Nursing Salary Overview

The average wage for a Registered Nurse (RN) is $81,000 a year. The average wage for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is $42,000. However, that being said, both of these numbers vary wildly depending on your location and experience. Some states pay much lower and some much higher. Some vary quite a lot even within the state and some states pay one kind of nurse above average while paying the other below. You can use this information in many ways, whether that’s to negotiate a raise, choosing to move to your neighboring state for better pay, or simply in deciding whether you want to become a nurse. Click your state below to find out more.

State listing