Registered Nurse Salary in Indiana

The average reported salary in Indiana for Registered Nurse was $64,932 a year with an hourly wage of $31 according to the ZipRecruiter website.  PayScale website reports median hourly pay of $34.38 in Indiana. Glassdoor website reports a salary of $53,456 with very high confidence.

Due to the current crisis in the healthcare system because of COVID-19, website Indeed reports rapid changes in RN salaries with the latest base salary reports of $73,383 per year. They state that they have 3100 salary reports averaging $34.38 per hour. Additionally, RNs may expect overtime compensation of $10,500 per year.

Registered Nurse Salary in Indiana

RN Salaries by Year of Experience in Indiana

Registered nurses with less than 1 year of experience may expect a salary of around $24.17. This is based on reported salaries including overtime, bonuses, and tips.

Registered nurses with 1-4 years of experience reportedly earned $25.35 per hour, including overtime, bonuses, and tips.

Registered nurses with more than 5 years of experience (op to 10) earned $28.15. This was reported by 128 RNs, including overtime, tips, and bonuses.

Experienced RNs with 10-19 years of experience reported a salary of $31.81. This is based on 105 reports, including tips, bonuses, and overtime.

Registered nurses with more than 20 years of experience working as RNs reported a salary of35.65 per hour.

Years of ExperienceHourly mean wage
Annual mean wage
>1$24.17$26,103.60
1 to 4$25.35$27,378.00
5 to 9$28.15$30,402.00
10 to 19$31.81$34,354.80
20+$35.65$38,502.00

This table is based on gathered data and reports from RNs in Indiana. Data is gathered from reputable websites. The annual mean wage is calculated based on a 40 hours working week.

Indiana RN Salary Compared to Nationwide

While we can see the salaries of RNs in Indiana from $32,311 to $38,318, most of the registered nurses have salaries in the range of $50,314 to $68,316. This is almost $18,000 difference mainly based on experience, over time, and bonuses.

When compared to other RNs working across the US, registered nurses in LA earn 52% more than the national average. In New York, they earn 44% more, Houston 24%, Dallas 14% more, and in Chicago 14% more compared to nurse’s salaries in Indiana.

Compared Salary in Indiana with Nationwide

Most Popular Employers in Indiana

Most of the gathered reports were from registered nurses working at Indiana University Health, St. Vincent’s, Community Health Network (Indiana), and Franciscan Health.

Nurse Salaries in Indiana

Indiana University Health

$26/hr
Range: $24 – $32

St. Vincent’s

$27/hr
Range: $23 – $35

Community Health Network (Indiana)

$28/hr
Range: $25 – $39

Franciscan Health

$30/hr
Range: $24 – $35

Eskenazi Health

$25/hr
Range: $24 – $32

American Senior Communities

$26/hr
Range: $25 – $35

From the documentation provided by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics for Indiana, registered nurses in Indiana earned $30per hour. The average annual salary is reported to be $662,923. 

In comparison, nurse practitioners earned $43 per hour, $88,503 annually, licensed practical nurses earned $21, $44,426. Best salaries are reported by Nurse Anesthetists of $79 per hour, $163,845 annually.

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