If you are considering a career in nursing, you are probably wondering how much RNs make in your area. In Kansas City, a registered nurse earns just over $67,000 per year according to data collected by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2018, which is just below the national average of $71,730. Key factors that can influence a nurse's salary include his/her experience level and areas of expertise. For example, experience in labor and delivery, geriatrics and Intensive Care Unit/emergency room can lead to a higher average salary, according to data collected by PayScale.com.

In general, nurse practitioners earn more than RNs, which makes sense given the additional education and years of clinical experience required to become an NP. In Kansas City, nurse practitioners earn an average salary of $110,010 per year according to BLS data.

How Much Do Kansas City RNs Make per Hour

According to the latest BLS estimates, a KC RN can expect an hourly median wage of $31.82.

  • Midwives can expect $51.99 median hourly
  • Nurse Practitioners expect $52.89 median hourly

Registered Nursing Salary in Kansas City, MO-KS

Location Total Employment Annual Salary
United States 2,951,960 $71,730
Missouri 71,770 $62,270
Kansas City, MO-KS 24,160 $66,190

Table data taken from 2018 BLS (http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm)

While these average figures are good guidelines to keep in mind during your job search, some nurses will earn more or less than these average salaries. Your individual salary will be influenced by the demand for skilled nurses, your individual experience level and the type of employer you are hired by.

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