Best and Worst Cities for Nurses

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5. Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
> Median salary, registered nurses: $46,770
> Median salary, all occupations: $29,870
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +10.0% (5,668 to 6,236)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 1,790

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4. Huntsville, AL
> Median salary, registered nurses: $55,720
> Median salary, all occupations: $38,720
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +18.6% (14,490 to 17,184)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 5,840

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3. Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
> Median salary, registered nurses: $50,650
> Median salary, all occupations: $32,600
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): -1.7% (17,240 to 16,951)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 3,600

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2. Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
> Median salary, registered nurses: $52,380
> Median salary, all occupations: $29,750
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): -43.0% (11,173 to 6,367)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 1,080

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1. State College, PA
> Median salary, registered nurses: $58,900
> Median salary, all occupations: $36,880
> Health care employment chg. (2010-2016): +25.4% (7,111 to 8,914)
> No. of registered and licensed nurses: 1,830