Registered Nurses in the state of Nevada earn an average salary of $88,380 per year (or $42.49 per hour) as of May 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 80% of Nevada RNs earn between $65,190 and $119,290.
On average, RNs in Nevada earn about 14% more than the national average salary for nurses, at $77,460 (or $37.24 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 108.8 in Q3 2020, Nevada nurses face prices for things like food, housing, and transportation that are slightly higher compared to other states. So, it’s understandable that their typical wages would also be slightly higher.
|State||Avg. RN Salary||Avg. RN Salary (adjusted for COL)|
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RN salary across Nevada cities
Nevada’s nursing salaries vary quite a bit across the state, but the highest-paying region by far is in the Las Vegas metro area where the average RN salary is $91,330. At the bottom is Reno, where the average RN salary is just $78,800 – still above the national average.
|NV Metro Area||Avg. RN Salary|
|Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV||$91,330|
|Nevada nonmetropolitan area||$81,800|
|Carson City, NV||$81,200|
RN salary vs similar healthcare professions in Nevada
At $88,380 average annual salary, Registered Nurses in Nevada tend to earn a roughly similar wage as compared with many other types of healthcare workers in the state. Across all these professions, “Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations” workers in Nevada earn an average salary of $91,590, according to the BLS.
Here’s how a sample of these other types of healthcare professions compare to RN salaries in Nevada:
|Profession||# Employed in NV||Avg. Salary|
|LPNs / LVNs||2,920||$58,470|
|Nurse Practitioners||Not released||$115,970|
Job outlook for Registered Nurses in Nevada
There are over 22,000 Registered Nurses in the state of Nevada. Yet, these jobs are still projected to increase by 22% from 2018 to 2028.
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