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Registered Nurses Salary Information in Puerto Rico

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,950
25th Percentile Wage
$27,670
50th Percentile Wage
$32,590
75th Percentile Wage
$38,110
90th Percentile Wage
$48,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $48,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,950.

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
$32,590
-0.12% 5.95%
2016
$32,630
1.53% -
2015
$32,130
2.02% -
2014
$31,480
2.64% -
2013
$30,650
0.00% -
2012
$30,650
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Registered Nurses in Puerto Rico Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of registered nurses in some Puerto Rico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of registered nurses in state of Puerto Rico ranges from $23,610 to $33,570. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Puerto Rico is San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo with a median annual salary of $33,570. The second highest paying city/area in Puerto Rico State is San German-Cabo Rojo (mean annual salary $31,950). The lowest paying area is Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 2 with a median annual salary of $23,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo
$33,570
San German-Cabo Rojo
$31,950
Fajardo
$31,760
Ponce
$30,930
Yauco
$30,350
Mayaguez
$29,460
Guayama
$28,850
Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian
$28,690
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 1
$28,660
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 2
$23,610




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