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New York RN Salary


RN Salary in New York - Potential Earnings for NY Registered Nurses

The state of New York has the third highest employment rate for registered nurses in the United States. Approximately 169,710 RNs work here according to May 2010 statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The average RN salary in New York is $74,000, or about $35.58 an hour. RNs with earnings in the top 25 percent of their profession here earn more than $87,800. Those with earnings in the bottom 25% make less than $59,830. Though the salary in New York State is above average, this is offset by the increased cost of living here which is 25.9% above the national average.

The New York-White Plains-Wayne Metropolitan Division of New York and New Jersey is the highest metropolitan employer of registered nurses in the country. This area employs 96,270 RNs. The average salary here is $82,000. Though this is much higher than the average RN salary in New York as a whole, the cost of living in White Plains is 66.4% above the national average. The cost of living in New York City is 59% above the national average. In the New York-White Plains-Wayne Metropolitan Division, RNs with salaries in the top 25 percent earn over $93,820 while those with salaries in the bottom 25 percent make less than $69,770.

The highest average RN salary in New York can be found in the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island area which encompasses parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania as well as New York State. The average RN salary here is $80,070. Registered nurses with salaries above the 75th percentile earn over $92,100. Those with earnings below the 25th percentile make less than $68,250. The Nassau-Suffolk NY Metropolitan Division has the next highest average salary for New York State at $78,250. Those with earnings in the top 25 percent here make more than $91,100 while those in the bottom 25 percent earn under $66,590.

The lowest metropolitan RN salary in New York can be found in Elmira, NY. The average RN in this city earns $53,750. Registered nurses with salaries in the top 25 percent make more than $59,310 while those in the bottom 25 percent make less than $47,340. Though these salaries are lower than average for New York State, Elmira's cost of living is lower as well. The cost of living in Elmira is 15.2% lower than the national average and 41.1% lower than the state average. The median home in Elmira, NY costs just $60,800. Elmira employed about 770 RNs as of May 2010.

What is the average pay for RN in New York?

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 York RN Salaries

New York RNs earn an average of $73,160 per year.

Some RNs in New York earn up to $102,580 per year or more.

New York RN Hourly Wage

In 2008, the average hourly earnings of New York RNs was $35.17.

In some cases, RNs in New York earned up to $49.32 per hour or more.

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