Nursing has become one of the lucrative professions in the job sector, particularly in the United States. Accordingly, if you intend to pursue your career as a Registered Nurse in the US, using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics from May 2021, we compiled a list of every state in the US where registered nurses earn the highest salaries. Here is the list of the 5 top paying states in the US:
Landing first on our list is California. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2021 data, California has the highest pay for USRN, with an average annual salary of $124,000 and an hourly rate of $59.62.
Hawaii is the second highest paying state in this profession. Based on the data gathered by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an average annual salary of a USRN in Hawaii is $106,530, and the mean hourly rate is $51.22.
The third on our list is Oregon. It has an average annual salary of $98,630 with a mean hourly wage of $47.42.
4. District of Columbia
The fourth on our list is the District of Columbia. The average annual salary of a USRN is $98,540, and the mean hourly wage is $47.38.
The fifth and last on our list is Alaska, wherein the average salary of a USRN annually is $97,230 and a mean hourly wage of $46.74.