NURSING SCHOOLS BY STATE

How Much Do Nurses Earn? Average Salary Information for Registered Nurses

How much do nurses earn you ask? Being a registered nurse can be a very satisfying and lucrative career. Below is the average salary for registered nurses by state for years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. 2015 average salaries are not yet available and will be posted as soon as they are.
State 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Alabama $57,860 $57,850 $57,840 $55,270 $55,870 $56,470
Alaska $74,970 $79,350 $82,080 $80,970 $83,640 $85,740
Arizona $67,130 $70,220 $72,340 $71,390 $71,430 $71,300
Arkansas $57,040 $56,500 $56,990 $55,360 $56,150 $56,480
California $85,080 $87,480 $90,860 $94,120 $96,980 $98,400
Colorado $66,800 $67,280 $68,670 $67,920 $68,980 $69,600
Connecticut $71,930 $73,860 $75,850 $75,660 $76,280 $76,370
Delaware $70,770 $70,920 $72,060 $70,820 $70,660 $70,160
Florida $62,270 $63,010 $64,020 $61,780 $62,060 $62,720
Georgia $60,940 $61,670 $62,370 $60,770 $61,630 $62,350
Hawaii $80,020 $82,130 $83,950 $84,750 $85,380 $88,230
Idaho $61,320 $62,720 $62,670 $59,100 $59,770 $60,320
Illinois $65,440 $66,660 $67,190 $66,260 $66,730 $68,030
Indiana $57,910 $57,820 $58,410 $57,520 $58,320 $58,900
Iowa $51,930 $51,970 $53,300 $52,540 $53,520 $54,020
Kansas $55,730 $57,470 $58,750 $56,040 $56,410 $56,800
Kentucky $58,110 $58,130 $60,040 $57,510 $57,520 $57,980
Louisiana $60,290 $62,060 $64,190 $61,260 $61,780 $60,230
Maine $65,240 $64,650 $66,100 $60,700 $62,640 $63,320
Maryland $76,330 $76,450 $75,490 $71,090 $71,100 $72,210
Massachusetts $81,780 $84,990 $86,810 $83,370 $83,720 $85,770
Michigan $64,100 $63,970 $65,430 $64,430 $65,820 $67,180
Minnesota $72,760 $73,770 $74,250 $70,780 $71,160 $71,450
Mississippi $57,630 $57,940 $59,480 $57,740 $56,530 $56,560
Missouri $57,460 $59,140 $59,620 $56,990 $58,040 $58,040
Montana $56,380 $57,860 $60,190 $59,920 $60,700 $61,810
Nebraska $55,040 $56,480 $58,060 $56,350 $56,920 $57,550
Nevada $72,940 $75,320 $77,840 $77,870 $78,800 $80,240
New Hampshire $62,060 $63,340 $65,280 $63,920 $64,540 $65,790
New Jersey $74,990 $75,440 $76,460 $75,820 $77,360 $78,330
New Mexico $63,550 $66,090 $66,660 $66,710 $64,900 $65,790
New York $72,790 $74,000 $75,370 $74,100 $75,470 $77,110
North Carolina $58,880 $60,260 $60,960 $58,760 $59,290 $60,030
North Dakota $56,110 $57,020 $57,600 $53,520 $56,030 $58,120
Ohio $59,740 $60,590 $61,710 $60,970 $61,750 $62,490
Oklahoma $53,210 $54,340 $56,130 $55,980 $57,130 $57,830
Oregon $73,300 $75,350 $77,220 $78,530 $80,440 $82,940
Pennsylvania $63,600 $65,070 $67,140 $65,000 $66,010 $66,570
Rhode Island $68,830 $70,640 $72,720 $73,070 $74,080 $75,510
South Carolina $59,680 $60,040 $61,350 $58,940 $59,670 $59,670
South Dakota $53,520 $54,730 $55,710 $52,800 $53,050 $53,970
Tennessee $59,520 $60,480 $60,660 $55,800 $56,730 $57,030
Texas $64,670 $66,180 $67,580 $66,350 $67,860 $68,590
Utah $59,370 $60,530 $61,540 $59,810 $60,090 $61,100
Vermont $63,230 $63,210 $65,210 $63,350 $63,260 $64,320
Virginia $63,270 $65,020 $65,710 $63,050 $63,150 $63,880
Washington $72,450 $73,680 $74,840 $75,350 $76,420 $78,540
West Virginia $53,030 $54,300 $56,820 $54,490 $55,240 $56,390
Wisconsin $63,200 $64,280 $64,800 $64,000 $64,460 $65,590
Wyoming $58,060 $58,750 $60,930 $60,690 $61,480 $60,790
Source: http://www.gls.gov