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Table 1: RN Annual Salary

Snapshot: This table displays the median RN salary for select metropolitan areas throughout the U.S., organized by state. This is raw salary data, not adjusted for the local cost of living in each metro area. See “RN Salaries Overview” for more information about the methodology.

  • In the table, dark green colors indicate the highest salaries, and dark red colors indicate the lowest salaries.
  • The metropolitan areas with the highest RN salaries can be found on the West Coast and in the Northeast.
  • The metropolitan areas with the lowest RN salaries can be found in the Plains states (in the middle of the country), in the South, and in parts of the Midwest

Metropolitan Area (By State)

RN Annual Salary

Alabama
Anniston-Oxford $48,330
Birmingham-Hoover $55,430
Decatur-Hartselle $47,400
Dothan $53,210
Florence-Muscle Shoals $46,020
Huntsville $56,610
Mobile $52,620
Montgomery $58,500
Tuscaloosa $58,040
Alaska
Anchorage $82,320
Fairbanks $81,720
Juneau $76,710
Arizona
Lake Havasu City-Kingman $65,800
Phoenix-Mesa $73,000
Prescott $74,180
Tucson $66,310
Yuma $70,700
Arkansas
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers(AR-MO) $54,950
Hot Springs $54,550
Jonesboro $53,040
Little Rock-North Little Rock $58,120
California
Bakersfield $85,760
Fresno $71,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach $86,370
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward $118,920
Riverside-San Bernadino-Ontario $84,980
Sacramento-Aden
Arcade-Roseville
$111,010
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos $87,030
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City $120,180
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara $130,110
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine $86,540
Colorado
Colorado Springs $64,050
Denver-Aurora $70,230
Grand Junction $67,270
Pueblo $64,240
Connecticut
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford $73,710
New Haven-Milford $76,580
Stamford-Norwalk $77,360
Delaware
Dover $58,760
Wilmington (DE-MD-NJ) $72,100
District of Columbia
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria (DC-VA-MD) $73,580
Florida
Cape Coral-Fort Myers $61,400
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach $54,710
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach $68,020
Jacksonville $60,950
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall $59,200
Orlando-Kissimmee $59,900
Punta Gorda $57,960
Sebastian-Vero Beach $54,930
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater $60,560
Georgia
Albany $54,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta $64,240
Augusta-Aiken (GA-SC) $63,480
Dalton $49,560
Savannah $59,220
Valdosta $47,750
Hawaii
Honolulu $89,810
Idaho
Boise City-Nampa $59,790
Idaho Falls $54,050
Illinois
Champaign-Urbana $55,630
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet $69,970
Danville $63,310
Kankakee-Bradley $65,940
Peoria $56,130
Rockford $58,980
Springfield $58,480
Indiana
Bloomington $56,100
Elkhart-Goshen $52,030
Evansville (IN-KY) $51,060
Fort Wayne $50,160
Indianapolis-Carmel $60,230
Lafayette $57,830
South Bend-Mishawaka (IN-MI) $56,930
Iowa
Ames $52,520
Cedar Rapids $46,660
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (IA-IL) $49,810
Des Moines $54,930
Waterloo-Cedar Falls $51,870
Kansas
Manhattan $53,980
Topeka $59,030
Wichita $52,880
Kentucky
Cincinnati-Middletown (OH-KY-IN) $60,880
Lexington-Fayette $56,420
Louisville (KY-IN) $60,250
Louisiana
Alexandria $57,200
Baton Rouge $60,860
Hammond $60,500
Lafayette $58,360
Lake Charles $56,950
Monroe $55,290
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner $63,870
Shreveport-Bossier City $62,340
Maine
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford $59,340
Maryland
Baltimore-Towson $70,640
Bethesda-Gaithersburg-Frederick $74,740
Massachussetts
Boston-Quincy $80,850
Worcester $78,880
Michigain
Ann Arbor $60,990
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn $67,920
Grand Rapids-Wyoming $58,160
Kalamazoo-Portage $62,400
Minnessota
Mankato-North Mankato $64,580
