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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 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 Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,850
25th Percentile Wage
$63,550
50th Percentile Wage
$77,470
75th Percentile Wage
$95,170
90th Percentile Wage
$112,530

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 $112,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,850.

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
$77,470
-1.25% 4.10%
2016
$78,440
1.81% -
2015
$77,020
-0.65% -
2014
$77,520
2.61% -
2013
$75,500
1.60% -
2012
$74,290
- -

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 $59,230 to $92,010. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $92,010. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Tacoma (mean annual salary $82,800). The lowest paying area is Longview with a median annual salary of $59,230.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$92,010
Tacoma
$82,800
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$80,780
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$80,740
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$80,040
Bremerton-Silverdale
$76,930
Bellingham
$76,680
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$76,250
Spokane
$74,400
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$73,620
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$72,540
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$72,470
Yakima
$72,410
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$71,290
Olympia
$70,820
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$69,800
Lewiston
$62,660
Longview
$59,230




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