Best and Worst Cities for Nurses

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10. Springfield, OH
> Median salary, registered nurses: $50,880
> Median salary, all occupations: $34,000
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): -3.3% (8,007 to 7,740)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 1,530

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9. Joplin, MO
> Median salary, registered nurses: $54,190
> Median salary, all occupations: $31,190
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +5.9% (11,514 to 12,190)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 2,700

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8. Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
> Median salary, registered nurses: $56,340
> Median salary, all occupations: $33,520
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +17.7% (5,885 to 6,925)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 1,430

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7. Baton Rouge, LA
> Median salary, registered nurses: $58,160
> Median salary, all occupations: $35,550
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +9.1% (41,748 to 45,532)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 10,860

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6. Lake Charles, LA
> Median salary, registered nurses: $57,480
> Median salary, all occupations: $35,140
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +14.8% (10,989 to 12,616)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 2,720