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Registered Nurses (RNs)


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What you need to become an RN

  • Aspiring registered nurses must successfully complete one of three academic tracks:
    • Diploma of nursing
    • Associate degree in nursing
    • Bachelor degree in nursing
  • Diplomas and associate degrees may be offered by career-specific "hospital schools," community colleges or online-based national universities. Students who obtain either of these typically finish their studies within three years.
  • Those who opt for bachelor degrees may be in school for four or five years. Known as BSNs, these programs are common in public and private four-year colleges and universities.
  • Many universities now offer accelerated BSN programs to nursing students who hold bachelor degrees in other fields. Many also offer year-long training programs that allow current RNs to obtain BSN degrees without taking time off from work. Due to mounting evidence that BSNs produce better health outcomes in patients, it appears probable that all registered nurses will soon have to obtain BSNs before sitting for the RN licensing exam.

What you study

All nursing diploma, associate degree and bachelor degree programs adhere to a specific curriculum. It's typically comprised of the following areas of study:

  • Behavioral sciences
  • Nutrition
  • Basic chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Microbiology
  • Practical nursing
  • Clinical experience

In addition, bachelor degree candidates may be required to take communications, psychology and business classes.

What courses you'll take

Below are examples of courses that you'll probably take as a registered nursing degree student.

Course Studies Purpose
Prerequisites Anatomy, physiology, microbiology, psychology, nutrition, mathematics, and electives in social sciences or humanities Needed to enter RN degree program. Provide core knowledge for advanced coursework.
Clinical Nursing / Principles of Nursing Typically span several semesters of courses and can cover: chronic illness, care of the aging, rehabilitation, long-term care, care of hospitalized adults with acute illnesses, care of people with mental health challenges, care of chronically ill, care of the critically ill, care of the dying, community nursing, multi-disciplinary care teams, analysis of information, and recognizing patterns of patient needs. Lay foundations for nursing concepts and practices through a combination of classroom and clinical time.
Pharmacological Concepts Applies prerequisite science studies to build an understanding of pharmacological agent effects on the human body. Categories of agents are studied as well as core drug knowlege, such as adverse effects and interactions, and patient factors such as health status, age, gender, or diet. Provide a foundation for a nurse's clinical management of drugs in treating patient illnesses and conditions.
Pathophysiology The physiological processes that lead to diseases and resulting symptoms. Studies include major health problems, manifestations in patients, and treatments. Develop an understanding of the basis of treatments that nurses administer to their patients.
Health Care Ethics Legal and ethical principles and aspects of health care. Help nurses make responsible decisions as they provide care.
Nursing Research Fundamentals of research as applied to nursing. Topics include research process steps as well as research designs such as experimental studies, surveys, and qualitative designs. Develop abilities to evaluate research findings as they relate to nursing.
Communications in Nursing Verbal and non-verbal communication skills, self awareness, and sensitivity to others. Build abilities to have effective, caring relationships with patients and colleagues.
Leadership and Management Power, problem solving, decision making, communications, conflicts, teamwork, quality processes, and patient safety. Develop skills for taking on leadership roles as a nursing professional.
Electives Depending on school many to choose from, such as: pediatrics; surgical nursing; women's health; public health nursing; care of pregnant women and newborns; oncology care; older adults; emergency nursing; and politics and policy. Enable students to specialize within their nursing careers.

Video Overview

A brief introduction to registered nursing (RN) careers. Produced for the US Dept. of Labor.


Certifications and Licensing

The hallmark of a registered nurse is his or her nursing license. Although every state administers its own licensing exam, the standards for these tests are more or less constant across the country. All holders of nursing diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor degrees are eligible to sit for the exam. All RN candidates are advised to review the standards set by the nursing boards in their respective states.

Once a nurse has received an RN license, he or she can obtain further certification from the board or association that governs his or her specialty. These extra certifications confer prestige and may increase earning power over time.


Job Flexibility

Hours and Locations:

Since nurses work in a variety of institutional settings, their schedules vary widely. About 20 percent of nurses adhere to part-time schedules that provide for an excellent work-life balance. About half of the nurses who work full-time are employed in doctor's offices, private practices and educational settings. Although they may be required to work on some Saturdays, their work schedules otherwise tend to conform to standard business hours.

On the other hand, full-time nurses who work in hospitals and certain other institutions may work four 12-hour shifts per week. These nurses may regularly work overnight shifts and may be required to remain "on call" during their off days.


