Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries in the United States

Based on 2,013,039,287 RN hours reported by Skilled Nursing Facilities in the US (2013-2021)
Average Hourly Wage (2021)
$42.94 / hour
Lowest (25%): $32.20 / hour
Highest (25%): $53.67 / hour
RN hourly wage averages in the United States (2013-2021)

How much does a RN get paid in the United States?

Registered Nurses (RN) are paid an average of $42.94 per hour ($89,315 annually) in the United States based on 184,483,155 hours of RN wage information reported by Skilled Nursing Facilities for the fiscal year ending in 2021 to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Average Annual RN Salaries
United States

RN salaries by year in the United States
Year Avg Salary RN Hours
2021 $89,315 184,483,155
2020 $85,529 193,292,079
2019 $80,484 240,806,812
2018 $78,210 220,231,027
2017 $75,878 253,419,128
2016 $73,424 237,660,347
2015 $70,849 244,877,884
2014 $69,423 246,477,669
2013 $68,940 191,791,186
Last Updated: August 1, 2022