Average PACU Nurse Salary in Tennessee

PACU nurses in Tennessee earn an average of $74,615 per year (or $35.88 per hour).

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14% lower than the national average
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Tennessee PACU nurses earn 14% lower than the national average salary for PACU nurses, at $86,786 (or $41.72 per hour).

PACU nurse salary range in Tennessee

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $91,702 $44
75th Percentile $86,487 $41
Median $69,814 $33
25th Percentile $66,547 $31

80% of Tennessee PACU nurses earn between $53,924 and $91,702.

Cost-of-living adjusted PACU nurse salary in Tennessee

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Tennessee PACU nurses earn about $80,927 per year. Cost-of-living in Tennessee is 7% lower than the national average, meaning they face lower prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Tennessee for PACU nurses

Franklin, TN $79,337 per year
Memphis, TN $76,662 per year
Knoxville, TN $68,091 per year

Tennessee nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where PACU nurses are paid the highest is Franklin, where the average PACU nurses salary is $79,337 and 20,850 registered nurses are currently employed. The Memphis area comes in second, with a $76,662 average PACU nurse salary and 13,670 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 Tennessee?

Case Management Nurse $78,736 per year
Dialysis Nurse $78,141 per year
Oncology Nurse $75,865 per year
Renal Nurse $75,414 per year
Substance Abuse Nurse $74,840 per year
Nurse Manager $73,815 per year
Nurse Educator $72,790 per year
Vascular Nurse $71,765 per year
Trauma Nurse $71,293 per year
Transplant Nurse $70,821 per year

At a $74,615 average annual salary, PACU nurses in Tennessee tend to earn less than case management nurses ($78,736), dialysis nurses ($78,141), oncology nurses ($75,865), renal nurses ($75,414), and substance abuse nurses ($74,840). They tend to earn more than nurse managers ($73,815), nurse educators ($72,790), vascular nurses ($71,765), trauma nurses ($71,293), and transplant nurses ($70,821).

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