Average RN hourly wage, salary for all 50 states – California tops the list at $120,000

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Registered nurses in the United States earn an average of $80,010 per year, but nurses in some states earn significantly more than the average annual salary, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

For example, nurses in California earn the highest average salary of all US nurses at $120,560. Hawaii is second with $104,830, followed by Massachusetts, Oregon and Alaska.

Below are the average average hourly wages and salaries for nurses in all 50 states, based on BLS data as of May 2020, the most recent data available and listed alphabetically.

Median annual household income data is based on the US Census Bureau’s 2019 Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements Data Tables, and reported by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Alabama

Schedule: $28.96

Annual salary: $60,230

Median annual household income: $51,734

Alaska

Hourly: $45.81

Annual salary: $95,270

Median annual household income: $75,463

Arizona

Schedule: $38.64

Annual salary: $80,380

Median annual household income: $62,055

Arkansas

Schedule: $30.60

Annual salary: $63,640

Median annual household income: $48,952

California

Schedule: $57.96

Annual salary: $120,560

Median annual household income: $80,440

Colorado

Schedule: $37.43

Annual salary: $77,860

Median annual household income: $77,127

Connecticut

Schedule: $40.79

Annual salary: $84,850

Median annual household income: $78,833

Delaware

Schedule: $35.74

Annual salary: $74,330

Median annual household income: $70,176

Florida

Schedule: $33.42

Annual salary: $69,510

Median annual household income: $59,227

Georgia

Schedule: $34.38

Annual salary: $71,510

Median annual household income: $61,980

Hawaii

Schedule: $50.40

Annual salary: $104,830

Median annual household income: $83,102

Idaho

Schedule: $34.44

Annual salary: $71,640

Median annual household income: $60,999

Illinois

Schedule: $35.85

Annual salary: $74,560

Median annual household income: $69,187

Indiana

Schedule: $32.45

Annual salary: $67,490

Median annual household income: $57,603

Iowa

Schedule: $30.08

Annual salary: $62,570

Median annual household income: $61,691

Kansas

Schedule: $30.87

Annual salary: $64,200

Median annual household income: $62,087

Kentucky

Schedule: $31.12

Annual salary: $64,730

Median annual household income: $52,295

Louisiana

Schedule: $32.70

Annual salary: $68,010

Median annual household income: $51,073

Maine

Schedule: $34.16

Annual salary: $71,040

Median annual household income: $58,924

Maryland

Schedule: $39.23

Annual salary: $81,590

Median annual household income: $86,738

Massachusetts

Schedule: $46.27

Annual salary: $96,250

Median annual household income: $85,843

Michigan

Schedule: $35.57

Annual salary: $73,980

Median annual household income: $59,584

Minnesota

Schedule: $38.92

Annual salary: $80,960

Median annual household income: $74,593

Mississippi

Schedule: $29.45

Annual salary: $61,250

Median annual household income: $45,792

Missouri

Schedule: $31.68

Annual salary: $65,900

Median annual household income: $57,409

Montana

Schedule: $33.91

Annual salary: $70,530

Median annual household income: $57,153

Nebraska

Schedule: $33.41

Annual salary: $69,480

Median annual household income: $63,229

Nevada

Schedule: $43.15

Annual salary: $89,750

Median annual household income: $63,276

New Hampshire

Schedule: $36.52

Annual salary: $75,970

Median annual household income: $77,933

New Jersey

Schedule: $41.21

Annual salary: $85,720

Median annual household income: $85,751

New Mexico

Schedule: $36.40

Annual salary: $75,700

Median annual household income: $51,945

new York

Schedule: $43.16

Annual salary: $89,760

Median annual household income: $72,108

North Carolina

Schedule: $33.15

Annual salary: $68,950

Median annual household income: $57,341

North Dakota

Schedule: $33.47

Annual salary: $69,630

Median annual household income: $64,577

Ohio

Schedule: $33.53

Annual salary: $69,750

Median annual household income: $58,642

Oklahoma

Schedule: $32.02

Annual salary: $66,600

Median annual household income: $54,449

Oregon

Schedule: $46.27

Annual salary: $96,230

Median annual household income: $67,058

Pennsylvania

Schedule: $35.66

Annual salary: $74,170

Median annual household income: $63,463

Rhode Island

Hourly: $39.81

Annual salary: $82,790

Median annual household income: $71,169

Caroline from the south

Schedule: $32.28

Annual salary: $67,140

Median annual household income: $56,227

South Dakota

Schedule: $29.31

Annual salary: $60,960

Median annual household income: $59,533

Tennessee

Schedule: $30.83

Annual salary: $64,120

Median annual household income: $56,071

Texas

Schedule: $36.92

Annual salary: $76,800

Median annual household income: $64,034

Utah

Schedule: $33.83

Annual salary: $70,370

Median annual household income: $75,780

Vermont

Schedule: $34.68

Annual salary: $72,140

Median annual household income: $63,001

Virginia

Schedule: $35.76

Annual salary: $74,380

Median annual household income: $76,456

Washington

Schedule: $43.90

Annual salary: $91,310

Median annual household income: $78,687

West Virginia

Schedule: $31.31

Annual salary: $65,130

Median annual household income: $48,850

Wisconsin

Schedule: $35.94

Annual salary: $74,760

Median annual household income: $64,168

Wyoming

Schedule: $34.90

Annual salary: $72,600

Median annual household income: $65,003

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