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Registered Nurses in Oregon

Is Oregon a good place for you to work as a Registered Nurse?

16.8% Jobs Projection
$91,220 Median Salary
2,630 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Registered Nurses in Oregon are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Registered Nurses in Oregon is growing faster than average.

  • Registered Nurses in Oregon earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Registered Nurses Work in Oregon?

There were approximately 36,020 workers employed as Registered Nurses in this state in 2018.

There were 35,140 Registered Nurses employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 880 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 43,110 Registered Nurses working in it, which means Oregon has fewer Registered Nurses than average.


Job Projections for Oregon

Jobs for Registered Nurses in this state are growing at a rate of 16.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.8%.


Oregon Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 2,630 annual Registered Nurses job openings in Oregon, and 43,030 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 203,700 annual jobs and 3,393,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Registered Nurses Make in Oregon?

In 2018 wages for Registered Nurses ranged from $66,830 to $121,120 with $91,220 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $32.13 to $58.23. The median hourly rate was $43.86.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $42.92 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.94.

The median salary in Oregon is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Oregon 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
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 22,220 $94,210
Salem, OR 3,530 $89,530
Eugene, OR 3,090 $90,480
Medford, OR 2,090 $86,580
Bend-Redmond, OR 1,860 $88,030
Corvallis, OR 820 n/a
Albany, OR 630 $76,210
Grants Pass, OR 460 $83,490

Top States for Registered Nurses Employment

The table below shows the states where most Registered Nurses work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 294,510 $104,410
Texas 210,350 $72,000
New York 182,490 $85,300
Florida 177,600 $64,400
Pennsylvania 148,520 $69,170
Illinois 129,400 $72,250
Ohio 125,380 $64,200
North Carolina 102,500 $62,940
Michigan 96,680 $70,590
Massachusetts 80,630 $86,860
New Jersey 79,530 $81,820
Georgia 76,640 $67,870
Missouri 71,770 $62,270
Minnesota 69,000 $77,940
Indiana 67,870 $62,330
Virginia 64,750 $68,000
Tennessee 60,360 $60,120
Wisconsin 59,030 $70,150
Washington 56,290 $79,920
Arizona 54,690 $75,770

Below are the states where Registered Nurses get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Hawaii $105,300
California $104,410
Oregon $91,220
District of Columbia $88,800
Alaska $87,650
Massachusetts $86,860
New York $85,300
Nevada $85,210
New Jersey $81,820
Connecticut $79,920

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