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Registered Nurses

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $34.63
Statewide median: $18.65

 

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
$26.63 $32.49 $39.52
Minnesota
$27.96 $34.63 $42.00
Central Minnesota
$28.09 $35.26 $42.72
Northeast Minnesota
$26.23 $31.31 $38.78
Northwest Minnesota
$26.68 $31.52 $37.67
Southeast Minnesota
$25.09 $29.91 $39.02
Southwest Minnesota
$22.95 $27.09 $32.38
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$31.07 $36.89 $43.79

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 56,000 workers employed in this very large career.

Where do Registered Nurses most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

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

There will be a need for about 20,330 new Registered Nurses to meet market demand between 2012-2022. 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
2012 2022 Number Percent
U S 2,711,500 3,238,400 526,800 19.4%
Minnesota 55,953 65,430 9,477 16.9%
  2012 2022 Number Percent
Northeast Minnesota 4,233 4,811 578 13.7%
Central Minnesota 4,619 5,401 782 16.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 29,977 35,277 5,300 17.7%
Southeast Minnesota 10,186 12,329 2,143 21%
Southwest Minnesota 3,012 3,277 265 8.8%
Northwest Minnesota 3,970 4,528 558 14.1%


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