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2009 Registered Nurse Salary Projections

Georgia Price / NursingLink

As the most in-demand healthcare occupation, and one of the fastest growing careers in the nation, registered nurses can expect to see their salaries, and other benefits, grow in 2009. More and more employers are offering sweet incentives such as sign-on bonuses, tuition reimbursement, and more flexible hours in order to entice nurses to work in their facilities.

Median 2008 Salary
$57,208

Projected 2009 Median Salary
With 4% Increase: $63,504

With a 3.8% Increase: $61,062

With a 2.7% Increase: $58,827

Projected Need, 2006 – 2016:
1,001,000



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    giftideasformen

    about 3 years ago

    102 comments

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    Laserian

    almost 6 years ago

    20 comments

    It's really amazing, nursing is indeed a noble profession.

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    newdiva

    almost 6 years ago

    2876 comments

    This is such GREAT news!!! yay!!!

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    tmorris1730

    almost 6 years ago

    4 comments

    I would love to make that much as a new RN where I live. But here in Southeast Ohio we are very poor. Although as I found out, I am making more than most of my fellow classmates who stayed in the area (the ones who left are making more than I am). The bad thing is that there is such a difference in pay depending on the area of the country that you live in. Too bad things weren't equal for everyone.

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    MrNewYork

    almost 6 years ago

    6 comments

    I'm a new grad in NYC, and i make 74,500 for the night shift. I get full tuition reimbursement, up to 18 credits a yr and there is no tuition max, 3 days a week and I make my own schedule :), I work every other weekend. And overtime is basically endless, so some of the nurses on my floor are making 140g's easy. I also have friends who are new grads, who only do agency and they make $40 an hr for school nursing. They work 3hrs per day but are paid 7.5.

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    CARDIAC_RN

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    fOR THE WORK, TIME, ENERGY EFFORT AND LIABILITY THAT NURSES ARE SUBJECTED TO, THESE NUMBERS ARE TOO LOW. I WOULD LIKE TO GET PAID FOR ALL THE HOURS I WORK

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    Foley6

    almost 6 years ago

    6 comments

    $63,504
    I don't see that in the future for Pittsburgh.
    Only if you are in Management!

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    catsndrs

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Are these numbers for ADN or BSN?

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    richie

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    RN in Los Angeles
    I have been an RN for 1 year, before that a LVN and I made more than $60,000, as an LVN, and my salary as a staff RN in the ER is $80,000 a year, with benefits,working 3- days week. plus a second job. A nursing career is very rewarding

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    k_gwen10

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    RN in california make more than this.

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    turtlesmommy

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    my mom as in rn in eastern ky doesnt anywhere touch this its actually much lower

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    dee7dee7

    almost 6 years ago

    14 comments

    It is understanable why there is shortage with these numbers!! I question the accuracy of these numbers.

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    mugsanfo

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Where do you get these numbers..I work at a very small rural hospital and I make more than this....oklahoma

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    Account Removed

    almost 6 years ago

    great info

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