RN average hourly wage & salary for all 50 states in 2016

The national average annual wage of registered nurses was $72,180 in 2016, but RNs in some states earn much more than the national average.

Registered nurses in California earn the highest average annual salary of RNs in the U.S. at $101,750, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Massachusetts is a close second at $89,060 followed by Hawaii, Oregon and Alaska.

Here are the average hourly wage and salary for registered nurses in all 50 states, based on BLS data gathered in May 2016, listed in alphabetical order.

Alabama
Hourly: $27.36
Annual Wage: $56,900

Alaska
Hourly: $41.56
Annual Wage: $86,450

Arizona
Hourly: $35.31
Annual Wage: $73,430

Arkansas
Hourly: $27.71
Annual Wage: $57,630

California
Hourly: $48.92
Annual Wage: $101,750

Colorado
Hourly: $33.92
Annual Wage: $70,550

Connecticut
Hourly: $37.63
Annual Wage: $78,270

Delaware
Hourly: $34.05
Annual Wage: $70,820

Florida
Hourly: $31.07
Annual Wage: $64,630

Georgia
Hourly: $31.13
Annual Wage: $64,750

Hawaii
Hourly: $42.75
Annual Wage: $88,910

Idaho
Hourly: $30.04
Annual Wage: $62,470

Illinois
Hourly: $34.08
Annual Wage: $70,890

Indiana
Hourly: $28.87
Annual Wage: $60,050

Iowa
Hourly: $27.06
Annual Wage: $56,290

Kansas
Hourly: $28.01
Annual Wage: $58,260

Kentucky
Hourly: $28.76
Annual Wage: $59,810

Louisiana
Hourly: $30.47
Annual Wage: $63,370

Maine
Hourly: $30.67
Annual Wage: $63,800

Maryland
Hourly: $35.92
Annual Wage: $74,710

Massachusetts
Hourly: $42.82
Annual Wage: $89,060

Michigan
Hourly: $33.22
Annual Wage: $69,100

Minnesota
Hourly: $35.55
Annual Wage: $73,940

Mississippi
Hourly: $27.41
Annual Wage: $57,010

Missouri
Hourly: $29.25
Annual Wage: $60,830

Montana
Hourly: $30.91
Annual Wage: $64,300

Nebraska
Hourly: $29.02
Annual Wage: $60,370

Nevada
Hourly: $40.28
Annual Wage: $83,790

New Hampshire
Hourly: $33.02
Annual Wage: $68,680

New Jersey
Hourly: $38.74
Annual Wage: $80,580

New Mexico
Hourly: $33.02
Annual Wage: $68,670

New York
Hourly: $38.86
Annual Wage: $80,830

North Carolina
Hourly: $29.49
Annual Wage: $61,330

North Dakota
Hourly: $29.25
Annual Wage: $60,840

Ohio
Hourly: $30.75
Annual Wage: $63,960

Oklahoma
Hourly: $29.15
Annual Wage: $60,630

Oregon
Hourly: $41.83
Annual Wage: $87,000

Pennsylvania
Hourly: $33.06
Annual Wage: $68,770

Rhode Island
Hourly: $36.15
Annual Wage: $75,200

South Carolina
Hourly: $30.51
Annual Wage: $63,470

South Dakota
Hourly: $26.89
Annual Wage: $55,920

Tennessee
Hourly: $28.08
Annual Wage: $58,410

Texas
Hourly: $33.84
Annual Wage: $70,390

Utah
Hourly: $29.98
Annual Wage: $62,360

Vermont
Hourly: $32.59
Annual Wage: $67,780

Virginia
Hourly: $32.05
Annual Wage: $66,670

West Virginia
Hourly: $28.55
Annual Wage: $59,380

Washington
Hourly: $38.52
Annual Wage: $80,120

Wisconsin
Hourly: $32.66
Annual Wage: $67,930

Wyoming
Hourly: $30.28
Annual Wage: $62,980

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