Registered Nurse Salary in Missouri

The average reported salary in Missouri for Registered Nurse was $60,802 a year with an hourly wage of $30 according to the ZipRecruiter website.  PayScale website reports median hourly pay of $25.88 in St Louis. Glassdoor website reports a salary of $51,710 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 $22.69 per hour. They state that they have 373 salary reports averaging $59,170 a year. Additionally, RNs may expect overtime compensation of $9,000 per year.

Registered Nurse Salary in Missouri

RN Salaries by Year of Experience in Missouri

Registered nurses with less than 1 year of experience may expect a salary of around $23.39. This is based on reported salaries including overtime, bonuses, and tips.

Registered nurses with 1-4 years of experience reportedly earned $24.31 per hour, including overtime, bonuses, and tips.

Registered nurses with more than 5 years of experience (up to 10) earned $27.81 This was reported by 98 RNs, including overtime, tips, and bonuses.

Experienced RNs with 10-19 years of experience reported a salary of $31.80. This is based on 106 reports, including tips, bonuses, and overtime.

Registered nurses with more than 20 years of experience working as RNs reported a salary of $33.32.

Years of ExperienceHourly mean wage
Annual mean wage
1 to 4$24.31$26,254.80
5 to 9$27.81$30,034.80
10 to 19$31.80$34,344.00

This table is based on gathered data and reports from RNs in Missouri. Data is gathered from reputable websites. The annual mean wage is calculated based on a 40 hours working week, including overtime, bonuses, tips, etc.

Missouri RN Salary Compared to Nationwide

While we can see the salaries of RNs in Missouri from $30,257 to $92,066, most of the registered nurses have salaries in the range of $47,114 to $63,971. This is almost $16,000 difference mainly based on experience, over time, and bonuses.

When compared to other RNs working across the US, registered nurses in LA earn 58% more than in Missouri. In New York, they earn 51% more, Houston 29%, Dallas 19% more, and in Chicago 19% more compared to nurse’s salaries in Missouri.

Compared Salary in Missouri with Nationwide

Most Popular Employers in Missouri

Most of the gathered reports were from registered nurses working in Mercy, SSM Health, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital (MO), BJC HealthCare, and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. 

Nurse Salaries in Missouri


Range: $21 – $38

SSM Health

Range: $23 – $37

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Range: $23 – $39

St. Luke’s Hospital (MO)

Range: $21 – $45

BJC HealthCare

Range: $23 – $33

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Range: $23 – $49

According to the website, the average registered nurse salary in Missouri is $59,170. The range of salaries reported by their users is between $47,114 and $63,971 which is 23% lower than the national average even when we include $9,000 overtime. The main difference in salary is based on the city. Other factors that determine nurse salary in Missouri are education, certificates, years of experience, and additional skills. 

Highest paying cities in Missouri:

  • O’Fallon – $71,662 per year
  • Fort Leonard Wood – $70,599 per year
  • Saint Charles – $69,887 per year
  • St Louis – $61,132 per year
  • Kansas City – $58,588 per year

According to the website, registered nurses earned in Missouri in 2008 on average $59,923. When compared with other professions, nurse practitioners earned $88,660, licensed practical nurses $40,488, and nurse anestheist $156,850.

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