Average Registered Nurse Salary in Alaska

Registered nurses in Alaska earn an average of $97,230 per year (or $46.74 per hour).

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17% higher than the national average
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Alaska registered nurses earn 17% higher than the national average salary for RNs, at $82,750 (or $39.78 per hour).

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Registered nurse salary range in Alaska

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $127,020 $61
75th Percentile $101,650 $48
Median $99,110 $47
25th Percentile $78,760 $37

80% of Alaska RNs earn between $77,450 and $127,020.

Cost-of-living adjusted registered nurse salary in Alaska

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Overall Average

Adjusted for cost-of-living, Alaska RNs earn about $94,215 per year. Cost-of-living in Alaska is 3% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Alaska for registered nurses

Anchorage, AK $96,160 per year

Alaska nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where registered nurses are paid the highest is Anchorage, where the average RNs salary is $96,160 and 4,150 registered nurses are currently employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Alaska?

Dental Hygienist $115,510 per year
Nurse Practitioner $113,820 per year
Physical Therapist $101,190 per year
Nurse Midwife $96,020 per year
Licensed Practical Nurse $67,620 per year
Pharmacy Technician $46,430 per year

At a $97,230 average annual salary, RNs in Alaska tend to earn less than dental hygienists ($115,510), nurse practitioners ($113,820), and physical therapists ($101,190). They tend to earn more than nurse midwives ($96,020), licensed practical nurses ($67,620), and pharmacy technicians ($46,430).

More about registered nurses

Registered nurses are licensed practitioners who help provide crucial care to patients in a wide variety of settings. Generally, they work under the supervision of a doctor or a nurse practitioner. Their day-to-day responsibilities depend on the specialty in which they choose to practice. Some of the most common specialties include ICU, pediatric, and medical-surgical nurses.

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