Rate of Pay by State

Hourly Rates by State 2022 per The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Below are all 50 states (plus Washington DC), alphabetically for registered nurses in 2022.

Here are the top states, and below the rest:

State

Employment (1)

Employment per thousand jobs

Location quotient (9)

Hourly mean wage

Annual mean wage (2)

California

324,400

19.63

0.91

$ 59.62

$ 124,000

Texas

217,630

17.80

0.82

$ 38.04

$ 79,120

New York

188,300

21.72

1.00

$ 44.86

$ 93,320

Florida

187,920

21.84

1.01

$ 34.62

$ 72,000

Pennsylvania

149,270

26.73

1.24

$ 36.54

$ 76,000

State

Avg RN Salary

Hourly Rates (36 Hours per Week)

RNs employed

Cost of living index

Alabama

$61,920

$33

49,780

89.3

Alaska

$97,230

$52

6,060

105.1

Arizona

$81,600

$44

57,260

99.1

Arkansas

$65,810

$35

26,320

89.2

California

$124,000

$66

324,400

116.4

Colorado

$80,670

$43

51,680

102.9

Connecticut

$88,530

$47

34,320

105

Delaware

$77,760

$42

11,760

99.4

District of Columbia

$98,540

$53

11,540

115.2

Florida

$72,000

$38

187,920

101

Georgia

$75,380

$40

78,290

94.5

Hawaii

$106,530

$57

11,110

119.3

Idaho

$73,640

$39

14,400

92.2

Illinois

$78,260

$42

129,260

100.5

Indiana

$68,890

$37

66,800

92.5

Iowa

$64,990

$35

32,650

91

Kansas

$66,560

$36

28,980

92.4

Kentucky

$67,260

$36

43,540

89.8

Louisiana

$70,380

$38

42,870

92.7

Maine

$73,630

$39

14,380

99.3

Maryland

$82,660

$44

51,550

107.7

Massachusetts

$96,630

$52

88,270

110.4

Michigan

$75,930

$41

102,480

94

Minnesota

$84,030

$45

69,000

98.6

Mississippi

$63,130

$34

29,140

87.8

Missouri

$67,790

$36

69,240

92.5

Montana

$73,610

$39

9,640

93.5

Nebraska

$69,850

$37

20,660

92.9

Nevada

$88,800

$47

24,590

97.4

New Hampshire

$78,270

$42

12,890

106.5

New Jersey

$89,690

$48

77,980

116

New Mexico

$77,590

$41

17,030

91.6

New York

$93,320

$50

188,300

116.3

North Carolina

$71,200

$38

104,810

91.8

North Dakota

$71,200

$38

11,810

92

Ohio

$71,640

$38

129,270

100

Oklahoma

$68,180

$36

31,510

91.3

Oregon

$98,630

$53

37,780

102.6

Pennsylvania

$76,000

$41

149,270

97.6

Rhode Island

$85,270

$46

10,860

101.8

South Carolina

$69,580

$37

46,160

91.6

South Dakota

$60,540

$32

14,140

91.5

Tennessee

$66,680

$36

62,250

92.2

Texas

$79,120

$42

217,630

99.5

Utah

$72,790

$39

23,760

96.5

Vermont

$75,160

$40

7,210

103.1

Virginia

$76,680

$41

66,980

101.3

Washington

$95,350

$51

62,470

108.4

West Virginia

$67,640

$36

19,800

88

Wisconsin

$76,850

$41

62,860

93.2

Wyoming

$73,130

$39

4,890

92.8