Nurses in the Pacific region earn the most compared to others in the U.S., according to Medscape's 2019 RN/LPN compensation report.
Medscape surveyed a total of 7,145 nurses for the report, including 5,143 registered nurses and 2,002 licensed practical nurses.
How average RN salary differs by region:
New England: $87,000
West South Central: $78,000
East North Central: $76,000
South Atlantic: $75,000
West North Central: $73,000
East South Central: $70,000