Nurse anesthetists in Rochester were the tenth most highly paid in the country in 2014 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median salary among nurse anesthetists in Minnesota was $158,891 as of 2015 according to the state’s Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Other MSN-educated nurses in Minnesota also earned high wages. The median salary among nurse practitioners was $103,709, while the median salary among nurse midwives was $98,779.
Nurse educators in Minnesota in the 90th percentile earned an average of $98,882, while the median salary among nurse educators in the state was $65,837.
A Comparative Analysis of NP and RN Salaries in Minnesota’s Major Metropolitan and Non-Metro Areas
Nurse practitioners are required to have a master’s degree, and RNs rarely possess an MSN. Thus, comparing the median salary among NPs with the median salary among RNs indicates the economic benefits of obtaining an MSN. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provided this salary information for regions of Minnesota as of 2014:
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses are in Demand in Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development provided a list of in demand occupations in the state. Nurse practitioners were the number one in demand job for occupations that required a master’s degree. Nurse anesthetists ranked 10th on this list, while nurse midwives came in at number 12. The Department designated all of these projections to have a growth rate of “well above average.”
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington area had a large number of MSN-educated nurses employed in this metropolitan area in 2014 compared to the rest of the country:
- 2nd highest number of jobs for nurse anesthetists
- 3rd highest number of jobs for nurse midwives
- 10th highest number of jobs for nurse educators
In addition, Rochester had the highest concentration of jobs for nurse practitioners in the country that year.
Salaries for Nurse Practitioners in Urban and Rural Areas of Minnesota
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides expanded detail on the salaries of nurse practitioners throughout Minnesota as of 2014. NPs in St. Cloud earned an average salary that was substantially higher than that of nurse practitioners in other parts of Minnesota:
Nurse Anesthetist Salaries Throughout Minnesota
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, nurse anesthetists in Duluth had an average salary that was the highest of those shown for Minnesota as of 2014:
*This value is equal to or greater than $90/hour or $187,199/year. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics does not report salary data beyond this level.
Salaries for Nurse Midwives in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Area
Shown below is a detailed analysis of the salaries of nurse midwives in the Minneapolis area (US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014):