2017 allnurses Salary Survey Results Part 1: Demographics and Compensation

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    The 2017 allnurses.com Salary Survey was conducted over a 3 week period of time in February, 2017. We have now analyzed the data provided by more than 18,000 respondents and are pleased to be able to share the results. The interactive images will allow you to customize your search and discover how various variables such as licensure, degrees, experience, geographic location and gender can affect nursing salary.

    2017 allnurses Salary Survey Results Part 1: Demographics and Compensation

    The Survey

    Over a three-week period in February 2017, allnurses members and readers holding an active license were invited via the allnurses website, newsletters, emails, and Facebook to participate in a quick 10-minute online survey about nursing salaries. Participants answered 26 questions about their educational background (degree, license), level of experience, age, geographic location, specialty, and more. To enable us to provide insight on the much talked about nursing shortage, we asked questions about why and when they intend to leave the nursing workforce. These results will be shared in Part 2 of the survey. After just 3 weeks, more than 18,000 responses were received, providing valuable data.

    Below are the results, provided in interactive charts that will allow you to customize your search. Age and Gender filters have been added to all charts along with other filters. Be sure to click on the filters. After you review the results, please feel free to post your questions and comments below. We can all learn from input from others. Be sure to read Part 2 of the survey. 30% of Nurses Leaving the Workforce - 2017 Salary Survey Results Part 2
    Respondent Demographics

    Once again, it is no surprise as shown in Figure 1 that 93.06% of the respondents are female and 6.94% are males. There has been very little change since the 2015 results of 92.26% female and 7.74% male.

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    FIGURE 1 Gender


    The Age data is a new addition to the survey. This will allow you to customize your search even more. As shown in Figure 2, 30% of our respondents are 50 and above and part of the Baby Boomer Generation. There will be a more in-depth discussion on this age group in Part 2 of the survey results and how this age group will impact the nursing shortage.

    FIGURE 2 Age


    Once again, Figure 3 shows that the majority of the respondents have a BSN or ADN/ASN Degree (39.31% and 37.30% respectively), followed by Diploma (12.83), MSN (6.60%), DNP (0.25%), PhD (0.20%), and DNSc (0.01%). There has been a very slight upward shift in BSN and MSN. See this article for more discussion on this: ADN or BSN: What's the Big Deal?

    FIGURE 3 Type of Nursing Degree


    Figure 4 shows that the majority of respondents were overwhelmingly RNs (83.22%), less than 1% more than the 2015 results. You can see the distribution of license between the genders with 88.63% male RNs and 82.81% female RNs. Can you spot some other differences in distribution?

    FIGURE 4 Type of Nursing License


    Figures 5 and 6 show that 56% of the respondents have less than 10 years of experience while Figure 2 above shows that 57% of nurses are over 40 years old. Read this article to find some possible factors that contribute to these results.

    Age of Nurse=Level of Experience? Or Not?? The survey says...

    FIGURE 5 Experience


    FIGURE 6 Years of Experience


    FIGURE 7 Hourly or Salary Pay



    FIGURE 8 Time Spent in Direct Patient Care


    Nursing is a profession where you can choose to work in many specialties. As you can see in FIGURE 9, the most popular specialties are Med/Surg (10.46%), Emergency (6.93%), Geriatrics (6.78%), OB/GYN (5.09%), and Cardiac (4.34%).

    FIGURE 9 Primary Specialty


    FIGURE 10 Length Of Time At Current Job





    FIGURE 11 Where Do Nurses Work





    FIGURE 12 What state do you work in?


    FIGURE 13 Profit or Not-for-Profit

    Compensation

    These interactive charts will allow you to customize your view to include various filters that will affect the range of figures shown. You can do this by selecting items in the drop down menus at the top of the charts. Be sure to hover your cursor over the chart for more details.

    While many people are interested in the demographics of those who responded to and provided the data for this survey, most are even more interested in the salaries. These salary figures are based on data received from out more than 18,000 respondents who were asked to submit salaries as reported to the IRS. They do not take into consideration cost of living indexes, which can greatly affect the value of the salaries including the resulting purchasing power. Because of your requests from last year, we have provided adjusted salaries that do account for cost of living, taxes, etc. These adjusted can be found in the following articles:

    2017 Nursing Salaries by State, Degree, and License - Highest & Lowest

    Registered Nurse Salary Purchasing Power Across States

    We also listened to you last year in the discussions about possible explanations for the gender gap in salary. We now have data regarding regular hours worked as well as overtime hours. This will affect the annual income. Gender has been included as a filter in all charts so you can see if there are any gaps. The following article discusses this in more detail:

    Gender Pay Gap in Nursing: Changes in 2017 Salary Survey vs. 2015?


    FIGURE 14 Regular Hours Per Week


    FIGURE 15 Regular Hours Per Week


    FIGURE 16 Regular Hours Worked Per Week


    FIGURE 17 Overtime Hours By Gender


    FIGURE 18 Annual Full-Time Pay By Gender


    FIGURE 19 Hourly Pay By Gender


    FIGURE 20 Annual Full-Time Hourly Pay By Degree And State


    FIGURE 21 Annual Full-Time Hourly Pay By Degree And State


    FIGURE 22 Annual Full-Time Hourly Pay By License And State


    FIGURE 23 Annual Pay By Specialty


    FIGURE 24 Annual
    Full-Time Salary Pay by Degree and State


    FIGURE 25 Annual Full-Time Salary Pay By Degree And State


    FIGURE 26 Annual Full-Time Salary Pay By License And State


    FIGURE 27 Average Annual Full-Time Salary + Hourly Pay by State and Degree


    FIGURE 25 Average Annual Full-Time Salary + Hourly Pay by State and License





    Don't miss Part 2 of the survey. 30% of Nurses Leaving the Workforce - 2017 Salary Survey Results Part 2
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  3. by   feelix
    You would think the results were skewed because most nurses on this board tend to have more education. They tend to be from Generation X and nurses making highest/lowest salaries would lie on the survey.
  4. by   karensteixner
    How does one print the article? I have been trying for six hours and nothing. I tried downloading with zero progress. I would like everything printed, not just specific charts.
  5. by   tnbutterfly
    Quote from karensteixner
    How does one print the article? I have been trying for six hours and nothing. I tried downloading with zero progress. I would like everything printed, not just specific charts.
    Have you clicked on the printer icon just above the body of the article?

    That should work. If not, click on the + icon to the right of the PRINT icon. Try clicking on "email" in the menu. You can email it to yourself and then print that.

    I hope this helps.
  6. by   Coffee Nurse
    Immense work, well done, thank you.

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