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Does a BSN degree equate to a higher salary for RNs?


The following chart from reports actual RN salary averages, updated in real time. But of course this can vary depending on the degree you earn.

Head over to this more detailed chart to see breakdown of salaries by major. According to the information, the average salary difference between a nurse with a BSN and a nurse with an associate’s degree is around $2,500 per year. Of course, these are just averages and vary greatly depending on number of years of experience, location, type of workplace and much more.

Have you gone back to school to earn a BSN after working with an associate’s or other degree? How accurate do these numbers seem in your experience? Did you see a pay bump similar to those listed below? Let us know in the comments section below.


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