RN Salary in Oklahoma - Earnings for Registered Nurses
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the state of Oklahoma employed approximately 28,260 registered nurses as of May, 2010. The average RN salary in Oklahoma is $54,340. This is equivalent to about $26.12 an hour. The median wage here is only slightly lower at $53,460. RNs with earnings in the top ten percent of their field in Oklahoma earn more than $71,710. Those in the top 25 percent make over $62,700. Registered nurses with earnings in the bottom 25 percent of their field make less than $44,870 and those in the bottom ten percent make under $38,610.
The average RN salary in Oklahoma is much less than the average for the United States as a whole, which is $67,720, or $32.56 an hour. However, some of this can be attributed to the lower cost of living in this state. The cost of living in Oklahoma is 15.3% lower than the national average. In this state, the median home costs $101,500. Oklahoma's 28,260 registered nurses serve a growing population of more than 3,600,000 people. Overall, Oklahoma's unemployment rate is low. According to BLS data, this state has the ninth lowest unemployment in the country at 6.1% as of November 2011.
The highest paying city in Oklahoma for residential nurses is Oklahoma City. This is both the capital and the largest city in the state. Oklahoma City employed about 11,040 RNs as of 2010. The average RN salary in Oklahoma City is $56,310. The median is nearly identical at $56,130. Registered nurses in Oklahoma City with earnings in the top 25 percent of their profession made make more than $65,060. Those with earnings in the bottom 25 percent make less than $64,950. Though salaries are higher, the cost of living here is actually lower than the state average by 0.4%. The median home in this city costs about $113,400.
The lowest average metropolitan RN salary in Oklahoma can be found in Tulsa, OK. This city employs about 7,390 registered nurses as of 2010. The average annual salary here is $52,070. The median RN salary for Tulsa is slightly lower at $50,710. Registered nurses in this city with earnings in the top 25 percent of their occupation make more than $60,590. Those with earnings in the bottom 25 percent earn less than $43,080. Though the average salary here is lower than the state average, the cost of living is actually higher. Living in Tulsa, OK costs 10.2% less than the national average, but 5.1% more than the state average.
What is the average pay for RN in Oklahoma?
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.
Oklahoma RN Salaries
Oklahoma RNs earn an average of $51,880 per year.
Some RNs in Oklahoma earn up to $67,180 per year or more.
Oklahoma RN Hourly Wage
In 2008, the average hourly earnings of Oklahoma RNs was $24.94.
In some cases, RNs in Oklahoma earned up to $32.30 per hour or more.
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