dcsimg

Registered Nurse Salary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), registered nurses (RNs) comprise the largest health care occupation, representing 2.6 million jobs, about 60 percent of which are located in hospitals. Regardless of the place of employment, RNs are responsible for treating and educating patients on how to manage illnesses and/or injuries. Most RNs earn a bachelor's degree, associate's degree, or diploma from an approved nursing program prior to entering the workforce.

Registered Nurse Salary Profile

The BLS reports that the mean annual registered nurse salary in the US, as of 2014, was $69,790, or $33.55 per hour.

Although hospitals employ the highest number of RNs, the Outpatient Care Centers industry is considered one of the top paying sectors for RNs. A registered nurse salary in this environment was $72,390 annually or $34.80 hourly, the BLS reports.

Where a registered nurse works, in terms of geographic location, can have as large an impact on salary as in what industry they are employed. According to the BLS, as of May 2014, the top five states which offer RNs the highest registered nurse salary are listed below.

  • California: $98,400 annually, $47.31 hourly
  • Hawaii: $88,230 annually, $42.42 hourly
  • Massachusetts: $85,770 annually, $41.23 hourly
  • Alaska: $85,740 annually, $41.22 hourly
  • Oregon: $82,940 annually, $39.87 hourly

States with highest employment level in this occupations were California, Texas, New York, Florida, Pennsylvania.

Source:

http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm

    gray_big_divider
    Nursing Schools
    Refine School Matches
    Hide filters
    • SUBJECT Clear All

      See More

    • DEGREE

      See More

    • PROGRAM TYPE

    • START TIME

      LOCATION
      Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
              Results open in new window

              Searching Searching ...

              Matching School Ads
              BS in Healthcare Administration

              Discover the Difference a Community of Support Makes in Your Educational Journey. From Application to Graduation, the Support You Need to Achieve Your Goals. 100% Online.

              New England College was founded in 1946 to educate soldiers coming home from war. The same great support system that welcomed returning GIs is still a hallmark of NEC today. From enrollment services representatives who’ll guide you through the application process to interactive tools that help you collaborate with instructors and classmates, NEC inspires you to reach the milestones of your educational journey.

              • Online Courses
              • Flexible Scheduling
              • Financial Aid
              • Transferable Credits
              Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education in Interdisciplinary Studies
              • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
              • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
              • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
              • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
              Show more [+]
              • Accredited
              • Online Courses
              • Financial Aid
              • Transferable Credits
              B.S. in Educational Studies (Does Not Lead to Teacher Licensure)
              • Why Earn Your Degree from GCU?
              • Options: Choose from a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Business, Nursing, Psychology, Education & more!
              • Convenience: Complete courses online, on campus, or a combination of both!
              • Earlier Graduation: Our 4-credit courses allow you to complete your degree program in less time.
              • Transfer Friendly: We will request your transcripts, evaluate your graduate coursework, and determine your anticipated graduation date within 24 hours.
              • Quality: Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is regionally accredited. Learn more today!
              • Accredited
              • Online Courses
              • Flexible Scheduling
              • Accelerated Programs
              • Financial Aid
              • Transferable Credits
              RN to BSN (licensed RNs only)
              • Presents stimulating, thoughtful programs for students in every academic field
              • SACS accredited w/many accreditations per program & 14:1 teacher-student ratio
              • 7 colleges with dozens of majors & programs to choose from for undergrads & grads
              • Beautiful 248 acre campus with ¾ mile waterfront located in Jacksonville, FL
              • Named an “America’s Best College” in the south for 10+ years, US News & World Report
              Show more [+]
              • Online Courses
              Online - RN to Bachelors of Science in Nursing

              Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's Online Master's Programs

              At Saint Mary's, we take pride in offering online graduate degrees designed to complement the schedules of working adults like you. Get an affordable, convenient education from a top-ranked university that's grounded in real-world applications.

              • Online Courses
              RN-BSN - RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
              • SJU provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts
              • A Jesuit school with 8,415 students in all programs for 2016 grads &undergrads
              • Institutionally Accredited by the MSCHE and the AACSB (Haub School of Business)
              • 96% of 2016 graduates employed, pursuing graduate study or volunteering full time
              • Qualifying students can receive financial assistance with tuition costs
              Show more [+]
              • Online Courses
              Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration/Healthcare Management

              See What’s Possible When You Earn a Degree at Florida Tech 100% Online

              Whatever your motivation for considering an undergraduate or graduate degree, Florida Tech offers programs online that can meet your needs. Here are a few reasons Florida Tech may be the right choice for you.

              • Online Courses
              Respiratory Therapy
              • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
              • Has weekend programs, including certified  veterinary technology, nurse assistant, and hemodialysis technician.
              • Showcases visual communication students’ artwork and design through campus magazine.
              • 3 campuses in Southern California.
              • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
              Show more [+]
              • Accredited
              • Online Courses
              • Flexible Scheduling
              • Accelerated Programs
              • Financial Aid
              • Transferable Credits
              RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
              • Loyola gives you an edge for an exciting career & an education for a fulfilling life
              • Accredited by the SACSCOC with a 10:1 student-faculty ratio & 5 distinct colleges
              • #10 Best Regional Universities of the South U.S. News and World Report
              • Top 20 Fulbright Producer in 2015-2016 w/ a 20% application acceptance rate in 2017
              • Programs in musical theatre, digital filmmaking, chemistry, business, & more!
              Show more [+]
              • Accredited
              • Online Courses
              • Flexible Scheduling
              • Accelerated Programs
              • Financial Aid
              • Transferable Credits
              Health Education and Promotion Certificate

              Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students. Benedictine is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

              Benedictine University provides a values-centered Liberal Arts education. Today, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students from all 50 states in the US and over 17 countries.

              Why Benedictine University Online?

              • Over 130 year legacy of academic excellence
              • Ranked among America's Top Colleges by "Forbes" Magazine
              • 91% of current students report they are satisfied or very satisfied with their learning experience
              • Accredited
              • Online Courses
              • Flexible Scheduling
              • Accelerated Programs
              • Financial Aid
              • Transferable Credits
               
              Featured Schools
               
              Nurse Salary