Salary for Registered Nurses

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Registered nurses monitor all aspects of patient care, including measuring vitals, reporting and recording new symptoms, adjusting treatment plans to fit changing needs, and ordering or interpreting diagnostic tests. These professionals provide information to patients and their families regarding care, and assist doctors in treatments and examinations. They are required to maintain detailed medical records, and must be licensed. An Associate's degree is the minimum education requirement for this position.

A Registered Nurse will usually earn an average pay level of between 48000 - 72000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Registered Nurses can get a salary of Sixty Seven Thousand Nine Hundred dollars per year.

Registered Nurses are compensated at the highest average salary in California, where they earn an average job salary of close to $85080. Professionals that work in this career obtain the highest pay in Public Administration, where they earn job pay of $74590.

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HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 25.20 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Registered Nurses tend to make the most in the following industries
Information $74,590
Public Administration $70,430
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $69,520
Wholesale Trade $69,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises $68,580
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $68,220
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $60,950
Educational Services $61,130
Manufacturing $61,500
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $61,780
Transportation and Warehousing $62,360
Accommodation and Food Services $64,220
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