Average Bariatric Nurse Salary in California

Bariatric nurses in California earn an average of $116,825 per year (or $56.17 per hour).

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37% higher than the national average
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California bariatric nurses earn 37% higher than the national average salary for bariatric nurses, at $84,768 (or $40.75 per hour).

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Bariatric nurse salary range in California

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $156,037 $75
75th Percentile $146,907 $70
Median $118,087 $56
25th Percentile $93,234 $44

80% of California bariatric nurses earn between $73,552 and $156,037.

Cost-of-living adjusted bariatric nurse salary in California

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, California bariatric nurses earn about $105,819 per year. Cost-of-living in California is 10% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in California for bariatric nurses

Santa Clara, CA $146,248 per year
Hayward, CA $142,865 per year
Sacramento, CA $127,650 per year
Fresno, CA $112,896 per year
Lodi, CA $112,679 per year
Los Angeles, CA $109,391 per year
Ventura, CA $107,903 per year
Carlsbad, CA $106,603 per year
Ontario, CA $105,236 per year
Bakersfield, CA $100,893 per year

California nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where bariatric nurses are paid the highest is Santa Clara, where the average bariatric nurses salary is $146,248 and 20,640 registered nurses are currently employed. The Hayward area comes in second, with a $142,865 average bariatric nurse salary and 41,160 registered nurses employed.

Bariatric nurses salaries in other states

New York $106,384 per year
Texas $84,750 per year
Illinois $83,906 per year
Pennsylvania $73,905 per year
Georgia $84,077 per year
Florida $71,374 per year
Tennessee $66,946 per year

How much do other nurses get paid in California?

Transport Nurse $150,607 per year
Transplant Nurse $144,331 per year
Fertility Nurse $142,700 per year
Reproductive Nurse $142,700 per year
Endoscopy Nurse $139,102 per year
Womens Health Nurse $135,964 per year
ENT Nurse $135,964 per year
Cath Lab Nurse $135,964 per year
Primary Care Nurse $130,735 per year
Nurse Educator $130,735 per year

At a $116,825 average annual salary, bariatric nurses in California tend to earn less than transport nurses ($150,607), transplant nurses ($144,331), fertility nurses ($142,700), reproductive nurses ($142,700), endoscopy nurses ($139,102), womens health nurses ($135,964), ENT nurses ($135,964), cath lab nurses ($135,964), primary care nurses ($130,735), and nurse educators ($130,735).

More about bariatric nurses

A bariatric nurse works with patients who are mobidly obese and undergoing bariatric surgery.

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Data sources: rn salary data, cost of living data, proprietary data from Incredible Health