Registered Nurses in the state of Minnesota earn an average annual salary of $80,960 per year (or $38.92 per hour) as of May 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 80% of Minnesota RNs earn between $57,730 and $107,000.
On average, RNs in Minnesota earn slightly more 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 100.7 in 2020, nurses in Minnesota can expect slightly higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states. So, it’s understandable that their earnings would also be higher than the national average.
|State||Avg. RN Salary||Avg. RN Salary (adjusted for COL)||Local Estiamtes|
|Minnesota||$80,380||$80,397||Get Local Estimate|
|Nationwide||$80,010||-||Get Local Estimate|
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Average RN Salary In Minnesota Cities
Minnesota RN salaries vary quite a bit across the state. But, the highest-paying regions for RNs are in the St. Cloud metropolitan area with average RN salaries at around $86,830. The Minneapolis metropolitan is second at $86,130. RNs located in the Mankato-North Mankato area can expect to earn a salary of about $84,370.
|Metro Area||RNs Employed||Avg. RN Salary|
|St. Cloud, MN||3,060||$86,830|
|Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI||40,810||$86,130|
|Mankato-North Mankato, MN||1,340||$84,370|
Average RN salary vs similar healthcare professions in Minnesota
At a $80,960 average annual salary, RNs in Minnesota 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 Minnesota earn the most at an average salary ranging between $86,020-$118,900 according to the BLS.
Here’s how a sample of these other types of healthcare professions compare to RN salaries in Minnesota:
|Profession||# Employed||Avg. Salary|
|LPNs / LVNs||14,210||$49,840|
Job outlook for Registered Nurses in Minnesota
About 70,820 RNs reside in the state of Minnesota. 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.