KNOW YOUR WORTH Nurse Salary Research Report
Get the nurse salary you deserve. Our free research report will help you discover your nurse income potential to keep you on the right earning path. Download the free report today.
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The average salary for respondents in our survey
Percentage of RNs considering pursuing further education, training or certification
How much more money men make per year than women, according to our survey
Percentage of male, female and non-binary nurses who negotiate salary
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More than 7,000 RNs, APRNs, and LPNs across the country shared their experience related to nursing salaries, benefits, education and more. Watch this video to learn how you can use the information in our latest report.
Nursing Salary Research Report Findings


Salary and benefits remain top issues for nursing professionals like you, particularly when it comes to being paid a fair wage comparable to colleagues with similar professional backgrounds. You also want to ensure your salary potential grows over the course of your career as you expand your skill set and expertise. A good way to ensure you're making what your education, experience and location dictate is by keeping up on salary trends.

Our comprehensive research report gives you the necessary information to take a hard look at wage scales and determine if the numbers add up. We conducted the salary and benefits survey from February through May 2020. The online survey was completed by 7,431 nursing professionals nationwide, including RNs, APRNs, and LPNs. Nurses from all 50 states participated. Many outside factors, such as budgetary constraints and the economy, can influence nursing salaries. But the data we gathered gives you the information you need to get the salary you deserve.
Yes, many outside factors, such as budgetary constraints and the economy can influence nursing salaries. But the solid data that we gathered on your behalf will give you the information you need to get the salary you deserve.


Do you know how nurses across the country or closer to home are growing their careers? Are they seeking higher degrees or working on certification? Are they working more hours? How do their benefits compare to yours? These are the types of questions to which our salary survey report provides answers. The next time you interview for a new job or meet with your current employer to discuss a wage increase, you’ll be prepared with the latest salary information garnered straight from thousands of your colleagues. This information can help you decide whether to negotiate your salary, seek higher education to expand your job prospects or find a new job position to increase your earning potential.
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At Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON), we integrate faith and learning to create an atmosphere that promotes academic excellence and nourishes our students' needs. Through our accredited baccalaureate and graduate-level nursing programs — and our holistic approach to higher learning — we prepare nursing students to lead and serve. We believe that nurses have been called to make a difference. LHSON graduates and nurses nationwide are assets to their employers and deserve fair compensation. We are proud to sponsor this report because it empowers and educates nurses to build successful careers and achieve personal fulfillment.

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