Average Registered Nurse Salary in Oregon

Registered nurses in Oregon earn an average of $98,630 per year (or $47.42 per hour).

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19% higher than the national average
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Oregon registered nurses earn 19% higher than the national average salary for RNs, at $82,750 (or $39.78 per hour).

Registered nurse salary range in Oregon

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $127,680 $61
75th Percentile $107,270 $51
Median $99,410 $47
25th Percentile $81,700 $39

80% of Oregon RNs earn between $76,180 and $127,680.

Cost-of-living adjusted registered nurse salary in Oregon

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Oregon RNs earn about $96,130 per year. Cost-of-living in Oregon is 2% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Oregon for registered nurses

Hillsboro, OR $101,710 per year
Eugene, OR $97,330 per year
Medford, OR $95,020 per year
Albany, OR $94,820 per year
Grants Pass, OR $92,400 per year
Bend, OR $92,140 per year
Salem, OR $89,400 per year

Oregon nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where registered nurses are paid the highest is Hillsboro, where the average RNs salary is $101,710 and 23,090 registered nurses are currently employed. The Eugene area comes in second, with a $97,330 average RN salary and 3,370 registered nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Oregon?

Nurse Anesthetist $225,560 per year
Nurse Practitioner $128,190 per year
Nurse Midwife $122,880 per year
Dental Hygienist $94,420 per year
Physical Therapist $90,470 per year
Licensed Practical Nurse $60,090 per year
Pharmacy Technician $45,240 per year

At a $98,630 average annual salary, RNs in Oregon tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($225,560), nurse practitioners ($128,190), and nurse midwives ($122,880). They tend to earn more than dental hygienists ($94,420), physical therapists ($90,470), licensed practical nurses ($60,090), and pharmacy technicians ($45,240).

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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