Registered Nurses in the state of Ohio earn an average annual salary of $68,220 per year (or $32.80 per hour) as of May 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 80% of Ohio RNs earn between $52,260 and $90,090.
On average, RNs in Ohio earn about 12% 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 92.9 in Q3 2020, nurses in Ohio can expect slightly cheaper prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states. So, it’s understandable that their earnings would also be a bit lower than the national average.
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Average RN Salary In Ohio Cities
Ohio RN salaries vary quite a bit across the state, but the highest-paying regions for RNs are unsurprisingly in the largest metropolitan area, Cleveland, with average RN salaries at around $71,650. Cincinnati is a close second at $70,370. Other regions vary slightly below the $70,000 range. Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus all boast over 20,000 employed RNs, so there are plenty of opportunities in these cities.
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RN salary vs similar healthcare professions in Ohio
At a $77,460 average annual salary, Registered Nurses in Ohio 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 Ohio earn an average salary ranging between $87,600-$103,780, according to the BLS.
Here’s how a sample of these other types of healthcare professions compare to RN salaries in Ohio:
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|LPNs / LVNs||41,150||$45,020|
Job outlook for Registered Nurses in Ohio
Over 80,000 Registered Nurses reside in the state of Ohio. Yet, these jobs are still projected to increase by about 10% from 2018 to 2028 – an increase of more than 12,000 new RNs in the state in the coming years.
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