Salaries for Missouri’s MSN-Educated Nurses

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Nurses with MSNs in Missouri earned an average salary ranging from $71,150 to more than $152,000 as of 2013 according to the state’s Economic Research and Information Center:

Nurse Career
Average
Entry-level
Nurse Anesthetists
$152612
$114019
Nurse Practitioners
$90092
$75581
Nurse Midwives
$82989
$59007
Nurse Educators
$71150
$43978

Becoming a Nurse Practitioner Can Add At Least $28,000 To a Nurse’s Salary in Missouri

Salary data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics as of 2014 indicates the economic benefits of obtaining an MSN in Missouri. This is evident from a comparison of the median salary among nurse practitioners (who have a master’s degree) with the median salary among RNs (who usually have an undergraduate degree).

Metropolitan Areas:

Missouri Area
Difference
RNs Salary
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$48790
$49130
Joplin
$45440
$43900
Springfield
$35690
$50540
Columbia
$34510
$55490
Jefferson City
$33260
$53650
Louis
$30630
$57490
Kansas City
$28510
$63310

Nonmetropolitan Areas:

Missouri Area
Difference
RNs Salary
Southeast Missouri
$40700
$49190
Central Missouri
$40110
$52560
North Missouri
$38460
$48800
Southwest Missouri
$28010
$52260

Missouri Has a High Concentration of Jobs for MSN-Educated Nurses

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that several metropolitan areas of Missouri had an exceptionally high concentration of MSN-educated nurses in 2014:

Cape Girardeau-Jackson:

  • 3rd highest concentration of nurse practitioners

Columbia:

  • 6th highest concentration of nurse anesthetists
  • 10th highest concentration of nurse educators

St. Louis:

  • 5th highest number of jobs for nurse practitioners
  • 6th highest number of jobs for nurse educators
  • 10th highest number of jobs for nurse midwives

Economic predictions from the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center indicate that the number of jobs is rapidly increasing for three nursing professions that require an MSN. The number of jobs for nurse educators in Missouri is expected to increase by 31.93% between 2012 and 2022. This rate of growth is 3.7 times higher than that for occupations as a whole in Missouri.

In addition, the number of jobs for nurse practitioners in Missouri is predicted to increase by 21.13% during this ten-year period. The number of jobs for nurse anesthetists is also increasing with a projected increase of 15.54% during this time frame. These rates of increase are substantially than the estimated rate for occupations as a whole in Missouri.

Nurse Anesthetist Salaries in Missouri

A detailed salary analysis by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that the average salary of nurse anesthetists in the nonmetropolitan area of Southeast Missouri was higher than that for nurse anesthetists in other parts of the state as of 2014:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Columbia MO
100
145640
Kansas City MO-KS
450
146240
St. Louis MO-IL
530
141880
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
Estimate not released
184400
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
40
188640

*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 of Nurse Practitioners Throughout Missouri

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics presented an expanded salary analysis for nurse practitioners in Missouri as of 2014. The average salary of NPs in the nonmetropolitan area of Central Missouri was significantly higher than that of nurse practitioners in other parts of the state:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Cape Girardeau-Jackson MO-IL
140
94800
Columbia MO
120
91770
Jefferson City MO
60
89900
Joplin MO
Estimate not released
89830
Kansas City MO-KS
1030
92110
St. Joseph MO-KS
30
85800
St. Louis MO-IL
1800
86880
Springfield MO
240
84970
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
100
98750
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
170
83230
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
190
84730
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
60
75660

Salaries for Nurse Midwives in St. Louis

Shown below is a detailed salary analysis for nurse midwives in St. Louis (US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014):

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
St. Louis MO-IL
Estimate not released
89250

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