nursing.advanceweb.com 2018 Nursing Salary Guide Elite Learning 13 12.00% 14.00% 10.00% 6.00% 2.00% 4.00% 8.00% Percent Salary Decrease - by Degree Less than 3% Associate Degree Baccalaureate Degree Doctoral Degree / DNP / Other Doctorate Licensed Vocational or Practical Nurse Master’s Degree 0.00% Master's Degree Licensed Vocational or Practical Nurse Doctoral Degree / DNP / Other Doctorate Baccalaureate Degree Associate Degree 3%-5% 5-10% More than 10% 2.00% 4.00% 6.00% 8.00% 10.00% 20.00% 18.00% 16.00% 14.00% 12.00% 0.00% Percent Salary Increase - by Region Less than 3% West South Northwest Northeast Midwest Mid-Atlantic International 3%-5% 5-10% More than 10% On the encouraging side, all five of these states are lower in terms of pure population (Maine, Montana, and South Dakota are all in the bottom 20%.) Paid CE by State When asked whether or not their employer pays for or provides continu- ing education, there were six potential answers. West Virginia, North Dakota, and Michigan and Alabama (around 40% respectively) had the most nurses respond that no continuing education offerings or reimburse- ments were available in their places of employment. Overall, however slightly more than 70% of respondents indicated that they receive some level of reimbursement or that CE was offered in their facilities. Working toward Advanced Degree Overall, more than half (56.4%) of respondents indicated that they either: • Have an advanced degree • Are currently working towards pursuing an advanced degree • Are considering returning to school to pursue an advanced degree Not surprisingly, interest in obtaining an advanced degree peaked among people in their 30s, and steadily declined as respondents got older. People working full-time, and those who had already attained bachelor’s degrees were statistically least interested in returning to school.