Registered Nurses in the state of Utah earn an average annual salary of $70,370 per year (or $33.83 per hour) as of May 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 80% of Utah RNs earn between $51,900 and $89,770.
On average, RNs in Utah earn 12% 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 certain region can impact what nurses tend to earn working in those areas. With a Cost of Living Index of 97.9 in 2020, nurses in Utah can expect lower prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states. So, it is understandable that their earnings would also be lower than the national average.
|State||Avg. RN Salary||Avg. RN Salary (adjusted for COL)|
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Average RN Salary In Utah
Utah RN salaries vary quite a bit across the state. The highest-paying regions for RNs are in the Salt Lake City metropolitan, with average RN salaries at around $72,650. The Ogden-Clearfield area comes in second, with the average RN salary at $68,270. Additionally, RNs located in the Provo-Orem area can expect to earn about $67,680.
|Metro Area||RNs Employed||Avg. RN Salary|
|St. George, UT||1,420||$68,690|
|Salt Lake City, UT||12,670||$72,650|
Average RN salary vs similar healthcare professions in Utah
At a $70,370 average annual salary, RNs in Utah tend to earn less than other healthcare workers in the state. Across all of these professions, “Nurse Practitioners” and “Physical Therapists” in Utah earn an average salary ranging between $86,780-$113,550, according to the BLS.
Here is how a sample of these other types of healthcare professions compare to RN salaries in Utah:
|Profession||# Employed||Avg. Salary|
|LPNs / LVNs||1,860||$47,550|
Job outlook for Registered Nurses in Utah
About 23,690 RNs reside in the state of Utah. These jobs are still projected to increase by about 28.2% from 2018 to 2028. This is an increase of about 6,590 new RNs in the state in the coming years.