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington (MI-WI) $72,550
Rochester $73,440
St. Cloud $78,720
Mississippi
Hattiesburg $55,730
Jackson $62,280
Missouri
Columbia $57,190
Jefferson City $52,930
Kansas City (MO-KS) $61,210
St. Louis (MO-IL) $56,660
Springfield $58,480
Montana
Bozeman $55,810
Kalispell $59,720
Nebraska
Lincoln $54,450
Omaha-Council Bluffs (NE-IA) $57,570
Nevada
Las Vegas-Paradise $79,540
Reno-Sparks $73,380
New Hampshire
Manchester-Nashua $65,550
New Jersey
Edison-Middlesex-Monmouth $77,740
Newark-Elizabeth $78,760
New Mexico
Albuquerque-Rio Rancho $68,850
Las Cruces $59,550
New York
Albany-Schenectady-Troy $58,210
Buffalo-Niagra Falls $66,250
Nassau-Suffolk $79,660
New York City $80,690
Rochester $58,620
North Carolina
Asheville $59,160
Burlington $59,220
Chapel Hill $63,410
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord (NC-SC) $58,250
Durham $63,410
Greenville $60,300
Raleigh-Cary $58,240
Wilmington $58,110
Winston-Salem $58,470
North Dakota
Fargo (ND-MN) $54,250
Minot $51,670
Ohio
Akron $60,700
Cincinnatti-Middletown (OH-KY-IN) $60,880
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor $64,630
Columbus $60,270
Dayton $61,130
Lima $59,760
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman (OH-PA) $53,780
Oklahoma
Oklahoma City $57,030
Lawton $57,230
Tulsa $55,750
Oregon
Klamath Falls $72,740
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton (OR-WA) $81,940
Pennsylvania
Johnstown $57,980
Philadelphia $70,530
Pittsburgh $59,440
Williamsport-Lycoming $59,310
York-Hanover $68,810
Rhode Island
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River (RI-MA) $71,580
South Carolina
Anderson $56,690
Charleston-North Charleston $64,190
Columbia $56,490
Greenville $57,950
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach $55,890
Spartanburg $52,280
Sumter $53,680
South Dakota
Pierre $47,780
Tennessee
Chattanooga (TN-GA) $54,700
Knoxville $53,400
Memphis (TN-MS-AR) $59,880
Morristown $52,490
Nashville-Franklin $58,060
Texas
Amarillo $55,020
Austin $61,880
Brownsville $64,150
Byran-College Station $63,320
Corpus Christi $60,770
Dallas $68,960
El Paso $62,870
Fort Worth $67,020
Houston-Sugar Land $72,870
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood $61,020
Lubbock $55,070
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission $67,150
Odessa $57,530
San Angelo $56,830
San Antonio $66,630
Sherman-Denison $58,470
Texarkana (TX-AR) $57,060
Tyler $57,160
Waco $57,770
Wichita Falls $53,810
Utah
Ogden-Clearfield $58,290
Provo-Orem $55,830
St. George $56,670
Salt Lake City $60,600
Vermont
Burlington-South Burlington $63,870
Virginia
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford $53,510
Charlottesville $64,420
Danville $53,780
Harrisonburg $55,390
Lynchburg $54,470
Richmond $64,110
Roanoke $57,610
Winchester (VA-WV) $65,930
Washington
Kenneick-Richland-Pasco $65,080
Olympia $79,140
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett $78,840
Spokane $73,100
Tacoma $74,060
Yakima $63,400
West Virginia
Charleston $54,750
Wisconsin
Eau Claire $65,730
Green Bay $58,680
Janesville $59,780
Madison $70,580
Milwaukee-Waukesha $64,430
Wasau $57,870
Wyoming
Laramie $59,210

The 10 U.S. metropolitan areas with the highest RN median salaries are:

Metropolitan Area

RN Annual Salary

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara $130,110
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City $120,180
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward $118,920
Sacramento-Aden Arcade-Roseville $111,010
Honolulu $89,810
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos $87,030
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine $86,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach $86,370
Bakersfield $85,760
Riverside-San Bernadino-Ontario $84,980

The 10 U.S. metropolitan areas with the lowest RN median salaries are:

Metropolitan Area

RN Annual Salary

Florence-Muscle Shoals $46,020
Cedar Rapids $46,660
Decatur-Hartselle $47,400
Valdosta $47,750
Pierre $47,780
Anniston-Oxford $48,330
Dalton $49,560
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (IA-IL) $49,810
Fort Wayne $50,160
Evansville (IN-KY) $51,060