Registered Nurses in the state of Michigan earn an average annual salary of $73,200 per year (or $35.19 per hour) as of May 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 80% of Michigan RNs earn between $54,770 and $96,370.
On average, RNs in Michigan earn about 5% less than the national average salary for nurses, at $77,460 (or $37.24 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 90.9 in Q3 2020, nurses in Michigan 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 Michigan Cities
Michigan RN salaries vary quite a bit across the state. But, the highest-paying regions for RNs are in the Ann Arbor area with average RN salaries at around $79,340. The Detroit-Warren-Dearborn metropolitan is second at $75,810. RNs located in the Lansing-East Lansing area can expect to earn a similar salary of about $75,630.
|Metro Area||RNs Employed||Avg. RN Salary|
|Ann Arbor, MI||9,340||$79,340|
|Battle Creek, MI||1,670||$70,320|
|Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI||12,820||$68,220|
|Lansing-East Lansing, MI||3,910||$75,630|
|Niles-Benton Harbor, MI||1,060||$71,440|
Average RN salary vs similar healthcare professions in Michigan
At a $73,200 average annual salary, RNs in Michigan 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 Michigan earn the most at an average salary ranging between $90,500-$108,660 according to the BLS.
Here’s how a sample of these other types of healthcare professions compare to RN salaries in Michigan:
|Profession||# Employed||Avg. Salary|
|LPNs / LVNs||14,140||$50,300|
Job outlook for Registered Nurses in Michigan
About 100,580 RNs reside in the state of Michigan. These jobs are still projected to increase by about 9.8% from 2018 to 2028 – an increase of almost 10,000 new RNs in the state in the coming years.
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