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Registered Nurse (RN) Salary in Seattle

Registered Nurses in Seattle, Wash. take home an average $31.78 per hour. Earnings sit near $23.83 per hour on the lower side but can approach $44.72 on the higher side. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The vast majority of Registered Nurses in Seattle (81 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. For the most part, Seattle Registered Nurses enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$45,272 - $87,014
(Median)
$45K
$60K
$87K
MEDIAN: $60,425
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$23.83 - $44.72
(Median)
$24
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$45
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$45,272 - $87,014  
   
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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$48,905 - $93,336  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 198
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$23.83 - $44.72  
   
Overtime
$23.15 - $67.04  
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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$48,905 - $93,336  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 479

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


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Registered Nurses in Seattle include Swedish Medical Center, University of Washington (UW), Virginia Mason Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and Seattle Children's Hospital. Group Health Cooperative offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $85K.

Harborview Medical Center is infamous for dishing out the smallest paychecks in the area (the median in that office is $59K), but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $42K while workers on the upper end may rake in $116K.

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 $59K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $69K. Registered Nurses in Seattle, Wash. bring in $78K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $93K on average.

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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

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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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National Average
$65,000

Medicine / Surgery
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Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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Pediatrics
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Psychiatric
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Operating Room / OR
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Emergency Room (ER)
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Geriatrics
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Home Health/Home Care
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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
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 9%