Average Lincoln Registered Nurses make around $24.79 per hour. Health benefits are not claimed by all — one in three lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. There are far more female Registered Nurses in Lincoln, Neb. who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 88 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$21.57 - $30.01
MEDIAN: $24.00

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$45,292 - $65,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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About Lincoln, Nebraska

Lancaster County, Nebraska
138,544 (50.0%)
138,802 (50.0%)
Lincoln (pronounced /ˈlɪŋkən/) is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. The city covers 92.81 square miles (240.38 km2) with a population of 277,348 in 2015. It is the second-most populous city in Nebraska and the 72nd-largest in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area in the southeastern part of the state called the Lincoln-Beatrice Metropolitan Area. The metropolitan area is home to 345,478 people, making it the 105th-largest combined statistical area in the United States. The city was founded in 1856 as the village of Lancaster on the wild salt marshes of what was to become Lancaster County. In 1867, the village of Lancaster became Nebraska's state capital and was renamed Lincoln. Bertram G. Goodhue designed state capitol building was completed in 1932 and is the second tallest capitol in the United States....

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Pay by Experience Level for Registered Nurse (RN)

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

Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $51K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $50K. Lincoln Registered Nurses claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $61K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $57K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Skills That Affect Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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


88 %
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 32%