Recommended Websites

These reputable websites contain factual, up-to-date information about registered nursing education and careers.

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing: The AACN is a respected accrediting organization that serves hundreds of nursing schools across the United States. Its website's "Students" section enables prospective nursing students to search for competitive educational programs and provides resume-building and job-search advice. Since its "Career Link" focuses mainly on nursing education jobs, nursing graduates looking to pursue career opportunities elsewhere in the field should check other nursing career sites as well.
  • Explore Health Careers: Explore Health Careers is a joint venture between the American Dental Association and the Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions that exists to provide career-oriented information about various medical occupations. This is a great place to find basic information about the starting salaries, training requirements and daily responsibilities of the nation's registered nurses.
  • American Nurses Association: The ANA is a trade organization for U.S.-based nurses. In addition to providing practical information and resources for existing nurses, the ANA's website helps new nursing graduates break into the field with exhausting resume-building support and a well-stocked job listing feature.
  • U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook: The Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains a comprehensive, statistics-oriented career page for prospective registered nurses. The site provides a quick rundown of the registered nursing field, including detailed salary information for aspiring nurses. Since it lacks a dedicated job-search function, other sites may provide a better snapshot of the current market for registered nursing careers.
  • National Student Nurses Association: The NSNA provides nursing students with advice and resources to smooth their transition into the nursing profession. With plenty of resources, tutorials and online seminars, this site takes a more personalized approach to career preparation. While its "Career Center" offers dozens of pertinent articles, its job search function is thinly populated. As such, prospective nurses looking for employment opportunities should consult other sites in conjunction with the NSNA's.


