Salary for a Nurse in North Dakota - ND

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), North Dakota has the fifth-highest concentration of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) of any state in the country. The BLS claims that, in 2009, North Dakota had 3300 LPNs, each of whom made an average annual salary of $34,810. The BLS also states that the average RN salary in North Dakota during that same year was $56,110, and that 6260 RNs in the state were licensed. These nursing salaries in North Dakota are slightly below the average yearly income figures of $40,900 for LPNs and $66,530 for RNs.

Pay tends to differ for both LPNs and RNs based on a variety of factors. These include years of education, years of experience, degree held, licensure or certifications held, and the area of North Dakota in which a LPN or RN works. Wages vary from one metropolitan or non metropolitan area of North Dakota to another, which is evident when one looks at the following salary figures for LPNs and RNs provided by the BLS:

North Dakota City LPN Salary RN Salary
Bismarck, ND $36,700 $52,480
Fargo, ND $33,890 $61,710
Far Western non metro area, ND $35,780 $55,440
West Central non metro area, ND $34,730 $57,540
East Central non metro area, ND $35,460 $50,230
Far Eastern non metro area, ND $33,650 $49,100

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