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How much does a Nurse make in the United States?

Average Nurse Hourly Wage in the United States

Nurses earn a median hourly wage of $31.84. Hourly wages typically start from $21.94 and go up to $46.31.

Average Nurse Yearly Salary in the United States

Nurses earn a median salary of $66,220 per year. Salaries typically start from $45,630 and go up to $96,320.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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  2. Get the Education
    Simmons Nursing

    A certificate or associates degree is required to be a Nurse. A nursing degree is preferred.

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Nurse Earnings by Seniority

Top End Nurse Earnings

The highest earning Nurses in the United States earn:

$46.31
an hour
$96,320
per year
Senior Nurse Earnings

Senior Nurses in the United States earn:

$38.55
an hour
$80,190
per year
Experienced Nurse Earnings

Experienced Nurses in the United States earn:

$31.84
an hour
$66,220
per year
Junior Nurse Earnings

Junior Nurses in the United States earn:

$26.05
an hour
$54,180
per year
Starting Nurse Earnings

Starting Nurses in the United States earn:

$21.94
an hour
$45,630
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Historical salary for Nurses in the United States

Nurse salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Nurse Salary in California $45.34 $94,310 # 1
Nurse Salary in Hawaii $41.32 $85,940 # 2
Nurse Salary in Massachusetts $38.40 $79,880 # 3
Nurse Salary in Alaska $40.08 $83,370 # 4
Nurse Salary in Oregon $38.64 $80,360 # 5
Nurse Salary in Nevada $37.62 $78,240 # 6
Nurse Salary in District of Columbia $36.69 $76,310 # 7
Nurse Salary in New Jersey $37.20 $77,380 # 8
Nurse Salary in Washington $36.30 $75,500 # 9
Nurse Salary in Connecticut $36.08 $75,050 # 10
Nurse Salary in New York $35.75 $74,370 # 11
Nurse Salary in Rhode Island $35.71 $74,280 # 12
Nurse Salary in Arizona $34.14 $71,010 # 13
Nurse Salary in Minnesota $33.92 $70,560 # 14
Nurse Salary in Maryland $34.04 $70,810 # 15
Nurse Salary in Delaware $33.79 $70,280 # 16
Nurse Salary in Colorado $32.73 $68,080 # 17
Nurse Salary in Texas $32.36 $67,310 # 18
Nurse Salary in Illinois $31.20 $64,890 # 19
Nurse Salary in Pennsylvania $31.17 $64,830 # 20
Nurse Salary in Michigan $31.27 $65,050 # 21
Nurse Salary in New Mexico $30.81 $64,070 # 22
Nurse Salary in New Hampshire $30.13 $62,680 # 23
Nurse Salary in Wisconsin $30.41 $63,260 # 24
Nurse Salary in Vermont $28.93 $60,180 # 25
Nurse Salary in Virginia $30.17 $62,750 # 26
Nurse Salary in Maine $29.66 $61,680 # 27
Nurse Salary in Florida $29.05 $60,420 # 28
Nurse Salary in Louisiana $29.03 $60,380 # 29
Nurse Salary in Ohio $29.10 $60,530 # 30
Nurse Salary in Georgia $29.79 $61,950 # 31
Nurse Salary in Wyoming $29.06 $60,450 # 32
Nurse Salary in Montana $28.29 $58,840 # 33
Nurse Salary in Utah $28.38 $59,040 # 34
Nurse Salary in Idaho $28.36 $58,980 # 35
Nurse Salary in South Carolina $27.99 $58,220 # 36
Nurse Salary in North Carolina $28.12 $58,490 # 37
Nurse Salary in Indiana $27.58 $57,370 # 38
Nurse Salary in Missouri $27.26 $56,690 # 39
Nurse Salary in Kentucky $27.25 $56,680 # 40
Nurse Salary in Oklahoma $27.34 $56,870 # 41
Nurse Salary in Nebraska $26.84 $55,820 # 42
Nurse Salary in Tennessee $26.96 $56,080 # 43
Nurse Salary in Mississippi $26.41 $54,920 # 44
Nurse Salary in Kansas $26.82 $55,780 # 45
Nurse Salary in Arkansas $26.56 $55,240 # 46
Nurse Salary in North Dakota $26.64 $55,400 # 47
Nurse Salary in Alabama $26.20 $54,490 # 48
Nurse Salary in West Virginia $26.06 $54,210 # 49
Nurse Salary in Iowa $25.30 $52,610 # 50
Nurse Salary in South Dakota $24.51 $50,980 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Nurse

Interested in becoming a nurse? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good nurse? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education
    Simmons Nursing

    A certificate or associates degree is required to be a Nurse. A nursing degree is preferred.

  3. Get Hired

      Loading jobs...

    View all jobs →

    Would you like to post jobs on this career? Find the best candidates using Sokanu's new psychometric job platform. Visit employers.sokanu.com today.