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2021 California Registered Nurses Salary Guide

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

California Registered Nurses Salary 2021

Salary

$118.4K

Growth

17%

Bright Outlook

Bright

Green

No

How Much Do Registered Nurses Make in California 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $76,180 $93,970 $118,410 $147,830 $173,370
Hourly Wage $36.62 $45.18 $56.93 $71.07 $83.35

How Much Do Registered Nurses Make in California 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$76,180
$93,970
$118,410
$147,830
$173,370
Hourly Wage
$36.62
$45.18
$56.93
$71.07
$83.35

What Do Registered Nurses Do?

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Also known as:

Certified Operating Room Nurse (CNOR), Charge Nurse, Emergency Department RN (Emergency Department Registered Nurse), Oncology RN (Oncology Registered Nurse), Operating Room Registered Nurse (OR RN), Psychiatric RN (Psychiatric Registered Nurse), Relief Charge Nurse, School Nurse, Staff Nurse, Staff RN (Staff Registered Nurse)

  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Administer non-intravenous medications.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.
  • Maintain medical facility records.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.
  • Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care.
  • Immunize patients.
  • Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Supervise patient care personnel.
  • Manage healthcare operations.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
  • Order medical diagnostic or clinical tests.
  • Prescribe assistive medical devices or related treatments.
  • Prescribe medications.
  • Direct healthcare delivery programs.
  • Advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues.
  • Design public or employee health programs.
  • Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use.
  • Communicate health and wellness information to the public.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment.
  • Evaluate patient outcomes to determine effectiveness of treatments.
  • Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions.
  • Assess patient work, living, or social environments.
  • Administer anesthetics or sedatives to control pain.
  • Train caregivers or other non-medical personnel.
  • Design public or employee health programs.
  • Prepare patients physically for medical procedures.
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Treat medical emergencies.
  • Diagnose medical conditions.
  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition.
  • Advise communities or institutions regarding health or safety issues.
  • Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.

Registered Nurses Job Outlook in California

Location 2020 Employment 2030 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
California 319,800 373,200 17% 23,850
United States 3,080,100 3,356,800 9% 194,500

Registered Nurses Job Outlook in California

Location
2020 Employment
2030 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
California
319,800
373,200
17%
23,850
United States
3,080,100
3,356,800
9%
194,500

Registered Nurses Schooling & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Registered Nurses Schools in California

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
Allan Hancock College Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. Santa Maria, CA 2 years: 32
American Career College-Los Angeles Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. Los Angeles, CA 2 years: 66
American River College Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. Sacramento, CA 2 years: 76
American University of Health Sciences Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. Signal Hill, CA 4 years: 55
Angeles College Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. Los Angeles, CA 4 years: 25
Antelope Valley College Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. Lancaster, CA 2 years: 110
Ashford University Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. San Diego, CA 4 years: 5
Azusa Pacific University Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. Azusa, CA 4 years: 597
Less than one year: 31
More than 4 years: 12
More than 4 years: 189
Bakersfield College Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. Bakersfield, CA 2 years: 122
Biola University Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. La Mirada, CA 4 years: 59

Registered Nurses Schools in California

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Santa Maria, CA
2 years: 32
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Los Angeles, CA
2 years: 66
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Sacramento, CA
2 years: 76
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Signal Hill, CA
4 years: 55
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Los Angeles, CA
4 years: 25
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Lancaster, CA
2 years: 110
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
San Diego, CA
4 years: 5
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Azusa, CA
4 years: 597
Less than one year: 31
More than 4 years: 12
More than 4 years: 189
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Bakersfield, CA
2 years: 122
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
La Mirada, CA
4 years: 59

Registered Nurses Jobs in California.

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
$6K Sign-On Bonus - Registered Nurse II - Urgent Care - 10-hr. Evening Shift Cedars-Sinai Culver City, California 10/22/2021 Yes
* AMB Referral Coordinator - FT Community Memorial Health System Ventura, California 10/22/2021 No
*Clinic Registered Nurse - Per Diem Community Memorial Health System Oxnard, California 10/22/2021 No
*ED Admitting Rep Community Memorial Health System Ventura, California 10/22/2021 No
*STAFF NURSE I - New Grad - Full Time - AHMC SETON MEDICAL CENTER AHMC Healthcare Daly City, California 10/22/2021 No
2S RN - Clinical 12 HR FT Nights AHMC Healthcare Monterey Park, California 10/22/2021 No
2S RN - Clinical 12 HR PD Nights AHMC Healthcare Monterey Park, California 10/22/2021 No
2S Secretary - Unit PD Nights AHMC Healthcare Monterey Park, California 10/22/2021 No
Administrative Nursing Supervisor CommonSpirit Health Northridge, California 10/22/2021 Yes
Administrative Nursing Supervisor CommonSpirit Health Northridge, California 10/22/2021 Yes

Registered Nurses Jobs in California.

