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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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,050
25th Percentile Wage
$65,810
50th Percentile Wage
$83,680
75th Percentile Wage
$99,660
90th Percentile Wage
$117,470

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 $117,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,050.

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
$83,680
3.94% 12.61%
2016
$80,380
2.99% -
2015
$77,980
2.65% -
2014
$75,910
2.03% -
2013
$74,370
1.67% -
2012
$73,130
- -

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 $58,600 to $90,060. The highest paying area for registered nurses in New York is Nassau-Suffolk with a median annual salary of $90,060. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (mean annual salary $90,050). The lowest paying area is Ithaca with a median annual salary of $58,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nassau-Suffolk
$90,060
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$90,050
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$85,790
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$73,550
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$70,210
Kingston
$69,020
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$66,150
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$65,970
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$65,090
Utica-Rome
$65,070
Elmira
$64,810
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$64,360
Rochester
$63,380
Syracuse
$63,210
Glens Falls
$61,430
Binghamton
$60,440
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$59,470
Ithaca
$58,600




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