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More than 7,400 RNs, APRNs, and LPNs took our comprehensive 2020 nurse salary survey, and in doing so, helped us compile a wealth of information that can help millions of nursing professionals. Knowledge is power, and knowing specifics about salary rates in different regions, how education can affect salary, and more can inform your professional and personal decisions. Here’s just some of what we uncovered.
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What was the average primary salary for RNs in our sample?
$75,293
How many overtime hours do nurses work per week?
6
Does the gender pay gap still exist?
Yes. On average, men’s primary salaries are $7,297 higher than women’s.
How many more RNs who are men negotiate salary more often than women?
12%
How many nurses are thinking about furthering their education?
40% of RNs
32% of APRNs
43% of LPNs/LVNs
How many staff nurses have earned professional certification?
23%
Overall, how many nursing professionals belong to unions?
18% of RNs
9% of APRNs
14% of LPNs/LVNs
What benefits do RNs, APRNs, and LPNs desire most?
Bonuses
Reimbursed or paid continuing education
How many nursing professionals desire child care as a benefit?
7% of RNs
9% of APRNs
5% of LPNs/LVNs
Do most nurses receive tuition reimbursement?
NO
About 40% of RNs, 25% of APRNs, and 25% of LPNs/LVNs stated their employers offer tuition reimbursement. For many, employers cover less than 10% of total expenses.
How many nurses are subjected to mandatory overtime?
10% of RNs
9% of APRNs
11% of LPNs/LVNs
What are the most popular states for relocation for RNs?
1. Florida
2. North Carolina
3. Texas, California, Colorado,
Arizona, and South Carolina (tied)
How many nursing professionals are considering changing employers?
48%
What are the top reasons nurses gave for leaving the profession?
Job stress
Low job satisfaction
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