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Registered Nurse Salary in Arizona

As an RN, one should be prepared to accept variations in pay package depending upon the city, job title and years of experience. The increment of salary depends, more or less, on the experience, in Arizona. The program provided in RN schools enables the aspirants to brush up their proficiencies. They have better chances to boost up their income after acquiring the license. If we talk about annual RN salary in AZ, this state would certainly not be amongst your favorites. According to the survey conducted by indeed.com, in October 2014, the average RN salary was $55,000. Average RN earnings were 18% lower than the national average. According to the BLS, the mean annual and hourly wages, in May 2013, were $71,430 and $34.34. In the same year, i.e., May 2013, the state provided employment to 46,290 RNs. Employment per 1,000 jobs was estimated to be around 18.696.

Yearly/Annual RN Salary in Arizona (AZ) on Different Percentile Brackets

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The table below discloses the wages of RNs on different percentile brackets. At different percentile levels, the income of registered nurses was also different.

  • 90% of RNs made less than $92,700; 10% made more than $92,700.
  • 75% of registered nurses earned less than $82,850; the remaining 25% earned more than $82,850.
  • 50% of the employees earned less than $71,010; the rest of 50% earned more than $71,010.
  • 25% of RNs were paid annual wages less than $61,590; 75% were paid more than $61,590.
  • 10% of employees were offered less than $52,540; 90% were offered more than $52,540.

Percentile Bracket

Annual Wages

90%

$92,700

75%

$82,850

50%

$71,010

25%

$61,590

10%

$52,540

Information Source- The Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of May 2013)

Salary as per Geographical Location

If you go through the below table, you will find that Yuma was the top most paying city in the state, with the median annual salary of $70,527 and median monthly salary of $5,877. In maximum number of cities, RNs earned similar median hourly earnings, i.e. $32. Sierra Vista was the lowest paying city.

Name of the City

Median Annual Salary

Median Monthly Salary

Median Weekly Salary

Median Hourly Salary

Avondale

$67,365

$5,614

$1,295

$32

Chandler

$66,918

$5,576

$1,287

$32

Flagstaff

$58,652

$4,888

$1,128

$28

Gilbert

$66,918

$5,576

$1,287

$32

Glendale

$67,365

$5,614

$1,295

$32

Goodyear

$67,365

$5,614

$1,295

$32

Lake Havasu City

$54,898

$4,575

$1,056

$26

Mesa

$66,918

$5,576

$1,287

$32

Peoria

$67,365

$5,614

$1,295

$32

Phoenix

$67,365

$5,614

$1,295

$32

Prescott

$57,026

$4,752

$1,097

$27

Scottsdale

$66,918

$5,576

$1,287

$32

Sierra Vista

$52,218

$4,352

$1,004

$25

Sun City

$67,365

$5,614

$1,295

$32

Surprise

$67,365

$5,614

$1,295

$32

Tempe

$66,918

$5,576

$1,287

$32

Tucson

$58,652

$4,888

$1,128

$28

Yuma

$70,527

$5,877

$1,356

$34

Information Source- salary.com

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In the sector of nursing, there are many job titles. Each designation holds different compensation and benefits. Clinical Nurse Managers shoulder many responsibilities, and thus, they earn handsome income of $57,000. The salary of RN First Assistants was reported to be $54,000. Psychiatric Nurse and RN Outpatient Oncology were the lowest paid professionals with the salary of $47,000. The pay of nurses holding other job titles varied from $48,000 to $53,000.

RN First Assistant$54,000
Pediatric Operating Room Nurse$50,000
Interventional Radiology Nurse$52,000
RN Outpatient Oncology$47,000
Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab Nurse$51,000
Psychiatric Nurse$47,000
Renal Dialysis Nurse$52,000
Endoscopy Nurse$48,000
Clinical Nurse Manager$57,000
Postpartum Nurse$48,000
Pediatric Nurse$48,000
Cardiovascular Operating Room Nurse$53,000
Progressive Care Nurse$49,000
Ambulatory Nurse$50,000
Home Health Nurse$51,000

Information Source- indeed.com (as of October 2014)

Other Benefits

There are many other benefits and privileges associated with the RN’s job profile, except salary. The benefits can be non-monetary or monetary. We’ve listed a few under here.

  • Company/ hospital paid pension plan
  • Paid time-offs
  • Maternity leaves
  • Medical coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Dismemberment and accidental death insurance
  • Memberships

Job Outlook

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Overall, the job outlook for RNs is pretty decent. According to the BLS, one can expect a growth of 22.2% in this field between 2008 and 2018. You can increase your chances of getting recruited by obtaining license and pursuing further education. Increase in the number of aged people, need to substitute professionals who would retire in the upcoming years and easy access to health care services are some of the reasons behind growth in the demand of registered nurses.


 

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