Nursing Salaries by City – LPN and RN Salary Data

The columns in the table below are all sortable. So discover which states are best for LPN salary, RN salary, and where upgrading to an RN will have the biggest effect on your paycheck. So what’s the Comfort Score you may ask? It takes into account median salaries of all occupations in a state, median salaries of nurses, cost of living, real estate, and a few other medical-centric and geographic statistics…and combines them to produce an indexed ranking of where you will be most comfortable being an LPN or RN.

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Metro Area State LPN avg salary RN avg salary LPN Comfort Score RN Comfort Score RN Value Overall Rank
Albuquerque NM $56,080 $66,410 1 12 76 43
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale AZ $46,360 $68,200 2 2 44 17
Cape Coral-Fort Myers FL $42,000 $65,950 3 4 48 23
El Paso TX $42,090 $60,850 4 5 49 24
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission TX $46,580 $69,360 5 7 50 26
Boise ID $41,460 $65,250 6 9 55 31
Tucson AZ $44,890 $65,370 7 13 64 37
Las Vegas-Paradise NV $48,460 $72,950 8 14 65 38
Modesto CA $50,510 $89,590 9 1 26 2
Memphis TN $42,570 $63,210 10 16 66 40
Houston-Sugar Land TX $43,290 $69,180 11 10 40 20
Detroit MI $48,350 $67,780 12 26 80 53
Stockton CA $50,500 $80,840 13 8 31 11
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington TX $45,520 $66,270 14 22 70 45
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord NC $41,190 $58,600 15 40 93 68
Greenville SC $38,570 $59,810 16 18 51 33
Austin-Round Rock TX $42,040 $62,560 17 32 82 58
Bakersfield CA $42,030 $78,200 18 3 21 1
Oxnard-Ventura CA $53,330 $77,060 19 54 98 83
Fresno CA $48,530 $81,340 20 6 22 3
San Antonio TX $39,890 $65,150 21 15 30 14
Sacramento CA $53,730 $89,770 22 11 23 8
Milwaukee-Waukesha WI $45,700 $62,730 23 68 100 91
Little Rock AR $37,840 $63,170 24 17 28 14
Pittsburgh PA $39,610 $60,700 25 27 53 39
Tampa-St. Petersburg FL $41,700 $64,020 26 24 36 28
Cincinnati-Middletown OH $42,250 $61,760 27 51 92 73
Nashville-Davidson TN $38,850 $63,100 28 21 29 21
Indianapolis-Carmel IN $40,390 $62,740 29 34 60 47
Salt Lake City UT $42,370 $60,930 30 64 97 89
Greensboro-High Point NC $40,460 $59,070 31 39 71 57
Louisville-Jefferson County KY $37,650 $58,800 32 31 41 34
Jacksonville FL $40,140 $61,410 33 37 57 47
Denver-Aurora CO $45,880 $69,760 34 42 72 58
Dayton OH $41,240 $60,060 35 52 85 70
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor OH $43,190 $62,430 36 56 87 73
Philadelphia-Camden PA $48,290 $71,430 37 53 83 69
Columbia SC $39,670 $59,830 38 41 56 51
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre PA $39,340 $56,620 39 55 84 72
Columbus OH $41,950 $61,890 40 60 88 78
Akron OH $39,500 $61,020 41 36 32 32
Jackson MS $35,770 $59,350 42 19 10 4
Charleston SC $39,040 $64,850 43 20 11 7
Wichita KS $37,370 $53,080 44 74 96 93
Lakeland FL $35,500 $57,540 45 28 17 14
St. Louis MO $38,670 $59,010 46 58 79 70
Ogden-Clearfield UT $41,980 $57,640 47 88 99 99
Colorado Springs CO $39,590 $62,760 48 46 37 41
Des Moines IA $38,190 $55,890 49 75 95 93
Tulsa OK $32,890 $50,720 50 57 69 64
Portland-Vancouver OR $46,920 $76,010 51 25 9 8
Chattanooga TN $35,650 $57,580 52 30 14 13
Orlando-Kissimmee FL $38,780 $57,960 53 67 81 78
Omaha-Council Bluffs NE $38,660 $57,740 54 71 86 85
Birmingham-Hoover AL $35,940 $60,980 55 23 6 4
Raleigh-Cary NC $38,930 $61,030 56 62 67 66
Provo-Orem UT $36,740 $59,230 57 49 27 36
Palm Bay-Melbourne FL $38,380 $62,160 58 35 12 18
Toledo OH $40,070 $56,830 59 82 91 97
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue WA $46,660 $76,260 60 43 18 29
Harrisburg-Carlisle PA $41,870 $62,080 61 81 89 93
Allentown-Bethlehem PA $41,480 $62,940 62 73 77 81
Sarasota-Bradenton FL $39,470 $61,210 63 63 46 56
Oklahoma City OK $33,480 $55,180 64 44 15 27
Atlanta-Marietta GA $38,510 $63,230 65 61 34 49
Buffalo-Niagara Falls NY $36,420 $61,360 66 33 5 10
Baton Rouge LA $35,720 $55,850 67 66 42 55
Grand Rapids-Wyoming MI $38,040 $58,520 68 72 58 67
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh NY $41,730 $70,780 69 59 25 42
Bridgeport-Stamford CT $55,300 $71,040 70 95 94 100
Youngstown-Warren OH $35,540 $53,030 71 80 74 84
Kansas City MO $37,520 $60,890 72 69 35 52
Madison WI $41,630 $70,280 73 50 13 30
Albany-Schenectady-Troy NY $39,480 $50,730 74 94 90 98
Knoxville TN $33,240 $56,480 75 47 8 25
Augusta-Richmond County GA $36,410 $63,090 76 29 1 6
Lancaster PA $39,900 $60,060 77 87 75 90
Rochester NY $37,760 $59,990 78 78 47 63
Richmond VA $40,260 $63,220 79 84 61 76
Baltimore-Towson MD $50,480 $79,150 80 79 43 60
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet IL $44,410 $68,990 81 86 62 78
Hartford CT $52,810 $72,690 82 93 78 96
Riverside-San Bernardino CA $44,320 $75,810 83 45 4 19
Worcester MA $53,080 $77,610 84 90 68 86
San Francisco-Oakland CA $57,050 $98,020 85 38 2 12
Miami-Ft. Lauderdale FL $41,320 $66,890 86 70 20 44
Syracuse NY $34,980 $56,520 87 85 38 61
Providence RI $49,970 $68,700 88 96 73 92
Boston MA $49,320 $88,730 89 48 3 22
New Haven CT $49,920 $74,510 90 92 54 77
New Orleans LA $41,470 $64,040 91 89 39 65
Springfield MA $49,920 $70,090 92 97 63 88
Minneapolis-St. Paul MN $42,020 $75,020 93 76 19 49
Los Angeles CA $48,650 $79,940 94 83 24 54
San Diego CA $47,430 $81,370 95 77 16 46
Virginia Beach-Norfolk VA $35,900 $60,390 96 91 33 62
San Jose-Sunnyvale CA $57,150 $110,080 97 65 7 34
Washington-DC – Arlington DC $46,200 $74,130 98 99 52 82
Honolulu HI $45,810 $82,150 99 98 45 73
New York-New Jersey NY $49,060 $79,330 100 100 59 87

 

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