Registered Nurse salaries in California

Average Registered Nurse Salary

High Confidence

$54.44/hour

The average salary for a Registered Nurse in California is $54.44 per hour. This is 32% higher than the US average of $37.24.

Estimate based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

What cities in California pay the most for Registered Nurses?

Los Gatos is currently the highest paying city in California for Registered Nurse jobs, paying up to $95/hr. This is 20% higher than the average pay for Registered Nurse roles in California.

Other top paying cities include Mountain View, paying up to $95/hr, Palo Alto, paying up to $95/hr, and San Jose, paying up to $95/hr.

CityAverage Hourly SalaryMax Hourly Salary
Los Gatos, California$68$95
Mountain View, California$60$95
Palo Alto, California$68$95
San Jose, California$68$95
Santa Clara, California$68$95
Hollister, California$68$95
Campbell, California$68$95
Stanford, California$68$95
Burbank, California$68$95
Gilroy, California$68$95

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What type of Registered Nurses make the most money in California?

SpecialtyAverage Hourly SalaryMax Hourly Salary
Dialysis$34$53

How does the pay for Registered Nurses in California compare to nearby states?

Average Hourly SalaryMax Hourly Salary
Oregon$45$59
Nevada$42$57
Washington$41$58
Arizona$38$49
Colorado$37$49
New Mexico$35$46
Idaho$33$45
Montana$33$44
Wyoming$33$43
Utah$33$43

What are the highest paying Employers and Agencies for Registered Nurse jobs in California?

The highest paying employer in California for Registered Nurse jobs is Nurse Hustle, paying up to $97/hr. This is 44% higher than the average pay for Registered Nurse roles in California.

Average Hourly SalaryMax Hourly Salary
Nurse Hustle$97$97
RKA - Direct$73$82
Oloop Health$65$65
NuWest Travel Nursing$61$61
HealthTrust Workforce Solutions$54$54
Cross Country Search$53$67
Insight Global$51$58
AccentCare$46$46

Top Registered Nurse Jobs

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Case Management

  • Campbell, CA
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  • Referral Bonus
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$53-72/hr

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - Home Health Admission

Registered Nurse (RN) - Home Health Admission

  • Ontario, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
  • Referral Bonus
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$35-56/hr

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - Labor and Delivery

Registered Nurse (RN) - Labor and Delivery

  • Mt. Shasta, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
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  • Relocation Bonus
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$46-60/hr

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Mt. Shasta, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
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  • Sign-On Bonus
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$46-60/hr

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - ED - Emergency Department

Registered Nurse (RN) - ED - Emergency Department

  • Mt. Shasta, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
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  • Sign-On Bonus
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$46-60/hr