Registered Nurses in the state of Kansas earn an average annual salary of $64,200 per year (or $30.87 per hour) as of May 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 80% of Kansas RNs earn between $46,400 and $83,450.
On average, RNs in Kansas earn about 20% less than the national average salary for nurses, at $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 working in those areas. With a Cost of Living Index of 86.8 in 2020, nurses in Kansas 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)||Local Estimates|
|Kansas||$64,200||$73,963||Get Local Estimate|
|Nationwide||$80,010||-||Get Local Estimate|
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Average RN Salary In Kansas Cities
Kansas RN salaries vary quite a bit across the state, but the highest-paying regions for RNs are in the Kansas City area, with average RN salaries at around $70,240 Topeka is a close second at $67,480. RNs located in the St. Joseph area can expect to earn about $64,560.
|Metro Area||RNs Employed||Avg. RN Salary|
|Kansas City, MO-KS||24,910||$70,240|
|St. Joseph, MO-KS||1,210||$64,560|
Average RN salary vs similar healthcare professions in Kansas
At a $62,200 average annual salary, RNs in Kansas 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 Kansas earn an average salary ranging between $91,850-$104,530, according to the BLS.
Here’s how a sample of these other types of healthcare professions compare to RN salaries in Kansas:
|Profession||# Employed||Avg. Salary|
|LPNs / LVNs||6,860||$45,050|
Job outlook for Registered Nurses in Kansas
About 29,430 RNs reside in the state of Kansas. These jobs are still projected to increase by about 8.1% from 2018 to 2028 – an increase of almost 2,490 new RNs in the state in the coming years.