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Registered nurse salary in United States

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

Average base salary

$43.66
Average $43.66
Low $28.50
High $66.87
Overtime
$12,000per year
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a registered nurse is $43.66 per hour in the United States and $12,000 overtime per year.301.6k salaries reported, updated at December 3, 2022

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Registered Nurses in United States

  1. Adventist Health
    3.7
    1,322 reviews7 salaries reported
    $71.32per hour
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Highest paying cities for Registered Nurses near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $66.05 per hour
    3.3k salaries reported
  2. San Antonio, TX
    $55.29 per hour
    1.3k salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $51.34 per hour
    968 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $45.80 per hour
    1.4k salaries reported
  2. Las Vegas, NV
    $43.05 per hour
    863 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $41.77 per hour
    3.5k salaries reported
  1. Miami, FL
    $39.67 per hour
    560 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $37.87 per hour
    1.4k salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $37.14 per hour
    1.4k 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 license

LMSW(earn +32.81% more)

The jobs requiring this license have decrease by 19.61% since 2018. Registered Nurses with this license earn +32.81% more than the average base salary, which is $43.66 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this licenseChange from previous year
201256increase by 56
2013108increase by 92.86%
2014277increase by 156.48%
2015566increase by 104.33%
2016503decrease by 11.13%
2017148decrease by 70.58%
2018153increase by 3.38%
2019123decrease by 19.61%

Top companies hiring Registered Nurses on Indeed

Forward
CVS Health
VitaDrip IV Therapy, Inc.
Presidential Transportation
Ashfield Engage
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Top skills
ICD Coding
+14.59%salary
Top certifications
Infection Control Certification
+39.73%salary
Top fields of study
Public Health Degree
+56.22%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?

Registered Nurse - Operating Room

24,729 job openings

Average $75.58 per hour

Registered Nurse - Medical/Surgical

517,604 job openings

Average $2,503 per week

Registered Nurse - Home Health

36,127 job openings

Average $49.75 per hour

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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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