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Registered Nurses

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages   

 

This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Registered Nurses

Area Low Median High
U S
$22.07 $32.10 $46.43
Minnesota
$24.43 $34.63 $45.79
Central Minnesota
$23.56 $35.22 $45.96
Northeast Minnesota
$24.08 $33.78 $44.62
Northwest Minnesota
$22.21 $31.15 $42.61
Southeast Minnesota
$24.34 $34.69 $45.79
Southwest Minnesota
$21.21 $29.32 $38.27
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$25.42 $35.66 $46.45

"Low" indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 54,940 workers employed in this very large career.

Where do Registered Nurses most often work?

 

Current Demand

This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand   

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 22,970 new Registered Nurses to meet market demand between 2010-2020. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Registered Nurses
  Employment Employment Change
2010 2020 Number Percent
U S 2,737,400 3,449,300 711,900 26%
Minnesota 57,259 69,867 12,608 22%
  2010 2020 Number Percent
Central Minnesota 4,988 6,210 1,222 24.5%
Northeast Minnesota 4,242 5,086 844 19.9%
Northwest Minnesota 3,961 4,835 874 22.1%
Southeast Minnesota 8,573 10,670 2,097 24.5%
Southwest Minnesota 2,731 3,159 428 15.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 32,575 40,004 7,429 22.8%


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