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Per Diem RN

Per Diem RN Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $117,000 $9,750 $2,250 $56
75th Percentile $83,500 $6,958 $1,605 $40
Average $77,840 $6,486 $1,496 $37
25th Percentile $56,500 $4,708 $1,086 $27
$42,500 - $53,499
17% of jobs
$56,500 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$53,500 - $64,499
27% of jobs
$64,500 - $75,499
16% of jobs
The average salary is $77,840 a year
$75,500 - $86,499
23% of jobs
$86,500 - $97,499
6% of jobs
$97,500 - $108,499
2% of jobs
$117,000 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$108,500 - $119,499
1% of jobs
$119,500 - $130,499
0% of jobs
$130,500 - $141,499
0% of jobs
$141,500 - $152,499
1% of jobs
$152,500 - $163,500
1% of jobs

National Average

$42,500 $77,840/year $37/hour $163,500
Per Diem RN Salary Comparison by Location
United States
Chicago, IL

As of Jan 9, 2021, the average annual pay for a Per Diem RN in the United States is $77,840 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $37.42 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,497/week or $6,487/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $163,500 and as low as $42,500, the majority of Per Diem RN salaries currently range between $56,500 (25th percentile) to $83,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $117,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Per Diem RN varies greatly (by as much as $27,000), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Per Diem RN job market in both Chicago, IL and the surrounding area is very active. A Per Diem RN in your area makes on average $79,684 per year, or $1,844 (2%) more than the national average annual salary of $77,840. ranks number 1 out of 50 states nationwide for Per Diem RN salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Per Diem RN jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as a Per Diem RN on ZipRecruiter today.

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Per Diem RN Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Per Diem RN job is above the national average. Topping the list is Sunnyvale, CA, with Santa Rosa, CA and Williston, ND close behind in the second and third positions. Williston, ND beats the national average by $14,078 (18.1%), and Sunnyvale, CA furthers that trend with another $18,755 (24.1%) above the $77,840 average.

Significantly, Sunnyvale, CA has a very active Per Diem RN job market as there are several companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Per Diem RN appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 9% between Sunnyvale, CA and New York City, NY, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Per Diem RN role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Sunnyvale, CA$96,595$8,050$1,858$46.44
Santa Rosa, CA$93,425$7,785$1,797$44.92
Williston, ND$91,918$7,660$1,768$44.19
Manhattan, NY$91,676$7,640$1,763$44.07
Cambridge, MA$90,543$7,545$1,741$43.53
Arlington, VA$90,033$7,503$1,731$43.29
Dickinson, ND$89,482$7,457$1,721$43.02
Ketchikan, AK$89,148$7,429$1,714$42.86
Vacaville, CA$88,803$7,400$1,708$42.69
New York City, NY$88,101$7,342$1,694$42.36

Top 5 Best Paying Related Per Diem RN Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Per Diem RN job category that pay more per year than a typical Per Diem RN salary. Top examples of these roles include: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Per Diem, CRNA Per Diem, and Per Diem CRNA.

Importantly, all of these jobs are paid between $38,802 (49.8%) and $162,041 (208.2%) more than the average Per Diem RN salary of $77,840. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related Per Diem RN jobs may help you make more money than that of the average Per Diem RN position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
CRNA Per Diem$239,881$19,990$4,613$115.33
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Per Diem$239,881$19,990$4,613$115.33
Per Diem CRNA$187,250$15,604$3,601$90.02
Nurse Practitioner Per Diem$150,434$12,536$2,893$72.32
Per Diem Pharmacist$116,642$9,720$2,243$56.08
About Our Data
ZipRecruiter salary estimates, histograms, trends and comparisons are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.

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