US Nurse Salary by State

Us Nurse Salary by State

Like any other profession, a nursing career is highly influenced by its pay other than being a self-rewarding career. In USA. nursing is an extremely demanding career with a higher payment compared to other professions. A Registered Nurse (RN) earns an average wage of $28.47 per hour with annual salaries ranging from $40,056 – $86,560. Nursing salary differs from state to state here is the list of Nurse Salary by State,

 

Registered Nurse Salary by State (Average)

 

States Hourly Wage Annual Salary
 Alabama $19.04 $38,918
 Alaska $31.98 $93,556
 Arizona $33.37 $64,240
 Arkansas $24.84 $37,906
 California $39.07 $87,482
 Colorado $30.06 $53,460
 Connecticut $33.98 $60,049
Delaware $28.32 $85,420
Columbia $35.90 $85,485
Florida $26.03 $64,352
Georgia $28.06 $53,709
Guam $25.75 $53,560
 Hawaii $26.36 $82,420
 Idaho $26.85 $53,648
 Illinois $28.15 $64,466
 Indiana $24.64 $44,863
 Iowa $27.42 $76,680
 Kansas $25.18 $60,106
 Kentucky $24.54 $56,423
 Louisiana $21.33 $64,024
 Maine $29.81 NA
 Maryland $28.63 $66,925
 Massachusetts $28.56 $71,293
 Michigan $24.50 $59,305
 Minnesota $34.13 $63,250
 Mississippi $20.77 $39,487
 Missouri $23.62 $54,696
 Montana $29.68 $66,139
 Nebraska $28.83 $55,349
 Nevada $32.95 $69,538
 New Hampshire $29.08 $57,909
 New Jersey $31.01 $68,389
 New Mexico $36.12 $64,858
 New York $30.94 $71,756
 North Carolina $23.64 $53,451
 North Dakota $36.80 $66,489
 Ohio $26.05 $55,444
 Oklahoma $22.78 $57,396
 Oregon $34.69 $72,775
 Pennsylvania $24.47 $56,530
 Puerto Rico $19.69 $33,881
Rhode Island $25.18 $52,127
 South Carolina $25.20 $51,991
 South Dakota $26.94 $71,180
 Tennessee $23.63 $51,427
 Texas $29.81 $61,107
 Utah $26.80 $56,591
 Vermont $31.34 $83,988
Virgin Islands $24.49 $50,940
 Virginia $26.50 $53,574
 Washington $32.19 $80,438
 West Virginia $30.59 $51,821
 Wisconsin $31.24 $56,652
 Wyoming $33.15 NA

 

The Highest and the lowest paid states

According to indeed.com, the highest paying state in the United States is Alaska, with an average annual wage of $93,556 followed by California with $87,482 and Columbia with $85,485 per year. Even though Alaska is 44% above the national average wage, hourly rate is exactly at the national average rate.

The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with an average hourly rate of $19.69 and annual wage of $33,881 following Alabama with $38,918 and Arkansas with $37,906 per year. The average annual wage of Puerto Rico is 48% below the national average, whereas hourly rate is 35% below national average.

 

Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary

Median payment of Nurse Practitioners in the United States is $91,208 annually and the hourly rate is $48.77. Based on varying conditions, salary is varied from $72,843 – $114,925 higher pay grades include the potential for bonuses and profit sharing up to $12000. The employer or the company is the primary element that affects the salary of NP’s geography and years of experience are driving factors as well. Given below is the data collected by indeed.com regarding Nurse Practitioner salary in each state in U.S.A.

