Registered Nurse Salary in Oklahoma

The average reported salary in Oklahoma for Registered Nurse was $61,416 a year with an hourly wage of $27.20 according to the PayScale website.  PayScale website reports that salary in Oklahoma City. Glassdoor website reports a salary of $52,686 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 $37.34 per hour. They state that they have 192 salary reports averaging $79,691 a year. Additionally, RNs may expect overtime compensation of $10,500 per year.

RN Salaries by Year of Experience in Oklahoma

Registered nurses with less than 1 year of experience may expect a salary of around $23.04. This is based on reported salaries including overtime, bonuses, and tips.

Registered nurses with 1-4 years of experience reportedly earned $24.99 per hour, including overtime, bonuses, and tips.

Registered nurses with more than 5 years of experience (up to 10) earned $29.12. This was reported by 56 RNs, including overtime, tips, and bonuses.

Experienced RNs with 10-19 years of experience reported a salary of $31.39. This is based on 58 reports, including tips, bonuses, and overtime.

Registered nurses with more than 20 years of experience working as RNs reported a salary of $30.40.

Years of ExperienceHourly mean wage
Annual mean wage
1 to 4$24.99$26,989.20
5 to 9$29.12$31,449.60
10 to 19$31.39$33,901.20

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

RN Salaries by Year of Experience in Oklahoma

Oklahoma RN Salary Compared to Nationwide

While we can see the salaries of RNs in Oklahoma from $31,192 to $67,580, most of the registered nurses have salaries in the range of $49,500 to $68,800. This is almost $19,000 difference mainly based on experience, over time, and bonuses.

When compared to other RNs working across the US, registered nurses in LA earn 51% more than in Oklahoma. In New York, they earn 44% more, Houston 23%, Dallas 14% more, and in Chicago 13% more compared to nurse’s salaries in Oklahoma.

Most Popular Employers in Oklahoma

Most of the gathered reports were from registered nurses working in OU Medicine, Preferred Pediatric Home Health Care, Mercy, SSM Health, University of Oklahoma HSC, and INTEGRIS Health.

Nurse Salaries in Oklahoma

OU Medicine

Range: $24 – $30

Preferred Pediatric Home Health Care

Range: $18 – $74


Range: $23 – $39

SSM Health

Range: $24 – $33


Range: $32 – $35

Norman Regional Hospital Authority

Range: $23 – $25

According to the website, the average registered nurse salary in Oklahoma is $53,890. The range of salaries reported by their users is between $49,780 and $64,065 which is 21% lower than the national average even when we include $9,375 overtime. The main difference in salary is based on the city. Other factors that determine nurse salary in Oklahoma are education, certificates, years of experience, and additional skills. 

Highest paying cities in Oklahoma:

  • Norman – $85,853 per year
  • Edmond – $84,591 per year
  • Broken Arrow – $81,084 per year
  • Oklahoma City – $79,691 per year
  • Ardmore – $71,807 per year

When compared with other professions, registered nurses in Oklahoma earn annually $60,880 while nurse practitioners earn $101,410. Licensed practical nurses reported earnings of $41,243 while nurse anestheist reported $188,720 on average.

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