Catalog 2017-2018



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.