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RN ICU Salary

$48,500 - $57,499
6% of jobs
$57,500 - $66,499
9% of jobs
$72,500 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$66,500 - $75,499
13% of jobs
$75,500 - $84,499
15% of jobs
$84,500 - $93,499
15% of jobs
The average salary is $95,527 a year
$93,500 - $102,499
10% of jobs
$108,000 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$102,500 - $111,499
10% of jobs
$111,500 - $120,499
7% of jobs
$120,500 - $129,499
4% of jobs
$130,000 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$129,500 - $138,499
3% of jobs
$138,500 - $147,500
1% of jobs

National Average

$48,500 $95,527 /year $147,500
$46 /hour
$4,042 - $4,792
6% of jobs
$4,792 - $5,542
9% of jobs
$6,041 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$5,542 - $6,292
13% of jobs
$6,292 - $7,042
15% of jobs
$7,042 - $7,792
15% of jobs
The average salary is $7,960 a month
$7,792 - $8,542
10% of jobs
$9,000 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$8,542 - $9,292
10% of jobs
$9,292 - $10,042
7% of jobs
$10,042 - $10,792
4% of jobs
$10,833 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$10,792 - $11,542
3% of jobs
$11,542 - $12,292
1% of jobs

National Average

$4,042 $7,960 /month $12,292
$46 /hour
$933 - $1,106
6% of jobs
$1,106 - $1,279
9% of jobs
$1,394 is the 25th percentile. Wages below this are outliers.
$1,279 - $1,452
13% of jobs
$1,452 - $1,625
15% of jobs
$1,625 - $1,798
15% of jobs
The average wage is $1,837 a week
$1,798 - $1,971
10% of jobs
$2,076 is the 75th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$1,971 - $2,144
10% of jobs
$2,144 - $2,317
7% of jobs
$2,317 - $2,490
4% of jobs
$2,500 is the 90th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$2,490 - $2,663
3% of jobs
$2,663 - $2,837
1% of jobs

National Average

$933 $1,837 /week $2,837
$46 /hour
$23.32 - $27.64
6% of jobs
$27.64 - $31.97
9% of jobs
$34.86 is the 25th percentile. Wages below this are outliers.
$31.97 - $36.30
13% of jobs
$36.30 - $40.62
15% of jobs
$40.62 - $44.95
15% of jobs
The average wage is $45.93 an hour
$44.95 - $49.28
10% of jobs
$51.92 is the 75th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$49.28 - $53.61
10% of jobs
$53.61 - $57.93
7% of jobs
$57.93 - $62.26
4% of jobs
$62.50 is the 90th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$62.26 - $66.59
3% of jobs
$66.59 - $70.91
1% of jobs

National Average

$23.32 $46 /hour $70.91
  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $130,000 $10,833 $2,500 $62
75th Percentile $108,000 $9,000 $2,076 $52
Average $95,527 $7,960 $1,837 $46
25th Percentile $72,500 $6,041 $1,394 $35
RN ICU Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$95,527
$7,960
$1,837
$46
Chicago, IL
$97,790
$8,149
$1,881
$47

As of Jan 14, 2021, the average annual pay for a RN ICU in the United States is $95,527 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $45.93 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,837/week or $7,961/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $147,500 and as low as $48,500, the majority of RN ICU salaries currently range between $72,500 (25th percentile) to $108,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $130,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a RN ICU varies greatly (by as much as $35,500), 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 RN ICU job market in both Chicago, IL and the surrounding area is very active. A RN ICU in your area makes on average $97,790 per year, or $2,263 (2%) more than the national average annual salary of $95,527. ranks number 1 out of 50 states nationwide for RN ICU salaries.

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

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

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for RN ICU Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a RN ICU job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Mateo, CA, with Berkeley, CA and Daly City, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Daly City, CA beats the national average by $20,873 (21.9%), and San Mateo, CA furthers that trend with another $25,083 (26.3%) above the $95,527 average.

Significantly, San Mateo, CA has a very active RN ICU 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 RN ICU appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 12% between San Mateo, CA and Lakes, AK, 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 RN ICU role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Mateo, CA$120,610$10,051$2,319$57.99
Berkeley, CA$116,725$9,727$2,245$56.12
Daly City, CA$116,400$9,700$2,238$55.96
Richmond, CA$112,930$9,411$2,172$54.29
Stamford, CT$109,965$9,164$2,115$52.87
Bellevue, WA$109,686$9,140$2,109$52.73
Brooklyn, NY$108,166$9,014$2,080$52.00
San Francisco, CA$107,583$8,965$2,069$51.72
New Haven, CT$107,209$8,934$2,062$51.54
Lakes, AK$106,871$8,906$2,055$51.38

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

We found at least five jobs related to the RN ICU job category that pay more per year than a typical RN ICU salary. Top examples of these roles include: ICU Travel Nurse, NICU Travel Nurse, and Remote NICU Travel Nurse.

Importantly, all of these jobs are paid between $18,407 (19.3%) and $26,719 (28.0%) more than the average RN ICU salary of $95,527. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related RN ICU jobs may help you make more money than that of the average RN ICU position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
ICU Travel Nurse$122,246$10,187$2,351$58.77
NICU Travel Nurse$114,346$9,529$2,199$54.97
Remote NICU Travel Nurse$114,212$9,518$2,196$54.91
Online NICU Travel Nurse$114,034$9,503$2,193$54.82
Pediatric ICU RN$113,934$9,494$2,191$54.78
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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