RN Salary in New Jersey - NJ

New Jersey Registered Nurses Salaries

The average New Jersey RN salary is $63,000. The average income per person in New Jersey is $53,794 so nurses earn far above that figure. Nursing offers a flexible schedule and due to shortages in this field the earning potential is amazing. Some nurses only work three 12-hour shifts and some work five or six 12-hour shifts, which would make their average salary significantly, increase. 

The following list shows the average New Jersey RN salary by major cities within the state.

Atlantic City $62,000
Bayonne $90,000
Bloomfield $90,000
Brick $67,000
Bridgewater $77,000
Camden $67,000
Cherry Hill $67,000
Clifton $90,000
East Brunswick $92,000
East Orange $90,000
Edison $91,000
Elizabeth $90,000
Gloucester $78,000
Hamilton $70,000
Irvington $90,000
Jersey City $90,000
Newark $90,000
North Bergen $90,000
Old Bridge $93,000
Piscataway $90,000
Toms River $64,000
Trenton $70,000
Woodbridge $91,000


Professional Organizations for New Jersey RNs

The New Jersey Board of Nursing

The New Jersey Board of Nursing is responsible for licensing registered nurses and practical nurses in New Jersey. The board is also responsible for regulating the nursing profession in the state of New Jersey. All the forms needed for licensing are available at

The New Jersey Board of Nursing’s Website.
Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 45010
124 Halsey Street, Sixth Floor
Newark, New Jersey 07101 
Tel. Number: (973) 504-6457

The New Jersey State Nurses Association

The New Jersey State Nurses Association is an organization that offers a wide variety of resources for nurses and student nurses. There are classes for continuing education and a place to search for jobs in nursing. They also offer scholarships for nurses who would like to purse higher education.  This organization also allows for nurses in the state of New Jersey to get involved in matters that effect nurses.
1479 Pennington Road
Trenton, New Jersey 08618

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