March 27, 2023

RN pay in California highest for all 50 states, adjusted by cost of living

Editor's Note

The state with the highest average hourly wage for RNs, adjusted by cost of living, is California at $42.65, the March 27 Becker’s Hospital Review reports.

Texas comes in second at $41.85, followed by Minnesota at $41.74, Georgia at $41.28, and Illinois at $41.17, for the top five.

Though Hawaii has the second highest unadjusted hourly wage under California, it comes in last when adjusted for cost of living.

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