Registered Nurses in California Earn Highest Salaries, Data Show
In California, registered nurses are paid an average of $82,560 annually, compared with the national average of $65,470 (MacDonald, FierceHealthFinance, 10/14).
According to Insider Monkey, RNs in California can earn annual salaries higher than $120,000. Meanwhile, the state also has the highest number of RNs (Milosevic, Insider Monkey, 10/13).
States with the next-highest salaries were:
- Massachusetts, where RNs earn an average of $81,185 annually; and
- Washington state, where RNs earn an average of $78,765 annually (FierceHealthFinance, 10/14).