Median annual wages nationally of registered nurses were $67,490 or 32.45 per hour in 2015. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $45,040, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $94,720. Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of registered nurses in 2015 were:
- $68,540 in government organizations
- $67,210 in hospitals
- $62,090 in home health care services
- $58,830 in nursing and residential care facilities
- $58,420 in offices of physicians
Employment of Registered Nursing is projected to grow 16% from 2014-2024, faster than the average for all occupations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 edition, Registered Nurses.