Salaries by City

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StateCity / RegionTypical SalarySalary RangeJob Count% of All Jobs
AKAnchorage$82,320$61K - $109K3,3801.96%
AKFairbanks$81,720$63K - $108K6601.83%
ALAnniston - Oxford$48,330$33K - $66K8601.95%
ALBirmingham - Hoover$55,430$41K - $75K15,0403.10%
ALDecatur$47,400$40K - $61K1,0702.03%
ALDothan$53,210$41K - $66K1,5802.83%
ALFlorence - Muscle Shoals$46,020$34K - $60K1,1402.18%
ALGadsden$52,360$37K - $71K1,0803.22%
ALHuntsville$56,610$41K - $74K4,1502.04%
ALMobile$52,620$41K - $68K4,7202.81%
ALMontgomery$58,500$42K - $76K3,2802.07%
ALTuscaloosa$58,040$42K - $75K2,3002.57%
ARFayetteville - Springdale - Rogers$54,950$39K - $74K2,9401.45%
ARFort Smith$51,800$39K - $67K2,0201.79%
ARHot Springs$54,550$40K - $77K1,0803.03%
ARJonesboro$53,040$40K - $72K1,0402.14%
ARLittle Rock - North Little Rock - Conway$58,120$41K - $77K9,8002.94%
ARPine Bluff$55,510$41K - $74K6201.79%
AZLake Havasu City $ Kingman$65,800$49K - $91K1,4503.32%
AZPhoenix - Mesa - Glendale$73,000$53K - $94K31,3201.81%
AZPrescott$74,180$50K - $93K1,0602.02%
AZTucson$66,310$51K - $86K7,4302.13%
AZYuma$70,700$51K - $92K1,0501.89%
CABakersfield - Delano$85,760$63K - $114K3,8301.40%
CAChico$90,850$66K - $118K2,0202.99%
CAEl Centro$69,570$52K - $102K8201.57%
CAFresno$71,400$54K - $117K5,2201.66%
CAHanford - Corcoran$100,910$67K - $117K1,0102.68%
CALos Angeles - Long Beach - Glendale (Metro Area)$86,310$63K - $116K69,5401.80%
CAMerced$65,970$41K - $105K8201.36%
CAModesto$98,790$71K - $139K3,7202.43%
CANapa$104,990$83K - $133K1,7302.77%
CAOakland - Fremont - Hayward (Metro Area)$118,920$73K - $151K18,4101.90%
CAOxnard - Thousand Oaks - Ventura$75,480$61K - $100K3,9001.35%
CARedding$74,000$55K - $108K1,5702.71%
CARiverside - San Bernardino - Ontario$84,980$64K - $113K22,5601.94%
CASacramento - Arden - Arcade - Roseville$111,010$67K - $148K15,1601.85%
CASalinas$107,140$68K - $147K2,4201.55%
CASan Diego - Carlsbad - San Marcos$87,030$63K - $117K21,7801.73%
CASan Francisco - San Mateo - Redwood City (Metro Area)$120,180$65K - $149K16,9201.69%
CASan Jose - Sunnyvale - Santa Clara$130,110$81K - $154K13,1901.47%
CASan Luis Obispo - Paso Robles$89,510$61K - $114K1,5401.53%
CASanta Ana - Anaheim - Irvine (Metro Area)$86,540$62K - $118K19,6001.39%
CASanta Barbara - Santa Maria - Goleta$83,680$65K - $110K3,0701.84%
CASanta Cruz - Watsonville$93,950$68K - $140K1,5401.84%
CASanta Rosa - Petaluma$106,070$64K - $143K3,5002.03%
CAStockton$94,160$64K - $117K4,0402.07%
CAVallejo - Fairfield$121,380$69K - $163K3,1402.60%
CAVisalia - Porterville$73,120$62K - $95K1,7201.31%
CAYuba City$66,520$34K - $90KN/AN/A
COBoulder$68,220$50K - $91K2,6801.68%
COColorado Springs$64,050$50K - $88K4,6401.91%
CODenver - Aurora - Broomfield$70,230$51K - $93K22,2001.80%
COFort Collins - Loveland$60,560$48K - $80K3,1102.34%
COGrand Junction$67,270$50K - $88K1,2802.22%
COGreeley$65,360$50K - $87K1,2201.52%
COPueblo$64,240$49K - $79K1,8803.44%
CTBridgeport - Stamford - Norwalk$77,360$61K - $108K7,4701.80%
CTDanbury$76,070$56K - $94K1,4302.15%
CTHartford - West Hartford - East Hartford$73,710$54K - $96K12,8202.32%
CTNew Haven$76,580$55K - $104K7,3002.69%
