Registered Nurse Salary in Nebraska

The average reported salary in Nebraska for Registered Nurse was $72,713 a year with an hourly wage of $35 according to the ZipRecruiter website.  PayScale website reports median hourly pay of $31.06 in Nebraska. Glassdoor website reports a salary of $65,870 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 $66,278 per year. They state that they have 3100 salary reports averaging $31.06 per hour. Additionally, RNs may expect overtime compensation of $11,250 per year.

Registered Nurse Salary in Nebraska

RN Salaries by Year of Experience in Nebraska

Registered nurses with less than 1 year of experience may expect a salary of around $25.81. This is based on reported salaries including overtime, bonuses, and tips.

Registered nurses with 1-4 years of experience reportedly earned $27.31 per hour, including overtime, bonuses, and tips.

Registered nurses with more than 5 years of experience (op to 10) earned $29.28. This was reported by 56 RNs, including overtime, tips, and bonuses.

Experienced RNs with 10-19 years of experience reported a salary of $31.28. This is based on 69 reports, including tips, bonuses, and overtime.

Registered nurses with more than 20 years of experience working as RNs reported a salary of $32.90 per hour.

Years of ExperienceHourly mean wage
Annual mean wage
>1$25.81$27,874.80
1 to 4$27.31$29,494.80
5 to 9$29.28$31,622.40
10 to 19$31.28$33,782.40
20+$32.90$35,532.00

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

RN Salaries by Year of Experience in Nebraska

Nebraska RN Salary Compared to Nationwide

While we can see the salaries of RNs in Nebraska from $46,115 to $106,116, most of the registered nurses have salaries in the range of $57,025 to $78,843. This is almost $21,000 difference mainly based on experience, over time, and bonuses.

When compared to other RNs working across the US, registered nurses in LA earn 44% more than the national average. In New York, they earn 37% more, Houston 17%, Dallas 8% more, and in Chicago 8% more compared to nurse’s salaries in Nebraska.

Most Popular Employers in Nebraska

Most of the gathered reports were from registered nurses working at Nebraska Medicine, CHI Health, Bryan Health, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, and Regional West Medical Center.

Nurse Salaries in Nebraska

Nebraska Medicine

$27/hr
Range: $25 – $39

CHI Health

$29/hr
Range: $24 – $35

Bryan Health

$27/hr
Range: $27 – $33

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

$29/hr
Range: $25 – $39

Regional West Medical Center

$26/hr
Range: $24 – $28

Methodist Health System – NE and IA

$29/hr
Range: $28 – $33

From the documentation provided by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics for Nebraska, registered nurses in Nebraska earned $31 per hour. The average annual salary is reported to be $64,390. 

In comparison, nurse practitioners earned $48 per hour, $98,905 annually, licensed practical nurses earned $21, $42,965. 

Highest paying cities in Nebraska:

  • Kearney – $81,499
  • Lincoln – $75,324
  • Omaha – $66,944
  • North Platte – $66,646
  • Grand Island – $62,901
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