Location

Northridge, CA San Francisco, CA Los Angeles, CA San Diego, CA Riverside, CA Palo Alto, CA Burlingame, CA Sacramento, CA Santa Maria, CA Carmichael, CA Santa Rosa, CA Long Beach, CA San Ramon, CA Redwood City, CA Palm Springs, CA Modesto, CA Merced, CA Ventura, CA San Luis Obispo, CA Roseville, CA Oakland, CA Newport Beach, CA Inglewood, CA Fresno, CA Bakersfield, CA Thousand Oaks, CA Santa Cruz, CA Redding, CA Oxnard, CA Anaheim, CA Woodland, CA Vallejo, CA Torrance, CA Stockton, CA San Jose, CA Rancho Cordova, CA Pomona, CA Oceanside, CA Mission Viejo, CA Duarte, CA Culver City, CA West Covina, CA San Leandro, CA Reseda, CA Orange, CA Mountain View, CA Monterey Park, CA Lynwood, CA Grass Valley, CA Escondido, CA Davis, CA Auburn, CA Arcadia, CA Woodland Hills, CA Van Nuys, CA San Bernardino, CA Rocklin, CA Placentia, CA Fremont, CA Fontana, CA Eureka, CA Elk Grove, CA Walnut Creek, CA Victorville, CA Susanville, CA Santa Clara, CA Rancho Cucamonga, CA Porter Ranch, CA Los Alamitos, CA Laguna Beach, CA Huntington Beach, CA Highland, CA Folsom, CA Dublin, CA Chula Vista, CA Chino, CA Campbell, CA Burbank, CA Antioch, CA Yorba Linda, CA Willits, CA Whittier, CA Vista, CA Visalia, CA Virtual, CA Vacaville, CA Upland, CA Twentynine Palms, CA Tracy, CA Tarzana, CA Stevenson Ranch, CA South El Monte, CA Sherman Oaks, CA Sebastopol, CA Seal Beach, CA Santa Monica, CA San Dimas, CA San Bruno, CA Rosamond, CA Riverbank, CA Ridgecrest, CA Richmond, CA Red Bluff, CA Rancho Mirage, CA Pleasant Hill, CA Pico Rivera, CA Petaluma, CA Pasadena, CA Panorama City, CA Palm Desert, CA Oroville, CA Orcutt, CA Ontario, CA Norwalk, CA Newbury Park, CA Moreno Valley, CA Monterey, CA Montebello, CA Montclair, CA Mill Valley, CA Marysville, CA Marina Del Rey, CA Manteca, CA Lompoc, CA Livermore, CA Lemoore, CA Lawndale, CA Lancaster, CA Lakewood, CA Lakeport, CA La Palma, CA La Mirada, CA La Mesa, CA Joshua Tree, CA Irvine, CA Herlong, CA Hemet, CA Hayward, CA Half Moon Bay, CA Hacienda Heights, CA Glendale, CA Fullerton, CA Fountain Valley, CA Fort Bragg, CA Fairfield, CA Encino, CA Encinitas, CA Emeryville, CA El Segundo, CA El Centro, CA Edwards, CA Downey, CA Dixon, CA Daly City, CA Crescent City, CA Covina, CA Costa Mesa, CA Concord, CA Colusa, CA Cerritos, CA Castro Valley, CA Cameron Park, CA Camarillo, CA California, USA Brea, CA Beverly Hills, CA Belmont, CA Barstow, CA Apple Valley, CA Alameda, CA
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Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Cedars-Sinai
Culver City, California
10/22/2021
Yes
Community Memorial Health System
Ventura, California
10/22/2021
No
Community Memorial Health System
Oxnard, California
10/22/2021
No
Community Memorial Health System
Ventura, California
10/22/2021
No
AHMC Healthcare
Daly City, California
10/22/2021
No
AHMC Healthcare
Monterey Park, California
10/22/2021
No
AHMC Healthcare
Monterey Park, California
10/22/2021
No
AHMC Healthcare
Monterey Park, California
10/22/2021
No
CommonSpirit Health
Northridge, California
10/22/2021
Yes
CommonSpirit Health
Northridge, California
10/22/2021
Yes

Registered Nurses Salary Guide 2021

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