5 Best paying states in the US for registered nurses

Salary isn't everything when you look for a job, but it definitely plays a role especially to those people who were involved in the medical field. Being a registered nurse often involves tremendous responsibilities, but still lots of USRNs find their work as a fulfilling job due to the compensations they are receiving from their companies. Since the 21st Century, nursing has become one of the lucrative fields in the job market especially in the United States. The nursing shortage in the US created enormous opportunities for registered nurses.

In line with this, if you're planning to pursue your career in the US as a Registered Nurse. Here's some good news for you! We listed down all the highest paying states in the US for Registered nurses based on the data gathered by the Bureau and Labor Statistics last May 2020. Here is the list of the Top 5 highest paying states in US:

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#5 Alaska

Alaska, located in the northwest corner of North America and the northernmost and westernmost state in the United states.  In Alaska, the average salary of a USRN on an annual basis is $95,270 and an hourly mean wage of $45.81.

#4 Oregon

Oregon is a state located in the Pacific Northwest region on the west coast of the United States. Now Oregon boasts a huge number of hospitals which made nursing as a popular job in their state that made them open a lot of job opportunities for registered nurses. Oregon has an average annual salary of $96,230 with an hourly mean wage of $46.27.

 

#3 Massachusetts

Massachusetts is one of the smallest states in the US, but their need for a health care aide is now on top. Based on the statistics of the US Department of Health and Human Services, they were projected to have a huge amount of increase on the nursing surplus which requires them to meet huge job vacancies that will cope with their need for nurses. In Massachusetts, the average salary of a USRN on an annual basis is $96,250 and an hourly mean wage of $46.27.

 

#2 Hawaii

Hawaii is the second highest paying state with this profession. Based on the data gathered by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an average annual salary of a USRN in Hawaii is $104,830 and an hourly mean rate of $50.40.

#1 California

The highest paying state for USRN is California with an average annual salary of $120,560 and an hourly rate of $57.96 based from the 2020 data of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. California is the most populated state in North America, which made them employ a huge number of nurses that made a strong presence of the nurse's union in California.

 

California, Hawaii and Oregon require US SSN to apply but don't worry NEAC can certainly assist you to apply to another state and endorse your license to these states once you have an SSN.

SOURCES:

https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm#st

https://www.nursing.org/online-programs/oregon/

https://nurse.org/resources/nursing-career-massachusetts/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Healthcare_in_Washington,_D.C.

https://www.topregisterednurse.com/salary/hawaii/

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/nursing-paths/rn-hawaii.html

https://khn.org/news/californias-rn-wages-now-highest-in-the-nation-federal-data-show/

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