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

The average Registered Nurse earns approximately $31.05 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $23.81 per hour and $44.23. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair portion get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Female Registered Nurses in Seattle, Wash. far outnumber their male contemporaries in the field. 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
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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 (?
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  
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  
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

Swedish Medical Center, University of Washington (UW), Virginia Mason Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and Seattle Children's Hospital are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Registered Nurses in Seattle. For Seattle Registered Nurses, comfortable salaries can be found at Group Health Cooperative; in fact, typical earnings sit around $85K, the highest in the area.
Harborview Medical Center offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $56K, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $119K. Seattle Children's Hospital and University of Washington (UW) are other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($61K and $63K, respectively).

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Seattle Registered Nurses, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $68K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $59K. On average, Registered Nurses in Seattle make $79K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $91K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make. A majority of respondents report one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than one-tenth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining about a seventh.
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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

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%