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Nurse salary in United States

How much does a Nurse make in the United States?

Average base salary

$33.74
Average $33.74
Low $20.12
High $56.59
Overtime
$10,000per year
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a nurse is $33.74 per hour in the United States and $10,000 overtime per year.12.8k salaries reported, updated at September 13, 2022

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Nurses in United States

  1. General Healthcare Resources, Inc.
    3.9star
    163 reviews14 salaries reported
    $86.98per hour
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Highest paying cities for Nurses near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $60.59 per hour
    78 salaries reported
  2. Sacramento, CA
    $42.09 per hour
    37 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $40.38 per hour
    21 salaries reported
  1. Phoenix, AZ
    $37.69 per hour
    74 salaries reported
  2. Philadelphia, PA
    $34.49 per hour
    25 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $32.94 per hour
    61 salaries reported
  1. Orlando, FL
    $30.72 per hour
    29 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $30.55 per hour
    117 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $26.35 per hour
    75 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
+104.64%salary
Top licenses
Certified Nurse Practitioner
+42.75%salary
Top specialties
Critical & Intensive Care
+27.19%salary

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

531,825 job openings

Average $44.18 per hour

Registered Nurse - Operating Room

26,252 job openings

Average $77.34 per hour

Registered Nurse - Medical/Surgical

507,251 job openings

Average $2,522 per week

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Common questions about salaries for a Nurse

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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