Nurses Salary Information


Many nurses are employed on an hourly rate, which is overall a benefit to many nurses as there is often so much overtime available. The salary or hourly rate that is paid to a registered nurse can vary from state to state, we are going to go over the hourly wages of nurses in various states to help demonstrate the difference in pay from one state to another.

Salary Information


  • California Nurses Hourly Rate: $31.88
  • Florida Nurses Hourly Rate: $23.26
  • Georgia Nurses Hourly Rate: $23.83
  • Illinois Nurses Hourly Rate: $25.00
  • Pennsylvania Nurses Hourly Rate: $25.00
  • Tennessee Nurses Hourly Rate: $22.25
  • Texas Nurses Hourly Rate: $25.00

These rates are all based on an average of all nurses who were polled and all institutions that reported to help come up with our totals but can clearly demonstrate that nurses pay is relative to the cost of living in any given area.

Nursing Salary will depend on schooling and experience

Additionally in 2006 the US Census Bureau’s national survey showed that a RN (registered nurse) can earn on average $15k more year that an LPN (licensed practical nurse). This is a huge earning opportunity for any LPN that has 15 years or more till retirement. For example if you are an LPN nurse, with 15 years till retirement, that increase in pay translates to over $225,000 in additional salary, and thats not including any increase in pay for cost of living increases or advancement in the hospital.

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