CTNorwich - New London$74,970$55K - $96K2,3301.81%
CTWaterbury$70,520$37K - $92K1,7902.83%
DCWashington - Arlington - Alexandria (Metro Area)$73,300$51K - $95K29,8001.27%
DEDover$58,760$49K - $74K1,0301.76%
DEWilmington (Metro Area)$72,100$55K - $94K7,8602.44%
FLCape Coral - Fort Myers$61,400$45K - $82K4,8902.40%
FLCrestview - Fort Walton Beach - Destin$52,770$41K - $68K1,0501.43%
FLDeltona - Daytona Beach - Ormond Beach$54,710$41K - $74K3,9602.61%
FLFort Lauderdale - Pompano Beach - Deerfield Beach (Metro Area)$68,020$50K - $93K14,7102.05%
FLGainesville$63,170$44K - $77K5,2504.41%
FLJacksonville$60,950$47K - $81K12,6302.18%
FLLakeland - Winter Haven$58,880$46K - $74K4,2502.23%
FLMiami - Miami Beach - Kendall (Metro Area)$59,200$47K - $84K26,9602.70%
FLNaples - Marco Island$64,460$50K - $85K2,4402.12%
FLNorth Port - Bradenton - Sarasota$59,090$44K - $76K5,2202.18%
FLOcala$58,220$42K - $75K2,1602.43%
FLOrlando - Kissimmee - Sanford$59,900$44K - $75K18,3901.82%
FLPalm Bay - Melbourne - Titusville$58,800$43K - $75K4,7302.47%
FLPalm Coast$55,770$39K - $74K4002.18%
FLPanama City - Lynn Haven - Panama City Beach$54,110$41K - $71K1,4402.08%
FLPensacola - Ferry Pass - Brent$53,610$39K - $70K4,5703.03%
FLPort St. Lucie$59,090$46K - $78K2,4502.01%
FLPunta Gorda$57,960$46K - $73K1,2903.23%
FLSebastian - Vero Beach$54,930$36K - $74K1,2702.84%
FLTallahassee$55,190$40K - $74K3,2802.10%
FLTampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater$60,560$47K - $81K25,4102.25%
FLWest Palm Beach - Boca Raton - Boynton Beach (Metro Area)$65,300$49K - $88K10,8802.14%
GAAlbany$54,020$41K - $73K1,2802.16%
GAAthens - Clarke County$58,670$46K - $75K1,7802.31%
GAAtlanta - Sandy Springs - Marietta$64,240$48K - $79K32,5901.44%
GAAugusta - Richmond County$63,480$44K - $85K6,0102.98%
GABrunswick$53,780$38K - $64K7502.00%
GAColumbus$59,720$42K - $75K2,3302.12%
GADalton$49,560$39K - $70K8101.30%
GAHinesville - Fort Stewart$62,710$42K - $73K2201.30%
GAMacon$59,140$42K - $76K2,8203.00%
GARome$60,550$44K - $76K1,2303.44%
GASavannah$59,220$42K - $75K3,0802.08%
GAValdosta$47,750$33K - $68K1,1202.24%
HIHonolulu$89,810$61K - $116K7,8201.80%
IAAmes$52,520$40K - $75K7101.77%
IACedar Rapids$46,660$33K - $68K2,6701.93%
IADavenport - Moline - Rock Island$49,810$39K - $69K3,9302.21%
IADes Moines - West Des Moines$54,930$42K - $73K6,5302.01%
IADubuque$49,850$40K - $66K1,3202.35%
IAIowa CityN/AN/A - N/A3,2103.79%
IASioux City$42,590$34K - $57K1,5502.22%
IAWaterloo - Cedar Falls$51,870$39K - $71K1,8602.10%
IDBoise City - Nampa$59,790$46K - $77K5,2101.99%
IDCoeur d'Alene, ID$63,670$44K - $88K1,3202.57%
IDIdaho Falls$54,050$40K - $72K1,0602.18%
IDLewiston$57,170$44K - $76K7703.29%
IDPocatello$60,610$40K - $74K6201.89%
ILBloomington - Normal$59,230$44K - $78K1,2301.41%
ILChampaign - Urbana$55,630$40K - $80K2,1802.30%
ILChicago - Joliet - Naperville (Metro Area)$69,970$51K - $93K72,5901.99%
ILDanville$63,310$44K - $87K6502.40%
ILDecaturN/AN/A - N/A1,6403.30%
ILKankakee - Bradley$65,940$48K - $89K1,1302.85%
ILLake County - Kenosha County (Metro Area)$66,870$49K - $92K6,4301.73%
ILPeoria$56,130$42K - $74K4,7502.64%
ILRockford$58,980$45K - $74K4,1802.98%
