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Registered Nurses Salary Information in New York

The average annual and hourly salaries for registered nurses in the state of New York are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of registered nurses amongst New York 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Registered Nurses in New York

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,060
25th Percentile Wage
$64,060
50th Percentile Wage
$80,380
75th Percentile Wage
$97,150
90th Percentile Wage
$113,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $113,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $80,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,060.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.51
25th Percentile Wage
$30.80
50th Percentile Wage
$38.65
75th Percentile Wage
$46.71
90th Percentile Wage
$54.55

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for registered nurses in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $54.55. The median hourly salary is $38.65. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.51.

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
201680,3802.99%9.02%
201577,9802.65%-
201475,9102.03%-
201374,3701.67%-
201273,130--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Registered Nurses in New York Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of registered nurses in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of registered nurses in state of New York ranges from $58,750 to $88,200. The highest paying area for registered nurses in New York is Nassau-Suffolk with a median annual salary of $88,200. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (mean annual salary $87,410). The lowest paying area is Elmira with a median annual salary of $58,750.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nassau-Suffolk
$88,200
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$87,410
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$85,790
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$71,630
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$70,210
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$64,630
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$63,960
Kingston
$63,810
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$63,240
Syracuse
$61,540
Rochester
$61,520
Utica-Rome
$61,470
Glens Falls
$61,430
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$60,880
Binghamton
$60,080
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$59,000
Elmira
$58,750


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