Average PACU Nurse Salary in Iowa

PACU nurses in Iowa earn an average of $72,099 per year (or $34.67 per hour).

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16% lower than the national average
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Iowa PACU nurses earn 16% lower than the national average salary for PACU nurses, at $86,786 (or $41.72 per hour).

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PACU nurse salary range in Iowa

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $87,930 $42
75th Percentile $83,693 $40
Median $68,549 $32
25th Percentile $66,319 $31

80% of Iowa PACU nurses earn between $53,572 and $87,930.

Cost-of-living adjusted PACU nurse salary in Iowa

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Iowa PACU nurses earn about $79,230 per year. Cost-of-living in Iowa is 9% lower than the national average, meaning they face lower prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Iowa for PACU nurses

West Des Moines, IA $74,274 per year

Iowa nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where PACU nurses are paid the highest is West Des Moines, where the average PACU nurses salary is $74,274 and 7,060 registered nurses are currently employed.

PACU nurses salaries in other states

California $127,786 per year
Oregon $105,894 per year
Massachusetts $118,103 per year
Washington $97,794 per year
New York $98,919 per year
Nevada $89,750 per year
New Jersey $97,843 per year
Connecticut $99,986 per year
Minnesota $87,077 per year
Maryland $79,159 per year

How much do other nurses get paid in Iowa?

Infection Control Nurse $72,099 per year
Nurse Manager $70,097 per year
Case Management Nurse $69,976 per year
Mother Baby Nurse $69,095 per year
Diabetes Nurse $68,094 per year
Dialysis Nurse $68,094 per year
Labor and Delivery Nurse $67,092 per year
Neurology Nurse $66,091 per year
Orthopedics Nurse $66,091 per year
Rehab Nurse $66,091 per year

At a $72,099 average annual salary, PACU nurses in Iowa tend to earn more than infection control nurses ($72,099), nurse managers ($70,097), case management nurses ($69,976), mother baby nurses ($69,095), diabetes nurses ($68,094), dialysis nurses ($68,094), labor and delivery nurses ($67,092), neurology nurses ($66,091), orthopedics nurses ($66,091), and rehab nurses ($66,091).

More about PACU nurses

A PACU nurse cares for patients who have undergone surgery or are recovering from procedures requiring anesthesia.

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