Top 15 highest paying states and cities for RNs

Here are the top five highest paying states and top 10 highest paying metropolitan areas for RNs, according to an infographic published by Philadelphia-based Drexel University.

 

Top paying states for RNs

1. California — $96,980
2. Hawaii —$85,380
3. Massachusetts — $83,720
4. Arkansas — $83,640
5. Oregon — $80,440

Top paying metropolitan areas for RNs (all in California)

6. San Francisco — $127,670
7. San Jose — $123, 190
8. Vallejo — $121,670
9. Oakland — $121,040
10. Sacramento — $108,340
11. Napa — $105,360
12. Modesto — $104,910
13. Santa Rosa — $100,600
14. Salinas — $100,130
15. Santa Cruz — $98,310

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