Registered nurses are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Registered nurses was $67,119 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Registered nurses by wage are Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers, Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians, and Crane & tower operators.
The top 3 locations that employ the most Registered nurses are Washington & Ozaukee Counties PUMA, WI, Niles & Evanston Townships PUMA, IL, and Middletown Town, Bear & Glasgow PUMA, DE. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Registered nurses are Saline County PUMA, AR, Fulton & Montgomery Counties PUMA, NY, and Albuquerque City (Northwest Mesa), Paradise Hills & Navajo Nation-Tohajiilee Chapter PUMA, NM.