What are the highest-paid states, cities, and industries for nurses in the US?
How much you earn as a nurse depends on where you work, what degree you have (master’s-prepared nurses often earn far more than BSN-prepared nurses), and what industry you work in.
Here below are the states, cities, and industries that pay well for nursing jobs.
Highest Paying States for Nurses
|State||Hourly Pay||Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia||$47.38||$98,540|
Highest Paying Cities for Nurses
|City||Hourly Pay||Annual Salary|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||$74.63||$155,230|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||$72.90||$151,640|
|Santa Rosa, CA||$68.00||$141,440|
Highest Paying Industries for Nurses
|Industry||Hourly Pay||Annual Salary|
|Nonscheduled Air Transportation||$54.15||$112,630|
|Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing||$50.61||$105,270|
|Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods||$48.67||$101,240|
|Federal Executive Branch||$46.93||$97,600|
|Office Administration Services||$46.46||$96,630|