Average Research Nurse Salary in Virginia

Research nurses in Virginia earn an average of $84,348 per year (or $40.56 per hour).

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3% lower than the national average
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Virginia research nurses earn 3% lower than the national average salary for research nurses, at $87,048 (or $41.85 per hour).

Research nurse salary range in Virginia

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $111,089 $53
75th Percentile $95,733 $46
Median $84,590 $40
25th Percentile $67,903 $32

80% of Virginia research nurses earn between $65,087 and $111,089.

Cost-of-living adjusted research nurse salary in Virginia

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Virginia research nurses earn about $83,512 per year. Cost-of-living in Virginia is 1% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Virginia for research nurses

Richmond, VA $84,634 per year
Norfolk, VA $82,907 per year

Virginia nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where research nurses are paid the highest is Richmond, where the average research nurses salary is $84,634 and 12,910 registered nurses are currently employed. The Norfolk area comes in second, with a $82,907 average research nurse salary and 14,330 registered nurses employed.

Research nurses salaries in other states

California $130,212 per year
Massachusetts $93,623 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

How much do other nurses get paid in Virginia?

Renal Nurse $86,265 per year
Radiology Nurse $84,693 per year
Clinical Informatics Nurse $83,312 per year
PACU Nurse $82,431 per year
Infection Control Nurse $82,431 per year
Quality Assurance Nurse $81,395 per year
Oncology Nurse $81,089 per year
Pain Management Nurse $80,514 per year
Occupational Health Nurse $80,514 per year
Nurse Manager $80,514 per year

At a $84,348 average annual salary, research nurses in Virginia tend to earn less than renal nurses ($86,265) and radiology nurses ($84,693). They tend to earn more than clinical informatics nurses ($83,312), PACU nurses ($82,431), infection control nurses ($82,431), quality assurance nurses ($81,395), oncology nurses ($81,089), pain management nurses ($80,514), occupational health nurses ($80,514), and nurse managers ($80,514).

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