RN average annual wage for all 50 states

Registered nurses in the U.S. make an average of $82,750 annually, and nurses in nearly every state make more than the mean annual wage from a year prior, according to the latest data released March 31 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Nurses in California earn the highest average salary of all U.S. nurses at $124,000. Hawaii is second at $106,530, followed by Oregon at $98,630.  

Below are the average mean annual wages for nurses in all 50 states, comparing May 2020 data to the latest May 2021 data, the most recent available.The states are listed in alphabetical order.

Alabama

Annual Wage May 2020: $60,230

Annual Wage May 2021: $61,920

Alaska

Annual Wage May 2020: $95,270

Annual Wage May 2021: $97,230

Arizona

Annual Wage May 2020: $80,380

Annual Wage May 2021: $81,600

Arkansas

Annual Wage May 2020: $63,640

Annual Wage May 2021: $65,810

California

Annual Wage May 2020: $120,560

Annual Wage May 2021: $124,000

Colorado

Annual Wage May 2020: $77,860

Annual Wage May 2021: $80,670

Connecticut

Annual Wage May 2020: $84,850  

Annual Wage May 2021: $88,530

Delaware

Annual Wage May 2020: $74,330

Annual Wage May 2021: $77,760

Florida

Annual Wage May 2020:  $69,510

Annual Wage May 2021: $72,000

Georgia

Annual Wage May 2020: $71,510   

Annual Wage May 2021: $75,380

Hawaii

Annual Wage May 2020: $104,830

Annual Wage May 2021: $106,530

Idaho

Annual Wage May 2020: $71,640

Annual Wage May 2021: $73,640

Illinois

Annual Wage May 2020: $74,560

Annual Wage May 2021: $78,260  

Indiana

Annual Wage May 2020: $67,490

Annual Wage May 2021: $68,890

Iowa

Annual Wage May 2020: $62,570

Annual Wage May 2021: $64,990 

Kansas

Annual Wage May 2020: $64,200

Annual Wage May 2021: $66,560

Kentucky

Annual Wage May 2020: $64,730

Annual Wage May 2021: $67,260

Louisiana

Annual Wage May 2020: $68,010

Annual Wage May 2021: $70,380  

Maine

Annual Wage May 2020: $71,040

Annual Wage May 2021: $73,630  

Maryland

Annual Wage May 2020: $81,590  

Annual Wage May 2021: $82,660

Massachusetts

Annual Wage May 2020: $96,250 

Annual Wage May 2021: $96,630

Michigan

Annual Wage May 2020: $73,980

Annual Wage May 2021: $75,930

Minnesota

Annual Wage May 2020: $80,960

Annual Wage May 2021: $84,030

Mississippi

Annual Wage May 2020: $61,250

Annual Wage May 2021: $63,130

Missouri

Annual Wage May 2020: $65,900

Annual Wage May 2021: $67,790 

Montana

Annual Wage May 2020: $70,530

Annual Wage May 2021: $73,610

Nebraska

Annual Wage May 2020: $69,480

Annual Wage May 2021: $69,850

Nevada

Annual Wage May 2020: $89,750

Annual Wage May 2021: $88,800

New Hampshire

Annual Wage May 2020: $75,970

Annual Wage May 2021: $78,270

New Jersey

Annual Wage May 2020: $85,720

Annual Wage May 2021: $89,690

New Mexico

Annual Wage May 2020: $75,700

Annual Wage May 2021: $77,590

New York

Annual Wage May 2020: $89,760  

Annual Wage May 2021: $93,320

North Carolina

Annual Wage May 2020: $68,950

Annual Wage May 2021: $71,200

North Dakota

Annual Wage May 2020: $69,630

Annual Wage May 2021: $71,200

Ohio

Annual Wage May 2020: $69,750

Annual Wage May 2021: $71,640

Oklahoma

Annual Wage May 2020: $66,600

Annual Wage May 2021: $68,180

Oregon

Annual Wage May 2020: $96,230

Annual Wage May 2021: $98,630

Pennsylvania

Annual Wage May 2020: $74,170  

Annual Wage May 2021: $76,000

Rhode Island

Annual Wage May 2020: $82,790  

Annual Wage May 2021: $85,270

South Carolina

Annual Wage May 2020: $67,140  

Annual Wage May 2021: $69,580

South Dakota

Annual Wage May 2020: $60,960  

Annual Wage May 2021: $60,540

Tennessee

Annual Wage May 2020: $64,120 

Annual Wage May 2021: $66,680

Texas

Annual Wage May 2020: $76,800  

Annual Wage May 2021: $79,120

Utah

Annual Wage May 2020: $70,370 

Annual Wage May 2021: $72,790

Vermont

Annual Wage May 2020: $72,140 

Annual Wage May 2021: $75,160

Virginia

Annual Wage May 2020: $74,380

Annual Wage May 2021: $76,680

Washington

Annual Wage May 2020: $91,310  

Annual Wage May 2021: $95,350

West Virginia

Annual Wage May 2020: $65,130 

Annual Wage May 2021: $67,640

Wisconsin

Annual Wage May 2020: $74,760 

Annual Wage May 2021: $76,850

Wyoming

Annual Wage May 2020: $72,600

Annual Wage May 2021: $73,130

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