Average Registered Nurse Salary in Minnesota

Registered nurses in Minnesota earn an average of $84,030 per year (or $40.40 per hour).

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

Registered nurse salary range in Minnesota

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $101,610 $48
75th Percentile $99,380 $47
Median $79,100 $38
25th Percentile $74,790 $35

80% of Minnesota RNs earn between $60,850 and $101,610.

Cost-of-living adjusted registered nurse salary in Minnesota

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Minnesota RNs earn about $85,223 per year. Cost-of-living in Minnesota is 1% lower than the national average, meaning they face lower prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Minnesota for registered nurses

St. Cloud, MN $87,350 per year
Bloomington, MN $86,690 per year
Rochester, MN $86,470 per year
North Mankato, MN $80,530 per year
Duluth, MN $70,130 per year

Minnesota nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where registered nurses are paid the highest is St. Cloud, where the average RNs salary is $87,350 and 2,940 registered nurses are currently employed. The Bloomington area comes in second, with a $86,690 average RN salary and 41,850 registered nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Minnesota?

Nurse Anesthetist $214,460 per year
Nurse Practitioner $127,010 per year
Nurse Midwife $119,970 per year
Physical Therapist $86,370 per year
Dental Hygienist $79,820 per year
Licensed Practical Nurse $51,160 per year
Pharmacy Technician $42,220 per year

At a $84,030 average annual salary, RNs in Minnesota tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($214,460), nurse practitioners ($127,010), nurse midwives ($119,970), and physical therapists ($86,370). They tend to earn more than dental hygienists ($79,820), licensed practical nurses ($51,160), and pharmacy technicians ($42,220).

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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