Bachelor of Science in Nursing Salary

Those who have the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) title comprise the largest health care occupation, and are one of the occupations projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to experience the greatest job growth during the 2008-2018 period. With job growth predicted to be at a whopping 22 percent more than half a million new jobs could be created during this time period.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Salary and Advancement Opportunities

With a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, salary increases and potential for advancement are generally improved over RNs with an associate's degree or diploma. According to a 2010 survey of almost 7,000 nurses conducted by The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), those with only associate's degrees earned base annual salaries that were, on average, $1,000 less than those with four-year degrees. Meanwhile, salaries tended to increase with educational level. The base annual salaries went up by $2,100 for those with master's degrees in nursing. According to this study, the BSN salary is generally higher than that for only a diploma or an associate's degree.

Additionally, the percentage of registered nurses with bachelor's degrees who held advanced positions, such as nurse manager, director, or administrator, was higher than that of those with diplomas or associate's degrees. These titles generally translate to higher salaries. For example, the average salary for a staff nurse at a small facility (with 10 or fewer operating rooms) was $65,400, while the salary for a nurse manager was $78,200.

Mean annual wages for registered nurses in 2009 were $66,530, or $30.65 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. General medical and surgical hospitals were the employers paying the highest wages at $67,740.

gray_big_divider
Nursing Schools
 
Matching School Ads

Capella provides a flexible online learning environment designed for working adults who want to advance in their profession.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online

Pursue your education with The University of Texas Arlington.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online
The schools below offer related programs that other inquirers have considered.

At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the same curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same degree, quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online
Selected Programs:
  • Nursing (BSN)

Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online
Selected Programs:
  • RN-BSN Program in Nursing

Start the next chapter of your life with an Associate or Bachelor degree from Miller-Motte College Online Division.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online

Earn your degree online with Grand Canyon University. We offer approximately 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in a variety of fields that can be completed 100% online.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online

Earn a respected bachelor's degree, master's degree, or Ph.D. online at Walden University.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online
Selected Programs:
  • B.S. in Nursing (BSN)
 
Featured Schools
 
Nurse Salary