Health Careers Journal

Salaries For Nurses

Nurses continue to be in high demand.  A career in nursing is about the best protection you can have against any economic downturn, especially since health is one of the fundamental things that people need.

Over the last decade, salaries for nurses have gone up much faster than most other jobs at about 48% – this growth is not only better than inflation but also better than the majority of other jobs which have either remained steady with inflation or lost ground.

Below, we include the starting salaries and averages salaries for some of the more common nursing positions:

Registered Nurse

Starting salary:  $50,000
Average salary: $64,000

Nurse Practitioner

Starting salary:  $75,000
Average salary: $87,000

Licensed Practical Nurse

Starting salary:  $35,000
Average salary: $43,000

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Starting salary:  $68000
Average salary: $76,000

Certified Nurse Anesthetist

Starting salary:  $125,000
Average salary: $140,000

School Nurse

Starting salary:  $26,000
Average salary: $48,000

Certified Nursing Assistant

Starting salary:  $22000
Average salary: $28,000

SourceNursing Salaries List (College Crunch)

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