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New Hampshire RN Salary


RN Salary in New Hampshire - Registered Nursing Wages for NH

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that New Hampshire employed approximately 13,850 registered nurses as of May 2010. The average RN salary in New Hampshire is $63,340 or about $30.45 an hour. This is only slightly less than the national average of $67,720 or $32.56 an hour. However, the cost of living in this state is 21.8% higher than the national average. In New Hampshire, the median home costs $243,400. This higher-than-average cost of living indicates that residential nurses would need to make more here than in other areas of the country to sustain the same quality of living.

According to the BLS, the Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area had the highest nonmetropolitan concentration of registered nurses in the country, as of May 2010. This area employed 2,210 RNs. These nurses represented 36.21 of every thousand jobs in the area. The average RN salary in New Hampshire for this area is $68,120. RNs in this area with wages in the top 25 percent of their occupation earned more than $78,680 while those with earnings in the bottom 25% made less than $56,000. The Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area is composed of more than 50 towns, six census designated places and two cities.

The largest metropolitan employer of registered nurses in New Hampshire is the city of Manchester. This area employs about 2,580 RNs. At $66,710, the average salary here is slightly higher than the average RN salary in New Hampshire as a whole. In Manchester, RNs with earnings in the top 25 percent of their field can expect to earn more than $75,130 while those in the bottom 25 percent make less than $55,180 a year. The median RN salary here is $64,400. The cost of living in Manchester is 18% higher than the national average. The median home in this city costs $214,100.

In the Rochester-Dover area of New Hampshire and Maine, the average RN salary is $53,140. This is much lower than the average RN salary in New Hampshire. This area employs about 980 registered nurses. Those with salaries in the top ten percent of their field make over $70,720 here while those with salaries in the bottom ten percent earn under $37,910. The cost of living in Rochester, while lover than the state average, is still higher than the national average by 8.6%. The average home here costs $160,200. Though the RN salary in the Rochester-Dover area is below average, this area does offer a low unemployment rate and positive job growth.

What is the average pay for RN in New Hampshire?

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.

New Hampshire RN Salaries

New Hampshire RNs earn an average of $60,210 per year.

Some RNs in New Hampshire earn up to $80,930 per year or more.

New Hampshire RN Hourly Wage

In 2008, the average hourly earnings of New Hampshire RNs was $28.95.

In some cases, RNs in New Hampshire earned up to $38.91 per hour or more.

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