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Registered Nurse Salary in Minnesota

Nursing is an ever-evolving and a very challenging profession. However, it is rewarding too. There are several pathways to become an RN. It ranges from a diploma to degree. A nursing aspirant must complete his/her education from an approved school and clear the licensing examination. RNs are well-paid for their services. The salary of a registered nurse is affected by a number of factors such as location, experience and the level of education. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) May 2017 survey, the mean annual wage of RN was $77,540, and hourly mean wage was $37.28. Employment per 1000 jobs was 22.739 and, 64,540 RNs were employed in the state in 2016. As per indeed.com, the registered nurse salary in MN was $64,064 (as of August 2018). The salary figures  in Minnesota near to the national average registered nurse salary.

Yearly/Annual RN Salary in Minnesota  (MN) on Different Percentile Brackets


The table below explains the percentile income estimated for Registered Nurses. The income of RN varies at different percentile levels.

  • 90% of RNs were paid less than 101,600; 10% were paid more than 101,600.
  • 75% of registered nurses made less than $92,470; the remaining 25% made more than $92,470.
  • 50% of the employees earned less than $77,810; the rest of 50% earned more than $77,810.
  • 25% of RNs were offered annual wages less than $63920; 75% were offered more than $63,920.
  • 10% of employees earned less than $54,240; 90% earned more than $54,240.

Percentile Bracket

Annual Wages

90%

$101,600

75%

$92,470

50%

$77,810

25%

$63,920

10%

$54,240

Information Source- The Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of May 2017)

Salary as per Geographical Location

The geographical locations play a vital role in terms of calculating salary. The salary of a registered nurse varies from state to state. According to salary.com 2018 report, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, and Saint Paul are the best paying cities for Staff Nurse – RN II in Alabama with an annual average salary of $77,621. The cities that offer minimum are Saint Cloud and Duluth that pay $67,461, and $68,984 per year respectively.

The below given previous October 2014 report of salary.com shows the per year Median Annual, Monthly, Weekly, and Hourly salary of RNs in various cities of AL. Except Duluth, Rochester and Saint Cloud, all other cities pay $72,084 as the median annual salary to an RN with a median monthly salary of $6,007 and $35 hourly. Rochester paid the lowest, i.e. $63,646.

Name of the City

Median Annual

 Salary

Median Monthly Salary

Median Weekly Salary

Median Hourly Salary

Burnsville

$72,084

$6,007

$1,386

$35

Duluth,

$65,196

$5,433

$1,254

$31

Eden Prairie

$72,084

$6,007

$1,386

$35

Lakeville

$72,084

$6,007

$1,386

$35

Minneapolis

$72,084

$6,007

$1,386

$35

Minnetonka

$72,084

$6,007

$1,386

$35

Rochester

$63,646

$5,304

$1,224

$31

Saint Cloud

$67,283

$5,607

$1,294

$32

Saint Paul

$72,084

$6,007

$1,386

$35

Information Source- salary.com

Salary of Professionals Holding Related Job Positions

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The job titles and its duties are based on the type of specialization attained. This may vary from critical care nurses to neonatal nurses, and each of them have their respective work schedule and responsibilities. Clinical Nurse Manager earned the highest income of $61,000 while RN Outpatient Oncology and Psychiatric Nurse were paid the lowest salary, i.e. $50,000. Here is a list of other job titles in nursing along with their specific salary in Minnesota.

RN First Assistant$57,000
Pediatric Operating Room Nurse$54,000
Interventional Radiology Nurse$55,000
RN Outpatient Oncology$50,000
Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab Nurse$54,000
Psychiatric Nurse$50,000
Renal Dialysis Nurse$56,000
Endoscopy Nurse$51,000
Clinical Nurse Manager$61,000
Postpartum Nurse$51,000
Pediatric Nurse$51,000
Cardiovascular Operating Room Nurse$56,000
Progressive Care Nurse$52,000
Ambulatory Nurse$53,000
Home Health Nurse$54,000

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

Other Benefits

The other benefits are given to the nurses, in order to ensure that they lead a good and satisfactory lifestyle with their respective families. They might include-

  • Pension benefits
  • Vision coverage
  • Adoption support
  • Bonus
  • Various forms of allowances
  • Loans

Job Outlook

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The employment opportunities are expected to increase everywhere in the state, even in the rural areas and medically underserved cities. The profession of registered nurses is enlisted in the top 10 occupations which offer the maximum number of job openings. According to Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)’s Employment Outlook tool, over 20,000 new RN positions will be available between 2014 and 2024. RN occupation is reliable and always in demand because medical processes like giving birth to babies, operations and surgeries, treatments and assessment of old patients will always be conducted. All the nurses have to be very efficient to meet the technical demands of this occupation.

 

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