Salaries for Ohio’s MSN-Educated Nurses

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

Nurse Anesthetists

  • Entry-level: $120,800
  • Mid-career: $144,900
  • Experienced: $187,200+

Nurse Midwives

  • Entry-level: $73,800
  • Mid-career: $94,400
  • Experienced: $120,300

Nurse Practitioners

  • 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:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Akron OH
420
90100
Canton-Massillon OH
160
96940
Cincinnati-Middletown OH-KY-IN
1060
97570
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor OH
1140
92120
Columbus OH
630
93320
Dayton OH
380
85720
Lima OH
50
96900
Mansfield OH
40
103730
Toledo OH
330
90440
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman OH-PA
80
86060
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
80
93930
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
200
90760
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
70
90190
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
140
89540

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.

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Cincinnati-Middletown OH-KY-IN
490
140500
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor OH
480
164470
Columbus OH
370
140410
Dayton OH
250
142500
Toledo OH
Estimate Not Released
165050
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman OH-PA
Estimate Not Released
132630
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
Estimate Not Released
152800

*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:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor OH
40
99560
Columbus OH
Estimate Not Released
99500

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