Nurse Salary in California

Nurse Salary in California

California is considered as one of the prime employment hubs in U.S.A, especially for professionals in the nursing career. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, California has the highest employment level total of 274,650 RNsalong with the mean hourly rate of $48.92 and mean annual wage $101,750.Also, California provides better opportunities for individuals who start their career as LPN/LVNs to continue to study further and move toward well-received job role.

 

Registered Nurse Salary in California

Registered Nurse Salary in California is average of $37.97 per hour which is 19% above the national average and average annual wage of $81,781which is 15% higher than the national average in USA. However, given rates are varied based on the exact city or location you work and your job role. Given below is the list of metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in California and relevant salaries for RNs.

Location Average Hourly Salary Average Annual Salary
Anaheim $39.18 $87,578
Arcadia $37.30 $79,058
Apple Valley $34.54 $77,777
Bakersfield $35.79 $79,307
Berkeley $48.62 $82,293
Banning $38.59 $74,217
Barstow $31.81
Beverly Hills $38.93 $106,958
Burbank $41.85 $80,521
Burlingame $41.50 $79,672
Carmichael $37.02 $78,518
Castro Valley $40.99 $97,102
Chico $29.93 $79,116
Chino $38.94 $5,670 (monthly)
Chula Vista $34.94 $83,002
Clovis $43.63 $78,120
Concord $38.12 $79,897
Colton $38.70 $88,405
Corona $40.46 $94,681
Costa Mesa $36.63 $80,757
Covina $35.88 $84,552
Culver City $35.31 $89,904
Dublin $38.28
Downey $45.03 $78,898
Duarte $34.40 $80,941
El Cajon $33.51
El Centro $37.37 $76,046
Escondido $38.44 $79,290
Encinitas $33.01 $88,550
Fairfield $31.62 $90,797
Fontana $39.66 $78,713
Fremont $38.62 $91,537
 Folsom $82,347
Fresno $36.20 $82,112
Fortuna $34.82 $78,866
Fountain Valley $40.27 $81,872
Glendale $40.90 $82,587
Glendora $41.42 $89,862
Grass Valley $44.44 $98,788
Hanford $39.89 $76,637
Hemet $31.45 $79,562
Huntington Beach $19.35 $57,570
Indio $36.97 $80,211
Irvine $34.08 $79,800
 La Jolla $33.77 $79,166
La Mesa $36.11 $70,659
Lancaster $33.75 $78,750
Lodi $41.48 $84,781
 Loma Linda $36.75 $86,153
Long Beach $34.99 $90,405
Los Angeles $37.23 $81,346
Lynwood $41.66 $129,975
Madera $40.94 $79,406
Martinez $44.53 $98,750
Marysville $54.25 $106,673
Merced $39.59 $79,195
Mission Hills $41.00 $78,555
Mission Viejo $38.29 $79,666
Modesto $47.62 $83,771
Monterey $43.80 $104,910
 Monterey Park $89,026
Moreno Valley $38.99 $80,115
Mountain View $50.17 $80,358
Murrieta $36.41 $86,548
Napa $42.93 $79,302
National City $38.14 $84,864
Newport Beach $32.64 $70,543
Northridge $36.15 $92,880 p
Oakland $44.84 $81,267
Oceanside $38.47 $88,022
Ontario $39.44 $78,742
Orange $36.95 $79,129
Oxnard $36.93 $79,008
Palm Springs $37.37 $80,329
Palo Alto $42.14 $85,141
Panorama City $42.38 $78,580
Pasadena $35.51 $107,558
 Pleasanton $30.62 $86,689
Pomona $35.76 $75,382
Porterville $38.63 $78,690
Rancho Mirage $35.38 $92,278
Redding $32.47 $78,412
Redlands $40.44 $86,084
Redwood City $57.69 $80,984
Riverside $36.70 $81,738
Roseville $23.43 $81,050
Sacramento $39.61 $81,580
Salinas $35.13 $80,761
San Bernardino $38.78 $90,766
San Diego $35.46 $79,831
San Dimas $33.08 $59,433
San Francisco $43.92 $85,767
San Jose $37.83 $83,850
San Leandro

 

$43.16

 