ILSpringfield$58,480$43K - $75K3,0002.78%
INAnderson$58,540$42K - $75K9102.37%
INBloomington$56,100$42K - $74K1,3501.81%
INColumbus$56,000$41K - $75K6401.41%
INElkhart - Goshen$52,030$40K - $69K1,4301.32%
INEvansville$51,060$39K - $68K4,0502.36%
INFort Wayne$50,160$35K - $71K4,8702.44%
INGary (Metro Area)$62,010$45K - $78K6,3602.40%
INIndianapolis - Carmel$60,230$42K - $84K20,7502.33%
INKokomo$54,780$41K - $72K8402.13%
INLafayette$57,830$44K - $74K1,5001.74%
INMichigan City - La Porte$56,790$41K - $83K7301.77%
INMuncie$52,970$39K - $72K1,2302.75%
INSouth Bend - Mishawaka$56,930$42K - $73K2,4501.97%
INTerre Haute$55,790$43K - $72K1,4702.23%
KSLawrence$50,480$41K - $66K5601.24%
KSManhattan$53,980$38K - $71K8401.66%
KSTopeka$59,030$43K - $75K3,0302.84%
KSWichita$52,880$39K - $72K5,7502.05%
KYBowling Green$57,140$43K - $74K1,3102.25%
KYElizabethtown$59,550$42K - $75K1,1102.42%
KYLexington - Fayette$56,420$42K - $77K7,2402.95%
KYLouisville - Jefferson County$60,250$43K - $76K14,6402.45%
KYOwensboro$53,290$41K - $71K1,2702.56%
LAAlexandria$57,200$43K - $75K2,2403.61%
LABaton Rouge$60,860$42K - $89K6,7201.86%
LAHouma - Bayou Cane - Thibodaux$54,620$43K - $72K1,2901.39%
LALafayette$58,360$43K - $77K2,5501.69%
LALake Charles$56,950$41K - $78K1,7101.96%
LAMonroe$55,290$42K - $74K1,8902.57%
LANew Orleans - Metairie - Kenner$63,870$47K - $86K12,5602.43%
LAShreveport - Bossier City$62,340$41K - $86K4,7702.72%
MABarnstable Town$75,260$52K - $110K2,3702.48%
MABoston - Cambridge - Quincy (Metro Area)$84,680$55K - $136K43,0202.51%
MABrockton - Bridgewater - Easton (Metro Area)$75,350$54K - $115K2,3102.65%
MAFramingham (Metro Area)$78,660$54K - $113K2,9601.88%
MAHaverhill - North Andover - Amesbury (Metro Area)$66,450$50K - $92K1,4001.80%
MALawrence - Methuen - Salem (Metro Area)$80,690$58K - $94K1,9603.32%
MALeominster - Fitchburg - Gardner$80,460$53K - $116K1,1902.55%
MALowell - Billerica - Chelmsford (Metro Area)$76,380$55K - $96K2,1401.83%
MANew Bedford$72,540$49K - $99K1,6402.55%
MAPeabody (Metro Area)$67,690$52K - $91K3,0102.98%
MAPittsfieldN/AN/A - N/A1,1303.39%
MASpringfield$73,690$50K - $100K6,3002.20%
MATaunton - Norton - Raynham (Metro Area)$79,530$53K - $113K7801.81%
MAWorcester$78,880$53K - $121K6,9102.85%
MDBaltimore - Towson$70,640$52K - $94K28,3102.25%
MDBethesda - Rockville - Frederick (Metro Area)$74,740$52K - $94K8,2501.47%
MDCumberland$59,320$44K - $75K1,1303.12%
MDHagerstown - Martinsburg$64,590$46K - $87K1,4901.51%
MDSalisbury$62,020$43K - $87K1,3202.61%
MEBangor$66,220$50K - $88K1,9002.97%
MELewiston - Auburn$59,300$44K - $74K1,4303.03%
MEPortland - South Portland - Biddeford$59,340$50K - $76K4,6902.40%
MIAnn Arbor$60,990$49K - $77K7,9004.08%
MIBattle Creek$62,150$42K - $80K1,2402.35%
MIBay City$64,590$47K - $86K8002.41%
MIDetroit - Livonia - Dearborn (Metro Area)$66,380$51K - $88K19,4302.80%
MIFlint$68,150$55K - $76K3,9403.09%
MIGrand Rapids - Wyoming$58,160$46K - $73K8,5302.21%
MIHolland - Grand Haven$56,110$42K - $71K1,1701.13%
MIJackson$63,460$50K - $74K1,2502.43%
MIKalamazoo - Portage$62,400$50K - $75K3,0402.35%
MILansing - East Lansing$66,970$50K - $90K3,6001.84%
MIMonroe$62,370$47K - $75K5401.44%
MIMuskegon - Norton Shores$60,600$47K - $75K1,7703.10%
