How much money to make a nurse, How you can make the most money as a nurse
Lily Martis, Monster staff was great for continued job growth in the health care sector.
Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation report of This sector has not only seen job creation, but wage growth as well, according to the most recent monthly BLS employment report. For nurses, though, this uptick in wages, in particular, has been going on for a couple years now.
In nursing, salaries increased, on average, about 1. We dived further into BLS data and unearthed three things you could do—go back to school, relocate to another state or work for a different company or organization—to rake in the most cash as a nurse.
More education means more money According to BLS data, the more schooling you have, the greater your paycheck could potentially be. Not bad, but investing in a college education will most likely lead to a greater payout in the long haul.
Average salaries vary depending on geographic region, according to BLS data, with nurses in the west raking in the most cash.
Nurses in the Northeast also command a high salary, with Massachusetts being the top-paying state for nurses in this region No. Some of this correlates with cost of living—the coastal areas typically have the highest in the country. But the two states with higher paying nursing jobs combined with a lower cost of living are Michigan and Idahoaccording to recent data from Drexel University.
Where you work could lead to higher wages According to BLS datanursing jobs within outpatient care centers command the highest median annual wages, followed by general medical and surgical hospitalsthen home health care servicesoffices of physicians and skilled nursing facilities.
This jibes well with the most recent edition of the Monster —our monthly roundup of companies with the most job postings on Monster in the past seven days.