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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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