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Nursing Salary Projections for 2011

Nursing Salary Projections for 2011

Are you earning what you deserve?

Jose Fermoso | NursingLink

Registered Nurses

There were 2.6 million nursing jobs in 2009 and about 60% of them were in hospitals. In 2011, there will be small increase of jobs from last year (0.5%), and unfortunately, an even smaller increase of the median wage of 0.2%, to $65,075.

The three main paths to becoming a registered nurse are attaining a bachelor’s degree, an associate degree, or a diploma from an approved nursing program. Specialists like nurse anesthetists and practitioners need a master’s degree.

The median annual wage of registered nurses has gone up about $3,000 on average since May 2008. Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of registered nurses were employment services, general medicine and surgical hospitals, offices of physicians, home health care services, and nursing care facilities.

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Mean Hourly Wage: $30.65
Mean Annual Wage: $63,800
Mean Annual Wage for 2011: $65,075

TOP 10 STATES IN 2010

Hourly Wage 
 Annual Wage
California
$39.86
$82,900
Hawaii
$39.34
$81,800
Massachusetts
$37.39
$77,800
Maryland
$36.38
$75,700
New Jersey
$35.85
$74,600
District of Columbia
$35.36
$73,500
Alaska
$35.33
$73,500
Oregon
$35.30
$73,400
Nevada
$35.23
$73,300
New York
$34.66
$72,100


Popular Industries: Family medicine, hospital, medical office, health clinic

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    IrynaNurse

    over 3 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

    almost 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

    almost 4 years ago

    4 comments

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

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    lulubelle

    almost 4 years ago

    8 comments

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

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    mosh1961

    almost 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

    almost 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

    almost 4 years ago

    1244 comments

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

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    damarisoyola

    almost 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

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

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

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    rthompson

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

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

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    Bombero

    almost 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

    almost 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

    almost 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

    almost 4 years ago

    8 comments

    THANK YOU for the good info!

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