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, 2017
GeographyEmploymentEmp SE*MeanMean SE*10th25thMedian75th90th
Minnesota 61,8302,164$36.00/hr$0.65/hr$24.47/hr$28.80/hr$36.25/hr$43.87/hr$48.64/hr
U S 2,857,18017,143$35.14/hr$0.11/hr$22.94/hr$27.35/hr$33.33/hr$40.78/hr$50.15/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 Services56,780$36.08/hr
Public Administration3,170$38.11/hr
Professional and Business Services840$36.88/hr
Financial Activities740$36.04/hr
Other Services50$29.75/hr
Leisure and Hospitality10$25.48/hr
Other Regional Data For Registered Nurses
Geography (click title for details)OESProjections
EmploymentMedian Wage% Change 2014 - 2024
Minnesota 61,830 $36.25/hr 11.8%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MetroSA 36,540 $39.24/hr N/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 34,320 $39.30/hr 12.9%
Southeast Minnesota 15,620 $30.02/hr 13.1%
Rochester, MN MetroSA 8,330 $29.77/hr N/A
Central Minnesota 5,470 $38.42/hr 11.7%
Northeast Minnesota 4,890 $28.33/hr 5.7%
Duluth, MN-WI MetroSA 4,440 $27.88/hr N/A
Northwest Minnesota 4,180 $32.16/hr 10.4%
Southwest Minnesota 4,140 $27.92/hr 5.0%
Northwest Balance of State 3,680 $32.75/hr N/A
Fargo, ND-MN MetroSA 3,360 $29.36/hr N/A
La Crosse, WI-MN MetroSA 2,840 $32.08/hr N/A
St. Cloud, MN MetroSA 2,370 $40.33/hr N/A
Southeast Balance of State 2,330 $30.53/hr N/A
Southwest Balance of State 2,260 $29.33/hr N/A
Grand Forks, ND-MN MetroSA 1,130 N/A N/A
Northeast Balance of State 750 $31.05/hr N/A
Mankato-North Mankato, MN MetroSA N/A $26.70/hr N/A