Average PACU Nurse Salary in Washington

PACU nurses in Washington earn an average of $97,794 per year (or $47.02 per hour).

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12% higher than the national average
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Washington PACU nurses earn 12% higher than the national average salary for PACU nurses, at $86,786 (or $41.72 per hour).

PACU nurse salary range in Washington

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $130,584 $62
75th Percentile $105,856 $50
Median $99,466 $47
25th Percentile $79,979 $38

80% of Washington PACU nurses earn between $75,969 and $130,584.

Cost-of-living adjusted PACU nurse salary in Washington

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Washington PACU nurses earn about $91,056 per year. Cost-of-living in Washington 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 Washington for PACU nurses

Seattle, WA $101,856 per year

Washington nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where PACU nurses are paid the highest is Seattle, where the average PACU nurses salary is $101,856 and 35,070 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
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 Washington?

Cath Lab Nurse $103,662 per year
Float Pool Nurse $103,662 per year
Quality Assurance Nurse $103,173 per year
Occupational Health Nurse $101,882 per year
Primary Care Nurse $101,706 per year
Infectious Disease Nurse $101,706 per year
Infection Control Nurse $101,706 per year
Nurse Manager $101,217 per year
Clinical Informatics Nurse $100,239 per year
Nurse Educator $99,750 per year

At a $97,794 average annual salary, PACU nurses in Washington tend to earn less than cath lab nurses ($103,662), float pool nurses ($103,662), quality assurance nurses ($103,173), occupational health nurses ($101,882), primary care nurses ($101,706), infectious disease nurses ($101,706), infection control nurses ($101,706), nurse managers ($101,217), clinical informatics nurses ($100,239), and nurse educators ($99,750).

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