Nursing benefits and salaries


Benefits and salaries


One can notice that larger cities provide higher salaries and better benefits to their nurses, and on the other hand, working in larger cities also implies that one might work longer hours and have more stress because of the number of patients. If you are looking for the place where you can earn more by city or category, here there is a salary comparison calculator that give you an idea.

Nursing is one of the better paying occupations in the world during the last years. The salaries and benefits for nurses diverge according to geographic location, type of specialty, type of work you do, years of experience and grade of education. These are some aspects that influence in the salaries.

Typical salaries:

Practitioner Nurse $59,000 to $123,000
Emergency Room Nurse $42,000 to $67,000
Gerontology Nurse $38,000 to $92,000
School nurse $19,000 to $40,000

LPNs could earn $35,000 to $40,000 per year. For registered nurses earn $40,000 to $60,000 per year. Apart from that, they obtain additional pay for evening shifts, night shifts and weekend shifts, which are as follows:

Evening shifts $1.30/hour
Night shifts $1.55/hour
Weekend shifts $1.75/hour
Standby $3.20/hour

Many employers offer flexible work schedules (full-time, part-time, and casual), child care, health insurance, vacation, holiday pay, educational benefits, pension plans and bonuses. In addition to salary, opportunity, and job security, there are lots of other reasons to becoming a nurse.

Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants Salary

Median Hourly Wages $11.56
Median Annual Wages $24,040
Mean Annual Wage for 2011 $24,641

Top 10 States Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Alaska $15.32 $31,900
New York $15.15 $31,500
Nevada $14.72 $30,600
Hawaii $14.44 $30,000
Connecticut $14.31 $29,800
Rhode Island $13.84 $28,800
Massachusetts $13.68 $28,500
Delaware $13.38 $27,800
New Hampshire $13.30 $27,700
Maryland $13.07 $27,200

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary

Mean Hourly Wage $19.66
Mean Annual Wage $40,900
Mean Annual Wage for 2011 $41,900

Top 10 States Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Connecticut $25.34 $52,700
New Jersey $24.23 $50,400
Rhode Island $23.99 $49,900
Maryland $23.82 $49,500
Massachusetts $23.81 $49,500
California $23.74 $49,400
District of Columbia $23.16 $48,200
Nevada $23.15 $48,200
New Mexico $22.89 $47,600
Delaware $22.88 $47,600

Registered Nurses

Mean Hourly Wage $30.65
Mean Annual Wage $63,800
Mean Annual Wage for 2011 $65,075

Top 10 States Hourly Wage Annual Wage
California $39.86 $82,900
Hawaii $39.34 $81,800
Massachusetts $37.39 $77,800
Maryland $36.38 $75,700
New Jersey $35.85 $74,600
District of Columbia $35.36 $73,500
Alaska $35.33 $73,500
Oregon $35.30 $73,400
Nevada $35.23 $73,300
New York $34.66 $72,100

Nursing Instructors and Teachers

Mean Annual Wage $61,360
Mean Annual Wage for 2011 $63,000

Top 10 States Hourly Wage
California $79,800
New Jersey $77,000
Connecticut $71,000
Oregon $70,900
Hawaii $70,700
Florida $70,600
Rhode Island $70,200
New York $69,000
Massachusetts $67,600
Michigan $67,400


Note:
Clinical Nurse Specialists and nurses with advanced degrees earn noticeably higher salaries.