Best and Worst Cities for Nurses

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15. Santa Rosa, CA
> Median salary, registered nurses: $112,730
> Median salary, all occupations: $40,630
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +41.5% (21,548 to 30,500)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 3,880

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14. Fresno, CA
> Median salary, registered nurses: $90,770
> Median salary, all occupations: $32,860
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +65.6% (35,363 to 58,570)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 8,930

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13. Pittsfield, MA
> Median salary, registered nurses: $82,660
> Median salary, all occupations: $37,430
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +10.3% (11,525 to 12,715)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 1,530

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12. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA
> Median salary, registered nurses: $133,670
> Median salary, all occupations: $38,610
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +34.5% (10,882 to 14,639)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 1,910

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11. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
> Median salary, registered nurses: $87,410
> Median salary, all occupations: $34,400
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +29.2% (63,010 to 81,382)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 17,590