2017 allnurses Salary Survey Results Part 1: Demographics and Compensation
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.
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
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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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.
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?
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?
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...
Years of Experience
Hourly or Salary Pay
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%).
Length Of Time At Current Job
Where Do Nurses Work
Profit or Not-for-Profit
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?
Regular Hours Per Week
Regular Hours Per Week
Regular Hours Worked Per Week
Annual Full-Time Pay By Gender
Hourly Pay By Gender
Annual Full-Time Hourly Pay By Degree And State
Annual Full-Time Hourly Pay By License And State
Annual Pay By Specialty
Annual Full-Time Salary Pay By Degree And State
Annual Full-Time Salary Pay By License And State
Average Annual Full-Time Salary + Hourly Pay by State and Degree
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 2Last edit by tnbutterfly on Jun 14, '18
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Specialty: Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish NsgJul 1, '17You 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.Jul 3, '17How 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.Jul 3, '17Quote from karensteixnerHave you clicked on the printer icon just above the body of the article?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.
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.Sep 27, '17These 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.Dec 30, '17It says there are only 18,300+ respondents so you know this is not 100% of the nurses in the country. it looks like a pretty good average.
As to lying on this kind of survey, it makes no sense, but factor that in if you feel a need to. I did.
For me, I liked looking at this just to see the variances and get a rough estimate of what's going on in nursing. I appreciate all the work that went into this.Feb 25I'd love to have a conversation with the 3.5% who have "No college degree in Nursing. Isn't this survey about nurses?
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