Average Registered Nurse Salary in Mississippi

Registered nurses in Mississippi earn an average of $63,130 per year (or $30.35 per hour).

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23% lower than the national average
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Mississippi registered nurses earn 23% lower than the national average salary for RNs, at $82,750 (or $39.78 per hour).

Registered nurse salary range in Mississippi

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $78,670 $37
75th Percentile $75,220 $36
Median $60,790 $29
25th Percentile $48,590 $23

80% of Mississippi RNs earn between $47,210 and $78,670.

Cost-of-living adjusted registered nurse salary in Mississippi

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Mississippi RNs earn about $71,902 per year. Cost-of-living in Mississippi is 12% lower than the national average, meaning they face lower prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Mississippi for registered nurses

Biloxi, MS $67,110 per year
Jackson, MS $66,060 per year
Hattiesburg, MS $59,520 per year

Mississippi nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where registered nurses are paid the highest is Biloxi, where the average RNs salary is $67,110 and 3,850 registered nurses are currently employed. The Jackson area comes in second, with a $66,060 average RN salary and 8,700 registered nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Mississippi?

Nurse Anesthetist $182,940 per year
Nurse Midwife $127,960 per year
Nurse Practitioner $111,750 per year
Physical Therapist $95,990 per year
Dental Hygienist $57,670 per year
Licensed Practical Nurse $41,530 per year
Pharmacy Technician $34,460 per year

At a $63,130 average annual salary, RNs in Mississippi tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($182,940), nurse midwives ($127,960), nurse practitioners ($111,750), and physical therapists ($95,990). They tend to earn more than dental hygienists ($57,670), licensed practical nurses ($41,530), and pharmacy technicians ($34,460).

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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