$79,237
San Luis Obispo $34.44 $79,145
San Mateo $33.77 $107,222
San Pablo $37.12
San Rafael $44.98 $89,282
San Ramon $45.95 $81,547
Santa Ana $34.69 $77,622
Santa Barbara $30.44 $80,636
Santa Cruz $40.10 $83,142
Santa Maria $35.86 $79,451
Santa Monica $37.68 $85,590
Santa Rosa $44.95 $79,984
Sherman Oaks $42.00 $75,260
Sonora $44.64 $81,261
Stockton $34.01 $97,182
Sunnyvale $21.63 $106,684
Thousand Oaks $22.15 $80,133
Tarzana $44.09 $78,435 p
Torrance $37.07 $78,740
Turlock

 

$39.49

 

$81,924
Upland

 

$30.68

 

$80,109
Vallejo $54.28 $89,781
 Van Nuys $37.75 $80,864
Ventura $43.92 $86,868
Victorville $41.22 $81,737
Visalia $34.39 $82,738
Walnut Creek $45.98 $83,858
West Covina $36.57 $79,670
West Hills $45.31 $78,804
Whittier $30.63 $64,015
Wildomar $43.62
Woodland Hills $46.62 $78,848
Yuba City $40.81 $96,693

 

Most of the cities in California have above the national average salary of RNs. Apart from the higher living cost, another reason behind the higher salaries for RNs is that LVNs in California are not allowed to as much work as LVNs in other states.  It is because they receive comparatively less training than their counterparts. This situation has created a higher demand for RNs in California.

 

Nurse Practitioner Salary in California

Nurse Practitioner in California earns an average of $120,626 per year, which is 19% above the national average. Also, the total number of 12,740 Nurse Practitioners are employed in California according to Bureau of Labor Statistics which is the second highest employment following New York. The table below contains more detailed salary information regarding NPs in California.

Location Average Hourly Salary Average Annual Salary
Bakersfield-Delano $51.08 $106,250
Chico $50.05 $104,100
Fresno $48.65 $101,190
Hanford-Corcoran $51.14 $106,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale $43.03 $89,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana $43.42 $90,320
Madera-Chowchilla $55.11 $114,630
Merced $43.93 $91,370
Modesto $47.58 $98,970
Napa $48.40 $100,680
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward $50.08 $104,160
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura $45.92 $95,510
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario $48.73 $101,350
Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville $44.24 $92,020
Salinas $47.98 $99,800
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos $49.42 $102,780
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont $51.61 $107,340
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City $55.98 $116,430
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara $60.31 $125,450
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles $47.59 $98,990
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine $44.85 $93,290
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta $44.55 $92,670
Santa Cruz-Watsonville $51.20 $106,500
Santa Rosa-Petaluma $45.82 $95,300
Stockton $58.27 $121,200
Vallejo-Fairfield $46.68 $97,090
Visalia-Porterville $48.97 $101,860
North Coast Region of California $44.01 $91,540
Northern Mountains Region of California $43.64 $90,780

 

 

Licensed Practical Nurse LPN / LVN Salary in California

According to indeed.com Licensed Practical Nurse in California earns an average of $22.42 per hour and $46,874 per year which is 26% above national average wage. Typically, LPNs move into other job roles after sometime. because they can reach to a higher salary as a RN or NP.

Location Average Hourly Salary Average Annual Salary
Bakersfield-Delano $22.31 $46,400
Chico $24.07 $50,060
El Centro $23.71 $49,320
Fresno $22.34 $46,460
Hanford-Corcoran $23.30 $48,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale $24.18 $50,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana $23.95 $49,810
Madera-Chowchilla $23.39 $48,660
Merced $22.52 $46,830
Modesto $25.14 $52,300
Napa $27.20 $56,580
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward $28.63 $59,540
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura $26.48 $55,080
Redding $23.43 $48,730
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario $22.19 $46,150
Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville $26.16 $54,420
Salinas $28.34 $58,950
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos $23.38 $48,640
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont $28.80 $59,910
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City $29.11 $60,550
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara $27.80 $57,820
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles $23.41 $48,700
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine $23.18 $48,200
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta $27.52 $57,230
Santa Cruz-Watsonville $25.17 $52,350
Santa Rosa-Petaluma $26.90 $55,960
Stockton $24.74 $51,460
Vallejo-Fairfield $27.81 $57,850
Visalia-Porterville $22.04 $45,840
Yuba City $21.71 $45,160
Mother Lode Region of California $24.78 $51,540
North Coast Region of California $23.26 $48,390
North Valley Region of California $25.02 $52,030
Northern Mountains Region of California $23.60 $49,080