Average Research Nurse Salary in Massachusetts

Research nurses in Massachusetts earn an average of $93,623 per year (or $45.01 per hour).

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7% higher than the national average
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Massachusetts research nurses earn 7% higher than the national average salary for research nurses, at $87,048 (or $41.85 per hour).

Research nurse salary range in Massachusetts

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $146,602 $70
75th Percentile $116,499 $56
Median $92,005 $44
25th Percentile $73,558 $35

80% of Massachusetts research nurses earn between $59,276 and $146,602.

Cost-of-living adjusted research nurse salary in Massachusetts

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Massachusetts research nurses earn about $87,172 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 research nurses

Boston, MA $96,840 per year
Worcester, MA $85,620 per year
Springfield, MA $78,605 per year

Massachusetts nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where research nurses are paid the highest is Boston, where the average research nurses salary is $96,840 and 66,120 registered nurses are currently employed. The Worcester area comes in second, with a $85,620 average research nurse salary and 7,210 registered nurses employed.

Research nurses salaries in other states

California $130,212 per year
Washington $90,949 per year
New York $98,919 per year
Connecticut $97,903 per year
Minnesota $97,362 per year
Maryland $87,640 per year
Arizona $93,257 per year
Texas $76,693 per year
Illinois $85,505 per year
Virginia $84,348 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
PACU Nurse $118,103 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

At a $93,623 average annual salary, research nurses in Massachusetts tend to earn less than cath lab nurses ($128,840), aesthetic nurses ($123,471), radiology nurses ($122,398), transplant nurses ($120,250), PACU nurses ($118,103), nurse managers ($115,956), nurse educators ($114,817), endoscopy nurses ($113,808), neurology nurses ($112,735), and vascular nurses ($111,661).

More about research nurses

Research nurses can work in a wide variety of places and are tasked with helping create new medical treatments, medications, and vaccinations.

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