Registered Nurse (RN) Salary in Seattle (United States)

Seattle Registered Nurses ordinarily take home approximately $31.05 per hour. Pay generally spreads from $23.81 per hour to $44.23. Experience level and the specific employer each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Benefits are plentiful in this line of work; most people have both medical and dental plans, and a majority have vision insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
Registered Nurse (RN) in Seattle, Washington Salary (?
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$42,436 - $86,554
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MEDIAN: $60,476
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Registered Nurse (RN) in Seattle, Washington Salary (?
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$23.81 - $44.23
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$42,436 - $86,554  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,045  
Total Pay (?
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$48,142 - $92,731  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 192
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$23.81 - $44.23  
   
Overtime
$21.97 - $64.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,045  
   
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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$48,142 - $92,731  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 488
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Popular Employer Salaries for Registered Nurse (RN) in Seattle, Washington

Leading companies who hire large numbers of Seattle Registered Nurses include Swedish Medical Center, University of Washington (UW), Virginia Mason Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and Seattle Children's Hospital. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Group Health Cooperative offers the most; Registered Nurses in Seattle earn $84,520 on average there.
Employees of Harborview Medical Center can expect to make the least, with the company offering a median salary of $56,267; however, pay is widely dispersed from top to bottom, ranging from $41K to $119K. Also approaching the lower end are Seattle Children's Hospital at $60,926 and University of Washington (UW) at $62,750.

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 salaries. Compensation grows after five to 10 years from $59K to $68K. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $79K. After 20 years in the field, Registered Nurses in Seattle, Wash. see their salaries growing more slowly, eventually averaging out to $100K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 18 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 14 percent. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

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

National Average
$65,000

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

Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
up arrow 45%
Telemetry
up arrow 17%
Cardiology
up arrow 16%
Oncology
up arrow 12%
Case Management
up arrow 5%
Medicine / Surgery
0%
National Average
$65,000
Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 2%
Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 4%
Operating Room / OR
up arrow 4%
Pediatrics
up arrow 5%
Psychiatric
up arrow 5%
Geriatrics
up arrow 8%
Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%
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