RN Salary

RN Salary


An RN salary, on average, is between $50,000 and $120,000 per year depending on factors such as how much work experience the RN has, the specialty of the RN, and the type of facility. Another factor that comes into play is whether the RN is employed as a staff nurse in a single hospital or is willing to 'travel,' working on a contract basis. In general, an RN willing to travel will make between 22-35% more than a staff RN (and have the adventure of their lifetime while traveling!). If you are looking to get started in the world of travel nursing and want to increase your RN salary, fill out the form on this page and we will find the perfect assignment for you.

Highest Paying RN Salary

In general, the highest paying RN salary is earned by experienced nurses working in very specialized areas of the hospital, such as the CVOR. These nurses are extremely competent and have completed extensive education in their area of expertise. They are invaluable resources to the organization and they are compensated with the highest paying RN salaries. A nurse without any experience will likely not be able to make what a nurse with 5, 10 or even 20 years of experience under his/her belt can, but over time, a good nurse can make more than $130,000 per year.

RN Salary by Week

Because most travel assignments are based on a limited time period (13 weeks being the most common) knowing the RN salary by week can help you compare apples to apples rather than trying to compare annual amounts. Most travel nurses are paid every week, while staff RNs are paid every other week, so make sure you're comparing equivalent numbers! In general, a travel RN's salary will be between $1,200-3,500 per week.

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