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Registered Nurse (RN) Salary and Employment Figures

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Registered nurseRegistered Nurse (RN) employment and salary figures for major US metropolitan areas, as of May 2007. Salary numbers represent the average annual salary for each area.

Highest-paying city: San Jose, CA (not on list) - $95,580

Most employed technologists: New York, NY - 162,070

Figures courtesy of the US Labor Bureau.


Metropolitan area Employment Annual mean wage
AK - Anchorage 3,320 $70,720
AL - Birmingham 13,140 $55,740
AL - Huntsville 4,010 $55,420
AR - Little Rock 8,930 $57,550
AZ - Phoenix 22,800 $60,700
CA - Los Angeles 80,480 $75,740
CA - Sacramento 13,130 $81,120
CA - San Francisco 32,700 $90,750
CO - Denver 19,800 $64,210
CT - Hartford 12,150 $68,150
DC - Washington 26,080 $69,990
DE - Wilmington 7,430 $66,240
FL - Miami 45,630 $63,990
FL - Tampa 22,030 $59,180
Flint, MI 3,880 $60,080
GA - Savannah 3,380 $61,690
HI - Honolulu 7,450 $75,650
IA - Cedar Rapids 2,520 $48,980
IA - Des Moines 6,160 $51,290
ID - Boise 4,760 $54,570
IL - Chicago 78,060 $64,490
IL - Springfield 2,530 $57,240
IN - Fort Wayne 4,370 $51,440
KS - Topeka 2,570 $53,750
KY - Owensboro 1,320 $50,970
LA - Baton Rouge 7,150 $54,040
LA - New Orleans 10,320 $61,830
MA - Boston 59,660 $76,860
MA - Springfield 6,300 $63,970
MD - Baltimore 28,950 $71,140
ME - Portland 4,200 $62,260
MI - Ann Arbor 7,180 $64,500
MI - Detroit 17,580 $64,470
MN - Minneapolis-St. Paul 31,990 $70,070
MO - Kansas City 18,500 $58,200
MO - Springfield 4,520 $51,220
MO - St. Louis 27,800 $55,350
MS - Jackson 6,150 $55,110
MT - Missoula 1,170 $54,960
NC - Charlotte 15,510 $57,840
NC - Durham 9,740 $57,870
ND - Bismarck 1,600 $49,150
NE - Lincoln 3,200 $50,460
NH - Portsmouth 920 $60,650
NJ - Newark 20,430 $74,120
NM - Albuquerque 5,740 $61,490
NV - Las Vegas 10,460 $67,740
NV - Reno-Sparks 2,900 $68,260
NY - Buffalo 11,770 $56,180
NY - New York 162,070 $76,390
NY - White Plains 96,560 $78,920
OH - Cincinnati 20,350 $59,290
OH - Columbus 17,440 $56,630
OH - Dayton 10,090 $57,020
OK - Oklahoma City 10,830 $51,480
OR - Bend 1,160 $69,350
OR - Portland 18,100 $69,630
PA - Philadelphia 60,830 $66,340
RI - Providence 12,830 $64,890
SC - Charleston 7,700 $55,890
SD - Sioux Falls 4,090 $52,680
TN - Knoxville 6,930 $53,640
TN - Memphis 13,040 $59,450
TX - Austin 8,330 $60,080
TX - Dallas-Fort Worth 41,970 $61,870
TX - Houston 40,770 $63,780
UT - Salt Lake City 8,730 $58,370
VA - Charlottesville 3,640 $59,130
VA - Richmond 11,010 $59,440
WA - Olympia 1,570 $68,190
WA - Seattle 28,320 $71,780
WI - Green Bay 2,870 $59,760
WV - Charleston 3,490 $53,910


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