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The United States has a wide range of average salaries for Registered Nurses. Each state is unique.  The range is as low as $25.73 in Iowa to a high of $46.62 in California. A number of factors contribute to the average hourly pay of a Registered Nurse.

Some typical factors include: 

Supply and demand 
Union representation (States that have higher union activity earn an average of 20% more in pay and benefits for all employees)

Cost of living 
Healthcare reimbursement rates 

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STATE TOTAL EMPLOYED HOURLY ANNUAL
Alabama 43,600 26.86 55,870
Alaska 5,790 40.21 83,640
Arizona 46,290 34.34 71,430
Arkansas 23,480 27.00 56,150
California 252,940 46.62 96,980
Colorado 41,860 33.16 68,980
Connecticut 34,820 36.67 76,280
Delaware 9,740 33.97 70,660
District of Columbia 11,030 37.28 77,550
Florida 162,530 29.84 62,060
Georgia 66,080 29.63 61,630
Hawaii 10,300 41.05 85,380
Idaho 12,150 28.74 59,770
Illinois 109,480 32.08 66,730
Indiana 59,730 28.04 58,320
Iowa 32,100 25.73 53,520
Kansas 26,940 27.12 56,410
Kentucky 42,400 27.65 57,520
Louisiana 40,600 29.70 61,780
Maine 13,890 30.12 62,640
Maryland 46,070 34.18 71,100
Massachusetts 79,270 40.25 83,720
Michigan 91,840 31.64 65,820
Minnesota 57,920 34.21 71,160
Mississippi 27,590 27.18 56,530
Missouri 64,870 27.90 58,040


STATE TOTAL EMPLOYED HOURLY ANNUAL Montana 9,040 29.18 60,700 Nebraska 19,550 27.37 56,920 Nevada 17,160 37.89 78,800 New Hampshire 12,180 31.03 64,540 New Jersey 75,410 37.19 77,360 New Mexico 14,540 31.20 64,900 New York 169,820 36.29 75,470 North Carolina 88,350 28.51 59,290 North Dakota 7,750 26.94 56,030 Ohio 124,400 29.69 61,750 Oklahoma 25,960 27.47 57,130 Oregon 28,490 38.67 80,440 Pennsylvania 124,750 31.74 66,010 Rhode Island 11,570 35.62 74,080 South Carolina 41,950 28.69 59,670 South Dakota 11,540 25.51 53,050 Tennessee 57,760 27.27 56,730 Texas 190,090 32.62 67,860 Utah 18,550 28.89 60,090 Vermont 6,710 30.41 63,260 Virginia 60,120 30.36 63,150 Washington 53,060 36.74 76,420 West Virginia 18,440 26.56 55,240 Wisconsin 56,870 30.99 64,460 Wyoming 4,500 29.56 61,480