50 statistics on nursing — Best places to work, nursing salary & competition data by state

WalletHub released its 2018 Best & Worst States for Nurses report offering a glimpse into the nursing industry.

WalletHub weighed state performance data across 21 relevant metrics to compile its statistics.

These are the 10 best states for nurses to work in, with their overall score.

1. Maine: 62.96
2. Montana: 62.07
3. Washington: 61.41
4. Wyoming: 61.31
5. New Mexico: 61.11
6. Minnesota: 60.87
7. Arizona: 59.89
8. New Hampshire: 59.39
9. Oregon: 59.17
10. Colorado: 58.67

Here are the 10 worst states and areas for nurses to work in, with their overall score.

1. Washington, D.C.: 33.08
2. Hawaii: 38.49
3. Vermont: 44.88
4. Alabama: 45.58
5. Louisiana: 46.27
6. Tennessee: 47.62
7. New York: 47.80
8. Oklahoma: 47.95
9. Mississippi: 48.16
10. Ohio: 48.26

These five states and areas have the most job openings per capita.

1. Vermont
1. Washington, D.C.
1. Maine
4. North Dakota
5. Alaska

These five states have the fewest job openings per capita

1. Mississippi
2. Utah
3. Nevada
4. Alabama
5. Arizona

These five states have the highest salaries.

1. Arizona
2. Nevada
3. Wyoming
4. Michigan
5. Texas

These five states and areas have the lowest salaries.

1. Hawaii
2. Washington, D.C.
3. Maryland
4. Vermont
5. New York

WalletHub projects these five states to have the lowest amount of competition for jobs by 2024.

1. Nevada
2. Alaska
3. California
4. Utah
5. Washington

These five states and areas could have the highest amount of competition by 2024.

1. Washington, D.C.
2. North Dakota
3. South Dakota
4. Nebraska
5. Maryland

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