Average RN salary and average LVN, CNA salary

RN Salary

With nursing shortages reported all over the United States and abroad, one would wonder what would they make as a CNA, LVN, LPN, RN, or even an advanced practice Registered Nurse. We have some answers for you.  Please note that these are the averages of RN salaries reported across the United States.  If you would like an hourly, not a problem, all that is needed is to take the annual salary and divide it by 52 (52 weeks in a year) than by 40 (average 40 hour work week).  It is important to note that some specialties and locations will pay more than just the average, but remember that the average cost of living is also higher and lower depending on where you live.

Most facilities have offered incentives to become certified in certain areas in nursing.  There is usually also an increase seen for the BSN, MSN, and Doctorate in Nursing.

The salaries are compiled from PayScale.com, which uses the information that is given to them by current nurses practicing in the field they are tabulating.

CNA Salary by years of experience:



LPN and LVN Salary by years of experience




RN Salary by years of experience



Staff RN salary by years of experience



Charge or Lead Registered Nurse RN with years of experience



Nurse Practitioner / Family Nurse Practitioner by years of experience



Critical Care Registered Nurse / Emergency Room Registered by years of experience



OR Registered Nurse / Operating Room Nurse by years of experience



Mental Health Registered Nurse / Psychiatric Nurse by years of experience



Anna C. RN-BC, BSN, PHN, CMSRN Anna began writing extra materials to help her BSN and LVN students with their studies. She takes the topics that the students are learning and expands on them to try to help with their understanding of the nursing process. She is a clinical instructor for LVN and BSN students along with a critical care transport nurse.

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