Are you curious about how your salary stacks up against that of other nurses with similar credentials and experience? Do you wonder if you have more earning potential? Would going back to nursing school for a more advanced degree substantially change your take-home pay?
Asking your coworkers how much money they make is considered rude—and HR certainly isn’t going to spill the beans. But you can at least look at some of the same benchmarking data your employer uses to determine your pay.
On the following pages, you’ll find median salaries for many popular nursing careers. Keep in mind that regional or even local pay can vary substantially from these numbers (especially for surveys with only a few hundred respondents). Fortunately, PayScale lets you input your own data to get an idea of how you really stack up against your “competition.” We’re interested to see how accurate these numbers are for our readers. Is your pay in line with what other nurses are making?