Salaries for Rhode Island’s MSN-Educated Nurses

The United States Department of Labor found that BSN-educated registered nurses in Rhode Island earned an average of $75,510 annually, while the following advanced practice roles for MSN-educated nurses were among the state’s top 50 highest paying professions:

  • Nurse midwives: $101,840
  • Nurse practitioners: $101,130

Also, in that same year, Rhode Island was among the top five highest paying states for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in the country. In that year, the 170 postsecondary nursing instructors working here earned an average annual salary of $82,150.

How Experience Affects Salaries for Rhode Island’s MSN-Educated Nurses

An article published by the Rhode Island Public Radio in 2014 reported the state is expected to suffer a nursing shortage in the next 10 to 15 years, which will drive demand for highly experienced MSN-educated nurses. Yet, even in that year, the United States Department of Labor found local employers in Rhode Island were willing to pay top dollar for the most experienced MSN-educated nurses in a variety of roles:

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Entry-level: $60,900
  • Mid-career: $77,800
  • Experienced: $114,900

Nurse Midwives

  • Entry-level: $70,000
  • Mid-career: $95,000
  • Experienced: $127,800

Nurse Practitioners

  • Entry-level: $69,200
  • Mid-career: $100,400
  • Experienced: $138,700

Nurse Anesthetist Salaries in Rhode Island

A recent article published by the Providence Business News claims the health care industry will remain the premier private-sector employer in Rhode Island. In fact, the health care and social assistant industries are expected to create 12,833 jobs statewide through 2020, which will undoubtedly benefit nurse anesthetists working here. In 2014, the United States Department of Labor determined that nurse anesthetists in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick area received $138,800 annually:

Area name
Hourly mean wage
Hourly median wage
Providence-Fall River-Warwick RI-MA
66.73
74.00

Nurse Practitioner Salaries in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick Area

According to Forbes Magazine Providence boasts seven institutions of higher learning and eight hospitals, making the city an ideal setting for nurse practitioners to earn and utilize a MSN degree. In 2014, the median household income in Providence was $56,703. However, the United States Department of Labor reported that nurse practitioners employed in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick district earned a much higher median salary of $100,080 annually:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Providence-Fall River-Warwick RI-MA
570
100880

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