Nurse Salary by State
Take a look at each nurse salary by state for a comparison of nurse salaries in various areas of the country. These numbers are the 2012 nurse mean salary. The word RN and nurse are used here interchangeably, so this could also be called a listing of RN salary by state.
|State||2012 Annual Mean Nurse Salary|
Top 10 States for Nursing Salaries
RNs make the most money in the following states. No accomodation has been made for cost of living expenses.
- New Jersey
- New York
Top States for Nursing Employment Level
RNs have the highest level of employment in these states.
- New York
Neonatal Nurse Salary by State
Neonatal nurse salary cannot be separated from RN salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, it can be inferred that neonatal nurse salary is approximately the same as the information listed above. The salary for neonatal nurse practitioners (NNP), however, should be significantly higher because of the additional education needed in order to become a nurse practitioner.
Surgical Nurse Salary by State
Surgical nurse salary cannot be separated from RN salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, it can be inferred that surgical nurse salary is approximately 14.56% greater than the salary of nurses in care facilities and 3% greater than the median average wage of RNs. Other comparative nurse salary data is here:
- General medical and surgical hospitals; private - $66,650
- Offices of physicians - $62,880
- General medical and surgical hospitals; local - $62,690
- Home health care services - $60,690
- Nursing care facilities - $58,180
By using the state salary chart above, we can simply take the nurses median salary by state, and apply a 3% salary increase to provide us with an estimate of surgical nurse salary by state.
Average Nurse Salary by State
This is a map shows a range for the annual mean nurse salary by state, so you have an idea of the salary potential for nursing in your state.