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Registered Nurses Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of registered nurses in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare registered nurses salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Registered Nurses

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,220
25th Percentile Wage
$57,640
50th Percentile Wage
$70,470
75th Percentile Wage
$85,090
90th Percentile Wage
$101,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $101,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $70,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid registered nurses is $48,220.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of registered nurses in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201670,4700.67%6.36%
201570,0001.80%-
201468,7400.54%-
201368,3703.48%-
201265,990--

Compare Registered Nurses Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of registered nurses in ten industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 research and development in the social sciences and humanities industry with an annual salary $78,340. The lowest paying industry is the other professional, scientific, and technical services industry (annual salary $60,770). For detailed registered nurses salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$78,340
Legal Services
$74,500
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$74,490
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$73,800
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$70,620
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$70,470
Scientific Research and Development Services
$70,280
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$70,040
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$69,640
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$60,770

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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