Salaries for Maryland’s MSN-Educated Nurses

MSN-educated nurses in Maryland tend to be highly paid and earn more than the national average for their professions. For example, nurse anesthetists in Maryland earned $11,965 more than the national average for nurse anesthetists in 2015 according to salary data from the state’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

Nurse educators and nurse midwives in Maryland each earned an average salary that was more than $6,000 higher than the national average for these professions. Shown below are the salaries of Maryland’s MSN-educated nurses as of 2015:

Nurse Career
Average
Entry
Nurse Anesthetists
$170555
$86060
Nurse Midwives
$104137
$84777
Nurse Practitioners
$94330
$69423
Nurse Educators
$76749
$50117

Obtaining an MSN in Maryland Can Increase Salaries By Up to 53%

Salary data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics as of 2014 demonstrates the significant increase in salaries that having an MSN can confer. Nurse practitioners are required to have a master’s degree, while it is rare for RNs to possess this credential. Shown below is a comparison of the median salary among nurse practitioners with that of the median salary among RNs in various locations in Maryland:

Nonmetropolitan Areas:

Maryland Area
% Difference
RNs Salary
Upper Eastern Shore
53%
$64660
Mary’s County
36%
$70220

Metropolitan Areas:

Maryland Area
% Difference
RNs Salary
Cumberland
43%
$61340
Baltimore-Towson
39%
$71800
Hagerstown
30%
$68670
Bethesda
15%
$75580

The Growing Demand for Nurse Educators and Nurse-Midwives in Maryland

The number of jobs for nurse educators in Maryland is expected to increase by 35% between 2012 and 2022 according to the state’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. This rate is more than 80% greater than the national rate of increase in the number of jobs for nurse educators. This level of growth should generate an average of 40 positions a year during this ten-year period.

The Baltimore area is home to a large number of MSN-educated nurses. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Baltimore-Towson had the 5th highest number of nurse midwives in the country in 2014. In addition, the Baltimore area had the 8th highest number of nurse practitioners of any metropolitan area in the US. In addition, nurse midwives in the Baltimore area had the 8th highest average salary in the country that year.

Salaries of Nurse Practitioners Throughout Maryland

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provided a detailed analysis of the salaries of nurse practitioners in a number of locations in Maryland as of 2014. NPs in the nonmetropolitan area of the Upper Eastern Shore had the highest average salary in Maryland:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Baltimore-Towson MD
1670
96180
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick MD Metropolitan Division
410
81720
Cumberland MD-WV
40
86120
Hagerstown-Martinsburg MD-WV
90
85520
Salisbury MD
30
80070
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area
110
99430
St. Marys County Maryland nonmetropolitan area
30
91490

Nurse Anesthetist Salaries in the Baltimore Area

Shown below is an analysis of the salaries of nurse anesthetists in Baltimore-Towson (US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014):

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Baltimore-Towson MD
190
130770

Salaries for Nurse Midwives in Baltimore-Towson

Nurse midwives in the Baltimore area earned an average salary of more than $130,000 a year as of 2014 according to a detailed analysis by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Baltimore-Towson MD
130
103780

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