In 2014, the United States Department of Labor reported that BSN-educated registered nurses in Ohio earned an average of $62,490 annually. That same year, advanced practice nursing professionals in the state earned salaries that were so substantially higher that they earned a spot on the state’s top 50 highest paid occupations:
- Nurse anesthetists: $152,310
- Nurse midwives: $94,070
- Nurse practitioners: $92,830
Some registered nurses use their MSN degrees to become postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers. In Ohio, these MSN-educated nurses enjoy one of the strongest job markets in the nation. Ohio held the fifth highest employment level for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in the country, with 2,860 nurse educators working in the state as of 2014.
Experience Paves the Way for Higher Salaries in Ohio
The pathway to optimum salaries does not stop after entering the workforce equipped with an MSN degree. Most often, the highest paid MSN-educated nurses in the state have diligently worked their way up the career ladder through several years of work experience. In 2014, the United States Department of Labor released the following salary statistics to reflect the impact that experience has on earning potential:
Nursing Instructors and Teachers
- Entry-level: $27,700
- Mid-career: $63,500
- Experienced: $103,700
- Entry-level: $120,800
- Mid-career: $144,900
- Experienced: $187,200+
- Entry-level: $73,800
- Mid-career: $94,400
- Experienced: $120,300
- Entry-level: $74,600
- Mid-career: $91,600
- Experienced: $118,500
Salaries for Ohio’s Nurse Practitioners
In 2014, the United States Department of Labor found that nurse practitioners employed in Ohio’s major metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas earned between approximately $86,000 and $100,000 annually. Among all these areas, Mansfield was the highest paying place for nurse practitioners:
Nurse Anesthetist Salaries in Ohio
Ohio held the fourth highest employment level for nurse anesthetists in the country in 2014, with 2,060 CRNAs licensed to work in the state that year.
Along with education and experience, geographic location of employment could likewise influence a nurse anesthetist’s earning potential in Ohio. In 2014, the United State’s Department of Labor determined that nurse anesthetists in Ohio earned the highest salaries in Toledo and the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area.
*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.
Certified Nurse Midwife Salaries in Ohio
Columbus and the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor district stand tall as Ohio’s most dynamic employment centers for nurse midwives. In addition, the United States Department of Labor reported that both areas awarded nurse midwives approximately $99,500 annually, which is over $5,000 more than the state average salary for this occupation in 2014: