Nurses in two professions that require an MSN are exceptionally well paid in Wisconsin. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that nurse anesthetists in Wisconsin earned the 3rd highest average salary in the country in 2014. The salaries for nurse anesthetists were particularly high in two regions of Wisconsin:
- Green Bay – 8th highest average salary for nurse anesthetists of any metropolitan area
- Eastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan area – 3rd highest average salary of any rural area
In addition, nurse midwives in the Milwaukee area earned the 10th highest average salary of nurse midwives in any metropolitan area in the US.
Salary Ranges for MSN-Educated Nurses in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development provided the salaries of MSN-educated nurses with differing levels of experience as of 2014:
The Economic Benefits of Obtaining an MSN in Wisconsin
Comparing the median salary among NPs with the median salary of RNs throughout Wisconsin indicates the significant increase in salary that comes with earning an MSN. NPs must have an MSN to get licensed, while RNs rarely possess this credential. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides this salary information for nurses in Wisconsin as of 2014:
Wisconsin’s High Concentration of Nurse Educators and Nurse Midwives
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Eau Claire had the 5th highest concentration of jobs for nurse educators of any metropolitan area in the country in 2014. In addition, the Milwaukee area had the 9th highest concentration of jobs for nurse midwives.
The Milwaukee area had a particularly large number of nurse educators employed there in 2014. The area had the 9th highest number of nursing instructors in the country. More than 700 nurse educators were employed in the Milwaukee area in 2014.
Nurse Practitioner Salaries Throughout Wisconsin
The average salary of nurse practitioners in the metropolitan areas of Wisconsin exceeded $90,000 a year as of 2014 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. NPs in Racine earned the highest average salary:
Nurse Anesthetist Salaries in Key Urban and Rural Areas of Wisconsin
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics analyzed the salaries of nurse anesthetists in key areas of Wisconsin as of 2014. The average salary of nurse anesthetists in Green Bay exceeded $205,000:
*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 Nurse Midwives in Milwaukee
Shown below is a detailed analysis of the salaries of nurse midwives in the Milwaukee area (US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014):