Average Trauma Nurse Salary in Tennessee

Trauma nurses in Tennessee earn an average of $71,293 per year (or $34.28 per hour).

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13% lower than the national average
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Tennessee trauma nurses earn 13% lower than the national average salary for trauma nurses, at $82,750 (or $39.78 per hour).

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Trauma nurse salary range in Tennessee

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $87,619 $42
75th Percentile $82,637 $39
Median $66,706 $32
25th Percentile $63,584 $30

80% of Tennessee trauma nurses earn between $51,524 and $87,619.

Cost-of-living adjusted trauma nurse salary in Tennessee

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Tennessee trauma nurses earn about $77,324 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 trauma nurses

Franklin, TN $75,805 per year
Memphis, TN $73,250 per year
Knoxville, TN $65,060 per year

Tennessee nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where trauma nurses are paid the highest is Franklin, where the average trauma nurses salary is $75,805 and 20,850 registered nurses are currently employed. The Memphis area comes in second, with a $73,250 average trauma nurse salary and 13,670 registered nurses employed.

Trauma nurses salaries in other states

California $129,689 per year
Oregon $98,630 per year
Massachusetts $99,464 per year
Washington $97,794 per year
New York $95,886 per year
Nevada $92,941 per year
New Jersey $85,613 per year
Connecticut $97,903 per year
Minnesota $100,071 per year
Maryland $80,949 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
Substance Abuse Nurse $74,840 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
Transplant Nurse $70,821 per year

At a $71,293 average annual salary, trauma nurses in Tennessee tend to earn less than case management nurses ($78,736), dialysis nurses ($78,141), oncology nurses ($75,865), renal nurses ($75,414), substance abuse nurses ($74,840), PACU nurses ($74,615), nurse managers ($73,815), nurse educators ($72,790), and vascular nurses ($71,765). They tend to earn more than transplant nurses ($70,821).

More about trauma nurses

A trauma nurse's primary goal is to stabalize patients with serious injuries so they can be transferred to a different department to recieve further care.

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