Are there certain parts of the US which pays RNs more?

  1. I'll be graduating in May with an ADN. I live in Ohio now, but plan on moving somewhere else. I'm not sure where. I just know that I want to live in a bigger city where bands come through on a regular basis, where there is more to do, where there is more diversity, etc.

    Because I can go literally anywhere and find a job... I was wondering if there are certain parts of the US which typically pay RNs more, or are in more need of RNs, etc?

    Any advice is helpful. Thanks!
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  3. by   elkpark
    Well, yes, there are areas that pay nurses more, but they tend to be the areas with a higher cost of living so you don't necessarily come out ahead. Be sure to look at the cost of living when you are comparing salaries.