Average PACU Nurse Salary in Massachusetts

PACU nurses in Massachusetts earn an average of $118,103 per year (or $56.78 per hour).

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36% higher than the national average
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Massachusetts PACU nurses earn 36% higher than the national average salary for PACU nurses, at $86,786 (or $41.72 per hour).

PACU nurse salary range in Massachusetts

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $184,934 $88
75th Percentile $146,960 $70
Median $116,062 $55
25th Percentile $92,791 $44

80% of Massachusetts PACU nurses earn between $74,775 and $184,934.

Cost-of-living adjusted PACU nurse salary in Massachusetts

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Massachusetts PACU nurses earn about $109,965 per year. Cost-of-living in Massachusetts is 7% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Massachusetts for PACU nurses

Boston, MA $122,161 per year
Worcester, MA $108,007 per year
Springfield, MA $99,158 per year

Massachusetts nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where PACU nurses are paid the highest is Boston, where the average PACU nurses salary is $122,161 and 66,120 registered nurses are currently employed. The Worcester area comes in second, with a $108,007 average PACU nurse salary and 7,210 registered nurses employed.

PACU nurses salaries in other states

California $127,786 per year
Oregon $105,894 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
Arizona $83,542 per year

How much do other nurses get paid in Massachusetts?

Cath Lab Nurse $128,840 per year
Aesthetic Nurse $123,471 per year
Radiology Nurse $122,398 per year
Transplant Nurse $120,250 per year
Nurse Manager $115,956 per year
Nurse Educator $114,817 per year
Endoscopy Nurse $113,808 per year
Neurology Nurse $112,735 per year
Vascular Nurse $111,661 per year
Mother Baby Nurse $107,366 per year

At a $118,103 average annual salary, PACU nurses in Massachusetts tend to earn less than cath lab nurses ($128,840), aesthetic nurses ($123,471), radiology nurses ($122,398), and transplant nurses ($120,250). They tend to earn more than nurse managers ($115,956), nurse educators ($114,817), endoscopy nurses ($113,808), neurology nurses ($112,735), vascular nurses ($111,661), and mother baby nurses ($107,366).

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