MINiles - Benton Harbor$57,660$40K - $90K1,2002.11%
MISaginaw - Saginaw Township North$60,390$41K - $76K2,7603.35%
MIWarren - Troy - Farmington Hills (Metro Area)$69,410$52K - $91K21,3101.99%
MNDuluth$69,200$49K - $91K3,7803.08%
MNMankato - North Mankato$64,580$48K - $78KN/AN/A
MNMinneapolis - St. Paul - Bloomington$72,550$52K - $95K31,1201.78%
MNRochester$73,440$52K - $94K8,2608.19%
MNSt. Cloud$78,720$53K - $96K2,2002.29%
MOCape Girardeau - Jackson$47,630$35K - $71K1,8604.38%
MOColumbia$57,190$41K - $74K2,8603.32%
MOJefferson City$52,930$40K - $70K1,2201.73%
MOJoplin$38,870$23K - $58K2,0502.70%
MOKansas City$61,210$44K - $77K20,0202.06%
MOSpringfield$49,390$36K - $71K5,7803.11%
MOSt. JosephN/AN/A - N/A1,2402.43%
MOSt. Louis$56,660$40K - $83K33,5802.63%
MSGulfport - Biloxi$55,390$41K - $73K2,2002.15%
MSHattiesburg$55,730$42K - $72K1,9703.47%
MSJackson$62,280$41K - $95K9,1603.65%
MSPascagoula$54,240$41K - $76K1,2702.40%
MTBillings$62,920$50K - $87K1,8802.31%
MTGreat FallsN/AN/A - N/A8902.56%
NCAsheville$59,160$45K - $76K5,3003.14%
NCBurlington$59,220$43K - $75K1,0001.79%
NCCharlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill$58,250$43K - $75K17,8802.09%
NCDurham - Chapel Hill$63,410$45K - $88K8,0802.97%
NCFayetteville$59,530$42K - $82K2,9102.28%
NCGoldsboro$55,650$42K - $72K7101.84%
NCGreensboro - High Point$59,580$43K - $77K6,0101.75%
NCGreenville$60,300$42K - $85K3,0704.17%
NCHickory - Lenoir - Morganton$54,680$42K - $72K3,1202.18%
NCJacksonville$48,790$34K - $68K7501.72%
NCRaleigh - Cary$58,240$43K - $75K9,0501.76%
NCRocky Mount$56,470$41K - $74K1,1902.11%
NCWilmington$58,110$41K - $75K3,0802.30%
NCWinston - Salem$58,470$42K - $75K7,3003.61%
NDBismarck$50,830$41K - $62K2,1403.31%
NDFargo$55,370$44K - $71K2,2201.76%
NDGrand ForksN/AN/A - N/A9701.96%
NELincoln$54,450$41K - $74K3,2101.97%
NEOmaha - Council Bluffs$57,570$42K - $77K10,1002.24%
NHManchester$65,550$49K - $90K2,5502.53%
NHNashua (Metro Area)$63,760$47K - $92K1,6901.30%
NHPortsmouth$61,820$45K - $83K6301.14%
NHRochester - Dover$54,900$39K - $73K9301.76%
NJAtlantic City - Hammonton$71,980$55K - $91K2,9402.17%
NJCamden (Metro Area)$75,310$56K - $93K11,0802.25%
NJEdison - New Brunswick (Metro Area)$77,740$57K - $96K18,8001.93%
NJNewark - Union (Metro Area)$78,760$59K - $97K18,9301.99%
NJOcean City$56,210$50K - $73KN/AN/A
NJTrenton - Ewing$70,490$52K - $92K4,4902.08%
NJVineland - Millville - Bridgeton$71,270$56K - $89K1,4002.39%
NMAlbuquerque$68,850$52K - $91K8,4202.31%
NMFarmington$62,630$49K - $87K8301.68%
NMLas Cruces$59,550$48K - $90K1,0301.56%
NMSanta Fe$68,320$50K - $91K9401.62%
NVCarson City$75,300$57K - $94K6302.38%
NVLas Vegas - Paradise$79,540$60K - $104K12,0001.47%
NVReno - Sparks$73,380$56K - $93K3,3101.76%
NYAlbany - Schenectady - Troy$58,210$42K - $77K9,8602.31%
NYBinghamton$53,500$40K - $79K2,3102.20%
NYBuffalo - Niagara Falls$66,250$46K - $89K11,4402.15%
NYElmira$62,470$47K - $94K1,1002.92%
NYGlens Falls$51,780$34K - $61K1,2502.36%
NYKingston$57,560$46K - $75K1,1001.92%
NYNassau - Suffolk (Metro Area)$79,660$58K - $104K23,8401.95%
NYNew York - White Plains - Wayne (Metro Area)$82,080$62K - $110K92,0601.79%
