Registered Nurse (RN) Salary in Seattle

Registered Nurses in Seattle, Wash. can expect wages of $31.67 per hour on average. Compensation ranges between $24.17 per hour and $44.39. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Registered Nurses in Seattle who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 80 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$45,849 - $87,476
(Median)
$46K
$61K
$87K
MEDIAN: $60,862
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$24.17 - $44.39
(Median)
$24
$32
$44
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$45,849 - $87,476  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,016  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$49,349 - $92,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 195
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$24.17 - $44.39  
   
Overtime
$29.44 - $65.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,016  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$49,349 - $92,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 506
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Popular Employer Salaries for Registered Nurse (RN) in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center, University of Washington (UW), Harborview Medical Center, and Seattle Children's Hospital are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Seattle Registered Nurses. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Group Health Cooperative offers the most; Registered Nurses in Seattle earn $85K on average there.

Harborview Medical Center reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $60K) but some workers make up to $102K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Nurse (RN) in Seattle, Washington

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $60K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $70K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $79K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $93K.

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Experience Affects Registered Nurse (RN) in Seattle, Washington Salaries




National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Registered Nurse (RN) in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
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Critical Care
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Case Management
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Cardiology
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Telemetry
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Acute Care
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Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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National Average
$66,000

Medicine / Surgery
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Pediatrics
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Geriatrics
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Operating Room / OR
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Psychiatric
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Home Health/Home Care
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%
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