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Nursing Salary Projections for 2011

Nursing Salary Projections for 2011

Are you earning what you deserve?

Jose Fermoso | NursingLink

We keep hearing the demand for nurses is expected to grow, but how much can we expect to earn in the coming year?

Look no further! Whether you’re a nursing aide in Delaware or a registered nurse in California, we’ve rounded up salary projections for 2011 you don’t want to miss.

Find out what you could be earning.

Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants

Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants all provide basic patient care, such as feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, and moving patients between rooms. Employment for each is expected to grow 19% over the next eight years, a faster-than-average rate compared to the national average. The number of jobs is expected to grow by 2% in 2011 to total 1,552,600, with an annual median wage growth increase to $24,641.

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According to the U.S. Institutes of Labor, the main reason for the growth is because the U.S. population that is moving into elderly homes is growing to record levels and is in greater need of physical and long-term care. In addition, the bad economy is forcing hospitals to discharge patients sooner than normal to less urgent patient care facilities where orderlies can take care of them.

Number of Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants Jobs: 1,469,800 (2008), 1,552,600 (2011), 1,745,800 (2018)

Median Hourly Wages: $11.56
Median Annual Wages: $24,040
Mean Annual Wage for 2011: $24,641

TOP 10 STATES IN 2010

Hourly Wage 
 Annual Wage
Alaska
$15.32
$31,900
New York
$15.15
$31,500
Nevada
$14.72
$30,600
Hawaii
$14.44
$30,000
Connecticut
$14.31
$29,800
Rhode Island
$13.84
$28,800
Massachusetts
$13.68
$28,500
Delaware
$13.38
$27,800
New Hampshire
$13.30
$27,700
Maryland
$13.07
$27,200

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    IrynaNurse

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I am Rn , working in nursing home in Seattle , 2 years exp, 25.25$/h

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    rondodondo

    almost 4 years ago

    14 comments

    Those numbers do not reflect reality. Im an RN at a hospital in Pa and I make 20.65/hr. PATHETIC. Shows why we need a union.....

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    HerbalNurse

    about 4 years ago

    466 comments

    Yeah, I am agreeing that the mean annual wage is a little high. I am maxed out in base salary, due to being a nurse so long.

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    goffjmorgan

    about 4 years ago

    4 comments

    Ks, PRN RN with 4 years experience--$35 + differential

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    lulubelle

    about 4 years ago

    8 comments

    As a CRRN I make $34.00hrly. with Associate Degree

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    mosh1961

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I live in northern michigan and work in a 218 bed hospital, I make over $30 an hour with 20 years experience.

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    falishalee

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Thats sad, im a nursing assistant with the government and I make $19/hr...for an RN to make under $20 is absolutely ridiculous!

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    DaMomb

    about 4 years ago

    1242 comments

    Been an LPN for nearly 20 years...really WISH I made even CLOSE to those wages!

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    damarisoyola

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I'm a registered nurse in Puerto Rico working in the Emergency department and I only make
    $14.00/hr. This with 4 years experience and all the certifications. I have co-workers that have
    Been working at the ED for over 20 years and the most they make is $19/hr. :-(

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    PacificNWrn

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    18 years RN experience (2 yr degree) Hourly wage $40 before differentials. Seattle, Wa

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    rthompson

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I agree with Bombero, it does depend on your location.

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    Bombero

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Mass seems pretty accurate to me. just think its average, most people are going to make less but there are the people in boston with a lot of experience specializing in something that make a fortune. same with NY, the nurses in NYC are going to make a lot more than someone at Olean general or a smaller hospital like jones memorial. My friend just graduated and got her first job about 30 min north of Boston and makes 26/hr. It all depends on your location.

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    shoyleyap

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I made $20/hr when I graduated 17 yrs ago I make about $38/hr without differentals now

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    marvan8kbs

    about 4 years ago

    6 comments

    Wow..i'm with rondodondo...i have 18 years experience as an rn and make 22$ /hr...that seems more realistic..i don't know any nurses that make that kind of hourly wage, anywhere...

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    marywang46

    about 4 years ago

    8 comments

    THANK YOU for the good info!

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