Average Orthopedics Nurse Salary in California

Orthopedics nurses in California earn an average of $122,368 per year (or $58.84 per hour).

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47% higher than the national average
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California orthopedics nurses earn 47% higher than the national average salary for orthopedics nurses, at $82,750 (or $39.78 per hour).

Orthopedics nurse salary range in California

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $163,440 $78
75th Percentile $153,878 $73
Median $123,690 $59
25th Percentile $97,657 $46

80% of California orthopedics nurses earn between $77,042 and $163,440.

Cost-of-living adjusted orthopedics nurse salary in California

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, California orthopedics nurses earn about $110,840 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 orthopedics nurses

Santa Clara, CA $153,187 per year
Hayward, CA $149,644 per year
Sacramento, CA $133,707 per year
Fresno, CA $118,253 per year
Lodi, CA $118,026 per year
Los Angeles, CA $114,582 per year
Ventura, CA $113,023 per year
Carlsbad, CA $111,661 per year
Ontario, CA $110,230 per year
Bakersfield, CA $105,680 per year

California nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where orthopedics nurses are paid the highest is Santa Clara, where the average orthopedics nurses salary is $153,187 and 20,640 registered nurses are currently employed. The Hayward area comes in second, with a $149,644 average orthopedics nurse salary and 41,160 registered nurses employed.

Orthopedics nurses salaries in other states

Oregon $106,122 per year
Massachusetts $105,219 per year
Washington $95,350 per year
New York $97,052 per year
Nevada $90,747 per year
New Jersey $88,823 per year
Connecticut $96,862 per year
Minnesota $93,850 per year
Maryland $81,364 per year
Arizona $78,802 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 $122,368 average annual salary, orthopedics 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 orthopedics nurses

Orthopedic nurses treat patients who have musculoskeletal issues such as osteoporosis or joint replacement.

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