The average salary for Registered Nurses in the Las Vegas metro area is approximately $92,720 per year (or $44.58 per hour) as of May 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
On average, RNs in the Las Vegas area about 23% more than the national average salary for nurses, at $75,330. Additionally, they make 3% more than the average for Nevada overall nurse salary at $89,750.
Las Vegas RN Salaries Compared to Other Major Metro Areas
Nevada has a score of 108.8 on the cost of living index. As a result, the average RN salary in Las Vegas ($92,720) is slightly lower than other major metros for nurse employment. This is especially true among those with higher cost of living such as New York City ($94,920), San Francisco ($149,200), Los Angeles ($113,120), and Boston ($99,410).
|Metro Area||RNs Employed||Avg. RN Salary|
|Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX||54,780||$81,350|
|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|
|Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI||41,640||$84,400|
Career Outlook for Nurses in Las Vegas
The state of Nevada has about 23,420 RNs overall, with a 22% job outlook increase. Licensed Practical and Vocational Nurses (LPN/LVN) have a slightly smaller, but still substantial growth projection of almost 17%. However, Nurse Practitioners (NPs) have an approximated 30% expected projected growth rate.
Other Healthcare Professions Compared to Registered Nurse Salary in Las Vegas
At $92,720 average annual salary, registered nurses in the Las Vegas area tend to earn about 56% more than licensed practical / vocational nurses ($59,280), and roughly a third less than nurse practitioners ($115,520).
Meanwhile, dental hygienists in Las Vegas typically earn average at a $86,900 salary. However, there are far more RN positions in Las Vegas than other professions in the healthcare field. So, the opportunity in terms of both employment and job availability is highest for RNs.
|Profession||# Employed in Houston||Avg. Salary|
|LPNs / LVNs||14,120||$48,340|