Average Nurse Salaries Have Grown by $20k Since 2000

Over the past decade, salaries of registered nurses have increased by roughly $20,000, according to an analysis from the Health Resources and Services Administration's Bureau of Health Professions.

In 2000, a full-time registered nurse, one who works 36 hours or more per week, earned an average salary of $43,906. In 2010, after accounting for inflation and adjusting to 2010 dollars, nurses had an average salary of $63,944.

The report indicated that several factors have contributed to the growth of RN salaries, such as inflation, an older and more experienced workforce and wage hikes to abate an increasing nursing shortage.

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