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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 among Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,700
25th Percentile Wage
$58,390
50th Percentile Wage
$67,910
75th Percentile Wage
$78,640
90th Percentile Wage
$92,040

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 $92,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $67,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,700.

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
$67,910
2.18% 7.24%
2016
$66,430
1.93% -
2015
$65,150
1.63% -
2014
$64,090
1.30% -
2013
$63,260
0.43% -
2012
$62,990
- -

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 $58,400 to $82,530. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $82,530. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Madison (mean annual salary $76,910). The lowest paying area is Fond du Lac with a median annual salary of $58,400.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$82,530
Madison
$76,910
Lake County-Kenosha County
$73,760
La Crosse
$69,370
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$69,020
Racine
$68,820
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$67,050
Sheboygan
$66,620
Janesville
$66,510
Oshkosh-Neenah
$66,030
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$64,220
Appleton
$64,090
Wausau
$63,820
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$63,640
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$63,290
Eau Claire
$62,790
Green Bay
$61,360
Duluth
$59,410
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$59,410
Fond du Lac
$58,400




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