Average Pediatric Nurse Salary in California

Pediatric nurses in California earn an average of $121,322 per year (or $58.33 per hour).

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54% higher than the national average
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California pediatric nurses earn 54% higher than the national average salary for pediatric nurses, at $78,713 (or $37.84 per hour).

Pediatric nurse salary range in California

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $162,043 $77
75th Percentile $152,563 $73
Median $122,633 $58
25th Percentile $96,823 $46

80% of California pediatric nurses earn between $76,384 and $162,043.

Cost-of-living adjusted pediatric nurse salary in California

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, California pediatric nurses earn about $109,893 per year. Cost-of-living in California is 10% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in California for pediatric nurses

Santa Clara, CA $151,878 per year
Hayward, CA $148,365 per year
Sacramento, CA $132,564 per year
Fresno, CA $117,242 per year
Lodi, CA $117,017 per year
Los Angeles, CA $113,602 per year
Ventura, CA $112,057 per year
Carlsbad, CA $110,706 per year
Ontario, CA $109,288 per year
Bakersfield, CA $104,777 per year

California nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where pediatric nurses are paid the highest is Santa Clara, where the average pediatric nurses salary is $151,878 and 20,640 registered nurses are currently employed. The Hayward area comes in second, with a $148,365 average pediatric nurse salary and 41,160 registered nurses employed.

Pediatric nurses salaries in other states

Hawaii $92,134 per year
Oregon $96,259 per year
Massachusetts $94,482 per year
Washington $97,794 per year
New York $89,587 per year
Nevada $92,941 per year
New Jersey $87,651 per year
Connecticut $85,405 per year
Minnesota $79,937 per year
Maryland $78,621 per year

How much do other nurses get paid in California?

Transport Nurse $150,607 per year
Transplant Nurse $144,331 per year
Fertility Nurse $142,700 per year
Reproductive Nurse $142,700 per year
Endoscopy Nurse $139,102 per year
Womens Health Nurse $135,964 per year
ENT Nurse $135,964 per year
Cath Lab Nurse $135,964 per year
Primary Care Nurse $130,735 per year
Nurse Educator $130,735 per year

At a $121,322 average annual salary, pediatric nurses in California tend to earn less than transport nurses ($150,607), transplant nurses ($144,331), fertility nurses ($142,700), reproductive nurses ($142,700), endoscopy nurses ($139,102), womens health nurses ($135,964), ENT nurses ($135,964), cath lab nurses ($135,964), primary care nurses ($130,735), and nurse educators ($130,735).

More about pediatric nurses

A pediatric nurse cares for and treats children. On any given day, pediatric RNs may assess adolescent patients and provide evidence-based interventions, administer medication or educate parents and caregivers on wellness practices.

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