Best and Worst Cities for Nurses

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10. Redding, CA
> Median salary, registered nurses: $97,970
> Median salary, all occupations: $35,500
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +31.7% (10,231 to 13,475)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 2,100

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9. Carson City, NV
> Median salary, registered nurses: $81,470
> Median salary, all occupations: $40,190
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +63.5% (2,497 to 4,083)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 890

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8. Vallejo-Fairfield, CA
> Median salary, registered nurses: $121,930
> Median salary, all occupations: $40,290
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +33.0% (17,246 to 22,940)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 3,990

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7. Bakersfield, CA
> Median salary, registered nurses: $90,870
> Median salary, all occupations: $33,940
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +33.3% (24,049 to 32,046)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 6,470

6. Hanford-Corcoran, CA
> Median salary, registered nurses: $78,460
> Median salary, all occupations: $35,560
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +37.4% (4,263 to 5,859)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 1,250