Registered Nurses in the state of Mississippi earn an average annual salary of $61,250 per year (or $29.45 per hour) as of May 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 80% of Mississippi RNs earn between $42,740 and $82,260.
On average, RNs in Mississippi earn about 24% 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 84.5 in 2020, nurses in Mississippi can expect slightly 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.
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Average RN Salary In Mississippi Cities
Mississippi RN salaries vary across the state. With only a few metropolitan areas, the highest-paying regions for RNs are in the Memphis, TN-MS-AR area with average RN salaries at $68,300. Jackson is second at $66,100. RNs located in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula area can expect to earn a salary of about $65,150.
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Average RN salary vs similar healthcare professions in Mississippi
At a $61,250 average annual salary, RNs in Mississippi 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 Mississippi earn the most at an average salary ranging between $92,600-$109,550 according to the BLS.
Here is how a sample of these other types of healthcare professions compare to RN salaries in Mississippi:
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Job outlook for Registered Nurses in Mississippi
About 28,800 RNs reside in the state of Mississippi. These jobs are still projected to increase by about 6.1% from 2018 to 2028 . This is an increase of almost 2,000 new RNs in the state in the coming years.