RN Salary in Mississippi - MS

Mississippi Registered Nurses Salaries

As stated prior, the need for registered nurses in the State of Mississippi is alarming. This shortage has caused the salary for registered nurses in Mississippi to go up.  It is expected that both the number of employed RNs as well as the average Mississippi RN salary will continue to grow for the next twelve years. The average annual salary for a registered nurse in the state of Mississippi is $53,500.00.

Listed are the average salaries for the top ten highest population cities in Mississippi. They are:

Jackson:  $55,500.00
Gulfport  $54,500.00
Southaven  $59,000.00
Madison  $49,500.00
Tupeloi  $51,700.00
Biloxi $54,800.00
Meridian  $49,100.00
Ridgeland  $55,700.00
Laurel $49,500.00
Columbus  $54,500.00


 Military Information

Registered nurses are vital to the healthcare services at military hospitals and clinics across the nation. Military registered nurses in the State of Mississippi work in either mobile field hospitals or in sick bays aboard ships. Registered nurses at various Mississippi military bases, assist with medic-air flights, as well. The primary duties of a registered nurse in the military are the following:

  • Assist physicians with surgical procedures
  • Administer medications and vaccinations
  • Assess patients and determine the type of consultation needed
  • Supervise, train and lead other nurses, and military healthcare personnel

 If you are interested in choosing a career as a registered nurse in the military, you first need to decide which branch to get your training from: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard and Navy, and then consult with that branch. If you are already a member or a veteran and you are considering becoming a registered nurse, then you can use your GI Bill for your education and training. Sometimes is a spouse of a military member or veteran may be able to transfer his/her GI Bill to pay for the other spouse’s training.

Mississippi Military Bases

Keesler Air Force Base
300 Meadows Dr # 2221
Keesler Afb, MS 39534
(228) 377-4666

Columbus Air Force Base
Columbus AFB, MS
(662) 434-8333‎

Camp Shelby Army Post
Hattiesburg, ms 39401
Phone: (601) 558-2465

Meridian Naval Air Station
Rosenbaum Ave. Suite 13
Meridian, MS 39309

Mississippi VA Hospitals

Biloxi VA Hospital
Building 54, Room 116B
400 Veterans Ave.
Biloxi, MS 39531
Phone: (228) 523-5253
Email: adminvab@vab.state.ms.us

 Jackson VA Hospital
Room D 118
1500 E. Woodrow Wilson Dr.
Jackson, MS 39216
Phone: (601) 364-1451
Email: adminvaj@vab.state.ms.us

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