States Hourly Wage Annual Salary
 Alabama $47.86 $87,129
 Alaska $60.50 $104,305
 Arizona $61.37 $97,007
 Arkansas $61.47 $97,557
 California $56.11 $120,602
 Colorado $45.48 $101,310
 Connecticut $62.11 $103,151
Delaware $58.68 $97,692
Columbia $60.41 $102,330
Florida $51.43 $95,281
Georgia $47.62 $85,791
Guam NA NA
 Hawaii $63.82 $111,683
 Idaho $29.36 $99,561
 Illinois $52.08 $98,272
 Indiana $55.24 $99,993
 Iowa $60.37 $103,767
 Kansas $42.73 $93,192
 Kentucky $62.40 $93,278
 Louisiana $62.45 $94,940
 Maine $61.98 $103,088
 Maryland $56.30 $104,905
 Massachusetts $54.39 $97,170
 Michigan $47.10 $99,551
 Minnesota $62.55 $102,325
 Mississippi $61.67 $94,020
 Missouri $50.01 $97,039
 Montana $52.72 $93,056
 Nebraska $53.91 $96,816
 Nevada $55.48 $105,745
 New Hampshire $63.24 $100,264
 New Jersey $56.06 $105,557
 New Mexico $44.06 $93,094
 New York $57.21 $99,848
 North Carolina $48.83 $97,641
 North Dakota $62.89 $93,032
 Ohio $48.74 $98,436
 Oklahoma $47.60 $96,189
 Oregon $50.68 $108,295
 Pennsylvania $52.26 $97,309
 Puerto Rico $75.39 $117,426
Rhode Island $62.41 $105,409
 South Carolina $55.84 $93,040
 South Dakota $52.09 $88,187
 Tennessee $51.68 $92,020
 Texas $55.70 $101,274
 Utah $45.60 $88,456
 Vermont $61.38 $100,136
Virgin Islands NA NA
 Virginia $35.95 $100,466
 Washington $49.85 $103,317
 West Virginia $54.61 $99,131
 Wisconsin $61.99 $95,066
 Wyoming NA $105,789

 

The Highest and the lowest paid states

California is the highest paying state for Nurse Practitioners with $56.11 hourly rate and annual wage of $120,602. Second and third highest annual wages are offered Puerto Rico ($117,426) and Hawaii ($111,683). Overall, California is 19% above national average annual salary whereas Puerto Rico is 17% above average and Hawaii is 10% above average, making them the most financially stable states for NP’s in U.S.A.

The lowest paying state is Georgia with an annual wage of $85,791, which is 16% below the national average annual salary. This is followed by Alabama ($87, 12) and South Dakota ($88,187) as the next lowest payments in U.S.A.

 

Licensed Practical Nurse Salaries in the United States

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) earns an average wage of $20.57 per hour and $37,367 per year. Here is the list of states and relevant payment offered by each state for LPNs.

States Hourly Wage Annual Salary
 Alabama $17.63 $30,902
 Alaska $23.30 $51,450
 Arizona $23.50 $44,886
 Arkansas $17.69 $35,914
 California $22.46 $47,117
 Colorado $22.27 $43,511
 Connecticut $23.75 $49,170
Delaware $25.54 $47,604
Columbia $24.41 $48,494
Florida $17.81 $37,733
Georgia $19.19 $35,685
Guam NA NA
 Hawaii $22.70 $45,495
 Idaho $19.56 $36,787
 Illinois $20.31 $41,205
 Indiana $20.17 $37,674
 Iowa $18.94 $43,647
 Kansas $19.45 $38,255
 Kentucky $19.51 $36,611
 Louisiana $18.53 $35,491
 Maine $26.57 $36,040
 Maryland $23.33 $46,829
 Massachusetts $24.83 $49,853
 Michigan $23.07 $40,348
 Minnesota $20.26 $37,208
 Mississippi $18.14 $33,258
 Missouri $19.61 $37,476
 Montana $19.25 $38,805
 Nebraska $17.99 $40,204
 Nevada $23.92 $46,143
 New Hampshire $24.12 $45,832
 New Jersey $24.51 $40,894
 New Mexico $23.08 $39,531
 New York $20.65 $33,855
 North Carolina $20.06 $38,183
 North Dakota $22.36 $32,712
 Ohio $19.16 $34,861
 Oklahoma $18.89 $35,865
 Oregon $22.52 $45,934
 Pennsylvania $21.34 $40,592
 Puerto Rico NA NA
Rhode Island $26.20 $48,331
 South Carolina $19.36 $32,904
 South Dakota $19.85 $36,793
 Tennessee $17.93 $32,431
 Texas $22.00 $39,588
 Utah $19.38 $39,993
 Vermont $22.36 $42,741
Virgin Islands NA NA
 Virginia $19.42 $35,935
 Washington $24.29 $50,186
 West Virginia $18.55 $34,574
 Wisconsin $22.07 $36,081
 Wyoming $19.09 $41,830

 

The Highest and the lowest paid states

In general, LPNs are the lowest earning job role among nursing professionals. According to indeed.com, LPNs work in Alaska earns an average of $23.30 per hour and $51,450 per year as the maximum paying state in the U.S.A. The next highest paying states are Washington ($50,186) and Massachusetts ($49,853). The State of Alabama is the lowest paying for LPNs with an average of $17.63 per hour and $30,902 per year.