Average Substance Abuse Nurse Salary in Tennessee

Substance abuse nurses in Tennessee earn an average of $74,840 per year (or $35.98 per hour).

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7% lower than the national average
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Tennessee substance abuse nurses earn 7% lower than the national average salary for substance abuse nurses, at $80,731 (or $38.81 per hour).

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Substance abuse nurse salary range in Tennessee

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $91,979 $44
75th Percentile $86,749 $41
Median $70,025 $33
25th Percentile $66,748 $32

80% of Tennessee substance abuse nurses earn between $54,087 and $91,979.

Cost-of-living adjusted substance abuse nurse salary in Tennessee

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Tennessee substance abuse nurses earn about $81,172 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 substance abuse nurses

Franklin, TN $79,577 per year
Memphis, TN $76,894 per year
Knoxville, TN $68,297 per year

Tennessee nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where substance abuse nurses are paid the highest is Franklin, where the average substance abuse nurses salary is $79,577 and 20,850 registered nurses are currently employed. The Memphis area comes in second, with a $76,894 average substance abuse nurse salary and 13,670 registered nurses employed.

Substance abuse nurses salaries in other states

California $123,414 per year
Massachusetts $91,261 per year
Washington $98,772 per year
New York $81,860 per year
New Jersey $96,620 per year
Connecticut $97,903 per year
Minnesota $77,402 per year
Maryland $84,813 per year
Arizona $79,657 per year
Colorado $83,374 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
PACU Nurse $74,615 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 $74,840 average annual salary, substance abuse nurses in Tennessee tend to earn less than case management nurses ($78,736), dialysis nurses ($78,141), oncology nurses ($75,865), and renal nurses ($75,414). They tend to earn more than PACU nurses ($74,615), nurse managers ($73,815), nurse educators ($72,790), vascular nurses ($71,765), trauma nurses ($71,293), and transplant nurses ($70,821).

More about substance abuse nurses

A substance abuse nurse specializes in treating patients battling addictions. They are trained in both general medicine and mental health, as they typically have to offer emotional support in addition to their care.

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