Friday, October 1, 2021

Registered Nurse Pay in New England

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported earlier in the summer that over 2,986,000 registered nurses (RNs) were employed in the United States as of May 2020.  More than 164,000 employed RN's worked in the six-state New England region.  BLS data shows New England to be a relatively strong region for registered nurse pay.  One state in the region ranked among the five best in the nation for registered nurse annual mean wages.  And two other New England states ranked among the top twelve states for RN annual mean wages.  Further examination of BLS data from May 2020 reveals the following about registered nurse pay in New England:

Registered Nurse Pay in New England

Registered Nurse Pay in New England

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
CT 33,400 $84,850 11th
MA 84,030 $96,250 3rd
ME 14,160 $71,040 30th
NH 13,840 $75,970 18th
RI 12,150 $82,790 12th
VT 6,810 $72,140 27th
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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