The average registered nurse (RN) salary in New York City is $93,280 per year (or $44.85 per hour) as of May 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On average, RNs in NYC earn about 6.2% more than the state average salary for RNs, at $87,840.
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Registered Nurse Salary in New York City vs Other Metro Areas
New York has over 174,210 registered nurses and boasts a generous average RN salary of $93,280. However, NYC also has a high score (146.6) on the cost of living index, making it one of the most expensive areas to live in. The average salary is comparable to other cities with a high cost of living such as Los Angeles ($106,190) and Boston ($96,510).
|Metro Area||RNs Employed||Avg. RN Salary|
|New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA||174,210||$93,280|
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL||54,020||$69,920|
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX||60,620||$76,740|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||111,780||$106,190|
|Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX||54,780||$81,350|
|Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI||41,640||$84,400|
Career Outlook for Nurses in New York
The state of New York has about 174,210 RNs overall, with almost a 25% job outlook increase. New York City is one of the most populous cities in the world. So, there is a large amount of nurses in the area. Licensed Practical and Vocational Nurses (LPN/LVN) have a slightly smaller but still impressive growth projection of almost 20%. However, Nurse Practitioners (NPs) have an astounding 40% expected projected growth rate.
Other Healthcare Professions Compared to Registered Nurse Salary in New York City
At a $93,280 average annual salary, RNs in the NYC area tend to earn over a third more than LPN’s and LVN’s ($56,610). Additionally, NPs average the most, at a $128,720 salary. Meanwhile, dental hygienists in NYC tend to earn slightly less than RNs in the area, at $86,990. However, there are far more RN positions in NYC than these other categories of professions. So, the opportunity in terms of both employment and job availability is highest for RNs.
|Profession||# Employed in NYC||Avg. Salary|
|LPNs / LVNs||37,110||$56,610|
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