Average PACU Nurse Salary in Pennsylvania

PACU nurses in Pennsylvania earn an average of $84,341 per year (or $40.55 per hour).

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2% lower than the national average
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Pennsylvania PACU nurses earn 2% lower than the national average salary for PACU nurses, at $86,786 (or $41.72 per hour).

PACU nurse salary range in Pennsylvania

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $109,510 $52
75th Percentile $90,578 $43
Median $85,384 $41
25th Percentile $69,337 $33

80% of Pennsylvania PACU nurses earn between $66,185 and $109,510.

Cost-of-living adjusted PACU nurse salary in Pennsylvania

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Pennsylvania PACU nurses earn about $86,415 per year. Cost-of-living in Pennsylvania is 2% lower than the national average, meaning they face lower prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Pennsylvania for PACU nurses

Philadelphia, PA $90,844 per year
Bethlehem, PA $84,574 per year
Harrisburg, PA $83,353 per year
Pittsburgh, PA $81,200 per year
Hazleton, PA $78,237 per year

Pennsylvania nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where PACU nurses are paid the highest is Philadelphia, where the average PACU nurses salary is $90,844 and 73,510 registered nurses are currently employed. The Bethlehem area comes in second, with a $84,574 average PACU nurse salary and 9,930 registered nurses 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 Pennsylvania?

Occupational Health Nurse $88,975 per year
Aesthetic Nurse $86,640 per year
Ambulatory Nurse $83,878 per year
Cath Lab Nurse $83,868 per year
Pulmonary Care Nurse $83,414 per year
Blood Management Nurse $83,414 per year
Research Nurse $81,560 per year
Mother Baby Nurse $81,560 per year
Correctional Care Nurse $81,560 per year
Orthopedics Nurse $81,097 per year

At a $84,341 average annual salary, PACU nurses in Pennsylvania tend to earn less than occupational health nurses ($88,975) and aesthetic nurses ($86,640). They tend to earn more than ambulatory nurses ($83,878), cath lab nurses ($83,868), pulmonary care nurses ($83,414), blood management nurses ($83,414), research nurses ($81,560), mother baby nurses ($81,560), correctional care nurses ($81,560), and orthopedics nurses ($81,097).

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