Places Where Nurses Earn the Most Money
Salaries tend to mirror the overall cost of living of a certain geographical area. If a city’s cost of living is notably higher than the U.S. average, then incomes tend to be higher there as well. With registered nurses’ salaries, this is especially true. Geography has a major influence over wages due to this connection with cost of living. Another major factor dependent on geography is supply — the number of nurses in the city. In many cities, a shortage of nurses is noticeable, especially in places like Alaska, and this has the effect of driving up salaries of nurses.
How Much Do Nurses Make a Year in the Top-Paying Cities
The first 14 top-paying cities for registered nurses are all in California. Here’s a list of them below with their respective average annual nurse’s salary:
1. Salinas: $131,710
2. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward: $128,990
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