Registered Nurse salaries in Kentucky

Average Registered Nurse Salary

High Confidence

$30.65/hour

The average salary for a Registered Nurse in Kentucky is $30.65 per hour. This is 22% lower than the US average of $37.24.

Estimate based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

What cities in Kentucky pay the most for Registered Nurses?

Florence is currently the highest paying city in Kentucky for Registered Nurse jobs, paying up to $46/hr. This is 6% lower than the average pay for Registered Nurse roles in Kentucky.

Other top paying cities include Falmouth, paying up to $46/hr, Covington, paying up to $46/hr, and Williamstown, paying up to $46/hr.

CityAverage Hourly SalaryMax Hourly Salary
Florence, Kentucky$29$46
Falmouth, Kentucky$34$46
Covington, Kentucky$34$46
Williamstown, Kentucky$34$46
Edgewood, Kentucky$30$46
Fort Thomas, Kentucky$34$46
Owensboro, Kentucky$32$42
Shelbyville, Kentucky$31$39
Louisville, Kentucky$31$39
La Grange, Kentucky$31$39

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

SpecialtyAverage Hourly SalaryMax Hourly Salary
Psychiatric$31$36
Oncology$29$37

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

Average Hourly SalaryMax Hourly Salary
Illinois$35$49
Virginia$35$48
Georgia$33$46
Ohio$33$43
Indiana$32$43
Missouri$31$43
Tennessee$30$39
Arkansas$29$38
Alabama$29$38
Mississippi$29$39