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Registered Nurse Salary in Washington

Average RN salary in Washington was 3% higher than the nationwide average RN earnings in October 2014 (as per indeed.com). This site reported that the average annual pay of these professional was $69,000. According to one other agency, i.e., the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the yearly mean wage of RNs in May 2013 was $76,420 whereas the mean and median hourly wages amounted to $36.74 and $36.30, respectively. 53,060 RNs were employed in WA which indicates that employment per 1000 jobs was 18.766.

Annual RN Salary in Washington (WA) on Different Percentile Brackets

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  • 90% made annual salary less than $106,410; the remaining 10% made more than $106,410.
  • 75% were paid less than $90,620 per year; 25% earned more than $90,620.
  • 50% were offered below $75,500; 50% of RNs were paid more than $75,500.
  • 25% of RNs took home less than $62,970; whereas the rest 75% made more than $62,970.
  • 10% RNs received paycheck of less than $51,780; whereas the rest 90% got over $51,780.

Percentile Bracket

 Annual Wages

90%

$106,410

75%

$90,620

50%

$75,500

25%

$62,970

10%

$51,780

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

Salary as per Geographical Location

In October 2014, Richland was reported to be the lowest paying city in WA with median annual, monthly, hourly and weekly salary of $65,692, $5,474, $32, and $1,263, respectively. Bremerton was the highest paying city with median annual pay of $74,460 and hourly wages of $36. The yearly, monthly and hourly earnings of the rest of the cities varied from $66,814 to $73,627, $5,568 to $6,136 and $32 to $35, respectively.

Name of the City

Median Annual Salary

Median Monthly Salary

Median Weekly Salary

Median Hourly Salary

Auburn

$72,070

$6,006

$1,386

$35

Bellevue

$73,627

$6,136

$1,416

$35

Bellingham

$66,814

$5,568

$1,285

$32

Bremerton

$74,460

$6,205

$1,432

$36

Everett

$73,441

$6,120

$1,412

$35

Federal Way

$72,070

$6,006

$1,386

$35

Kennewick

$68,116

$5,676

$1,310

$33

Kent

$72,070

$6,006

$1,386

$35

Lacey

$70,892

$5,908

$1,363

$34

Lakewood

$72,070

$6,006

$1,386

$35

Marysville

$73,441

$6,120

$1,412

$35

Olympia

$70,892

$5,908

$1,363

$34

Pasco

$68,116

$5,676

$1,310

$33

Renton

$73,627

$6,136

$1,416

$35

Richland

$65,692

$5,474

$1,263

$32

Seattle

$73,627

$6,136

$1,416

$35

Spokane

$68,054

$5,671

$1,309

$33

Tacoma

$72,070

$6,006

$1,386

$35

Vancouver

$71,085

$5,924

$1,367

$34

Yakima

$68,116

$5,676

$1,310

$33

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

Salary of Professionals with Related Job Positions

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The given below table displays various job titles in the nursing field and their corresponding salaries (as of October 2014). Psychiatric Nurses and RN Outpatient Oncology earned $59,000 per annum, while Endoscopy Nurses made $60,000. Equal pay ($61,000) was paid to Progressive Care Nurses, Pediatric Nurses and Postpartum Nurses. $63,000 per annum made Pediatric Operating Room Nurses, $64,000 per year by Home Health Nurses and Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab Nurses, $65,000 per annum by Interventional Radiology Nurses, annual income of $66,000 by Renal Dialysis Nurses and Cardiovascular Operating Room Nurses. Clinical Nurse Managers and RN First Assistants were paid the hefty paychecks of $72,000 and $68,000 per annum, respectively.

RN First Assistant$68,000
Pediatric Operating Room Nurse$63,000
Interventional Radiology Nurse$65,000
RN Outpatient Oncology$59,000
Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab Nurse$64,000
Psychiatric Nurse$59,000
Renal Dialysis Nurse$66,000
Endoscopy Nurse$60,000
Clinical Nurse Manager$72,000
Postpartum Nurse$61,000
Pediatric Nurse$61,000
Cardiovascular Operating Room Nurse$66,000
Progressive Care Nurse$61,000
Ambulatory Nurse$62,000
Home Health Nurse$64,000

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

Other Benefits

The registered nurses receive certain privileges in the form of monetary or non-monetary benefits. They may include-

  • Pension plans
  • Vision coverage
  • Paid holidays
  • Discounts for cell phones, local establishments and fitness centers
  • Tuition aid
  • Health insurance
  • Sick leaves

Job Outlook

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The data of the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the need of registered nurses will increase sooner in comparison to all other occupations, between 2012 and 2022. There are certain medical settings where this demand is expected to be the highest. These might include- private and public hospitals, outpatient centers, mental health centers, physician offices, home healthcare, employment services, and nursing care facilities. The growing number of older persons and people with disabilities ensure the need of new nurses in the near future. Therefore, it is recommended that all the aspirants should enroll themselves in an RN school at earliest and complete program and pass the NCLEX-RN to obtain a license.


 

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