10 Best States for Nurses

The internet is filled with lists of the highest-paying states for nurses, but what about the cost of living? Here, we've combined the highest nursing salaries with the cheapest cost of living in each state. Here's a countdown of the 10 best states for nurses to live and work.

1 of 10 10. Delaware

Although the cost of living for Delaware is 1.4% above the national average, the salary for nurses in this state more than makes up for it. The median salary for nurses in Delaware is $70,1888, although when adjusted in terms of cost of living, it’s more like $69,219 – which is still $9,341 above Delaware’s median household income and $16,173 above the U.S. median household income.

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