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Nurse Salary in California

Below you will find nurse salaries in California arranged by the type of nurse. You can click on the Tabs for details of: Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN).

You can see from the tables a comparison against State and National average salaries and a detailed breakdown of employment figues for California – for each nursing career.

We also have some main guides – Nurse Practitoner Guide, Registered Nurse Guide and LPN/LVN Guide.

 

Registered Nurse Salary in California

The average Registered Nurse Salary in California (CA) is $94,120 which is well above the national average for RN’s. There are approximately 250,000 Registered Nurses employed in the state of California across a range of industries. The tables below show employment figures, average salary information – by hour, week, month and annual salaries in Metropolitan and Non Metropolitan areas of California.

Hourly WageWeekly WageMonthly SalaryAnnual Salary
Registered Nurse RN Salary California$45.25$1,810$7,843$94,120
U.S. Registered Nurse RN Salary$32.66$1,306$5,660$67,930
U.S. National Average Salary$22.01$880$3,815$45,790

Registered Nurse Salary in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Areas, California

StateEmploymentHourly WageWeekly WageMonthly SalaryAnnual Salary
Bakersfield-Delano CA3830$41.28 $1,651 $7,155 $85,860
Chico CA2020$43.68 $1,747 $7,572 $90,860
El Centro CA820$34.66 $1,386 $6,008 $72,090
Fresno CA5220$37.18 $1,487 $6,443 $77,320
Hanford-Corcoran CA1010$45.89 $1,836 $7,954 $95,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale CA Metropolitan Division69540$41.82 $1,673 $7,249 $86,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana CA89140$41.83 $1,673 $7,251 $87,010
Merced CA820$32.68 $1,307 $5,664 $67,970
Modesto CA3720$48.45 $1,938 $8,398 $100,780
Napa CA1730$50.21 $2,008 $8,703 $104,440
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward CA Metropolitan Division18410$54.58 $2,183 $9,460 $113,520
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura CA3900$37.30 $1,492 $6,466 $77,590
Redding CA1570$36.68 $1,467 $6,358 $76,300
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario CA22560$41.06 $1,642 $7,117 $85,400
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville CA15160$51.79 $2,071 $8,976 $107,710
Salinas CA2420$50.77 $2,031 $8,801 $105,610
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos CA21780$42.02 $1,681 $7,283 $87,400
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont CA35340$53.91 $2,157 $9,345 $112,140
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City CA Metropolitan Division16920$53.19 $2,128 $9,219 $110,630
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara CA13190$59.13 $2,365 $10,249 $122,990
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles CA1540$42.10 $1,684 $7,298 $87,570
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine CA Metropolitan Division19600$41.86 $1,674 $7,256 $87,070
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta CA3070$40.74 $1,630 $7,063 $84,750
Santa Cruz-Watsonville CA1540$47.14 $1,886 $8,171 $98,050
Santa Rosa-Petaluma CA3500$49.51 $1,981 $8,583 $102,990
Stockton CA4040$43.86 $1,754 $7,602 $91,220
Vallejo-Fairfield CA3140$57.36 $2,294 $9,943 $119,310
Visalia-Porterville CA1720$36.91 $1,477 $6,398 $76,780
Yuba City CA(8)-$29.99 $1,199 $5,198 $62,370
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area810$44.16 $1,766 $7,654 $91,850
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area190$42.41 $1,696 $7,351 $88,210
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area1760$32.64 $1,305 $5,657 $67,880
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area240NANANANA
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area1140$41.28 $1,651 $7,156 $85,870

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Nurse Practitioner Salary in California

The average Nurse Practitioner Salary in California (CA) is $98,970 which is above the national average for Nurse Practitioners. The latest figures show that there are 9,720 Nurse Practitiners employed in the state of California across a range of industries. These figures do not include further specialties within the group.

The tables below show employment figures, average salary information – by hour, week, month and annual salaries in Metropolitan and Non Metropolitan areas of California.

Hourly WageWeekly WageMonthly SalaryAnnual Salary
Nurse Practitioner Salary California$47.58$1,903$8,247$98,970
U.S. Nurse Practitioner Salary$43.97$1,758$7,620$91,450
U.S. National Average Salary$22.01$880$3,815$45,790

Nurse Practitioner Salary in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Areas, California

