Registered Nurses in Arizona
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You’re in luck! Jobs for Registered Nurses in Arizona are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Registered Nurses in Arizona is growing faster than average.
Registered Nurses in Arizona earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Registered Nurses Work in Arizona?
54,690 people worked as Registered Nurses in 2018 in this state.
There were 54,630 Registered Nurses employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 43,110 Registered Nurses working in it, which means Arizona has more Registered Nurses than average.
Job Projections for Arizona
Jobs for Registered Nurses in this state are growing at a rate of 37.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.8%.
Arizona Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 5,540 annual job openings, and a total of 78,370 jobs for Arizona Registered Nurses in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 203,700 annual jobs and 3,393,200 total jobs in 2026.
What do Registered Nurses Make in Arizona?
In 2018 wages for Registered Nurses ranged from $55,580 to $100,720 with $75,770 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.72 to $48.42. The median hourly rate was $36.43.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $35.7 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $0.73.
The median salary in Arizona is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Arizona Metros for Registered Nurses
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Registered Nurses.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ||1,150||$71,850|
|Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ||400||$63,800|
Top States for Registered Nurses Employment
View the list below to see where most Registered Nurses work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Registered Nurses get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$88,800|
What Major Will Prepare You For a Registered Nurse Career?
- Registered Nursing
- Nursing Administration
- Nursing Practice
- Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
- Critical Care Nursing
- Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing
- Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
- Nursing Science
- Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
- Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing
- Geriatric Nurse/Nursing
- Women’s Health Nurse/Nursing
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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