Nursing

Blog spotlight: Who's making the most money?

Nurse Leader Insider, November 22, 2010

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According to the recently released 2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses, a nurse’s salary is most highly correlated with his or her level of education. Typically, nurses in an advanced practice specialty or higher-level management position are the ones with the highest earnings.


Survey results show the top 10 nursing salaries as follows:

  1. Nurse anesthetist: $154,221
  2. Management/administration: senior management: $96,735
  3. Nurse practitioner: $85,025
  4. Nurse midwife: $82,111
  5. Management/administration: $78,356
  6. Consultant: $76,473
  7. Informatics nurse: $75,242
  8. Management/administration: middle management: $74,799
  9. Clinical nurse specialist: $72,856
  10. Management/administration: first-line management: $72,006


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