5 Best Paying States in US as a Registered Nurse

Salary isn't everything when you look for a job, but it definitely plays the role especially to those people who were involved in the medical field. Being a registered nurse often involves tremendous responsibilities, but still lots of USRN's 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 field 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 a good news for you! We listed down all the highest paying states in US for Registered nurses based from the data gathered of the Bureau and Labor Statistics last May 2017. Here is the list of the Top 5 highest paying states in US

#5 Oregon

Oregon is a state located in the Pacific Northwest region on the west coast of the United States. Based from the studies of the State of Oregon Employment Department their demand for hospital aides is likely expected to increase by 18.5% from the 10-year of 2012 to 2022. Now Oregon boosts huge number of hospitals which made nursing as a popular job in their state that made them open 35,140 job opportunities for registered nurses. Oregon has an average annual salary of $88,770 with and an hourly mean wage of $42.68.

#4 Massachusetts

Massachusetts is one of the smallest state in the US, but their need for a health care aide is now on top. Based from the statistics of U.S. 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 82,870 job vacancies that will cope to their need for nurses. In Massachusetts, the average salary of a USRN on an annual basis is $89,330 and an hourly mean wage of $42.95.

 

#3 District of Columbia

The District of Columbia is the national center for medical research and patient care in the United States. The average annual salary of Registered Nurses in District of Columbia is $90,110 and an hourly mean rate of $43.32. Based from the status report made by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2017, the District of Columbia is currently in need for 11,000 registered nurses.

 

#2 Hawaii

Hawaii is the second highest paying states with this profession. Based from the data gathered by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an average annual salary of a USRN in Hawaii is $96,990 and an hourly mean rate of $46.63. According to the Hawaii Center for Nursing 2017 workforce supply report, 58% of Hawaii's registered nurses work in a hospital setting which also open a job vacancy of 10,800 to all nurses who wants to pursue their career in Hawaii.

#1 California

The highest paying state for USRN is California with an average annual salary of $102,700 and an hourly rate of $49.37 based from the 2017 data of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. California is the most populated state in North America, which made them employ the number of nurses of 282,290 that made a strong presence of nurse's union in California.

California, Hawaii and Oregon requires U.S. 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.

 

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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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