Registered Nurses in Idaho earn an average annual salary of $71,640 per year (or $34.44 per hour) as of May 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 80% of Idaho RNs earn between $53,700 and $95,480.
On average, RNs in Idaho earn about 11% less than the national average salary for nurses $80,010 (or $38.47 per hour).
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The cost of living in a region can impact what nurses tend to earn in those areas. With a Cost of Living Index of 94 in Q3 2020, nurses in Idaho can expect cheaper prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states. So, it is understandable that their earnings would also be slightly lower than the national average.
|State||Avg. RN Salary||Avg. RN Salary (adjusted for COL)|
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Average RN Salary In Idaho Cities
Idaho RN salaries vary quite a bit across the state, but the highest-paying regions for RNs include Lewiston, with average RN salaries at around $81,310. Coeur d’Alene is coming in at a close second at $77,800. Those within Boise City can expect to earn about $74,120.
|Metro Area||RNs Employed||Avg. RN Salary|
|Boise City, ID||5,720||$74,120|
|Coeur d'Alene, ID||1,000||$77,800|
|Idaho Falls, ID||1,390||$65,300|
|Twin Falls, ID||1,030||$67,010|
Average RN salary vs similar healthcare professions in Idaho
At a $71,640 average annual salary, RNs in Idaho tend to earn slightly less than other healthcare workers in the state. Across all these professions, “Nurse Practitioners” and “Physical Therapists” workers in Idaho earn an average salary ranging between $82,470-$113,890, according to the BLS.
Here is a sample of these other types of healthcare professions compare to RN salaries in Idaho:
|Profession||# Employed||Avg. Salary|
|LPNs / LVNs||2,520||$48,640|
Job outlook for Registered Nurses in Idaho
There are about 12,800 Registered Nurses in Idaho. There are even more jobs expected to become available for RNs in Idaho. RN positions are projected to increase by almost 20% from 2018 to 2028. This an increase of 2,830 new RNs in Idaho in the coming years.