Salaries for New Jersey’s MSN-Educated Nurses

In 2014, the United States Department of Labor reported that registered nurses in New Jersey with a BSN earned an average annual salary of $78,330. Meanwhile, MSN-educated nurses such as nurse midwives and nurse anesthetists were counted among the state’s 50 highest paid occupations. Other examples of average annual salaries for MSN-educated nurses in New Jersey that year included:

  • Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary: $87,690
  • Nurse anesthetists: $162,680
  • Nurse midwives: $109,460
  • Nurse practitioners: $106,060

The US Department of Labor recognized New Jersey as a national leader in terms of salaries for nurse educators in 2014. More specifically:

  • New Jersey was the third highest paying state for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in the country. That year, New Jersey employers paid these MSN-educated nurses an average annual salary of $87,690.
  • The Newark-Union, NJ-PA metropolitan district was among the top ten highest paying metropolitan areas for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in the country. This average annual salary for those working here was $92,760.

Gain More Experience, Gain Higher Salaries

Salaries are closely tied to the amount of accumulated work experience a nurse has. In 2014, the United States Department released salary statistics for the following nursing professions according to experience level:

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Entry-level: $63,500
  • Mid-level: $87,600
  • Experience: $118,700

Nurse Anesthetists

  • Entry-level: $119,000
  • Mid-level: $164,000
  • Experience: $187,200+

Nurse Midwives

  • Entry-level: $86,500
  • Mid-level: $109,900
  • Experience: $133,400

Nurse Practitioners

  • Entry-level: $79,900
  • Mid-level: $108,100
  • Experience: $136,800

Nurse Practitioner Salaries in New Jersey

Salary statistics released by the United States Department of Labor in 2014 indicate that nurse practitioners working in Ocean City earned the highest average salaries in the state. Employers throughout the Ocean City area treated nurse practitioners to an enviable average annual salary of $118,750:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Atlantic City-Hammonton NJ
110
111610
Camden NJ Metropolitan Division
540
101940
Edison-New Brunswick NJ Metropolitan Division
740
104870
Newark-Union NJ-PA Metropolitan Division
640
105940
Ocean City NJ
70
118750
Trenton-Ewing NJ
180
105960
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton NJ
30
86420

Salaries for Nurse Anesthetists in New Jersey

While comparing two major employment hubs in New Jersey, the United States Department of Labor reported that in 2014 nurse anesthetists located in the Edison-New Brunswick area received an average annual salary of $161,640, while those in the Newark-Union, NJ-PA area earned an average annual salary of $129,510:

Area name
Hourly mean wage
Hourly median wage
Edison-New Brunswick NJ Metropolitan Division
77.71
82.38
Newark-Union NJ-PA Metropolitan Division
62.26
64.66

*These salaries are equal to or greater than $90 an hour or $187,199 a year. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics does not report salary data higher than these values.

Salaries for Camden, New Jersey’s Certified Nurse-Midwives

In 2014, the United States Department of Labor found that Camden was the seventh highest paying metropolitan area for nurse midwives in the country. At that time, employers in the city offered nurse midwives an average annual salary of $108,430. The following data table provides a more comprehensive breakdown of nurse midwife salaries in Camden:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Camden NJ Metropolitan Division
40
108430

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