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Registered Nurse Jobs in Kentucky

Kentucky RNs are looking at an increase in available jobs over the next 5 years at an average of 1,000 new positions per year. The estimated growth rate of 20% is higher than the expected national average of 16%, making a career as an RN in Kentucky promising. Salaries for RNs in the state average about $27 - $36 hourly, which works out to around $57,000 - $76,000 annually. Nurses that possess a degree and professional experience are generally at the higher end of the pay grade.

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Registered Nursing Salary in Kentucky

Location Total Employment Annual Salary
United States 2,906,840 $70,000
Kentucky 44,410 $60,340
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 14,880 $62,980
Lexington-Fayette, KY 7,250 $61,400
Bowling Green, KY 1,640 $58,860
Owensboro, KY 1,570 $59,680
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 1,160 $60,540

Table data taken from 2017 BLS (

RN Jobs in Kentucky