Best and Worst Cities for Nurses

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15. Elmira, NY
> Median salary, registered nurses: $64,810
> Median salary, all occupations: $36,580
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): -2.8% (6,237 to 6,064)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 1,360

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14. Knoxville, TN
> Median salary, registered nurses: $56,170
> Median salary, all occupations: $33,460
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +17.7% (41,483 to 48,809)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 10,370

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13. Elkhart-Goshen, IN
> Median salary, registered nurses: $56,690
> Median salary, all occupations: $34,730
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +12.6% (9,414 to 10,600)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 2,140

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12. Mobile, AL
> Median salary, registered nurses: $55,530
> Median salary, all occupations: $34,680
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +14.3% (20,120 to 22,993)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 6,300

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11. Auburn-Opelika, AL
> Median salary, registered nurses: $56,910
> Median salary, all occupations: $29,400
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +21.2% (2,955 to 3,581)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 1,030