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Registered Nurses Salary Information in Indiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for registered nurses in the state of Indiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of registered nurses among Indiana 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,600
25th Percentile Wage
$51,480
50th Percentile Wage
$60,560
75th Percentile Wage
$72,880
90th Percentile Wage
$82,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $82,440. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,600.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$60,560
2.89% 6.51%
2016
$58,810
1.56% -
2015
$57,890
0.21% -
2014
$57,770
0.69% -
2013
$57,370
1.31% -
2012
$56,620
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of registered nurses in some Indiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of registered nurses in state of Indiana ranges from $54,480 to $65,630. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Indiana is Gary with a median annual salary of $65,630. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Indianapolis-Carmel (mean annual salary $63,820). The lowest paying area is Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $54,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Gary
$65,630
Indianapolis-Carmel
$63,820
Michigan City-La Porte
$62,020
Muncie
$60,790
Kokomo
$60,210
Terre Haute
$59,890
Columbus
$58,810
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$58,760
Anderson
$57,870
Bloomington
$57,810
Lafayette
$57,500
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$57,130
Elkhart-Goshen
$56,690
Fort Wayne
$54,930
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$54,480




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