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Registered Nurses Salary Information in Arkansas

The average annual and hourly salaries for registered nurses in the state of Arkansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of registered nurses among Arkansas metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Registered Nurses in Arkansas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,370
25th Percentile Wage
$47,400
50th Percentile Wage
$56,700
75th Percentile Wage
$66,270
90th Percentile Wage
$76,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $76,900. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,370.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.89
25th Percentile Wage
$22.79
50th Percentile Wage
$27.26
75th Percentile Wage
$31.86
90th Percentile Wage
$36.97

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for registered nurses in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.97. The median hourly salary is $27.26. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.89.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of registered nurses from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,7001.83%4.04%
201555,6600.14%-
201455,5800.61%-
201355,2401.50%-
201254,410--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Registered Nurses in Arkansas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of registered nurses in some Arkansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of registered nurses in state of Arkansas ranges from $51,160 to $61,740. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Arkansas is Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway with a median annual salary of $61,740. The second highest paying city/area in Arkansas State is West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $54,800). The lowest paying area is Pine Bluff with a median annual salary of $51,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$61,740
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$54,800
Jonesboro
$54,760
Hot Springs
$54,740
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$52,930
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$52,480
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$51,730
Pine Bluff
$51,160



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