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Minnesota RN Salary


RN Salary in Minnesota - Average Earnings for Minnesota Nurses

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the state of Minnesota employed approximately 56,101 registered nurses as of May 2010. The average RN salary in Minnesota is $73,770. Registered nurses with earnings in the top ten percent here make more than $95,830 and those in the top 25 percent earn over $85,480. The median RN salary for Minnesota is $72,110. Registered nurses with salaries in the bottom 25 percent here earn under $59,860 and those in the bottom ten percent make less than $50,110. Though this is higher than the national average for this occupation, the cost of living in Minnesota is higher than the national average as well.

The Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington area of Minnesota and Wisconsin has the ninth highest employment level for registered nurses in the country. This area employs 34,060 RNs at an average salary of $75,810. This area has the second highest average RN salary in Minnesota. The unemployment rate in Minneapolis is just 6.1%, compared to a national average of 9.1%. St. Paul's unemployment rate is 7.1%. The third highest paying city for RNs in Minnesota is St. Cloud with 2,140 RNs employed at an average salary of $74,600. Below this is Duluth, MN with 3,690 registered nurses making an average annual salary of $71,000, as of May 2010.

Rochester, MN has the highest concentration of registered nurses in the United States. This area employs 6,660 RNs. Registered nurses here represent 67.04 of every thousand jobs. The annual mean wage in Rochester is the highest average RN salary in Minnesota at $79,460. Some of these increased earnings are offset by a higher cost of living here. The cost of living in Rochester is 7.7% higher than the national average. The median home here costs $182,900. Unemployment in Rochester is 5.9% and jobs have increased in recent years. This makes job opportunities for registered nurses in the city relatively favorable.

The lowest average RN salary in Minnesota is in La Crosse. Here, the average annual salary for a registered nurse is just $55,090. RNs with earnings above the 75th percentile make more than $59,350. Those with earnings below the 25th percentile make less than $44,510. The median salary here is lower than the mean at only $51,870. Some of this may be offset by the cost of living here which is 10.7% below the national average. The median home cost is $93,500. Though salaries are lower, the unemployment rate is 5.6%, so jobs may be easier to come by here than in other parts of the country.

What is the average pay for RN in Minnesota?

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.

Minnesota RN Salaries

Minnesota RNs earn an average of $70,560 per year.

Some RNs in Minnesota earn up to $94,860 per year or more.

Minnesota RN Hourly Wage

In 2008, the average hourly earnings of Minnesota RNs was $33.92.

In some cases, RNs in Minnesota earned up to $45.61 per hour or more.

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