2018 Nursing Salary Guide Elite Learning 1 T he 2018 ADVANCE Sa la r y Sur vey for Nursing yielded thou- sands of interesting sta- tistical results. Some were expected (higher salaries near urban centers, educational level playing a large role in determination of salary) while others were more surprising. Over 22,000 nursing profession- als (22,017 to be precise) responded this year. Average Salary by State & Region Our findings show that the West region had the highest average full- time salary at just over $102,000. California, the highest-paying state at just over $106,000, received almost 1,500 responses. Of the five highest-paying states, four of them (California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah) are in the West region with Oregon cracking the top 5 as part of the Northwest region. The Northeast was the second-highest paying region at an average full- time salary of $94,559. The regions are defined as follows: • West (A la sk a, A riz ona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah) • Northeast (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, M a i n e , Ve r m o nt , N e w Hampshire) • Northwest (Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming) • Mid-Atlantic (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania) • South (Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia) • Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin) For salaries by state, the corre- sponding chart shows a state-by- state breakdown. Darker areas indicate higher average salaries (California’s average full-time salary $106,865) and lighter shading indicates lower average salaries, (West Virginia was our $20,000 $40,000 $60,000 $80,000 $100,000 Full Time Part Time Per Diem $88,077 $53,570 $41,885 Annual Average Salary By Region All Respondents: Mid-Atlantic $102,605 $82,391 $66,173 West $94,559 $69,479 $42,292 Northeast $90,113 $56,914 $55,424 Northwest $78,551 $48,538 $43,451 South $63,158 $60,000 $20,000 International $76,641 $47,660 $34,744 Midwest Annual Average Salary (US Only) 2018 Nursing Salary Guide 2018 an Elite CE Company Nursing Salary Guide