How much does a Nurse make in the United States?
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The average salary for a nurse is $30.37 per hour in the United States and $9,250 overtime per year.
Salaries by years of experience in the United States
More critical skills and qualifications that pay well
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Critical & Intensive Care
Labor & Delivery
55% of Nurses in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area
Frequently asked questions
How much do similar professions to nurse get paid?
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.
As a nurse, how can I know if I am being paid fairly?
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