Registered Nurses in the state of Oregon earn an average annual salary of $96,230 per year (or $46.27 per hour) as of May 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 80% of Oregon RNs earn between $70,860 and $126,470.
On average, RNs in Oregon earn about 17% 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 certain region can impact what nurses tend to earn working in those areas. With a Cost of Living Index of 133.7 in 2020, nurses in Oregon can expect higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states. So, it is understandable that their earnings would also be higher than the national average.
|State||Avg. RN Salary||Avg. RN Salary (adjusted for COL)||Local Estimates|
|Oregon||$96,230||$71,975||Get Local Estimate|
|Nationwide||$80,010||-||Get Local Estimate|
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Average RN Salary In Oregon Cities
Oregon RN salaries vary quite a bit across the state, but the highest-paying regions for RNs are in the Portland metropolitan, with average RN salaries at around $94,000. Eugene comes in second, with the average RN salary at $97,63. Additionally, RNs located in the Medford area can expect to earn about $94,756.
|Metro Area||RNs Employed||Avg. RN Salary|
|Grants Pass, OR||450||$90,550|
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Average RN salary vs similar healthcare professions in Oregon
At a $96,230 average annual salary, RNs in Oregon 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 Oregon earn an average salary ranging between $90,470-$118,600, according to the BLS.
Here is how a sample of these other types of healthcare professions compare to RN salaries in Oregon:
|Profession||# Employed||Avg. Salary|
|LPNs / LVNs||3,810||$57,320|
Job outlook for Registered Nurses in Oregon
About 36,840 RNs reside in the state of Oregon. These jobs are still projected to increase by about 15.2% from 2018 to 2028 – which is an increase of almost 6,300 new RNs in the state in the coming years.