States with highest, lowest nurse salaries

Below is the breakdown of the states where registered nurses make the most money and where they make the least, according to a Forbes analysis of occupational data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

10 states where nurses earn the most: 

1. California: $106,950

2. Hawaii: $98,080

3. Massachusetts: $92,140

4. Oregon: $91,080

5. Alaska: $89,310

6. Nevada: $85,620*

7. New York: $85,610

8. New Jersey: $82,750

9. Washington: $82,670

10. Connecticut: $81,220 

*Does not factor in Nevada's lack of state income tax on salary.

10 states where nurses earn the least:

1. South Dakota: $58,340

2. Mississippi: $58,490

3. Iowa: $59,130

4. Alabama: $59,470

5. Arkansas: $60,780

6. Kansas: $61,030

7. Tennessee: $61,320

8. West Virginia: $61,780

9. Oklahoma: $63,080

10. Kentucky: $63,100

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