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Registered Nurses Salary Information in Missouri

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,990
25th Percentile Wage
$50,330
50th Percentile Wage
$60,750
75th Percentile Wage
$74,210
90th Percentile Wage
$86,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $86,420. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,990.

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
$60,750
3.18% 8.64%
2016
$58,820
1.79% -
2015
$57,770
1.90% -
2014
$56,670
-0.04% -
2013
$56,690
2.10% -
2012
$55,500
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of registered nurses in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of registered nurses in state of Missouri ranges from $53,150 to $65,780. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Missouri is Columbia with a median annual salary of $65,780. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Kansas City (mean annual salary $64,520). The lowest paying area is North Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $53,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Columbia
$65,780
Kansas City
$64,520
St Louis
$62,580
St Joseph
$59,730
Jefferson City
$57,390
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$57,230
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$56,020
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$55,100
Springfield
$54,290
Joplin
$54,190
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$53,710
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$53,440
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$53,150




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