NYPoughkeepsie - Newburgh - Middletown$69,340$49K - $95K4,4801.85%
NYRochester$58,620$45K - $75K10,9002.21%
NYSyracuse$58,600$42K - $75K6,5802.19%
NYUtica - Rome$56,820$42K - $73K2,8702.34%
OHAkron$60,700$50K - $75K7,4702.37%
OHCanton - Massillon$57,040$46K - $75K4,0302.48%
OHCincinnati - Middletown$60,880$46K - $82K22,4402.29%
OHCleveland - Elyria - Mentor$64,630$51K - $80K27,5802.77%
OHColumbus$60,270$48K - $83K19,4302.12%
OHDayton$61,130$46K - $76K9,7502.65%
OHLima$59,760$45K - $75K2,0104.21%
OHMansfield$55,580$43K - $72K1,1402.27%
OHSandusky$50,560$39K - $64K7402.02%
OHSpringfield$57,690$41K - $72K1,0902.27%
OHSteubenville - Weirton$57,200$42K - $75K1,4003.21%
OHToledo$57,210$45K - $73K7,3202.51%
OHYoungstown - Warren - Boardman$53,780$41K - $73K4,9502.27%
OKLawton$57,230$43K - $72K8902.17%
OKOklahoma City$57,030$41K - $74K10,8301.85%
OKTulsa$55,750$40K - $76K7,2901.76%
ORCorvallis$79,140$61K - $95KN/AN/A
OREugene - Springfield$79,070$58K - $94K2,7802.04%
ORMedford$79,230$58K - $94K1,7902.43%
ORPortland - Vancouver - Hillsboro$81,940$61K - $108K16,8301.68%
ORSalem$74,870$61K - $99K2,7301.93%
PAAllentown - Bethlehem - Easton$66,690$47K - $90K7,6902.28%
PAAltoona$59,470$42K - $84K1,4202.46%
PAErie$54,100$40K - $73K3,1702.48%
PAHarrisburg - Carlisle$65,180$49K - $91K6,8602.23%
PAJohnstown$57,980$46K - $73K1,8603.32%
PALancaster$63,740$47K - $90K3,2101.45%
PALebanon$67,950$51K - $85K1,0202.04%
PAPhiladelphia (Metro Area)$70,530$50K - $94K43,7002.40%
PAPittsburgh$59,440$44K - $80K27,4502.44%
PAReading$62,730$43K - $79K3,6802.25%
PAScranton - Wilkes - Barre$57,050$43K - $73K5,3102.11%
PAState College$60,080$35K - $73K9501.43%
PAWilliamsport$59,310$34K - $74K8501.60%
PAYork - Hanover$68,810$51K - $89K3,3501.92%
PRAguadilla - Isabela - San Sebastian$26,910$17K - $33K6901.64%
PRFajardo$29,630$21K - $37K2401.77%
PRGuayama$28,110$25K - $33K3202.44%
PRMayaguez$30,420$25K - $37K7302.43%
PRPonce$27,980$24K - $36K1,7603.28%
PRSan German - Cabo Rojo$30,060$19K - $37K5803.18%
PRSan Juan - Caguas - Guaynabo$32,050$25K - $47K12,8701.75%
PRYauco$27,880$24K - $31K1601.43%
RIProvidence - Fall River - Warwick$71,580$52K - $94K14,1802.63%
SCAnderson$56,690$41K - $74K1,3002.25%
SCCharleston - North Charleston - Summerville$64,190$49K - $82K9,0603.10%
SCColumbia$56,490$37K - $77K8,4302.48%
SCFlorence$59,200$41K - $74K2,7703.47%
SCGreenville - Mauldin - Easley$57,950$40K - $75K6,6602.23%
SCMyrtle Beach - North Myrtle Beach - Conway$55,890$40K - $73K1,7201.56%
SCSpartanburg$52,280$40K - $71K2,7202.35%
SCSumter$53,680$42K - $73K6902.01%
SDRapid City$55,630$41K - $74K1,8203.05%
SDSioux Falls$50,450$40K - $73K5,0903.71%
TNChattanooga$54,700$42K - $72K6,3102.80%
TNClarksville$54,810$41K - $74K1,5501.90%
TNCleveland$51,290$36K - $61K7502.02%
TNJackson$48,070$39K - $67K2,3203.98%
TNJohnson City$56,040$39K - $74K3,0203.86%
TNKingsport - Bristol - Bristol$48,630$36K - $69K2,8502.45%
TNKnoxville$53,400$41K - $66K8,2002.51%
TNMemphis$59,880$46K - $75K11,7801.99%
TNMorristown$52,490$40K - $62K6901.53%
TNNashville - Davidson - Murfreesboro - Franklin$58,060$41K - $75K12,1101.62%
TXAbilene$55,700$39K - $73K1,5902.56%
TXAmarillo$55,020$42K - $75K2,2202.02%
