INDUSTRY
September 11, 2017

Nursing Demand By State: Latest Projections

By Nurse.org Staff Writer

Nursing continues to be one of the most in-demand professions today. Yet a new HRSA study released in July seems to indicate a change from the previously projected job growth that put registered nurses at the top of most lists just two years ago. And while fewer states project a shortage in supply, qualified nurses will always be an absolute necessity in our healthcare system.

Related: What Happened To The Nursing Shortage?

Here are the nursing demand projections for all 50 states based on the latest report from the US Health Resources and Services Administration. See where your state ranks.

 

50. Florida

# of Nurses in FL by 2030: 293,700

Projected Demand: 240,000

Difference: +53,700 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $63,960

Nursing Jobs: View open nursing opportunities in FL now.

 

49. Ohio

# of Nurses in OH by 2030: 181,900

Projected Demand: 132,800

Difference: +49,100 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $62,800

Nursing Jobs: View open nursing opportunities in OH now.

48. Virginia

# of Nurses in VA by 2030: 109,200

Projected Demand: 86,500

Difference: +22,700 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $65,340

Nursing Jobs: View open nursing opportunities in VA now.

 

47. New York

# of Nurses in NY by 2030: 213,400

Projected Demand: 195,200

Difference: +18,200 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $78,950

Nursing Jobs: View the best paying nursing job opportunities in New York now.

 

46. Missouri

# of Nurses in NY by 2030: 135,100

Projected Demand: 118,600

Difference: +16,500 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $59,150

Nursing Jobs: Missouri nurses are in high demand. Search 791 jobs now on the #1 job board for nurses.

 

45. North Carolina

# of Nurses in NC by 2030: 135,100

Projected Demand: 118,600

Difference: +16,500 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $60,460

Search 664 jobs in NC now on the #1 job board for nurses.

 

44. Indiana

# of Nurses in IN by 2030: 89,300

Projected Demand: 75,300

Difference: +14,000 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $58,910

Nursing Jobs: There are 374 open nursing jobs in Indiana. Apply now.

 

43. Kansas 

# of Nurses in KS by 2030: 47,500

Projected Demand: 34,900

Difference: +12,600 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $57,410

Nursing Jobs: View 236 high-paying nursing opportunities in Kansas now.

 

42. Maryland

# of Nurses in MD by 2030: 86,000

Projected Demand: 73,900

Difference: +12,100 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $73,200

Nursing Jobs: Maryland needs nurses like you. Apply now to 686 nursing jobs in this great state.

 

41. Kentucky

# of Nurses in KY by 2030: 64,200

Projected Demand: 53,700

Difference: +10,500 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $58,770

Nursing Jobs: Advance your career in Kentucky. See 175 open nursing positions. now.

 

40.  Iowa

# of Nurses in IA by 2030: 45,400

Projected Demand: 35,300

Difference: +10,100 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $55,040

Nursing Jobs: View 268 high-paying nursing jobs in Iowa now.

 

39. Arkansas

# of Nurses in AR by 2030: 42,100

Projected Demand: 32,300

Difference: +9,800 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $56,870

Nursing Jobs: Search 238 open nursing positions in Arkansas now.

 

38. New Mexico

# of Nurses in NM by 2030: 31,300

Projected Demand: 21,600

Difference: +9,700 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $66,030

Nursing Jobs: Advance your career in New Mexico. See 427 open nursing positions now.

 

37. Colorado

# of Nurses in CO by 2030: 72,500

Projected Demand: 63,200

Difference: +9,300 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $69,990

Nursing Jobs: Advance your career in Colorado. See 393 open nursing positions now.

 

36. Tennessee

# of Nurses in TN by 2030: 90,600

Projected Demand: 82,200

Difference: +8,400 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $57,560

Nursing Jobs: Tennessee needs nurses like you. Apply now for 453 nursing jobs in this great state.

 

35. Pennsylvania

# of Nurses in PA by 2030: 168,500

Projected Demand: 160,300

Difference: +8,200 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $67,550

Nursing Jobs: View 236 high-paying nursing opportunities in Pennsylvania now.

 

34. Nevada

Average RN Salary: $81,460

# of Nurses in NV by 2030: 33,900

Projected Demand: 25,800

Difference: +8,100 (surplus)

Nursing Jobs: There are 179 open nursing jobs in Nevada. Apply now.

