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What Is the Average RN Salary by State

State Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Hawaii $85,341 $7,111 $1,641 $41.03
Connecticut $83,645 $6,970 $1,608 $40.21
Massachusetts $83,584 $6,965 $1,607 $40.19
Nevada $83,525 $6,960 $1,606 $40.16
Rhode Island $81,666 $6,805 $1,570 $39.26
Oregon $80,810 $6,734 $1,554 $38.85
Alaska $80,057 $6,671 $1,539 $38.49
North Dakota $79,036 $6,586 $1,519 $38.00
Washington $78,970 $6,580 $1,518 $37.97
New York $77,656 $6,471 $1,493 $37.33
Maryland $75,803 $6,316 $1,457 $36.44
South Dakota $74,864 $6,238 $1,439 $35.99
Virginia $73,570 $6,130 $1,414 $35.37
New Hampshire $73,339 $6,111 $1,410 $35.26
Colorado $71,879 $5,989 $1,382 $34.56
California $71,671 $5,972 $1,378 $34.46
Kansas $71,661 $5,971 $1,378 $34.45
Nebraska $71,597 $5,966 $1,376 $34.42
Idaho $71,568 $5,964 $1,376 $34.41
Mississippi $71,093 $5,924 $1,367 $34.18
Delaware $71,050 $5,920 $1,366 $34.16
South Carolina $70,474 $5,872 $1,355 $33.88
Vermont $70,375 $5,864 $1,353 $33.83
Tennessee $69,805 $5,817 $1,342 $33.56
Arkansas $69,516 $5,793 $1,336 $33.42
Kentucky $68,370 $5,697 $1,314 $32.87
Minnesota $68,122 $5,676 $1,310 $32.75
Arizona $68,121 $5,676 $1,310 $32.75
Wyoming $67,941 $5,661 $1,306 $32.66
Oklahoma $67,845 $5,653 $1,304 $32.62
Maine $67,839 $5,653 $1,304 $32.62
Montana $67,629 $5,635 $1,300 $32.51
New Jersey $67,598 $5,633 $1,299 $32.50
Michigan $67,355 $5,612 $1,295 $32.38
Indiana $66,375 $5,531 $1,276 $31.91
Illinois $65,732 $5,477 $1,264 $31.60
West Virginia $65,542 $5,461 $1,260 $31.51
Missouri $65,367 $5,447 $1,257 $31.43
Wisconsin $64,170 $5,347 $1,234 $30.85
Ohio $63,747 $5,312 $1,225 $30.65
Texas $63,704 $5,308 $1,225 $30.63
Pennsylvania $63,681 $5,306 $1,224 $30.62
Iowa $63,076 $5,256 $1,213 $30.33
Utah $61,942 $5,161 $1,191 $29.78
New Mexico $60,869 $5,072 $1,170 $29.26
Alabama $59,818 $4,984 $1,150 $28.76
North Carolina $59,079 $4,923 $1,136 $28.40
Florida $58,652 $4,887 $1,127 $28.20
Georgia $55,106 $4,592 $1,059 $26.49
Louisiana $54,322 $4,526 $1,044 $26.12

Top 50 Highest Paying States for RN Jobs in the U.S.

We’ve identified ten states where the typical salary for a RN job is above the national average. Topping the list is Hawaii, with Connecticut and Massachusetts close behind in second and third. Massachusetts beats the national average by 8.5%, and Hawaii furthers that trend with another $8,329 (10.8%) above the $77,012.

With these ten states paying on average above the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a RN appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

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