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How much do nurses make?

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the average annual salary for registered nurses was $68,910 as of May 2013. At the low end, 10 percent of nurses made salaries at or below $45,630 per year. At the top end, 10 percent made at or above $96,320.

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Among the top employment sectors, registered nurses in outpatient centers had the highest average annual salary of $74,100. Nursing care facilities had the lowest average pay for RNs among top employment sectors at $62,010 per year. California was the top-paying state at $96,980 per year for RNs. Hawaii was next at $85,380 per year, followed by Massachusetts at $83,720.

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