Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Nurse make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$71,980 / yrTotal Pay
$68,784 / yrBase Pay
$3,196 / yrAdditional Pay

$71,980

 / yr
$47K$112K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Nurse is $71,980 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $68,784 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $3,196 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Registered Nurse

$96,373 /yr
Registered Nurse
$116,986 /yr
Senior Registered Nurse
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Related Job Titles

For Nurse

Some related job titles are Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salaries with median pay of $62,528, Lpn Salaries with median pay of $72,224, RN Case Manager Salaries with median pay of $115,579, Certified Nursing Assistant Salaries with median pay of $38,361.

Top Paying Companies

For a Nurse in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Nurse in United States. Employers include Aerotek, Johnson & Johnson and Kaiser Permanente.

1
Aerotek
$133,106/yr
8
Cigna
$101,821/yr

Top Paying Cities

For a Nurse compared to United States

The top 5 paying locations for a Nurse are New York, NY with a median total pay of $126,274, Boston, MA with a median total pay of $116,282, Chicago, IL with a median total pay of $104,709, Nashville, TN with a median total pay of $100,686, and Baltimore, MD with a median total pay of $99,769.

CityTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • New York, NYNew York, NY$126,274

    26% Higher than other cities

  • Boston, MABoston, MA$116,282

    20% Higher than other cities

  • Chicago, ILChicago, IL$104,709

    11% Higher than other cities

  • Nashville, TNNashville, TN$100,686

    8% Higher than other cities

  • Baltimore, MDBaltimore, MD$99,769

    7% Higher than other cities

New York, NY

Top paying companies in New York, NY for Nurse are VNS Health, Mount Sinai Health System, and NYU Langone Health.

VNS HealthVNS Health$137,006/yr

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NurseSee 93 salaries from all locations

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$32

 / hr

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 / yr

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 / yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Nurse in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Nurse in United States are Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $104,887, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $93,581, Information Technology with a median total pay of $89,305, Media & Communication with a median total pay of $87,437, and Personal Consumer Services with a median total pay of $86,045.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight

Human Resources & Staffing

Top paying companies in Human Resources & Staffing for Nurse are Aerotek, MedFirst Staffing, and Aya Healthcare.

AerotekAerotek$133,106/yr
Aya HealthcareAya Healthcare$101,765/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Healthcare?

Healthcare jobs, already in high demand, are expected to grow extensively to meet the increased need from an aging population. Careers in this industry are diverse, though most require additional training and pay above-average wages. Despite fewer opportunities for remote work than other professions, healthcare jobs can be found nearly everywhere, including both rural and urban settings. While careers in healthcare offer high job security, they also often involve long hours, including evening and weekend shift work, particularly for those just starting their career.

Recent Salaries Shared

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Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Registered Nurse, BSN

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$117,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Registered Nurse

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$49

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Registered Nurse

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$36

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Registered Nurse, BSN

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$51

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Registered Nurse

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$39

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Registered Nurse

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$65,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Nurse

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$50

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Registered Nurse

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$30

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
RN Charge Nurse

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$40

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

Nurse pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Nurse is $68,784 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Nurse salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 6856 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Nurse employees.

The highest salary for a Nurse in United States is $105,786 per year.

The lowest salary for a Nurse in United States is $44,725 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Nurse or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Nurse.