Published On: Mon, May 18th, 2015

Nursing income by industry

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports the median salary for a registered nurse was $66,640 for May 2014. The best-paid 10 percent of RNs made more than $98,880, while the bottom 10 percent earned less than $45,880.

Industry Profile

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment % of Industry Employment Hrly Mean Wage Annual Mean Wage
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,560,200 29.73% $34.44 $71,640
Home Health Care Services 168,970 13.46% $32.64 $67,880
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 148,970 8.99% $30.02 $62,440
Offices of Physicians 183,400 7.47% $30.67 $63,800
Outpatient Care Centers 107,300 15.33% $34.80 $72,390

Top paying States for Nursing:

State Number Employed Employment per Thousand Jobs Hrly Mean Wage Annual Mean Wage
California 253,310 16.75 $47.31 $98,400
Hawaii 10,650 17.39 $42.42 $88,230
Massachusetts 79,910 24.05 $41.23 $85,770
Alaska 5,780 17.79 $41.22 $85,740
Oregon 31,050 18.44 $39.87 $82,940

States with the highest employment levels for nursing:

State Number Employed Employment per Thousand Jobs Hrly Mean Wage Annual Mean Wage
California 253,310 16.75 $47.31 $98,400
Texas 190,170 16.94 $32.98 $68,590
New York 169,560 19.24 $37.07 $77,110
Florida 163,950 21.39 $30.15 $62,720
Pennsylvania 128,750 22.77 $32.01 $66,570

 

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