Average Registered Nurse Salary in Massachusetts

Registered nurses in Massachusetts earn an average of $96,630 per year (or $46.46 per hour).

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16% higher than the national average
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Massachusetts registered nurses earn 16% higher than the national average salary for RNs, at $82,750 (or $39.78 per hour).

Registered nurse salary range in Massachusetts

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $151,310 $72
75th Percentile $120,240 $57
Median $94,960 $45
25th Percentile $75,920 $36

80% of Massachusetts RNs earn between $61,180 and $151,310.

Cost-of-living adjusted registered nurse salary in Massachusetts

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Massachusetts RNs earn about $89,972 per year. Cost-of-living in Massachusetts is 7% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Massachusetts for registered nurses

Boston, MA $99,950 per year
Barnstable Town, MA $91,240 per year
Gardner, MA $88,940 per year
Worcester, MA $88,370 per year
Pittsfield, MA $87,060 per year
New Bedford, MA $86,300 per year
Warwick, MA $85,200 per year
Springfield, MA $81,130 per year

Massachusetts nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where registered nurses are paid the highest is Boston, where the average RNs salary is $99,950 and 66,120 registered nurses are currently employed. The Barnstable Town area comes in second, with a $91,240 average RN salary and 2,310 registered nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Massachusetts?

Nurse Anesthetist $219,680 per year
Nurse Practitioner $129,540 per year
Nurse Midwife $129,360 per year
Physical Therapist $91,840 per year
Dental Hygienist $87,030 per year
Licensed Practical Nurse $61,820 per year
Pharmacy Technician $40,390 per year

At a $96,630 average annual salary, RNs in Massachusetts tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($219,680), nurse practitioners ($129,540), and nurse midwives ($129,360). They tend to earn more than physical therapists ($91,840), dental hygienists ($87,030), licensed practical nurses ($61,820), and pharmacy technicians ($40,390).

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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