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Registered Nurses Salary Information in Minnesota

The average annual and hourly salaries for registered nurses in the state of Minnesota are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of registered nurses amongst Minnesota 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 Minnesota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,260
25th Percentile Wage
$59,160
50th Percentile Wage
$74,460
75th Percentile Wage
$90,110
90th Percentile Wage
$99,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $99,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,260.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.16
25th Percentile Wage
$28.44
50th Percentile Wage
$35.79
75th Percentile Wage
$43.32
90th Percentile Wage
$48.03

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for registered nurses in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $48.03. The median hourly salary is $35.79. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.16.

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
201674,4603.13%5.14%
201572,1301.53%-
201471,0300.66%-
201370,560-0.10%-
201270,630--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of registered nurses in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of registered nurses in state of Minnesota ranges from $54,850 to $82,840. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Minnesota is St Cloud with a median annual salary of $82,840. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $67,260). The lowest paying area is Mankato-North Mankato with a median annual salary of $54,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Cloud
$82,840
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$67,260
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$63,780
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$62,710
Rochester
$61,140
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$60,230
Mankato-North Mankato
$54,850


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