Registered nurse earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Registered nurse salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $104,410
Hawaii $95,925
District of Columbia $88,800
Massachusetts $86,860
Oregon $91,220
Alaska $85,816
Nevada $85,210
New York $85,300
New Jersey $81,820
Washington $79,920
Connecticut $79,920
Minnesota $77,940
Rhode Island $77,650
Maryland $75,660
Texas $72,890
Delaware $73,030
Colorado $72,870
New Hampshire $71,640
New Mexico $71,310
Wisconsin $70,150
Michigan $70,590
Virginia $68,000
Vermont $65,740
Georgia $67,870
Idaho $65,886
Maine $65,630
North Carolina $64,850
Montana $65,960
Wyoming $65,100
Ohio $64,200
Florida $64,400
Arizona $64,173
North Dakota $63,870
Utah $63,570
Missouri $62,270
South Carolina $62,910
Pennsylvania $62,642
Nebraska $62,730
Louisiana $62,400
Oklahoma $61,750
West Virginia $60,890
Virgin Islands $60,950
Tennessee $60,120
Illinois $58,089
Kentucky $57,936
Indiana $56,997
Guam $57,320
Kansas $56,906
Mississippi $57,440
South Dakota $57,510
Iowa $56,251
Arkansas $55,565
Alabama $49,599
Puerto Rico $32,800

How do registered nurse salaries compare to similar careers?

Registered nurses earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than dental hygienists but more than respiratory therapists.

Career Median Salary
Dental hygienist salary $75K
Clinical nurse specialist salary $72K
Acute care nurse practitioner salary $72K
Orthotist and prosthetist salary $69K
Diagnostic medical sonographer salary $73K
Registered nurse salary $70K
Magnetic resonance imaging technologist salary $72K
Occupational therapist assistant salary $60K
Physical therapist assistant salary $58K
Respiratory therapist salary $60K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)