Nurse earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Nurse salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Arizona $67,446
Washington $67,108
New Jersey $61,200
California $59,357
Maryland $55,000
New York $53,794
Colorado $53,282
Georgia $52,102
Wisconsin $52,000
Pennsylvania $51,595
Minnesota $51,189
Illinois $51,023
Massachusetts $48,736
Alabama $47,840
Ohio $47,401
Tennessee $46,819
Texas $46,712
South Carolina $46,500
Michigan $45,394
Florida $45,335
Indiana $44,807
Oklahoma $41,424
Virginia $41,028
Missouri $40,042
North Carolina $36,836
Utah $34,500

How do nurse salaries compare to similar careers?

Nurses earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than health educators but more than neurodiagnostic technologists.

Career Median Salary
Health educator salary $54K
Cardiovascular technologist and technician salary $57K
Hearing aid specialist salary $53K
Exercise physiologist salary $49K
Medical laboratory technologist salary $46K
Nurse salary $44K
Surgical technologist salary $47K
Licensed practical nurse salary $46K
Surgical assistant salary $43K
Neurodiagnostic technologist salary $43K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)