29-1141  Registered Nurses

Occupational Description:
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Includes Clinical Nurse Specialists. Excludes “Nurse Anesthetists” (29-1151), “Nurse Midwives” (29-1161), and “Nurse Practitioners” (29-1171).

Occupational Employment Statistics(OES) Wage Data
Wages Updated to First Quarter, 2016
GeographyEmploymentEmp SE*MeanMean SE*10th25thMedian75th90th
Minnesota 59,6402,326$35.05/hr$0.60/hr$23.94/hr$27.95/hr$34.96/hr$42.70/hr$47.71/hr
U S 2,745,91013,730$34.41/hr$0.07/hr$22.47/hr$26.80/hr$32.71/hr$39.98/hr$49.25/hr
*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.

Leading Industries for Registered Nurses
IndustryOES EmploymentOES Median Wage
Education and Health Services53,750$34.76/hr
Public Administration3,340$36.95/hr
Financial Activities1,300$34.98/hr
Professional and Business Services1,070$35.86/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities70$37.66/hr
Other Services50$28.96/hr
Other Regional Data For Registered Nurses
Geography (click title for details)OESProjections
EmploymentMedian Wage% Change 2014 - 2024
Minnesota 59,640 $34.96/hr 11.8%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MetroSA 35,370 $37.51/hr N/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 33,160 $37.69/hr 12.9%
Southeast Minnesota 9,990 $29.26/hr 13.1%
Rochester, MN MetroSA 8,080 $28.99/hr N/A
Central Minnesota 7,120 $36.31/hr 11.7%
Northeast Minnesota 4,240 $28.47/hr 5.7%
Northwest Minnesota 4,130 $31.95/hr 10.4%
Duluth, MN-WI MetroSA 3,800 $28.19/hr N/A
La Crosse, WI-MN MetroSA 3,760 $26.71/hr N/A
Northwest Balance of State 3,730 $32.56/hr N/A
Southwest Minnesota 3,290 $27.85/hr 5.0%
Fargo, ND-MN MetroSA 3,110 $28.30/hr N/A
Southwest Balance of State 2,340 $29.39/hr N/A
St. Cloud, MN MetroSA 2,310 N/A N/A
Southeast Balance of State 2,260 $30.51/hr N/A
Northeast Balance of State 750 $30.00/hr N/A
Grand Forks, ND-MN MetroSA N/A N/A N/A
Mankato-North Mankato, MN MetroSA N/A $26.17/hr N/A