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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What Is the Average Nurse Salary


The nurse salary range jumps up and down a lot for the different types of nurses. On a yearly basis, here are a few listings of different nurse salaries:

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  • Case Manager, average over $63,000 yearly.
  • The certified nurse midwife averages up to $91,000 per year.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (Home Care) $72,000 yearly income.
  • Head intensive care nurse gets more than $102,000 every year.
  • Head emergency room nurse averages over $96,000 a year.
  • Head critical care unit nurse averages around $102,000 yearly.
  • Head quality improvement nurse gets up to $68,000 a year.
  • Head Obstetrics Nurse can average over $96,000 per year.
  • Head Occupational Health Nurse can get up to $77,000 in a years work.
  • Head Operating Room Nurse can get over $105,000 every year.
  • Head Psychiatric Unit Nurse these nurses can average a salary of $92,000 per year.
  • Home Care Case Manager average over $66,000 per year.
  • Home Care Licensed Practical Nurse average around $42,000 yearly income.
  • Home Care Nursing Education Coordinator salaries are averaging around $62,000 per year.
  • Home Care Staff Nurse – RN salaries are around $66,000 income per year.
  • Home Care Staff Nurse – RN – Psychiatric Unit salaries average up to $64,000 yearly.
  • Nurse Anesthetist salaries keep an average of about $142,000 every year.
  • Nurse Manager salaries average around $91,000 per year.
  • Nurse Practitioner salaries are averaging around $85,000 each year.
  • Nurse Practitioner – Emergency Room salaries are averaging up to $94,000 yearly income.
  • Nurse Practitioner – Specialty Care salary income is around $94,000 each year.
  • Nursing Assistant salaries average around $28,000 income every year.
  • Nursing Director salaries are around$118,000 every year and increasing.
  • Nursing Home Head Nurse salaries are averaging an income of more than $60,000 yearly.
  • Nursing Home Licensed Practical Nurse salaries average around $42,000 per year.
  • Nursing Home Nurse Practitioner salaries are held around $73,000 per year.
  • Nursing Home Nursing Supervisor salaries are around $61,000 per year.
  • Nursing Home Staff Nurse (RN) salaries are over $55,000 yearly.
  • Nursing Services Instructor average a salary yearly of $76,000.
  • Nursing Supervisor can average up to or even over $80,000 per year.
  • Nursing Unit Secretary can get up to $30,000 in yearly income.

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These nurse salaries are without taxes and also your personal spending can not be included here, but with these salaries you should be able to survive and keep food on the table for the family.