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Nurse salary in United States

How much does a Nurse make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $34.21
Low $20.03
High $58.45
$10,000per year
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a nurse is $34.21 per hour in the United States and $10,000 overtime per year.12.3k salaries reported, updated at February 1, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Nurses in United States

  1. Curative
    264 reviews12 salaries reported
    $46.67per hour
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Highest paying cities for Nurses near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $69.41 per hour
    210 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $36.78 per hour
    20 salaries reported
  3. Philadelphia, PA
    $35.78 per hour
    22 salaries reported
  1. Phoenix, AZ
    $34.86 per hour
    58 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $30.50 per hour
    153 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $30.22 per hour
    69 salaries reported
  1. Orlando, FL
    $29.44 per hour
    19 salaries reported
  2. San Antonio, TX
    $24.89 per hour
    79 salaries reported
  3. Indianapolis, IN
    $7.25 per hour
    116 salaries reported
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Where can a Nurse earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Nurses

Top certifications
Counseling Certification
Top specialties
Critical & Intensive Care

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top CertificationsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
2 jobs4
21 jobs31
28 jobs35
173 jobs516
76 jobs184
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Most common benefits for Nurses

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • 457(b)
  • Adoption assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Free parking
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Housing stipend
  • License reimbursement
  • Life insurance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Loan repayment program
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid housing
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 885 ratings

55% of Nurses in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Registered Nurse

468,484 job openings

Average $43.81 per hour

Registered Nurse - Operating Room

19,449 job openings

Average $76.10 per hour

Registered Nurse - Medical/Surgical

445,501 job openings

Average $2,546 per week

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Common questions about salaries for a Nurse

How much do similar professions to nurse get paid?

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Do nurses get paid while training?

Payment while training depends on the specific program you choose. Apprentice programs often add the benefit of earning while you gain on-the-job training.

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As a nurse, how can I know if I am being paid fairly?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a nurse, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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