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As a nurse, knowing salary trends can help when making career decisions. Whether you're looking to move or considering becoming a nurse, understanding salaries offered in different regions of the country can help when negotiating your compensation and benefits. Employers may benefit from understanding the salary landscape in order to attract and retain the best employees.

According to recent data, the states with the highest paid Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses include Hawaii, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Alaska. Here are the average salaries nationally in 2022:

Choose a state to see salary comparisons and employment statistics for several nursing professions. The information is compiled from data obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unfortunately California and Colorado were not included in the data.