RN Salary in Arizona - Registered Nurses in the Grand Canyon State
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average annual RN salary in Arizona was $70,220 as of May, 2010. This corresponds to about $33.76 an hour. This is higher than the national average of $67,720 or $32.56. These earnings correspond well with the cost of living in this state, which is about 2% greater than the national average. In the state of Arizona, registered nurses with earnings in the top 10 percent of their field made more than $93,050. Those with earnings in the bottom ten percent made less than $47,470 annually. The median annual wage for the state was $68,870.
Arizona employed approximately 41,730 nurses as of May 2010. Of these, about 26,610 were in the Phoenix, Mesa and Scottsdale area of the state. This is more than half of the total number of registered nurses in Arizona. In this area, the average annual salary is slightly higher than the average RN salary in Arizona as a whole at $72,130. In the Phoenix, Mesa and Scottsdale part of Arizona, registered nurses with earnings in the top 10 percent of their field make more than $94,730 a year. Those with earnings in the bottom 10 percent of their field earn less than $47,050.
The city with the highest average RN salary in Arizona is Flagstaff. Here, the annual mean wage is $75,510, which corresponds to about $36.30 an hour. Registered nurses on both ends of the spectrum make more than the corresponding averages for the state as a whole. Those with earnings in the bottom ten percent in Flagstaff make less than $51,790. Meanwhile, registered nurses in this city with earnings in the top ten percent make more than $103,200 a year. The next highest-paying city for registered nurses in Arizona is Prescott with a mean annual wage of $73,160 as of May 2010.
Nationally, the job outlook for registered nurses over the 2008 to 2018 decade is expected to be excellent. The BLS predicts that this field will grow 22 percent over this time period, which is much faster than the national average for all occupations. The RN salary in Arizona is very competitive with other parts of the nation. As of November 2011, Arizona had an unemployment rate of 8.7% overall. This could make it difficult to find jobs here. Registered nurses in the area can increase their chances of finding work by obtaining further education in their field whenever possible. Nurses with the highest education will be in the highest demand.
What is the average pay for RN in Arizona?
The RN pay scale varies per state throughout the United States.
RN pay scale may also vary by employer.
An individual's compensation may also vary based on work experience.
Arizona RN Salaries
Arizona RNs earn an average of $64,740 per year.
Some RNs in Arizona earn up to $85,550 per year or more.
Arizona RN Hourly Wage
In 2008, the average hourly earnings of Arizona RNs was $31.12.
In some cases, RNs in Arizona earned up to $41.13 per hour or more.
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