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Registered Nurses Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,740
25th Percentile Wage
$57,320
50th Percentile Wage
$66,430
75th Percentile Wage
$77,620
90th Percentile Wage
$90,750

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $90,750. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,740.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.88
25th Percentile Wage
$27.56
50th Percentile Wage
$31.94
75th Percentile Wage
$37.32
90th Percentile Wage
$43.63

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for registered nurses in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $43.63. The median hourly salary is $31.94. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.88.

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
201666,4301.93%5.18%
201565,1501.63%-
201464,0901.30%-
201363,2600.43%-
201262,990--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of registered nurses in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of registered nurses in state of Wisconsin ranges from $57,260 to $80,610. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $80,610. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Madison (mean annual salary $74,480). The lowest paying area is Duluth with a median annual salary of $57,260.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$80,610
Madison
$74,480
Lake County-Kenosha County
$73,770
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$69,160
Racine
$68,820
La Crosse
$65,890
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$64,830
Oshkosh-Neenah
$64,630
Janesville
$64,410
Sheboygan
$64,070
Eau Claire
$63,160
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$62,720
Wausau
$62,700
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$62,490
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$61,950
Appleton
$61,280
Green Bay
$60,060
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$59,410
Fond du Lac
$58,400
Duluth
$57,260


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