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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 cities 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 Missouri

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,810
25th Percentile Wage
$48,380
50th Percentile Wage
$58,820
75th Percentile Wage
$71,730
90th Percentile Wage
$81,650

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 $81,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,810.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.10
25th Percentile Wage
$23.26
50th Percentile Wage
$28.28
75th Percentile Wage
$34.49
90th Percentile Wage
$39.26

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for registered nurses in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $39.26. The median hourly salary is $28.28. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.10.

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
201658,8201.79%5.64%
201557,7701.90%-
201456,670-0.04%-
201356,6902.10%-
201255,500--

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 $51,300 to $63,780. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Missouri is Kansas City with a median annual salary of $63,780. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is St Louis (mean annual salary $60,200). The lowest paying area is North Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $51,300.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kansas City
$63,780
St Louis
$60,200
St Joseph
$58,870
Columbia
$57,680
Jefferson City
$56,100
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$56,050
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$55,350
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$53,330
Springfield
$53,010
Joplin
$52,100
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$51,880
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$51,440
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$51,300


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