Best and Worst Cities for Nurses

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5. Modesto, CA
> Median salary, registered nurses: $104,600
> Median salary, all occupations: $35,560
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +33.2% (21,405 to 28,506)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 5,140

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4. Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA
> Median salary, registered nurses: $120,510
> Median salary, all occupations: $41,910
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +49.2% (87,206 to 130,121)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 21,430

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3. Stockton-Lodi, CA
> Median salary, registered nurses: $111,300
> Median salary, all occupations: $35,880
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +30.9% (23,696 to 31,024)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 5,510

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2. El Centro, CA
> Median salary, registered nurses: $88,660
> Median salary, all occupations: $30,710
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +149.7% (3,508 to 8,761)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 1,100

1. Salinas, CA
> Median salary, registered nurses: $134,300
> Median salary, all occupations: $34,900
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +43.2% (11,339 to 16,242)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 3,120