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Registered Nurse (RN) Salary

How much does a Registered Nurse (RN) make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Registered Nurse (RN)

$79,800 (USD)/yr

$38 (USD)/hr

$1,309 (USD)/yr

$78,773 (USD)/yr

$38 (USD)/hr

$1,309 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Treats and provides general nursing care to patients in hospital, nursing home, infirmary, or similar health care facility. Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques. Readies equipment and aids physician during treatments and examinations of patients. Observes patient, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies supervisor or physician of patient's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents. Requires RN license.
The average registered nurse (rn) salary in United States is $79,800 or an equivalent hourly rate of $38. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,309. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$56,584 (USD)

$98,799 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$92,510 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Registered Nurse (RN) will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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