Salary for Registered Nurses

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Also known as:  CCU Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, CNS, Community Health Nurse, Coronary Care Unit Nurse, Emergency Room RN, Endoscopy Registered Nurse, Hospice Registered Nurse, Obstetrical Nurse, Oncology Registered Nurse helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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 earns an average salary ranging from $53,410 and $116,230 depending on education and experience. can get an average pay level of eigthy thousand and ten dollars every year.

have the highest salaries in California, where they can earn average pay scales of close to about $120,560. Professionals that work in these jobs obtain the highest pay in Public Administration, where they earn job pay of $88,000.

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The national wage distribution is shown below. To overlay local salaries for a Registered Nurse, please select your state.
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Registered Nurses tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Retail Trade
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Health Care and Social Assistance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Accommodation and Food Services
Educational Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
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