Special Report

25 Best Paying Cities for Nurses

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5. Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA
> Median annual salary: $118,560
> Total no. of registered nurses: 18,870
> Median annual salary, all jobs: $42,140
> Largest hospital: University of CA Davis Medical Center

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4. Salinas, CA
> Median annual salary: $120,860
> Total no. of registered nurses: 2,380
> Median annual salary, all jobs: $34,680
> Largest hospital: Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital

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3. Vallejo-Fairfield, CA
> Median annual salary: $124,340
> Total no. of registered nurses: 2,860
> Median annual salary, all jobs: $40,170
> Largest hospital: Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center

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2. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
> Median annual salary: $130,240
> Total no. of registered nurses: 15,390
> Median annual salary, all jobs: $59,700
> Largest hospital: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

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1. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA
> Median annual salary: $139,740
> Total no. of registered nurses: 1,520
> Median annual salary, all jobs: $37,930
> Largest hospital: Dominican Hospital

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