,846 a year or $29.73 per hour. The top city when it comes to Staff Nurse salaries is Santa Rosa, CA at $101,643 per year. The average starting salary in Santa Rosa, CA for Staff Nurses is $62,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Staff Nurse salaries are California, Alaska, Oregon, New York, and Massachusetts. Mississippi, Missouri, and Kansas have the lowest Staff Nurse salaries.

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 Company

There is good job security in Staff Nurse positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Most Staff Nurse jobs are in Health Care companies and Health Care companies. Companies like Health First or Wesley Manor Retirement Community will get you the highest pay packages. In addition, companies like AMSURG and United Surgical Partners International report highly competitive salaries for Staff Nurses.

Staff Nurse Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Staff Nurse Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Staff Nurse can range from $49,375 to $83,853 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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