Fri. Dec 1st, 2023
The personal-finance website WalletHub has released its 2023 report identifying the best and worst states to work in as a nurse.
Using a data set that includes monthly average starting salaries, health care facilities per capita and nursing job openings per capita, the State of Missouri came in at number-20.
The worst state to work in as a nurse was identified as Hawaii with the best state being Washington.
Nurses earn an average annual wage of more than $89-thousand with some of the lowest unemployment rates across the country.
All this week is National Nurses Week.
***More info from Wallethub:
With National Nurses Week kicking off May 6, and nurses having a mean annual wage of more than $89,000, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2023’s Best & Worst States for Nurses, as well as expert commentary.
In order to help new nursing graduates find the best markets for their profession, WalletHub compared the relative attractiveness of the 50 states across 20 key metrics. The data set ranges from monthly average starting salary for nurses to health-care facilities per capita to nursing-job openings per capita.
|Best States for Nurses||Worst States for Nurses|
|1. Washington||41. Delaware|
|2. Maine||42. Vermont|
|3. New Mexico||43. Tennessee|
|4. Oregon||44. Nebraska|
|5. New Hampshire||45. Louisiana|
|6. Minnesota||46. Mississippi|
|7. Montana||47. Alabama|
|8. Arizona||48. Arkansas|
|9. Texas||49. Oklahoma|
|10. Wyoming||50. Hawaii|
Best vs. Worst
To view the full report and your state’s rank, please visit: