By Emily O’ConnellNovember 10, 2018| 12:01AM EDTNEW YORK — The number of nursing students who make more than $100,000 a year is on the rise.
PayScale reported Wednesday that the average nurse salary in the United States was $96,400 in 2019, up 3% from last year.
That was up from $84,700 in 2018.
The average salary for a registered nurse was $92,200, up 8% from the previous year.
The number of registered nurses with bachelor’s degrees in nursing was up 10% to 13,000, and the number of nurse practitioners with advanced practice nursing degrees rose 2%.
PayScale’s analysis also shows that nurses with advanced practices make more money than any other nursing profession.
For instance, registered nurses earned $74,000 in 2019 compared to $70,000 last year, and nurse practitioners earned $84.10 per hour in 2019.
The most common specialty of nurse practitioner was general surgery.
PayScale says the majority of nurse practices have no registered nurse graduates, and only about 5% of nurse residents are nurses.
A recent survey by the American College of Nurse-Midwives also found that nurses are underpaid.
In fact, they are less likely to make more, according to the survey.
The study, which is being released this week by the college, found that registered nurses earn on average $69,400, while nurse practitioners earn $64,000.
That is about $10,000 less than the median wage of $75,600 for registered nurses.
The median salary for nurse practitioners was $90,400.
The average salary of nurse students is higher than the $66,600 the college said that registered nurse students earned in 2019 but lower than the annual median salary of $86,400 for registered nurse and nurse practitioner students.