 

33. Mississippi

# of Nurses in MS by 2030: 42,500

Projected Demand: 35,300

Difference: +7,200 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $56,980

Nursing Jobs: Get paid what you’re worth. Search 319 open nursing positions in Mississippi.

 

32. Wisconsin

# of Nurses in WI by 2030: 78,200

Projected Demand: 72,000

Difference: +6,200 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $66,400

Nursing Jobs: View 305 high-paying nursing opportunities in Wisconsin now.

 

31. Washington

# of Nurses in WA by 2030: 85,300

Projected Demand: 79,100

Difference: +6,200 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $78,130

Nursing Jobs: Advance your career in Washington. See 433 open nursing positions now.

 

30. Michigan

# of Nurses in MI by 2030: 110,500

Projected Demand: 104,400

Difference: +6,100 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $67,690

Nursing Jobs: View 322 high-paying nursing opportunities in Michigan now.

 

29. Oklahoma

# of Nurses in OK by 2030: 46,100

Projected Demand: 40.600

Difference: +5,500 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $59,040

Nursing Jobs: View 406 of the best paying nursing job opportunities in Oklahoma now.

 

28. Alabama

# of Nurses in AL by 2030: 85,100

Projected Demand: 79,800

Difference: +5,300 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $56,890

Nursing Jobs: Over 100 high-paying nursing positions in Alabama are open now.

 

27. Maine

# of Nurses in ME by 2030: 21,200

Projected Demand: 16,500

Difference:  +4,700 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $64,310

Nursing Jobs: Maine needs nurses like you.  Apply now to 380 nursing jobs in this great state.

 

26. West Virginia

# of Nurses in WV by 2030: 25,200

Projected Demand: 20,800

Difference:  +4,700 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $58,010

Nursing Jobs: View 162 of the best paying nursing job opportunities in West Virginia now.

 

25. Utah

# of Nurses in UT by 2030: 33,500

Projected Demand: 29,400

Difference:  +4,100 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $61,000

Nursing Jobs: Advance your career in Utah. See 141 open nursing positions now.

 

24. Idaho

# of Nurses in ID by 2030: 18,900

Projected Demand: 15,300

Difference:  +3,600 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $61,280

Nursing Jobs: Advance your career in Idaho. See 175 open nursing positions now.

 

23. Illinois

# of Nurses in IL by 2030: 143,000

Projected Demand: 139,400

Difference: +3,600 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $69,760

Nursing Jobs: There are 562 open nursing jobs in Illinois. Apply now.

 

22. Nebraska

# of Nurses in NE by 2030: 24,700

Projected Demand: 21.200

Difference:  +3,500 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $58,970

Average Hourly: $28.45

Nursing Jobs: There are 134 open nursing jobs in Nebraska. Apply now.

 

21. Connecticut

# of Nurses in CT by 2030: 43,500

Projected Demand: 40,000

Difference:  +3,500 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $77,330

Average Hourly: $35.33

Nursing Jobs: Advance your career in Connecticut. See 346 open nursing positions now.

 

20. Hawaii 

# of Nurses in HI by 2030: 19,800

Projected Demand: 16,500

Difference:  +3,300 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $90,130

Average Hourly: $43.76

Nursing Jobs: View 56 high-paying nursing opportunities in Hawaii now.

 

19. Minnesota

# of Nurses in MN by 2030: 71,800

Projected Demand: 68,700

Difference:  +3,100 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $72,310

Average Hourly: $35.80

Nursing Jobs: There are 139 open nursing jobs in Minnesota. Apply now.

  

18. Wyoming

# of Nurses in WY by 2030: 8,300

Projected Demand: 5,500

Difference:  +2,800 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $62,080

Average Hourly: $29.54

Nursing Jobs: View 236 high-paying nursing opportunities in WY now.

 

17. Vermont

# of Nurses in VT by 2030: 9,300

Projected Demand: 6,800

Difference:  +2,500 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $65,840

Average Hourly: $31.36

Nursing Jobs: Advance your career in Vermont.  See 100 open nursing positions in VT now.

 

16. Rhode Island

# of Nurses in RI by 2030: 15,000

Projected Demand: 12,500

Difference:  +2,500 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $76,410

Average Hourly: $35.73

Nursing Jobs: View 61 high-paying nursing opportunities in Rhode Island now.

 

15. Oregon

# of Nurses in OR by 2030: 41,100

Projected Demand: 38,600

Difference:  +2,500 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $83,800

Average Hourly: $42.32

Nursing Jobs: Advance your career in Oregon. See 357 open nursing positions now.

 

14. Louisiana

# of Nurses in LA by 2030: 52,000

Projected Demand: 49,700

Difference:  +2,300 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $62,450

Average Hourly: $29.24

Nursing Jobs: There are 288 open nursing jobs in Louisiana. Apply now.

 

13. Massachusetts

# of Nurses in MA by 2030: 91,300

Projected Demand: 89,300

Difference:  +2,000 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $88,650

Average Hourly: $40.58

Nursing Jobs: Massachusetts needs nurses like you. Apply now to 779 open nursing jobs.

 

12. Delaware

# of Nurses in DE by 2030: 14,000

Projected Demand: 12,800

Difference:  +1,200 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $71,410

Average Hourly: $33.32

Nursing Jobs: View 28 high-paying nursing opportunities in Delaware now.

 

11. Arizona

# of Nurses in AZ by 2030: 99,900

Projected Demand: 98,700

Difference:  +1,200 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $71,790

Average Hourly: $34.94

Nursing Jobs: Advance your career in Arizona. See 542 open nursing positions now.

 

10. New Hampshire

# of Nurses in NH by 2030: 21,300

Projected Demand: 20,200

Difference:  +1,100 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $67,190

Average Hourly: $32.07

Nursing Jobs: Advance your career in New Hampshire. Explore 346 open nursing positions now. 

 

9. North Dakota

# of Nurses in ND by 2030: 9,900

Projected Demand: 9,200

Difference:  +700 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $58,890

Average Hourly: $28.77

Nursing Jobs: North Dakota needs nurses like you. Apply now to 92 top-notch nursing jobs in this great state.

 

8. Montana

# of Nurses in MT by 2030: 12,300

Projected Demand: 12,100

Difference:  +200 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $62,650

Average Hourly: $29.98

Nursing Jobs: Montana needs nurses like you. Apply now to 94 nursing jobs in MT.

 

7. South Dakota

# of Nurses in SD by 2030: 11,700

Projected Demand: 13,600

Difference: -1,900 (shortage)

Average RN Salary: $55,100

Average Hourly: $26.14

Nursing Jobs: View the best-paying nursing jobs in South Dakota now.

 

6. Georgia

# of Nurses in GA by 2030: 98,800

Projected Demand: 101,00

Difference: -2,200 (shortage)

Average RN Salary: $63,190

Average Hourly: $30.93

Nursing Jobs: View 515 high-paying nursing opportunities in Georgia now.

 

5. Alaska

# of Nurses in AK by 2030: 18,400

Projected Demand: 23,800

Difference: -5,400 (shortage)

Average RN Salary: $88,510

Average Hourly: $40.01

Nursing Jobs: Advance your career in Alaska. See 215 open nursing positions now.

 

4. South Carolina

# of Nurses in SC by 2030: 52,100

Projected Demand: 62,500

Difference: -10,400 (shortage)

Average RN Salary: $61,110

Average Hourly: $29.32

Nursing Jobs: South Carolina needs nurses like you. Apply now to 380 nursing jobs in this great state.

 

3. New Jersey

# of Nurses in NJ by 2030: 90,800

Projected Demand: 102,200

Difference: -11,400 (shortage)

Average RN Salary: $79,840

Average Hourly: $38.36

Nursing Jobs: New Jersey needs nurses like you. Apply now to 216 nursing jobs in NJ.

2. Texas

# of Nurses in TX by 2030: 253,400

Projected Demand: 269,300

Difference: -15,900 (shortage)

Average RN Salary: $68,890

Average Hourly: $33.02

Nursing Jobs: View 130 high-paying nursing opportunities in Texas now.

 

1. California

# of Nurses in CA by 2030: 343,400

Projected Demand: 387,900

Difference: -44,500 (shortage)

Average RN Salary: $101,260

Average Hourly: $48.30

Nursing Jobs: View 2,484 of the best-paying nursing job opportunities in California now.

 

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