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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 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 Minnesota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,240
25th Percentile Wage
$63,920
50th Percentile Wage
$77,810
75th Percentile Wage
$92,470
90th Percentile Wage
$101,600

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 $101,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,240.

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
$77,810
4.31% 9.23%
2016
$74,460
3.13% -
2015
$72,130
1.53% -
2014
$71,030
0.66% -
2013
$70,560
-0.10% -
2012
$70,630
- -

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 $61,910 to $78,980. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Minnesota is Rochester with a median annual salary of $78,980. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is St Cloud (mean annual salary $75,260). The lowest paying area is Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $61,910.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rochester
$78,980
St Cloud
$75,260
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$70,520
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$69,890
Mankato-North Mankato
$67,560
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$67,340
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$61,910




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