Average Nurse Educator Salary in California

Nurse educators in California earn an average of $130,735 per year (or $62.86 per hour).

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54% higher than the national average
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California nurse educators earn 54% higher than the national average salary for nurse educators, at $84,768 (or $40.75 per hour).

Nurse educator salary range in California

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $174,616 $83
75th Percentile $164,399 $79
Median $132,148 $63
25th Percentile $104,335 $50

80% of California nurse educators earn between $82,310 and $174,616.

Cost-of-living adjusted nurse educator salary in California

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, California nurse educators earn about $118,419 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 nurse educators

Santa Clara, CA $163,661 per year
Hayward, CA $159,876 per year
Sacramento, CA $142,849 per year
Fresno, CA $126,338 per year
Lodi, CA $126,096 per year
Los Angeles, CA $122,416 per year
Ventura, CA $120,751 per year
Carlsbad, CA $119,296 per year
Ontario, CA $117,767 per year
Bakersfield, CA $112,906 per year

California nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where nurse educators are paid the highest is Santa Clara, where the average nurse educators salary is $163,661 and 20,640 registered nurses are currently employed. The Hayward area comes in second, with a $159,876 average nurse educator salary and 41,160 registered nurses employed.

Nurse educators salaries in other states

Oregon $102,423 per year
Massachusetts $114,817 per year
Washington $99,750 per year
New York $93,320 per year
Nevada $95,733 per year
New Jersey $84,593 per year
Connecticut $97,976 per year
Minnesota $88,567 per year
Maryland $84,813 per year
Arizona $85,485 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
Research Nurse $130,212 per year

At a $130,735 average annual salary, nurse educators 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), and cath lab nurses ($135,964). They tend to earn more than primary care nurses ($130,735) and research nurses ($130,212).

More about nurse educators

A nurse educator teaches others about the field of nursing in the classroom, hospital and other settings. They design curriculum, research and oversee clinical work. They work with students, patients and their peers. Nurse educators have their nurse license and an advanced degree such as a Masters of Science in Nursing.

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