Registered nurse earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Registered nurse salary by state

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

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 clinical nurse specialists but more than health educators.

Career Median Salary
Clinical nurse specialist salary $73K
Acute care nurse practitioner salary $73K
Diagnostic medical sonographer salary $74K
Magnetic resonance imaging technologist salary $73K
Orthotist and prosthetist salary $68K
Registered nurse salary $66K
Healthcare social worker salary $57K
Cardiovascular technologist and technician salary $58K
Physical therapist assistant salary $53K
Health educator salary $53K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)