RN Salary in Wyoming - Nursing Opportunities in WY
Wyoming is the tenth most extensive state in the US with 97,814 square miles. However, this is also the 2nd least populated state in the nation. Wyoming's population as of 2011 is 541,991. Since 2000, the state's population has grown by 9.67 percent. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average RN salary in Wyoming was $58,750 as of May 2010. There are approximately 4,790 registered nurses employed in this state. The average RN salary here is lower than the national average of $67,720. As well, the cost of living in Wyoming is 2.5% lower than the national average.
The median RN salary in Wyoming is slightly lower than the mean at $57,400. Registered nurses with salaries in the top ten percent of their field earn more than $78,150 here. Those with salaries in the top 25 percent make more than $67,280. Registered nurses who have earnings in the bottom 25 percent make less than $49,100 while those in the bottom ten percent earn under $41,950. To maximize earnings, registered nurses are generally encouraged to pursue continued education whenever possible. Though a bachelor's degree is not required for this profession, obtaining this degree as well as additional certifications is beneficial.
Cheyenne has the highest average RN salary in Wyoming. This city employs 1,080 RNs for a population of 56,908. The average RN salary in Cheyenne is $63,610 a year. RNs with salaries above the 90th percentile make more than $88,240 and those above the 75th percentile earn over $73,970. Those with salaries below the 25th percentile make less than $52,120, while RNs in the bottom ten percent make under $43,550. The cost of living in Cheyenne is 6.8% below the national average, and 4.3% below the state average. The median home in this city costs $159,400. Cheyenne's unemployment is 6.6%.
The Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area has the lowest mean RN salary in Wyoming. This area encompasses the counties of Big Horn, Fremont, Hot Springs, Park and Washakie. This part of the state employs just 770 registered nurses according to May 2010 data from the BLS. The average RN salary here is $52,120, and the median is $52,120. Registered nursing salaries in the top ten percent here are above $67,150. Registered nurses with earnings in the top 25 percent of their field make over $59,530. Those in the bottom 25 percent earn under $44,160, while those in the bottom ten percent make less than $38,760.
What is the average pay for RN in Wyoming?
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.
Wyoming RN Salaries
Wyoming RNs earn an average of $54,880 per year.
Some RNs in Wyoming earn up to $71,810 per year or more.
Wyoming RN Hourly Wage
In 2008, the average hourly earnings of Wyoming RNs was $26.39.
In some cases, RNs in Wyoming earned up to $34.52 per hour or more.
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