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Registered nurse salary in United States

How much does a Registered Nurse make in the United States?

Average base salary

$43.26
Average $43.26
Low $27.92
High $67.04
Overtime
$12,000per year
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a registered nurse is $43.26 per hour in the United States and $12,000 overtime per year.315.6k salaries reported, updated at September 27, 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 Registered Nurses in United States

  1. Kaiser Permanente
    4.0
    13,145 reviews267 salaries reported
    $67.61per hour
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Highest paying cities for Registered Nurses near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $68.01 per hour
    7.4k salaries reported
  2. Brooklyn, NY
    $52.53 per hour
    3.7k salaries reported
  3. Philadelphia, PA
    $51.46 per hour
    2.2k salaries reported
  1. Pittsburgh, PA
    $44.23 per hour
    993 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $43.08 per hour
    2k salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $42.91 per hour
    2.1k salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $40.10 per hour
    1.4k salaries reported
  2. Miami, FL
    $38.93 per hour
    849 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $37.51 per hour
    2.5k salaries reported
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Where can a Registered Nurse earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Registered Nurses

Most recommended skill

Public Health Degree(earn +56.22% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 9.38% since 2018. Registered Nurses with this skill earn +56.22% more than the average base salary, which is $43.26 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
2012724increase by 724
20132356increase by 225.41%
20141515decrease by 35.70%
2015697decrease by 53.99%
2016563decrease by 19.23%
2017581increase by 3.20%
2018640increase by 10.15%
2019580decrease by 9.38%

Top companies hiring Registered Nurses with the recommended skill

The Cigna Group
Presidential Transportation
AIRSCULPT TECHNOLOGIES
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Heart Care and Vascular Consultants
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Top certifications
Infection Control Certification
+39.73%salary
Top fields of study
Public Health Degree
+56.22%salary
Top licenses
LMSW
+32.81%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
16 jobs22
1,713 jobs12,686
102 jobs887
98 jobs207
239 jobs620
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Most common benefits for Registered Nurses

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Free parking
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Housing stipend
  • License reimbursement
  • Life insurance
  • Loan repayment program
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Pet insurance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 4,450 ratings

63% of Registered 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?

Nurse

Job openings

Average $39.27 per hour

Registered Nurse - Operating Room

Job openings

Average $70.80 per hour

Registered Nurse - Medical/Surgical

Job openings

Average $2,273 per week

Licensed Practical Nurse

Job openings

Average $32.58 per hour

Registered Nurse - Emergency Room

Job openings

Average $2,448 per week

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Common questions about salaries for a Registered Nurse

What kind of nurses get paid the most?

A certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) is one of the highest-paid nursing specialties. Registered nurses need additional certification in order to pursue this career path.

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What kind of nurses get paid the least?

Licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) and Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) have the least education requirements among nurses and therefore tend to make lower incomes than other nursing specialties. LVNs and LPNs can increase their income by getting an associate degree or a bachelor's degree in nursing.

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How much does a registered nurse make after 5 years?

A registered nurse with 5 years of experience will make $35.93 per hour on average in the U.S.

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