Where Do Nurses Earn the Most?


According to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, on average, Registered Nurses in California earn the highest annual salary of RNs in the U.S., clocking in at $101,260 per year. Taking the silver medal for RN salaries is Hawaii, paying an average annual salary of $90,130, just barely besting Massachusetts, which pays $88,650 on average annually. See how the other 47 states stack up below, ranked in order from highest to lowest annual wage.

1. California – Annual Wage: $101,260 – Search RN Jobs in California

2. Hawaii – Annual Wage: $90,130 – Search RN Jobs in Hawaii

3. Massachusetts – Annual Wage: $88,650 – Search RN Jobs in Massachusetts

4. Alaska – Annual Wage: $88,510 – Search RN Jobs in Alaska

5. Oregon – Annual Wage: $83,800 – Search RN Jobs in Oregon

6. Nevada – Annual Wage: $81,460 – Search RN Jobs in Nevada

7. New Jersey – Annual Wage: $79,840 – Search RN Jobs in New Jersey

8. New York – Annual Wage: $78,950 – Search RN Jobs in New York

9. Washington – Annual Wage: $78,130 – Search RN Jobs in Washington

10. Connecticut – Annual Wage: $77,330 – Search RN Jobs in Connecticut

11. Rhode Island – Annual Wage: $76,410 – Search RN Jobs in Rhode Island

12. Maryland – Annual Wage: $73,200 – Search RN Jobs in Maryland

13. Minnesota – Annual Wage: $72,310 – Search RN Jobs in Minnesota

14. Arizona – Annual Wage: $71,790 – Search RN Jobs in Arizona

15. Delaware – Annual Wage: $71,410 – Search RN Jobs in Delaware

16. Colorado – Annual Wage: $69,990 – Search RN Jobs in Colorado

17. Texas – Annual Wage: $69,890 – Search RN Jobs in Texas

18. Illinois – Annual Wage: $69,760 – Search RN Jobs in Illinois

19. Michigan – Annual Wage: $67,690 – Search RN Jobs in Michigan

20. Pennsylvania – Annual Wage: $67,550 – Search RN Jobs in Pennsylvania

21. New Hampshire – Annual Wage: $67,190 – Search RN Jobs in New Hampshire

22. Wisconsin – Annual Wage: $66,440 – Search RN Jobs in Wisconsin

23. New Mexico – Annual Wage: $66,030 – Search RN Jobs in New Mexico

24. Vermont – Annual Wage: $65,840 – Search RN Jobs in Vermont

25. Virginia – Annual Wage: $65,340 – Search RN Jobs in Virginia

26. Maine – Annual Wage: $64,310 – Search RN Jobs in Maine

27. Florida – Annual Wage: $63,960 – Search RN Jobs in Florida

28. Georgia – Annual Wage: $63,190 – Search RN Jobs in Georgia

29. Ohio – Annual Wage: $62,800 – Search RN Jobs in Ohio

30. Montana – Annual Wage: $62,650 – Search RN Jobs in Montana

31. Louisiana – Annual Wage: $62,450 – Search RN Jobs in Louisiana

32. Wyoming – Annual Wage: $62,080 – Search RN Jobs in Wyoming

33. Idaho – Annual Wage: $61,280 – Search RN Jobs in Idaho

34. South Carolina – Annual Wage: $61,110 – Search RN Jobs in South Carolina

35. Utah – Annual Wage: $61,000 – Search RN Jobs in Utah

36. North Carolina – Annual Wage: $60,460 – Search RN Jobs in North Carolina

37. Missouri – Annual Wage: $59,150 – Search RN Jobs in Missouri

38. Oklahoma – Annual Wage: $59,040 – Search RN Jobs in Oklahoma

39. Nebraska – Annual Wage: $58,970 – Search RN Jobs in Nebraska

40. Indiana – Annual Wage: $58,910 – Search RN Jobs in Indiana

41. North Dakota – Annual Wage: $58,890 – Search RN Jobs in North Dakota

42. Kentucky – Annual Wage: $58,770 – Search RN Jobs in Kentucky

43. West Virginia – Annual Wage: $58,010 – Search RN Jobs in West Virginia

44. Tennessee – Annual Wage: $57,560 – Search RN Jobs in Tennessee

45. Kansas – Annual Wage: $57,410 – Search RN Jobs in Kansas

46. Mississippi – Annual Wage: $56,980 – Search RN Jobs in Mississippi

47. Alabama – Annual Wage: $56,890 – Search RN Jobs in Alabama

48. Arkansas – Annual Wage: $56,870 – Search RN Jobs in Arkansas

49. South Dakota – Annual Wage: $55,100 – Search RN Jobs in South Dakota

50. Iowa – Annual Wage: $55,040 – Search RN Jobs in Iowa

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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