How Much do Registered Nurses Make in Washington?

Do registered nurses in Washington make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Washington registered nurses?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses in Washington earn an average of $86,170 a year, equivalent to $41.43 an hour.

This is 11% more than registered nurses nationwide and 39% more than the typical Washington worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Washington Registered Nurse Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $57.70 $120,010
75th $48.90 $101,720
50th $40.14 $83,490
25th $33.63 $69,940
10th $28.37 $59,000
Washington Registered Nurses Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Bellingham $28.51 $59,300
Bremerton $40.59 $84,420
Kennewick $37.88 $78,790
Longview $33.58 $69,850
Mount Vernon $41.08 $85,450
Olympia $37.81 $78,650
Seattle $43.62 $90,730
Spokane $38.50 $80,070
Walla Walla $35.37 $73,570
Wenatchee $40.63 $84,500
Yakima $34.48 $71,720
Washington Registered Nurse Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $41.43 $86,170
2018 $39.75 $82,670
2017 $38.37 $79,810
2016 $38.52 $80,120
2015 $37.56 $78,130
2014 $37.76 $78,540
2013 $36.74 $76,420
2012 $36.22 $75,350