I recently received this information from Soliant, a nursing staffing company and I thought it might be of interest to those of you interested in travel nurse jobs salaries. While this report appears to relate mostly to regular registered nurse positions those salary structures almost always are reflected in travel nurse job salaries, too. Here is the email I received……..
As you know, nursing is the single most common profession in America, with more than 3 million RNs alone. However, nursing salaries and hourly wages vary significantly across regions, workplaces, and employment circumstances.
To help put official statistics into perspective, Soliant recently compiled a full guide for nurses to understand the average pay for nurses nationwide, which I thought you and your readers might find interesting and hopefully useful.
- While the average American RN makes about $32 an hour, or about $66,000 a year, California is the highest paying state in the country. Median pay for RNs in California is $46.38/hour, or about $96,470/year and RNs in the modest 51,000-resident city of Watsonville, CA, typically make more than $65/hour, or about $136,570 per year.
- Nursing salaries vary not only between states and cities, but also between specialized knowledge and skills, positions, and environment. For example, while a staff nurse in an occupational health department might make a medium annual salary of $78,060, a transplant coordinator can bring in an average $81,333.