Average Registered Nurse Salary in Ohio

Registered nurses in Ohio earn an average of $71,640 per year (or $34.44 per hour).

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13% lower than the national average
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Ohio registered nurses earn 13% lower than the national average salary for RNs, at $82,750 (or $39.78 per hour).

Registered nurse salary range in Ohio

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $94,690 $45
75th Percentile $78,990 $37
Median $74,080 $35
25th Percentile $61,340 $29

80% of Ohio RNs earn between $59,540 and $94,690.

Cost-of-living adjusted registered nurse salary in Ohio

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Ohio RNs earn about $71,640 per year. Cost-of-living in Ohio is the same as the national average, meaning they face the same prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Ohio for registered nurses

Cleveland, OH $74,900 per year
Columbus, OH $73,270 per year
Cincinnati, OH $72,400 per year
Dayton, OH $72,150 per year
Akron, OH $71,340 per year
Toledo, OH $69,980 per year
Lima, OH $68,680 per year
Springfield, OH $68,650 per year
Canton, OH $68,300 per year
Mansfield, OH $67,190 per year

Ohio nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where registered nurses are paid the highest is Cleveland, where the average RNs salary is $74,900 and 28,510 registered nurses are currently employed. The Columbus area comes in second, with a $73,270 average RN salary and 24,630 registered nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Ohio?

Nurse Anesthetist $187,410 per year
Nurse Midwife $116,780 per year
Nurse Practitioner $112,490 per year
Physical Therapist $92,680 per year
Dental Hygienist $72,280 per year
Licensed Practical Nurse $48,030 per year
Pharmacy Technician $34,390 per year

At a $71,640 average annual salary, RNs in Ohio tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($187,410), nurse midwives ($116,780), nurse practitioners ($112,490), physical therapists ($92,680), and dental hygienists ($72,280). They tend to earn more than licensed practical nurses ($48,030) and pharmacy technicians ($34,390).

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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