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Registered Nurses Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,050
25th Percentile Wage
$63,530
50th Percentile Wage
$78,440
75th Percentile Wage
$96,360
90th Percentile Wage
$113,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $113,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $78,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,050.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.99
25th Percentile Wage
$30.55
50th Percentile Wage
$37.71
75th Percentile Wage
$46.33
90th Percentile Wage
$54.61

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for registered nurses in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $54.61. The median hourly salary is $37.71. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.99.

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
201678,4401.81%5.29%
201577,020-0.65%-
201477,5202.61%-
201375,5001.60%-
201274,290--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of registered nurses in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of registered nurses in state of Washington ranges from $57,350 to $90,370. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $90,370. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Olympia (mean annual salary $83,530). The lowest paying area is Longview with a median annual salary of $57,350.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$90,370
Olympia
$83,530
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$82,120
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$81,200
Spokane
$78,730
Tacoma
$78,350
Bellingham
$76,680
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$75,630
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$74,840
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$74,800
Bremerton-Silverdale
$73,260
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$71,280
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$71,040
Yakima
$69,210
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$68,780
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$62,790
Lewiston
$62,630
Longview
$57,350


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