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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: $36.25
Statewide median: $19.62

 

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
$27.35 $33.33 $40.78
Minnesota
$28.8 $36.25 $43.87
Central Minnesota
$30.82 $38.42 $45.53
Northeast Minnesota
$23.09 $28.33 $36.79
Northwest Minnesota
$27.63 $32.16 $38.22
Southeast Minnesota
$25.96 $30.02 $41.58
Southwest Minnesota
$24 $27.92 $32.49
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$32.92 $39.3 $45.59

* "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 61830 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
Area Employment Employment Change
2014 2024 Number Percent
U S 2751000 3190300 439300 16%
Minnesota 56754 63477 6723 11.8%
Minnesota Planning Regions 2014 2024 Number Percent
Northeast Minnesota 3791 4010 219 5.7%
Central Minnesota 4858 5429 571 11.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 32023 36179 4156 12.9%
Southwest Minnesota 3384 3554 170 5%
Northwest Minnesota 4236 4680 444 10.4%
Southeast Minnesota 8537 9663 1126 13.1%


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