Registered nurses are the largest occupation in the healthcare industry. The placements of the post are estimated 2.6 million the salary of a job is based on many criteria’s some of them are the educational qualification of the candidate, the work experience as a registered, the placement, and the need and availability of the registered nurse in the area of appointed.
A bachelor’s degree, associate degree or a nursing diploma is required to become a Registered nurse but to become an advance nurse a master’s degree is required. And as any other fields the candidate holding a higher degree generates a higher amount of salary and delivers a higher responsible job.The job of anadvanced practice nurses include nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, nurse anaesthetistsand clinical nurse specialists. All the above stated jobs are highly responsible ones and the candidates appointed are offered a higher amount of salary.
Experience also plays an important role in the area of registered nurse salary; naturally as in any other field the most experienced earn the most. Advanced degree nurses earn more than bachelor’s degree nurses. It takes four years to complete a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing and an Advanced Degree in Nursing requires two to three years to come to completion and is done only after completing the bachelor’s degree and a hospital diploma programs take three years. And the candidates who have done the advanced nursing degree are in demand and are paid a higher amount of salary.
According to a standard survey done in the year 2008, there are about 2.6 million registered nurse jobs among which 60% are employed in hospitals and are paid a $63,000 approximately and about 18% are employed as private physician and are paid an average salary of$ 60,000 annually and about 5 % are appointed to provide the service of home health care and in private health care services each, both of the fields earn an average salary of $57,000 and $55,000 respectively.Employment services hired the other 12% there salary varies and depends on the nature of the work and the salary ranges from between $25,000 to $35,000.
The salary of a registered nurse also depends on the need and availability of the job and the location of the job also plays an important role. The areas that pay the higher amount of salary have the demand and the need of the registered nurses and the salary of registered nurse varies on the availability of the jobs. Like generally in California the registered nurses are paid a higher amount of salary and it comes to $85,000 annually on an average, and then next in the range is Massachusetts that pays an average salary of $84,000. New York pays $74,000. Texas is next with $68,000. Pennsylvania and Florida pay $65,000 and $60,000 respectively. South Dakota, Mississippi and Kentucky pay the least amount of $55,000, $57,000 and $56,000 respectively.