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11 Highest Paying States for Nurses in America

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If you want to know highest paying states for nurses in America, you’ve come to the right place. We can help you find a state where the average salary is higher, so you can move there and earn more money. Also, if you are going to become a registered nurse, you will find out where you should start your career. If you are open to moving abroad, you may want to check out our list of highest paying countries for nurses across the planet.

BLS  (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), claims that by 2022 the employment for this profession will increase by 19%. You should know that average growth rate for all professions is 11%. Also, the number of registered nurses will increase by 526.800 in next 7 years. The average salary, across the United States is $66.600. However, this depends on the state, facility a nurse works, and the working hours.



The job of registered nurses is hard. They must monitor the patient’s behavior, help with the treatment and medication, perform diagnostic tests and operate with medical equipment. We already know that this is a stressful job due to the fact, nurses work with people who need medical care. In addition, this is a dangerous job, because of viruses and infections. Some nurses claim that the salary should be higher.

In order to provide you the most accurate information, about nursing salaries in America, we used two sources. They are: Nurse Journal and Nurse Salary Guide. The values we reported below are average salaries calculated by using estimates from both sources. Salary estimates are based on statistical sampling. The bigger the sample size, the more accurate is the estimate. Using two sources doubles the sample size and potentially reduces the bias in estimates produced by each source separately. Based on our calculations here are the highest paying states for nurses in America:

11. Alabama – $61.100

A registered nurse can earn from $47.000 up to $64.000. The salaries are nation average or slightly above it. The state also has high employment rates.

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