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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 $102,700 which is well above the national average for RN’s. There are approximately 282,290 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$49.37$1,975$8,558$102,700
U.S. Registered Nurse RN Salary$35.36$1,414$6,129$73,550
U.S. National Average Salary$24.34$973$4,218$50,620

Registered Nurse Salary in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Areas, California

StateEmployment NumbersHourly WageAnnual Salary
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine 22,920 $42.01$87,390
Bakersfield 5,340 $43.56$90,610
Chico-$39.49$82,140
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area190$45.04$93,690
El Centro880$42.03$87,420
Fresno 7,560 $43.76$91,010
Hanford-Corcoran940$39.97$83,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 102,330 $45.10$93,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale 79,420 $45.99$95,650
Merced860$47.57$98,940
Modesto 4,140 $51.18$106,460
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area730$48.89$101,700
Napa 1,430 $54.68$113,740
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 2,360 $43.46$90,390
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 1,040 $40.43$84,100
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley 19,550 $56.09$116,660
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura 4,440 $40.34$83,910
Redding 1,720 $46.26$96,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 27,720 $46.88$97,520
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 18,240 $55.85$116,170
Salinas 2,470 $62.47$129,940
San Diego-Carlsbad 23,100 $45.55$94,740
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 35,480 $60.08$124,970
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco 14,170 $67.16$139,700
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 15,990 $62.09$129,140
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande 1,790 $48.42$100,710
San Rafael 1,760 $47.44$98,660
Santa Cruz-Watsonville 1,520 $59.84$124,470
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara 3,050 $49.00$101,920
Santa Rosa 3,170 $53.62$111,530
Stockton-Lodi 4,270 $52.03$108,230
Vallejo-Fairfield 3,170 $57.61$119,830
Visalia-Porterville 2,230 $41.97$87,310

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Nurse Practitioner Salary in California

The average Nurse Practitioner Salary in California (CA) is $126,770 which is above the national average for Nurse Practitioners. The latest figures show that there are 13,570 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$60.95$2,438$10,564$126,770
U.S. Nurse Practitioner Salary$51.68$2,067$8,957$107,480
U.S. National Average Salary$24.34$973$4,218$50,620

Nurse Practitioner Salary in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Areas, California

StateEmployment NumbersHourly WageAnnual Salary
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine 1,160 $57.51$119,620
Bakersfield140$57.07$118,700
Chico90$45.03$93,660
El Centro50$57.29$119,150
Fresno490$54.14$112,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 4,260 $61.64$128,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale 3,100 $63.19$131,440
Madera80$64.94$135,070
Merced60$55.58$115,600
Modesto200$61.56$128,040
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetro area30$62.02$129,000
Napa60$55.40$115,240
N Coast Region of California nonmetro area120$52.16$108,490
N Mountains Region of California nonmetro area60$50.69$105,430
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley 1,250 $63.58$132,240
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura190$56.02$116,520
Redding70$54.28$112,900
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 1,350 $57.39$119,360
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade730$60.01$124,820
Salinas100$60.43$125,700
San Diego-Carlsbad 1,350 $57.00$118,560
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 2,450 $66.53$138,380
San Francisco-Redwood City-S San Francisco 1,020 $72.91$151,660
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara680$68.24$141,930
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande70$53.61$111,510
San Rafael180$50.84$105,750
Santa Cruz-Watsonville70$58.54$121,760
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara60$59.31$123,370
Santa Rosa180$55.10$114,610
Stockton-Lodi110$59.34$123,420
Vallejo-Fairfield170$66.43$138,180
Visalia-Porterville100$57.80$120,230
Yuba City40$58.00$120,640

Return to Nurse Practitioner by State or for all national data – Nurse Practitioner Salary page.

 

Licensed Practical Nurse LPN / LVN Salary in California

The average Licensed Practical Nurse LPN Salary in California (CA) is $53,600 which is above the national average for LPN or LVN’S. The latest figures show that 66,350 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$25.77$1,031$4,467$53,600
U.S. Licensed Practical Nurse LPN/LVN Salary$21.98$918$3,976$47,710
U.S. National Average Salary$24.34$973$4,218$50,620

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

StateEmployment NumbersHourly WageAnnual Salary
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine 6,200 $25.53$53,100
Bakersfield 1,130 $25.50$53,040
Chico400$26.32$54,740
El Centro220$24.65$51,280
Fresno 1,370 $24.00$49,920
Hanford-Corcoran310$25.34$52,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 25,480 $25.06$52,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale 19,280 $24.91$51,820
Madera280$26.18$54,450
Merced-$25.02$52,040
Modesto 1,000 $24.66$51,290
Mother Lode Region California nonmetro area180$26.17$54,430
Napa210$28.49$59,250
N Coast Region of California nonmetro area400$23.67$49,220
N Valley Region of California nonmetro area40$25.16$52,340
N Mountains Region California nonmetro area340$25.11$52,230
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley 4,630 $28.17$58,590
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura980$25.65$53,360
Redding380$24.40$50,750
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 7,210 $23.26$48,390
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 3,190 $26.81$55,760
Salinas650$29.00$60,330
San Diego-Carlsbad 5,600 $26.09$54,260
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 7,230 $29.11$60,550
San Francisco-Redwood City-S San Francisco 2,270 $31.25$65,000
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 2,920 $29.50$61,360
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande-$24.76$51,500
San Rafael330$27.68$57,580
Santa Cruz-Watsonville390$25.66$53,370
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara530$27.62$57,460
Santa Rosa710$28.57$59,430
Stockton-Lodi 1,240 $26.51$55,150
Vallejo-Fairfield820$27.53$57,250
Visalia-Porterville570$22.16$46,090
Yuba City220$28.03$58,300

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California CA. State capital is Sacramento. Largest cities are Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose. Latest population figures 39,144,818. Per capita income $52,651.

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