5 best, worst states for nurse pay

California is the top-paying state for registered nurses, according to May 2019 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

Here are the five states where RNs have the highest annual average salary, and five where they have the lowest.

Highest

1. California: $113,240

2. Hawaii: $104,060

3. Massachusetts: $93,160

4. Oregon: $92,960

5. Alaska: $89,310

Lowest

1. South Dakota: $59,540

2. Mississippi: $59,750

3. Alabama: $60,230

4. Iowa: $60,590

5. Arkansas: $61,330

For the full state-by-state average compensation for RNs, click here

 

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