Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Registered Nurse Pay in the Rocky Mountain Region

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported earlier this year that there were more than 2,986,000 registered nurses (RNs) working in the U.S. as of May 2020.  Just under 104,000 employed RN's worked in the five-state Rocky Mountain region.  BLS data shows the Rocky Mountain region to be a generally weak one for registered nurse pay.  The average annual mean wage for RNs in every Rocky Mountain state falls below the national average.  BLS data from May 2020 details the following about registered nurse pay in the Rocky Mountain region:

Registered Nurse Pay in the Rocky Mountain Region

Registered Nurse Pay in the Rocky Mountain Region


State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
CO 52,330 $77,860 16th
ID 12,800 $71,640 28th
MT 9,980 $70,530 31st
UT 23,690 $70,370 32nd
WY 5,010 $72,600 26th
U.S. 2,986,500 $80,010 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on May 5, 2021

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