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Avg wages in Tenn



Looking at Tenn to move to from the north. Just curious what sorts of hourly wages do Registered nursing make in Tenn?


labordude, BSN, RN

Specializes in L&D, OBED, NICU, Lactation. Has 14 years experience.


Here is a list of nursing pay in TN coming from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2013. It is broken down by metropolitan statistical area. Look at H_MEDIAN (hourly median rate) and H_MEAN (hourly mean rate) as well as the percentiles to get a good estimate of where to start. PM if you have any questions.

Thanks for the information. I spoke to someone ( not a nurse) she said her sister is a nurse in Chattanooga, works at a hospital and makes 36k a year full time. This really struck me as very low. I am in Ohio and full time hospital is like 50-60 k, depending.

Does 36 k a year sound right to you?

Are you a nurse in Tenn?