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Registered Nurses Salary Information in State College, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of registered nurses in State College, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of registered nurses in State College is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Registered Nurses in State College, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,450
25th Percentile Wage
$53,760
50th Percentile Wage
$58,900
75th Percentile Wage
$64,160
90th Percentile Wage
$74,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in State College, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $74,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $42,450.

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
$58,900
1.54% -2.00%
2016
$57,990
0.81% -
2015
$57,520
-7.46% -
2014
$61,810
1.33% -
2013
$60,990
1.49% -
2012
$60,080
- -

Table 3. Compare Registered Nurses Salary in State College with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $58,900 in State College is in the middle of salary range for registered nurses in state of Pennsylvania. In comparison, the annual salary of registered nurses in State College is 29.8 percent (29.8%) lower than that in the highest paying Newark-Union and 3.2 percent (3.2%) higher than that in the lowest paying Johnstown.

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



See also: Top paying jobs in State College, Pennsylvania.