Registered Nurses in the state of Maryland earn an average salary of $81,590 per year (or $39.23 per hour) as of May 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 80% of Maryland RNs earn between $57,720 and $106,040.
On average, RNs in Maryland earn about the same as the national average salary for nurses, at $80,010 (or $38.47 per hour).
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Among other factors, the cost of living in a given region can impact what nurses tend to earn working in those areas. With a Cost of Living Index of 127.2 in 2020, Maryland nurses face prices for things like food, housing, and transportation that are much higher when compared to other states. When adjusted for this higher cost of living, Maryland’s nursing salaries don’t quite meet the national average.
|State||Avg. RN Salary||Avg. RN Salary (adjusted for COL)||Local Estimates|
|Maryland||$81,590||$64,143||Get Local Estimate|
|Nationwide||$80,010||-||Get Local Estimate|
RN salary across Maryland cities
Maryland nursing salaries vary quite a bit across the state. Many of the areas where nurses are paid the highest are regions that overlap with nearby states, such as the Washington D.C. area (average RN salary of $83,490) and the Philadelphia metro area (average RN salary of $79,980). Meanwhile, in Maryland’s most populous city, Baltimore, nurses can expect to earn slightly above the national average, at around $82,650 annually.
|Metro Area||RNs Employed||Avg. RN Salary|
|Maryland nonmetropolitan area||1,100||$72,520|
RN salary vs similar healthcare professions in Maryland
At $81,590 average annual salary, Registered Nurses in Maryland tend to earn a fair amount less than some other types of healthcare workers in the state. Across all these professions, “Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations” workers in Maryland earn an average salary of $94,550, according to the BLS.
Here’s how a sample of these other types of healthcare professions compare to RN salaries in this state:
|Profession||# Employed in MD||Avg. Salary|
|LPNs / LVNs||8,940||$56,220|
Job outlook for Registered Nurses in Maryland
There are over 50,000 Registered Nurses in the state of Maryland. Yet, these jobs are still projected to increase by at least 21% from 2018 to 2028 – an increase of more than 10,000 new RNs in the state in the coming years.