Monday, April 23, 2007

Best Places for Nurses in the USA

Minority Nurse recently announced a list of top ten cities and regions in the US that offer the highest salaries and the most number of opportunities for nurses.

Among the top ten include (in alphabtical order) Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Oakland, CA; Phoenix and Meza, AZ; Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL; and West Palm Beach, FL.

Summary:

Atlanta, GA
Annual Mean Salary for RNs: $53,360
Cost of Living Index: 97.7 (Lower is better)
Future Trends: Demand for nurses in Georgia will increase an estimated 51% from the year 2000 to 2020.


Baltimore, MD
Annual Mean Salary for RNs: $70,100
Cost of Living Index: 119.5
Future Trends: Demand for nurses in Maryland will increase an estimated 36% from the year 2000 to 2020.

Boston, MA
Annual Mean Salary for RNs: $70,460
Cost of Living Index: 136.4
Future Trends: Demand for nurses in Massachusetts will increase an estimated 29% from the year 2000 to 2020.

Charlotte, NC
Annual Mean Salary for RNs: $54,740
Cost of Living Index: 90.3
Future Trends: Demand for nurses in North Carolina will increase an estimated 51% from the year 2000 to 2020.

Houston, TX
Annual Mean Salary for RNs: $58,720
Cost of Living Index: 88.1
Future Trends: Demand for nurses in Texas will increase an estimated 57% from the year 2000 to 2020.

Las Vegas, NV
Annual Mean Salary for RNs: $59,470
Cost of Living Index: 107.6
Future Trends: Demand for nurses in Nevada will increase an estimated 59% from the year 2000 to the year 2020.

Oakland, CA
Annual Mean Salary for RNs: $80,270
Cost of Living Index: 143.9
Future Trends:
Demand for nurses in California will increase an estimated 58% from the year 2000 to 2020.

Phoenix and Mesa AZ
Annual Mean Salary for RNs: $56,960
Cost of Living Index: 100.4
Future Trends: Demand for nurses in Arizona will increase an estimated 61% from the year 2000 to 2020.

Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL
Annual Mean Salary for RNs: $52,960
Cost of Living Index: 98.8
Future Trends: Demand for nurses in Florida will increase an estimated 63% from the year 2000 to 2020.

West Palm Beach, FL
Annual Mean Salary for RNs: $57,930
Cost of Living Index: 118.9
Future Trends: The percentage of elderly citizens in West Palm Beach will continue to grow at a rate that outpaces the rest of the country.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

But also consider the safety / security of our nurses.

Oakland, CA crime rate::

Though substantial gains have been made as evidenced from the Uniform Crime Reports published by the FBI, the city still ranks high in California for most categories of crime. In the 2006 Morgan Quitno crime rankings, Oakland is ranked the eighth most dangerous city nationwide and the second most dangerous in California after Compton. In 2006, Oakland had 148 murders,[17] the highest amount in ten years and the third highest amount since the early 1990s.[18] The murder rate increased 57 percent from only 94 murders in 2005. The highest peak was 175 homicides in 1992[19] - which was at a time when an average of 160 murders a year occurred in the 1990s (1999 saw the lowest count at 68). The majority of the crimes being committed occur in the flatlands of the city in between I-580 and I-880,[20] primarily in West Oakland and Far East Oakland. Besides homicides, Oakland has significant problems with both violent and property crimes. Oakland government has been seeking to lower the crime rate, and the Oakland Police Department has stepped up its recruiting efforts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakland,_California

Geoff said...

You're right. Anyone looking to immigrate to the US should also study other factors, aside from salary. Crime rate and the availability of support groups, such as relatives or other people who share the same culture, are also important things.

Anonymous said...

i think the tri state area (nyc)is still one of the best areas for filipino nurses to start their career here in the states. the friendliest pinoys in the states are located here. jobs are abundant, part time too. nyc is so culturally diverse a new immigrant will always feel at home.

Anonymous said...

What do you think about the Nevada State Board of Nursing compared to the others?? Is it true that the NCLEX there is more difficult??? I'm planning on applying there. thanks....

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