10 highest-paying nursing jobs

Nurse anesthetists had the highest average salary in 2018 out of 27 nursing job titles, earning about $150,900 on average, according to a survey conducted by Advance Healthcare Network.

The survey includes responses from more than 22,000 nurses at every level and focused on specialization, location, education and benefits. Sixty respondents said they were nurse anesthetists.

Of the 13,038 respondents who offered a specific job title, about half said they were staff nurses. The average salary was $73,287 for these professionals.

Here are the 10 job titles with the highest average salary, according to the survey:

1. Nurse anesthetist: $150,833
2. Midwife: $115,000
3. Nurse practitioner: $114,901
4. Nursing administrator/director/manager (not registered nurses): $109,947
5. Nurse midwife: $108,824
6. Administrator/director/manager (registered nurses): $101,717
7. Nurse consultant: $99,115
8. Nursing informaticist: $98,182
9. Clinical administrator: $89,474
10. Clinical nurse specialist: $88,271

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