Average Registered Nurse Salary in Arizona

Registered nurses in Arizona earn an average of $81,600 per year (or $39.23 per hour).

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Arizona registered nurses earn 1% lower than the national average salary for RNs, at $82,750 (or $39.78 per hour).

Registered nurse salary range in Arizona

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $100,200 $48
75th Percentile $94,800 $45
Median $78,260 $37
25th Percentile $73,830 $35

80% of Arizona RNs earn between $60,750 and $100,200.

Cost-of-living adjusted registered nurse salary in Arizona

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Arizona RNs earn about $82,341 per year. Cost-of-living in Arizona is 0% lower than the national average, meaning they face lower prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Arizona for registered nurses

Prescott, AZ $84,930 per year
Phoenix, AZ $82,630 per year
Yuma, AZ $80,770 per year
Tucson, AZ $78,820 per year
Lake Havasu City, AZ $75,590 per year
Sierra Vista, AZ $73,670 per year

Arizona nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where registered nurses are paid the highest is Prescott, where the average RNs salary is $84,930 and 1,440 registered nurses are currently employed. The Phoenix area comes in second, with a $82,630 average RN salary and 40,120 registered nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Arizona?

Nurse Anesthetist $173,460 per year
Nurse Midwife $121,530 per year
Nurse Practitioner $119,910 per year
Physical Therapist $94,700 per year
Dental Hygienist $83,860 per year
Licensed Practical Nurse $57,800 per year
Pharmacy Technician $39,240 per year

At a $81,600 average annual salary, RNs in Arizona tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($173,460), nurse midwives ($121,530), nurse practitioners ($119,910), physical therapists ($94,700), and dental hygienists ($83,860). They tend to earn more than licensed practical nurses ($57,800) and pharmacy technicians ($39,240).

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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