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Utah RN Salary


RN Salary in Utah - Potential Earnings for UT Registered Nurses

Utah ranks at number 10 for the least densely populated states in the US. With almost 85,000 square miles, this state only has 2,849,991 residents. Population here has grown, however, by 27.57% over the 2000 to 2010 decade. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Utah employs 18,230 registered nurses. The average RN salary in Utah is $60,530. This is lower than the national average of $67,720. Utah also has a cost of living 3.8% higher than the national average. This may make it more difficult for RNs to sustain the same quality of life here that they may afford elsewhere.

The median RN salary in Utah is lower than the mean at $59,090. The 90th percentile for RN salaries in this state is $78,510. This indicates that registered nurses with salaries in the top ten percent of their profession make this much or more. The 75th percentile is $69,270. The 25th percentile for RN salaries in Utah is $50,410 while the 10th percentile is $44,220. Nationally, the highest employers of RNs are by far the general medical and surgical hospitals. This is followed by physicians' offices and home health care services. The highest paying industry for this profession, however, is the personal care services industry.

Salt Lake City, UT has the highest average RN salary in Utah. This city employs 9,340 RNs which is more than half of the total registered nurses employed in this state. The average RN salary in Salt Lake City is $61,400. Those with earnings in the top 25 percent make more than $70,710 while those with earnings in the bottom 25 percent make less than $51,090. The cost of living in Salt Lake City is 2.9% higher than the national average, but 0.9% lower than the average cost of living for the state. The median home in this city costs $228,500.

The lowest average RN salary in Utah reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is in the Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area. This part of the state encompasses the counties of Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Grand, San Juan, Uintah and Wasatch. This area employs only 490 RNs. The average salary for registered nurses here is $55,510. Those with earnings in the top ten percent of their profession in this area make more than $71,390. RNs with earnings in the top 25 percent make over $63,460. RN Salaries in the bottom 25 percent are less than $47,210 while those in the bottom ten percent are less than $41,910.

What is the average pay for RN in Utah?

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.

Utah RN Salaries

Utah RNs earn an average of $58,050 per year.

Some RNs in Utah earn up to $77,790 per year or more.

Utah RN Hourly Wage

In 2008, the average hourly earnings of Utah RNs was $27.91.

In some cases, RNs in Utah earned up to $37.40 per hour or more.

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