Across the country, the average annual salary for nurses varies, ranging from $102,700 a year in California to $57,010 a year in South Dakota, according to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Below is a full map of the average annual and hourly pay for RNs in the United States:
There's more than just salary—here are 5 additional ways to recruit and engage nurses
It is more important than ever for nurses to be engaged in their work, committed to their organization's mission, and capable of delivering high-quality care in a complex and constantly changing environment.
Use these resources below to learn how to build a successful nurse retention and engagement strategy for your organization.
- Report: The nurse leader's blueprint for future staffing
- Infographic: Why you're in danger of building the wrong nursing workforce
- Study: Get the national prescription for nurse engagement
- Report: Build a millennial-specific retention strategy
- Infographic: 5 strategies for reducing nurse manager overload
June 14 webcon: Learn how to enhance your workforce’s productivity—and achieve nurse-led cost savings
Organizations around the world share a critical challenge: budgets have been tightening in real terms year-after-year, with no end in sight. When hospital executives seek necessary cost cuts and efficiency gains, nursing is often seen as a big target for savings.
Join Sara Moehrle, a consultant for the Nursing Executive Center, to learn what you can do to help address this important problem—and achieve nurse-led cost savings.