Best and Worst Cities for Nurses

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Worst Cities for Nurses

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20. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL
> Median salary, registered nurses: $52,990
> Median salary, all occupations: $35,600
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +8.1% (21,911 to 23,689)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 4,340

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19. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
> Median salary, registered nurses: $62,480
> Median salary, all occupations: $37,220
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +18.5% (76,886 to 91,131)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 18,020

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18. Ames, IA
> Median salary, registered nurses: $56,350
> Median salary, all occupations: $39,830
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +20.5% (3,447 to 4,155)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 830

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17. Erie, PA
> Median salary, registered nurses: $57,770
> Median salary, all occupations: $31,600
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +2.0% (23,056 to 23,525)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 3,870

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16. Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL
> Median salary, registered nurses: $57,160
> Median salary, all occupations: $30,760
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): -2.3% (4,604 to 4,496)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 1,390