How Much Does a RN Make?
The average hourly rate for an registered nurse can be anywhere from $22 to $30. Many factors will play a part in salary, such as years of experience, location, and employer type. The BLS reports the median salary for a registered nurse was $65,470 in 2012.
The best-paid 10 percent of RNs made more than $94,720, while the bottom 10 percent earned less than $45,040. In 2012, the highest median salaries were earned by nurses working in government, hospitals and home health care.
In 2012, registered nurses made an average salary of $67,930, which is pretty good pay compared with some of the other health care jobs on this year’s list of the Best Jobs of 2014.
That’s comparable to the pay of an occupational therapist, but less than what a physical therapist makes. Nurse practitioners usually make more money – in 2012, they earned an average salary of $91,450 – while licensed practical and vocational nurses usually make less (about $42,400). To see a list of the best paying cities for nurses click here