StateEmploymentHourly WageWeekly WageMonthly SalaryAnnual Salary
Bakersfield-Delano CA150$51.08 $2,043 $8,854 $106,250
Chico CA130$50.05 $2,002 $8,675 $104,100
Fresno CA270$48.65 $1,946 $8,433 $101,190
Hanford-Corcoran CA50$51.14 $2,045 $8,863 $106,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale CA Metropolitan Division2370$43.03 $1,721 $7,458 $89,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana CA3020$43.42 $1,737 $7,527 $90,320
Madera-Chowchilla CA60$55.11 $2,204 $9,553 $114,630
Merced CA30$43.93 $1,757 $7,614 $91,370
Modesto CA130$47.58 $1,903 $8,248 $98,970
Napa CA50$48.40 $1,936 $8,390 $100,680
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward CA Metropolitan Division940$50.08 $2,003 $8,680 $104,160
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura CA170$45.92 $1,837 $7,959 $95,510
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario CA1100$48.73 $1,949 $8,446 $101,350
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville CA830$44.24 $1,770 $7,668 $92,020
Salinas CA(8)-$47.98 $1,919 $8,317 $99,800
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos CA790$49.42 $1,977 $8,565 $102,780
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont CA1270$51.61 $2,064 $8,945 $107,340
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City CA Metropolitan Division330$55.98 $2,239 $9,703 $116,430
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara CA470$60.31 $2,413 $10,454 $125,450
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles CA70$47.59 $1,904 $8,249 $98,990
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine CA Metropolitan Division650$44.85 $1,794 $7,774 $93,290
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta CA140$44.55 $1,782 $7,723 $92,670
Santa Cruz-Watsonville CA40$51.20 $2,048 $8,875 $106,500
Santa Rosa-Petaluma CA160$45.82 $1,833 $7,942 $95,300
Stockton CA90$58.27 $2,331 $10,100 $121,200
Vallejo-Fairfield CA160$46.68 $1,867 $8,091 $97,090
Visalia-Porterville CA110$48.97 $1,959 $8,488 $101,860
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area140$44.01 $1,760 $7,628 $91,540
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area(8)-$43.64 $1,746 $7,565 $90,780

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Licensed Practical Nurse LPN / LVN Salary in California

The average Licensed Practical Nurse LPN Salary in California (CA) is $51,170 which is above the national average for LPN or LVN’S. The latest figures show that 61,950 LPN’s are employed in the state of California across a range of industries. There are around 718,800 Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurses employed in total in the U.S.

The tables below show employment figures, average salary information – by hour, week, month and annual salaries in Metropolitan and Non Metropolitan areas of California.

Hourly WageWeekly WageMonthly SalaryAnnual Salary
Licensed Practical Nurse LPN/LVN Salary California$24.60$984$4,264$51,170
U.S. Licensed Practical Nurse LPN/LVN Salary$20.30$815$3,533$42,400
U.S. National Average Salary$22.01$880$3,815$45,790

Licensed Practical Nurse LPN / LVN Salary in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Areas, California

StateEmploymentHourly WageWeekly WageMonthly SalaryAnnual Salary
Bakersfield-Delano CA1150$22.31$892 $3,867 $46,400
Chico CA710$24.07$963 $4,172 $50,060
El Centro CA150$23.71$948 $4,110 $49,320
Fresno CA1180$22.34$893 $3,872 $46,460
Hanford-Corcoran CA480$23.30$932 $4,039 $48,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale CA Metropolitan Division19700$24.18$967 $4,192 $50,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana CA25700$23.95$958 $4,151 $49,810
Madera-Chowchilla CA280$23.39$936 $4,055 $48,660
Merced CA190$22.52$901 $3,903 $46,830
Modesto CA660$25.14 $1,006 $4,358 $52,300
Napa CA210$27.20 $1,088 $4,715 $56,580
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward CA Metropolitan Division4310$28.63 $1,145 $4,962 $59,540
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura CA750$26.48 $1,059 $4,590 $55,080
Redding CA360$23.43$937 $4,061 $48,730
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario CA6310$22.19$888 $3,846 $46,150
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville CA3330$26.16 $1,047 $4,535 $54,420
Salinas CA490$28.34 $1,134 $4,913 $58,950
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos CA5620$23.38$935 $4,053 $48,640
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont CA6810$28.80 $1,152 $4,993 $59,910
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City CA Metropolitan Division2510$29.11 $1,164 $5,046 $60,550
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara CA2010$27.80 $1,112 $4,818 $57,820
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles CA320$23.41$937 $4,058 $48,700
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine CA Metropolitan Division6000$23.18$927 $4,017 $48,200
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta CA520$27.52 $1,101 $4,769 $57,230
Santa Cruz-Watsonville CA230$25.17 $1,007 $4,363 $52,350
Santa Rosa-Petaluma CA570$26.90 $1,076 $4,663 $55,960
Stockton CA1140$24.74$990 $4,288 $51,460
Vallejo-Fairfield CA610$27.81 $1,113 $4,821 $57,850
Visalia-Porterville CA520$22.04$882 $3,820 $45,840
Yuba City CA280$21.71$868 $3,763 $45,160
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area150$24.78$991 $4,295 $51,540
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area390$23.26$931 $4,033 $48,390
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area120$25.02 $1,001 $4,336 $52,030
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area330$23.60$944 $4,090 $49,080

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