America (USA) is one of the few countries in the world that value the work nurses do. The country pays nurses salaries that are commensurate with the work and risks associated with the profession.
I am one of the many people wondering how much exactly do nurses in USA earn. I am sure the information will be useful for individuals who want to migrate to America to work there or Americans who intend to join the profession.
A registered nurse is one who is qualified and recognized by the government of the U.S to work in any hospital without being barred by the law. According to the latest statistics, a registered nurse in the U.S earns $33 per hour, which comes to approximately $69,000 per annum.
Though the figure above reflect the average salary across regions, the figure vary depending on level of experience, location and level of training. For instance, Nurses in California earn up to $ 46 per hour while nurses in Washington earn as low as $ 36.
Federal Government is the highest paying industry in the U.S, followed by colleges and universities. The lowest paying industry was found to be outpatient care centres.