The West Coast is the Best Coast for Nurses in 2017


If you’re a nurse looking to not only make bank, but get the biggest bang for your buck, you may want to go west, or so says a study recently conducted by Indeed.

The study took a look at which cities paid nurses the most, and just how far those dollars went in each city, by calculating the average hourly salary for RNs in the U.S. from 2015 thru 2016 by metropolitan area and adjusting the annual salaries based on cost of living. According to that data, the west coast is the best coast for nurses. Nine out of the top ten locations for nurses were on the west coast, with half of the top cities residing in California, including the top four.

So, pack your bags and head out west—here are the top ten cities for nurses in 2017.

10. Seattle, WA
Average Salary Adjusted for Cost of Living: $65,856
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9. Houston, TX
Average Salary Adjusted for Cost of Living: $67,101
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8. Anchorage, AK
Average Salary Adjusted for Cost of Living: $68,158
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7. Phoenix, AZ
Average Salary Adjusted for Cost of Living: $72,548
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6. Riverside, CA
Average Salary Adjusted for Cost of Living: $73,742
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5. Portland, OR
Average Salary Adjusted for Cost of Living: $73,958
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4. Sacramento, CA
Average Salary Adjusted for Cost of Living: $76,870
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3. Modesto, CA
Average Salary Adjusted for Cost of Living: $80,368
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2. Bakersfield, CA
Average Salary Adjusted for Cost of Living: $80,731
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1. Fresno, CA
Average Salary Adjusted for Cost of Living: $81,344
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Disclaimer: The viewpoint expressed in this article is the opinion of the author and is not necessarily the viewpoint of the owners or employees at Healthcare Staffing Innovations, LLC.

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