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Registered Nurses in Ohio

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14.2% Jobs Projection
$64,200 Median Salary
8,850 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Registered Nurses in Ohio are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Registered Nurses in Ohio is growing faster than average.

  • Registered Nurses in Ohio earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Registered Nurses Work in Ohio?

125,380 people worked as Registered Nurses in 2018 in this state.

There were 124,620 Registered Nurses employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 760 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Registered Nurses in OH Employment Trend

The typical state has 43,110 Registered Nurses working in it, which means Ohio has more Registered Nurses than average.

Registered Nurses in OH vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Ohio

Jobs for Registered Nurses in this state are growing at a rate of 14.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.8%.

Job Projections for Registered Nurses: Nation vs. OH

Ohio Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 8,850 annual job openings, and a total of 148,340 jobs for Ohio Registered Nurses in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 203,700 annual jobs and 3,393,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Registered Nurses Make in Ohio?

In 2018 wages for Registered Nurses ranged from $51,160 to $88,490 with $64,200 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.6 to $42.54. The median hourly rate was $30.87.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $30.43 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.44.

The median salary in Ohio is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Registered Nurses Earnings: OH vs. National Average

Top Ohio Metros for Registered Nurses

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Registered Nurses.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 25,270 $68,570
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 23,970 $64,950
Columbus, OH 23,880 $63,050
Dayton, OH 11,960 $67,130
Akron, OH 7,490 $69,550
Toledo, OH 6,160 $63,660
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 5,010 $63,060
Canton-Massillon, OH 4,510 $60,430
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 4,280 $57,940
Lima, OH 1,840 $67,810
Wheeling, WV-OH 1,570 $55,790
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 1,140 $60,440
Mansfield, OH 1,070 $60,780
Springfield, OH 1,040 $55,190

Top States for Registered Nurses Employment

View the list below to see where most Registered Nurses work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 294,510 $104,410
Texas 210,350 $72,000
New York 182,490 $85,300
Florida 177,600 $64,400
Pennsylvania 148,520 $69,170
Illinois 129,400 $72,250
Ohio 125,380 $64,200
North Carolina 102,500 $62,940
Michigan 96,680 $70,590
Massachusetts 80,630 $86,860
New Jersey 79,530 $81,820
Georgia 76,640 $67,870
Missouri 71,770 $62,270
Minnesota 69,000 $77,940
Indiana 67,870 $62,330
Virginia 64,750 $68,000
Tennessee 60,360 $60,120
Wisconsin 59,030 $70,150
Washington 56,290 $79,920
Arizona 54,690 $75,770

Below are the states where Registered Nurses get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Hawaii $105,300
California $104,410
Oregon $91,220
District of Columbia $88,800
Alaska $87,650
Massachusetts $86,860
New York $85,300
Nevada $85,210
New Jersey $81,820
Connecticut $79,920

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