RN Salary in Michigan - Working as a Michigan Registered Nurse
Michigan employs approximately 86,040 registered nurses as of May 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average RN salary in Michigan is $63,970 or about $30.75 an hour. The median annual wage for the state is $62,990. RNs with salaries above the 75th percentile make more than $72,540 and those above the 90th percentile earn over $82,250. Michigan RNs with salaries below the 25th percentile make less than $53,890 while those below the 10th percentile make under $46,490. Though mean and median wages for Michigan are less than the national average, earnings in the 10th and 25th percentile are higher.
The Saginaw-Saginaw Township North metropolitan area of Michigan has the tenth highest metropolitan concentration of RNs in the country. About 3,040 registered nurses work here, representing 37.7 of every thousand jobs in the area. The annual mean wage in the Saginaw-Saginaw Township North metropolitan area is $65,930. This is slightly higher than the average RN salary in Michigan. The cost of living in this area is 22.2% lower than the national average. Though Saginaw employs a high number of registered nurses, competition for this or any job in the area is likely to be fierce. Unemployment in Saginaw is 17.8% as of 2011, with job opportunities continuing to decrease.
The Balance of Lower Peninsular of Michigan nonmetropolitan area is the fifth highest nonmetropolitan employer of registered nurses in the nation. This area encompasses the counties of Allegan, Branch, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Huron, Isabella, Lake, Lenawee, Mason, Mecosta, Midland, Montcalm, Oceana, Osceola, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Joseph and Tuscola. This area employs approximately 5,030 RNs. The average annual salary here is $56,740. The median salary falls slightly lower at $56,300. RNs with earnings above the 75th percentile make more than $64,450 and those above the 90th percentile make more than $73,090. Salaries below the 25th percentile are less than $49,370 and those in the 10th percentile are under $42,330.
Battle Creek, MI has the highest average salary in the state, employing about 1,030 RNs at an average salary of $73,660. Salaries in the top 25 percent are over $89,630 and those in the bottom 25 percent are under $56,740. The Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn metropolitan division of Michigan has the second highest average RN salary in Michigan. The mean annual earnings here are $68,230. This area also employs a large number of the state's nurses with 18,160 RNs as of May 2010. Other high-paying areas include the Detroit-Warren-Livonia area and the Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills metropolitan district. Both areas have average RN salaries of more than $67,000.
What is the average pay for RN in Michigan?
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.
Michigan RN Salaries
Michigan RNs earn an average of $63,100 per year.
Some RNs in Michigan earn up to $80,850 per year or more.
Michigan RN Hourly Wage
In 2008, the average hourly earnings of Michigan RNs was $30.34.
In some cases, RNs in Michigan earned up to $38.87 per hour or more.
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