Registered Nurses Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of registered nurses in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare registered nurses salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Registered Nurses

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) registered nurses is $99,650. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid registered nurses is $45,780.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of registered nurses in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
1.56% 9.92%
2.91% -
2.56% -
1.30% -
2.01% -
- -

Compare Registered Nurses Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of registered nurses in 36 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for registered nurses occupations is the pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing industry with an annual salary $84,070. The lowest paying industry is the engine, turbine, and power transmission equipment manufacturing industry (annual salary $51,750). For detailed registered nurses salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
Household Appliance Manufacturing
Textile Mills
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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