RN Salary in North Dakota - Nursing Pay in ND
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, North Dakota employed approximately 6,880 registered nurses as of May 2010. The average RN salary in North Dakota is $57,020. Registered nurses with earnings in the top ten percent of their field here make more than $75,220. Those in the top 25% earn over $64,080. The median RN salary in North Dakota is $52,700. Registered nurses with earnings in the bottom 25 percent of the profession make less than $44,190 and those with salaries in the bottom ten percent make less than $38,770. These salaries are lower than the national averages for this occupation.
Though the RN salary in North Dakota is typically less than in other areas, the cost of living here corresponds well with this. Living in North Dakota is 13.3% less expensive than the United States average. A lower cost of living indicates that individuals living here will need to earn less than in other parts of the country to sustain the same standard of living. The median home in North Dakota costs about $140,800. Homes here have appreciated about 3.03 over 2011. Unemployment in North Dakota is just 3.4% as of November, 2011. This is the lowest unemployment rate in the country.
The majority of the RNs in North Dakota are employed in the city of Bismarck. There are approximately 2,130 registered nurses employed here according to May 2010 data from the BLS. The mean annual salary here is lower than the average RN salary in North Dakota, at $54,160. RNs with earnings in the top 25 percent of their profession earn more than $58,310 in Bismarck, ND. Those with earnings in the bottom 25 percent of their occupation make less than $43,800 here. The cost of living in this city is 8.8% lower than the national average, but still higher than the average cost for the state.
The highest average RN salary in North Dakota is in the Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area. This area encompasses the counties of Nelson, Pembina, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Steele, Traill and Walsh. Though this part of the state employs only 350 RNs, the average salary here is $59,620. The East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area employs 780 registered nurses with an average salary of $54,280. The Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area employs 610 RNs, as of May 2010, with a mean annual salary of $55,910. Employment statistics for the West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan district are not available, but the BLS does indicate that the mean annual RN salary here is $53,780.
What is the average pay for RN in North Dakota?
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.
North Dakota RN Salaries
North Dakota RNs earn an average of $55,260 per year.
Some RNs in North Dakota earn up to $75,970 per year or more.
North Dakota RN Hourly Wage
In 2008, the average hourly earnings of North Dakota RNs was $26.57.
In some cases, RNs in North Dakota earned up to $36.53 per hour or more.
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