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Registered Nurses Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,930
25th Percentile Wage
$57,340
50th Percentile Wage
$68,230
75th Percentile Wage
$80,560
90th Percentile Wage
$96,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,930.

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
$68,230
2.30% 6.80%
2016
$66,660
1.46% -
2015
$65,690
0.88% -
2014
$65,110
0.43% -
2013
$64,830
1.91% -
2012
$63,590
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of registered nurses in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of registered nurses in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $57,040 to $83,950. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $83,950. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $82,400). The lowest paying area is Johnstown with a median annual salary of $57,040.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$83,950
Philadelphia
$82,400
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$76,520
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$70,730
Lebanon
$68,240
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$68,150
Williamsport
$68,060
Lancaster
$64,380
York-Hanover
$64,370
Reading
$64,290
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$64,000
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$63,960
Pittsburgh
$63,170
Altoona
$62,040
State College
$58,900
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$58,900
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$58,430
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$57,780
Erie
$57,770
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$57,420
Johnstown
$57,040




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