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Registered Nurse (RN) Salary in Seattle

The average Registered Nurse in Seattle earns approximately $31.70 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $23.88 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $44.70. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Seattle Registered Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Registered Nurses in Seattle, Wash. (81 percent) who answered the questionnaire. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,084 - $87,013
(Median)
$45K
$61K
$87K
MEDIAN: $60,617
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$23.88 - $44.70
(Median)
$24
$32
$45
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$45,084 - $87,013  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
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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$48,929 - $93,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 193
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$23.88 - $44.70  
   
Overtime
$29.66 - $66.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
   
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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$48,929 - $93,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 495

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Popular Employer Salaries for Registered Nurse (RN) in Seattle, Washington


Known for taking on a considerable number of Registered Nurses in Seattle, Swedish Medical Center, University of Washington (UW), Virginia Mason Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and Seattle Children's Hospital are leading firms in the industry. Group Health Cooperative attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $85K.

Offering a median salary of only $59K, Harborview Medical Center gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings range of $42K to $116K isn't that wide, either.

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

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


Registered Nurses in Seattle, Wash. with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $60K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $70K. Registered Nurses in Seattle claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $79K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $93K.

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




National Average
$65,000


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

Critical Care
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Cardiology
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Telemetry
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Case Management
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National Average
$65,000

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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Pediatrics
up arrow 3%

Hospice
up arrow 4%

Psychiatric
up arrow 5%

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 6%

Geriatrics
up arrow 9%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 9%
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