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Map 1: RN Annual Salary

Snapshot: This map displays the median RN salary in every U.S. state. This is raw salary data, not adjusted for the local cost of living in each state. See “RN Salaries Overview” for more information about the methodology.

  • On the map, dark green colors indicate the highest salaries, and dark red colors indicate the lowest salaries.
  • The states with the highest RN salaries can be found on the West Coast and in the Northeast.
  • The states 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

 

 

The 5 states with the highest median salaries are:

States

RN ANNUAL SALARY

California $91,270
Hawaii $85,200
Alaska $80,570
Massachusetts $79,520
Oregon $78,830

The 5 states with the lowest median salaries are:

States

RN ANNUAL SALARY

Alabama $54,120
Iowa $51,700
North Dakota $53,260
South Dakota $50,420
West Virginia $53,070