Average Transplant Nurse Salary in California

Transplant nurses in California earn an average of $144,331 per year (or $69.40 per hour).

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66% higher than the national average
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California transplant nurses earn 66% higher than the national average salary for transplant nurses, at $86,786 (or $41.72 per hour).

Transplant nurse salary range in California

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $192,776 $92
75th Percentile $181,497 $87
Median $145,891 $70
25th Percentile $115,186 $55

80% of California transplant nurses earn between $90,870 and $192,776.

Cost-of-living adjusted transplant nurse salary in California

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, California transplant nurses earn about $130,735 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 transplant nurses

Santa Clara, CA $180,682 per year
Hayward, CA $176,504 per year
Sacramento, CA $157,705 per year
Fresno, CA $139,478 per year
Lodi, CA $139,210 per year
Los Angeles, CA $135,148 per year
Ventura, CA $133,309 per year
Carlsbad, CA $131,702 per year
Ontario, CA $130,015 per year
Bakersfield, CA $124,649 per year

California nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where transplant nurses are paid the highest is Santa Clara, where the average transplant nurses salary is $180,682 and 20,640 registered nurses are currently employed. The Hayward area comes in second, with a $176,504 average transplant nurse salary and 41,160 registered nurses employed.

Transplant nurses salaries in other states

Massachusetts $120,250 per year
Washington $95,594 per year
New York $98,919 per year
Minnesota $95,766 per year
Maryland $75,389 per year
Arizona $79,890 per year
Colorado $83,374 per year
Texas $83,488 per year
Illinois $81,932 per year
Wisconsin $82,650 per year

How much do other nurses get paid in California?

Transport Nurse $150,607 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
Cath Lab Nurse $135,964 per year
ENT Nurse $135,964 per year
Primary Care Nurse $130,735 per year
Nurse Educator $130,735 per year
Research Nurse $130,212 per year

At a $144,331 average annual salary, transplant nurses in California tend to earn less than transport nurses ($150,607). They tend to earn more than fertility nurses ($142,700), reproductive nurses ($142,700), endoscopy nurses ($139,102), womens health nurses ($135,964), cath lab nurses ($135,964), ENT nurses ($135,964), primary care nurses ($130,735), nurse educators ($130,735), and research nurses ($130,212).

More about transplant nurses

Transplant nurses specialize in the process of organ transplants by assisting patients in the preparation of organ donation, the actual surgical procedure, as well as aftercare for the patients.

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