Registered Nurses in the state of Indiana earn an average annual salary of $66,460 per year (or $32.45 per hour) as of May 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 80% of Indiana RNs earn between $51,110 and $88,310.
On average, RNs in Indiana earn about 17% less than the national average salary for nurses, at $80,010 (or 32.45$ per hour).
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The cost of living in a region can impact what nurses tend to earn working in those areas. With a Cost of Living Index of 89.8 in Q3 2020, nurses in Indiana can expect lower prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states. So, it’s understandable that their earnings would also be lower than the national average.
|State||Avg. RN Salary||Avg. RN Salary (adjusted for COL)|
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Average RN Salary In Indiana Cities
Indiana RN salaries vary quite a bit across the state, but the highest-paying regions for RNs are in Indianapolis, with average RN salaries at around $70,640. Lafayette is a close second at $68,700. RNs located in Terre Haute can expect to earn about $65,830.
|Metro Area||RNs Employed||Avg. RN Salary|
|Fort Wayne, IN||5,510||$62,550|
|Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN||2,040||$68,700|
|South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI||3,220||$66,570|
|Terre Haute, IN||1,640||$65,830|
Average RN salary vs similar healthcare professions in Indiana
At a $67,490 average annual salary, RNs in Indiana tend to earn slightly less than some other types of healthcare workers in the state. Across all these professions, “Nurse Practitioners” and “Physical Therapists” workers in Indiana earn an average salary ranging between $87,960-$109,940, according to the BLS.
Here’s how a sample of these other types of healthcare professions compare to RN salaries in Indiana:
|Profession||# Employed||Avg. Salary|
|LPNs / LVNs||14,710||$47,890|
Job outlook for Registered Nurses in Indiana
About 66,460 RNs reside in the state of Indiana. These jobs are still projected to increase by about 12.4% from 2018 to 2028 – an increase of almost 9,000 new RNs in the state in the coming years.
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