Registered Nurse (RN) Salary

How Much do Registered Nurses Make?

Most registered nurses earn between $47,700 and $69,800 annually, with the highest-paid nurses earning a national average of over $83,400.

RN salaries vary with the specialty performed, region of employment, size of employer and level of experience.

Average annual registered nurse salaries by industry:

Industry

Salary

Employment services
$67,570
General medical and surgical hospitals
$63,820
Home health care services
$59,140
Offices of physicians
$61,740
Nursing care facilities
$56,410

Top 5 highest-paying states for registered nurses:

State

Salary

California
$78,550
Massachusetts
$74,940
Hawaii
$74,220
New Jersey
$70,900
Maryland
$70,480

Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.

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