TXAustin - Round Rock - San Marcos$61,880$47K - $86K11,3601.40%
TXBeaumont - Port Arthur$56,700$31K - $78K2,5301.61%
TXBrownsville - Harlingen$64,150$45K - $90K2,1101.68%
TXCollege Station - Bryan$63,320$48K - $95K1,6801.80%
TXCorpus Christi$60,770$47K - $80K3,6202.00%
TXDallas - Plano - Irving (Metro Area)$68,960$49K - $91K39,1201.87%
TXEl Paso$62,870$45K - $80K4,9701.80%
TXFort Worth - Arlington (Metro Area)$67,020$49K - $89K15,6601.78%
TXHouston - Sugar Land - Baytown$72,870$53K - $95K43,1801.64%
TXKilleen - Temple - Fort Hood$61,020$44K - $83K3,1102.44%
TXLaredo$61,920$44K - $85K1,1501.28%
TXLongview$57,390$43K - $75K2,0202.06%
TXLubbock$55,070$41K - $72K3,3002.62%
TXMcAllen - Edinburg - Mission$67,150$46K - $92K5,2602.31%
TXMidland$55,900$41K - $75K8001.03%
TXOdessa$57,530$41K - $82K1,0601.56%
TXSan Angelo$56,830$44K - $74K9002.02%
TXSan Antonio - New Braunfels$66,630$46K - $90K16,8701.96%
TXSherman - Denison$58,470$47K - $75K1,2403.03%
TXTexarkana - Texarkana$57,060$41K - $74K1,4602.72%
TXTyler$57,160$44K - $72K3,2103.47%
TXVictoria$51,800$29K - $73K1,3602.73%
TXWaco$57,770$41K - $85K2,1002.09%
TXWichita Falls$53,810$39K - $73K1,1902.14%
UTLogan$54,970$42K - $70K6801.39%
UTOgden - Clearfield$58,290$45K - $74K2,8701.45%
UTProvo - Orem$55,830$43K - $74K2,8401.59%
UTSalt Lake City$60,600$47K - $77K9,4801.52%
UTSt. George$56,670$42K - $74K9401.98%
VABlacksburg - Christiansburg - Radford$53,510$40K - $72K9301.46%
VACharlottesville$64,420$44K - $88K3,0803.19%
VADanville$53,780$40K - $75K5701.52%
VAHarrisonburg$55,390$41K - $75K1,0501.82%
VALynchburg$54,470$41K - $76K1,9402.01%
VARichmond$64,110$46K - $85K12,2902.05%
VARoanoke$57,610$41K - $77K3,9302.66%
VAVirginia Beach - Norfolk - Newport News$59,970$42K - $76K11,8601.66%
VAWinchester$65,930$44K - $90K1,4502.76%
VTBurlington - South Burlington$63,870$45K - $91K2,5002.17%
WABellingham$57,960$42K - $80KN/AN/A
WABremerton - Silverdale$72,060$52K - $104K1,3101.67%
WAKennewick - Pasco - Richland$65,080$51K - $92K1,5401.59%
WALongview$71,540$51K - $102KN/AN/A
WAMount Vernon - Anacortes$64,340$51K - $103K8401.99%
WAOlympia$79,140$53K - $105K1,6501.75%
WASeattle - Bellevue - Everett (Metro Area)$80,400$57K - $110K21,0001.49%
WASpokane$73,100$51K - $98K5,0102.55%
WATacoma (Metro Area)$74,060$53K - $98K5,7702.26%
WAWenatchee - East Wenatchee$68,450$51K - $94K8702.26%
WAYakima$63,400$45K - $90K2,0902.63%
WIAppleton$61,100$49K - $78K1,5601.36%
WIEau Claire$65,730$51K - $86K2,0202.58%
WIFond du Lac$57,520$45K - $73K7801.82%
WIGreen Bay$58,680$45K - $75K3,1901.91%
WIJanesville$59,780$49K - $77K1,4802.44%
WILa Crosse$53,480$42K - $72K2,4503.45%
WIMadison$70,580$52K - $95K8,5102.55%
WIMilwaukee - Waukesha - West Allis$64,430$50K - $85K17,0702.12%
WIOshkosh - Neenah$61,220$46K - $76K1,7902.01%
WIRacine$63,180$50K - $76K1,5302.07%
WISheboygan$60,580$49K - $83K7101.28%
WIWausau$57,870$43K - $78K1,2001.86%
WVCharleston$54,750$40K - $77K3,4202.37%
WVHuntington - Ashland$57,160$43K - $73K4,4004.06%
WVMorgantown$57,370$40K - $86K2,1603.51%
WVParkersburg - Marietta - Vienna$50,670$40K - $70K1,8502.73%
WVWheeling$41,370$33K - $59K1,6902.62%
WYCasper$59,330$47K - $74K7901.93%
WYCheyenne$61,610$46K - $87K8602.02%