SURVEY RESULTS

Nursing by the Numbers

$78,000

The median salary for RNs in our survey

25%

Percentage of respondents who reported salary increases during the pandemic

$14,000

How much more male nurses make per year than female nurses, according to our survey

62%

Percentage of travel nurses who started the role in 2020 or 2021

Use the Nurse Salary Report to Your Benefit

More than 2,500 nursing professionals 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

Using the Report

Nursing is a unique profession that combines an inherent passion for serving others with extensive opportunities for personal and professional growth. But at the end of the day, you must ensure you’re getting the salary and benefits that match your talents and credentials. And one of the best strategies to help guarantee you’re always making the right career choices is staying abreast of current salary trends.

The Nurse.com in-depth research report gives you a look at wage patterns and the myriad factors affecting them. The salary and benefits survey was conducted between November 12 and December 12, 2021, and was completed by 2,516 nursing professionals nationwide, including RNs, APRNs, and LPN/LVNs from all 50 states.

Many factors such as budgetary constraints and the COVID-19 pandemic can influence nursing salaries. But the data we’ve gathered will still provide you with an abundance of information you need to get the salary you deserve.

DISCOVER YOUR INCOME POTENTIAL

The pandemic has had seismic effects on nursing — some that are only now beginning to come into focus. In response, many nurses across the U.S. have begun taking a hard look at where they stand in their careers and where they hope to go.

Whether you’re perfectly at home in your current role, ready for a change, or just curious about how others in your profession are faring, the information in our report offers a deep dive into salary insights and trends. There’s never been a better time to equip yourself with the information you need to decide whether to negotiate your salary, seek higher education to expand your options, or find a new position to increase your earning potential.

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A Note from Baylor University

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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