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Registered Nurses

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $34.96
Statewide median: $18.88

 

This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Registered Nurses *

Area Low Median High
U S
$26.8 $32.71 $39.98
Minnesota
$27.95 $34.96 $42.7
Central Minnesota
$29.26 $36.31 $43.71
Northeast Minnesota
$24.35 $28.47 $36.15
Northwest Minnesota
$27.17 $31.95 $38.1
Southeast Minnesota
$25.28 $29.26 $40.38
Southwest Minnesota
$23.7 $27.85 $33.44
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$31.47 $37.69 $44.53

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 59640 workers employed in this very large career.

Where do Registered Nurses most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 20110 new Registered Nurses to meet market demand between 2014-2024. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Registered Nurses
  Employment Employment Change
2014 2024 Number Percent
U S 2751000 3190300 439300 16%
Minnesota 56754 63477 6723 11.8%
  2012 2022 Number Percent
Southwest Minnesota 3012 3277 265 8.8%
Southeast Minnesota 10186 12329 2143 21%
Central Minnesota 4619 5401 782 16.9%
Northwest Minnesota 3970 4528 558 14.1%
Northeast Minnesota 4233 4811 578 13.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 29977 35277 5300 17.7%


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