Salary for a Nurse in New Jersey - NJ

The salary a nurse earns in New Jersey can be affected by a variety of factors.  Some of the more influential factors include education and years of experience, clinical specialties, type of facility, and the location of the job. New Jersey ranks 11th in the United States for population and 47th for area, making it the most densely populated state. The majority of the population lives in areas that are near New York City, Philadelphia, or the eastern seaboard. Therefore it is not surprising that average nursing salaries near the larger cities are higher than those in smaller, less population-dense areas. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, New Jersey is among the wealthiest states, second only to Maryland.

Listed below are average salaries for nurses in different cities and metropolitan areas in New Jersey as listed on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics web site. Several include the larger metropolitan area that encompasses a city or cities in another state. These are listed by the New Jersey city with the metropolitan area included in parentheses.

  • Easton (Bethlehem, PA):  $62,940
  • Atlantic City:  $71,100
  • Camden:  $72,640
  • Edison-New Brunswick:  $73,560
  • Newark (Union, PA):  $102,250
  • Wayne (NYC-White Plains, NY):  $81,340
  • Ocean City:  $61,150
  • Trenton:  $67,740
  • Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton:  $70,580
  • Wilmington, DE metro area:  $71,730

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