Information About Registered Nurses

What is this career like?

As an ICU RN I coordinated care for medically complex ICU patients/families.

Legal Analysis RNs evaluate medical files; synthesizing information and interpreting data.

Training

Registered nurses need associate degree.

Degrees for Registered nurses
Training for Registered Nurses
Percent
Less than High School 0.2
High School 1.2
Some College 5.5
Associates Degree 37.3
Bachelors Degree 42.4
Masters Degree 9.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 3.4

Employment

Represents about 2,618,000 people in the United States- 0.6% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 581,000 more registered nurses but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 1,039,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, registered nurses make $33.23 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Registered nurses $21.60 $25.80 $31.70 $38.60 $46.40
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $14.60 $20.30 $28.60 $40.00 $59.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, registered nurses make $69,110 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Registered nurses $44,970 $53,770 $65,950 $80,390 $96,630
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $30,500 $42,330 $59,570 $83,330 $124,550
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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