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:
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).
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:
- 3rd highest concentration of nurse practitioners
- 6th highest concentration of nurse anesthetists
- 10th highest concentration of nurse educators
- 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:
*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:
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):