Experiencing Nurse Burnout and Feeling Underpaid

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Travel Nurses Combat Nurse Burnout with a Yearly Salary of $150K 

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How much you earn each year as a registered nurse will largely depend on your degree, certifications, the State in which you work, how many years of experience you have and what your nursing specialty is. Below we show the average income for nurses, by state along with the average yearly increase (3%) across all specialties.

That being said, the average salary (across all specialties) for staff RNs is around $77,460 per year with an average yearly increase of 3%.

Breaking that down, after taxes (at a 22% tax rate) that’s an approximate income of $60,148 per year or $5,012 per month or $1,253 per week.

Not really much to work with after paying your mortgage/rent, car payment, health insurance, utilities, food, and any of the extras you may have like childcare, clothing, etc. And certainly not enough to make it feel like it was “worth it” if you’re experiencing nurse burnout. 

Beat Nurse Burnout out with a 139% Raise

Travel nurses earn on average (across all specialties) $3,000 a week, $12,000 a month, $150,000 a year with 2-weeks time off. That’s a 139% more per year than the average salary for a staff nurse.

Not only that, most travel nurses work three,12-hour shifts per week versus working five, 8-hour shifts or four, 10-hour shifts.

What are you waiting for? We’re happy to answer any questions you might have with absolutely zero commitment. Connect with one of Next Move’s Nurse Advocates to learn more about how you can get started travel nursing!

Average Yearly Salary & Annual Raise by State

State

RN

Average Annual Raise

Alabama

$60,230

$1,806.90

Alaska

$90,500

$2,715.00

Arizona

$78,330

$2,349.90

Arkansas

$61,330

$1,839.90

California

$113,240

$3,397.20

Colorado

$76,230

$2,286.90

Connecticut

$83,440

$2,503.20

Delaware

$74,100

$2,223.00

Florida

$67,610

$2,028.30

Georgia

$69,590

$2,087.70

Guam

$58,070

$1,742.10

Hawaii

$104,060

$3,121.80

Idaho

$69,480

$2,084.40

Illinois

$73,510

$2,205.30

Indiana

$66,560

$1,996.80

Iowa

$60,590

$1,817.70

Kansas

$62,450

$1,873.50

Kentucky

$63,750

$1,912.50

Louisiana

$65,850

$1,975.50

Maine

$69,760

$2,092.80

Maryland

$77,910

$2,337.30

Massachusetts

$93,160

$2,794.80

Michigan

$73,200

$2,196.00

Minnesota

$80,130

$2,403.90

Mississippi

$59,750

$1,792.50

Missouri

$64,160

$1,924.80

Montana

$69,340

$2,080.20

Nebraska

$66,640

$1,999.20

Nevada

$88,380

$2,651.40

New Hampshire

$73,880

$2,216.40

New Jersey

$84,280

$2,528.40

New Mexico

$73,300

$2,199.00

New York

$87,840

$2,635.20

North Carolina

$66,440

$1,993.20

North Dakota

$66,290

$1,988.70

Ohio

$68,220

$2,046.60

Oklahoma

$64,800

$1,944.00

Oregon

$92,960

$2,788.80

Pennsylvania

$71,410

$2,142.30

Puerto Rico

$35,040

$1,051.20

Rhode Island

$82,310

$2,469.30

South Carolina

$64,840

$1,945.20

South Dakota

$59,540

$1,786.20

Tennessee

$62,570

$1,877.10

Texas

$74,540

$2,236.20

Utah

$67,970

$2,039.10

Vermont

$70,240

$2,107.20

Virgin Islands

$68,500

$2,055.00

Virginia

$71,870

$2,156.10

Washington

$86,170

$2,585.10

Washington, D.C

$94,820

$2,844.60

West Virginia

$63,220

$1,896.60

Wisconsin

$72,610

$2,178.30

Wyoming

$68,690

$2,060.70

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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