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Registered Nurse Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $93,500 $7,791 $1,798 $45
75th Percentile $78,500 $6,541 $1,509 $38
Average $70,335 $5,861 $1,352 $34
25th Percentile $56,500 $4,708 $1,086 $27
$35,000 - $41,499
1% of jobs
$41,500 - $47,999
5% of jobs
$48,000 - $54,499
13% of jobs
$56,500 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$54,500 - $60,999
16% of jobs
$61,000 - $67,499
19% of jobs
The average salary is $70,335 a year
$67,500 - $73,999
15% of jobs
$78,500 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$74,000 - $80,499
11% of jobs
$80,500 - $86,999
8% of jobs
$87,000 - $93,499
4% of jobs
$93,500 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$93,500 - $99,999
2% of jobs
$100,000 - $106,500
2% of jobs

National Average

$35,000 $70,335/year $34/hour $106,500
Registered Nurse Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$70,335
$5,861
$1,352
$34
Ashburn, VA
Virginia
$71,299
$5,942
$1,371
$34

As of Jan 9, 2021, the average annual pay for a Registered Nurse in the United States is $70,335 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $33.81 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,353/week or $5,861/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $106,500 and as low as $35,000, the majority of Registered Nurse salaries currently range between $56,500 (25th percentile) to $78,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $93,500 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Registered Nurse varies greatly (by as much as $22,000), 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 Registered Nurse job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A Registered Nurse in your area makes on average $71,299 per year, or $964 (1%) more than the national average annual salary of $70,335. Virginia ranks number 4 out of 50 states nationwide for Registered Nurse salaries.

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

Find your next high paying job as a Registered Nurse on ZipRecruiter today.

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Registered Nurse Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Registered Nurse job is above the national average. Topping the list is Richmond, CA, with Kodiak, AK and Kirkland, WA close behind in the second and third positions. Kirkland, WA beats the national average by $13,693 (19.5%), and Richmond, CA furthers that trend with another $15,725 (22.4%) above the $70,335 average.

Importantly, Richmond, CA has a moderately active Registered Nurse job market with only a few 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 Registered Nurse appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 6% between Richmond, 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 Registered Nurse role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Richmond, CA$86,061$7,172$1,655$41.38
Kodiak, AK$85,477$7,123$1,644$41.09
Kirkland, WA$84,028$7,002$1,616$40.40
Petaluma, CA$84,013$7,001$1,616$40.39
Delhi, NY$83,812$6,984$1,612$40.29
Stamford, CT$83,802$6,983$1,612$40.29
Bellevue, WA$83,612$6,968$1,608$40.20
Bethesda, MD$81,908$6,826$1,575$39.38
Mountain View, CA$81,818$6,818$1,573$39.34
Lakes, AK$80,680$6,723$1,552$38.79

Top 5 Best Paying Related Registered Nurse Jobs in the U.S.

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

Importantly, all of these jobs are paid between $26,671 (37.9%) and $36,192 (51.5%) more than the average Registered Nurse salary of $70,335. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related Registered Nurse jobs may help you make more money than that of the average Registered Nurse position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Specialty RN$106,527$8,877$2,049$51.21
L&D RN$102,358$8,530$1,968$49.21
Travel Nurse RN$98,207$8,184$1,889$47.21
Travel RN$97,232$8,103$1,870$46.75
RN Travel$97,006$8,084$1,866$46.64
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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