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Registered Nurses Salary Information in Nebraska

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,490
25th Percentile Wage
$53,460
50th Percentile Wage
$60,890
75th Percentile Wage
$71,650
90th Percentile Wage
$80,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in Nebraska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,480. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,490.

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
$60,890
2.81% 9.33%
2016
$59,180
2.06% -
2015
$57,960
2.59% -
2014
$56,460
1.13% -
2013
$55,820
1.09% -
2012
$55,210
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of registered nurses in some Nebraska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of registered nurses in state of Nebraska ranges from $57,270 to $61,740. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Nebraska is Omaha-Council Bluffs with a median annual salary of $61,740. The second highest paying city/area in Nebraska State is Lincoln (mean annual salary $61,190). The lowest paying area is Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Omaha-Council Bluffs
$61,740
Lincoln
$61,190
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$59,660
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$58,920
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$58,280
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$57,270




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