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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: $39.02
Statewide median: $23.00

 

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
$30.23 $36.95 $45.90
Minnesota
$33.20 $39.02 $46.75
Central Minnesota
$34.03 $40.54 $48.21
Northeast Minnesota
$28.79 $34.38 $39.62
Northwest Minnesota
$29.64 $34.77 $40.71
Southeast Minnesota
$31.21 $35.31 $39.61
Southwest Minnesota
$30.49 $36.89 $44.53
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$35.78 $42.44 $49.38

* "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 70,820 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 seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 43,201 new Registered Nurses to meet market demand between 2020-2030. 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
2020 2030 Number Percent
  2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 3,059,800 3,431,300 371,500 12.1%
  2020 2030 Number Percent
Minnesota 71,782 76,538 4,756 6.6%
  2018 2028 Number Percent
Central Minnesota 6,403 7,556 1,153 18%
Northeast Minnesota 4,658 4,922 264 5.7%
Northwest Minnesota 4,841 5,325 484 10%
Southeast Minnesota 13,019 14,509 1,490 11.4%
Southwest Minnesota 3,581 3,872 291 8.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 37,928 42,436 4,508 11.9%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.




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