Average HIV Nurse Salary in California

HIV nurses in California earn an average of $117,484 per year (or $56.49 per hour).

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45% higher than the national average
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California HIV nurses earn 45% higher than the national average salary for HIV nurses, at $80,731 (or $38.81 per hour).

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HIV nurse salary range in California

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $156,917 $75
75th Percentile $147,736 $71
Median $118,753 $57
25th Percentile $93,759 $45

80% of California HIV nurses earn between $73,967 and $156,917.

Cost-of-living adjusted HIV nurse salary in California

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, California HIV nurses earn about $106,416 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 HIV nurses

Santa Clara, CA $147,073 per year
Hayward, CA $143,671 per year
Sacramento, CA $128,370 per year
Fresno, CA $113,533 per year
Lodi, CA $113,315 per year
Los Angeles, CA $110,008 per year
Ventura, CA $108,511 per year
Carlsbad, CA $107,204 per year
Ontario, CA $105,830 per year
Bakersfield, CA $101,462 per year

California nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where HIV nurses are paid the highest is Santa Clara, where the average HIV nurses salary is $147,073 and 20,640 registered nurses are currently employed. The Hayward area comes in second, with a $143,671 average HIV nurse salary and 41,160 registered nurses employed.

HIV nurses salaries in other states

Massachusetts $89,114 per year
New York $89,587 per year
Maryland $94,237 per year
Texas $79,605 per year
Georgia $80,869 per year
Florida $61,596 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 $117,484 average annual salary, HIV 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).

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