In most workplaces, discussing salary is like talking about politics and religion: at best it’s impolite and to some it’s downright offensive. Still, knowing how your salary compares to that of other nurses can be extremely helpful.
Not only does the information satisfy curiosity, it also can be a crucial factor in your career planning. Are you making what you should compared to others with similar skill sets in your area? Is it time to look for better opportunities? Are you getting a great wage at your current position?
Well, we’re here to help you get those answers (no awkward conversations with your coworkers required!).
Over the next few pages you’ll see the median salary for a variety of different nursing positions. The information comes from PayScale.com, a site that constantly updates salary information as more respondents provide their actual nursing salaries. The charts here also will update automatically as new information is added, so you always have the most current stats available!
Note: These numbers come from nurses across the U.S., and salaries vary greatly from region to region and city to city. Additionally, some of the surveys have many more respondents than others, so keep this in mind as you begin looking at your competition.
Do these numbers stack up to the salaries you’ve seen in your area? Let us know in the comments below.