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December 22, 2017

Nursing Demand By State: 2018 Projections

Nursing Demand By State: 2018 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

 

49. Ohio

# of Nurses in OH by 2030: 181,900

Projected Demand: 132,800

Difference: +49,100 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $62,800

48. Virginia

# of Nurses in VA by 2030: 109,200

Projected Demand: 86,500

Difference: +22,700 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $65,340

 

47. New York

# of Nurses in NY by 2030: 213,400

Projected Demand: 195,200

Difference: +18,200 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $78,950

 

46. Missouri

# of Nurses in NY by 2030: 135,100

Projected Demand: 118,600

Difference: +16,500 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $59,150

 

45. North Carolina

# of Nurses in NC by 2030: 135,100

Projected Demand: 118,600

Difference: +16,500 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $60,460

 

44. Indiana

# of Nurses in IN by 2030: 89,300

Projected Demand: 75,300

Difference: +14,000 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $58,910

 

43. Kansas 

# of Nurses in KS by 2030: 47,500

Projected Demand: 34,900

Difference: +12,600 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $57,410

 

42. Maryland

# of Nurses in MD by 2030: 86,000

Projected Demand: 73,900

Difference: +12,100 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $73,200

 

41. Kentucky

# of Nurses in KY by 2030: 64,200

Projected Demand: 53,700

Difference: +10,500 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $58,770

40.  Iowa

# of Nurses in IA by 2030: 45,400

Projected Demand: 35,300

Difference: +10,100 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $55,040

 

39. Arkansas

# of Nurses in AR by 2030: 42,100

Projected Demand: 32,300

Difference: +9,800 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $56,870

 

38. New Mexico

# of Nurses in NM by 2030: 31,300

Projected Demand: 21,600

Difference: +9,700 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $66,030

 

37. Colorado

# of Nurses in CO by 2030: 72,500

Projected Demand: 63,200

Difference: +9,300 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $69,990

 

36. Tennessee

# of Nurses in TN by 2030: 90,600

Projected Demand: 82,200

Difference: +8,400 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $57,560

 

35. Pennsylvania

# of Nurses in PA by 2030: 168,500

Projected Demand: 160,300

Difference: +8,200 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $67,550

 

34. Nevada

Average RN Salary: $81,460

# of Nurses in NV by 2030: 33,900

Projected Demand: 25,800

Difference: +8,100 (surplus)

 

33. Mississippi

# of Nurses in MS by 2030: 42,500

Projected Demand: 35,300

Difference: +7,200 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $56,980

 

32. Wisconsin

# of Nurses in WI by 2030: 78,200

Projected Demand: 72,000

Difference: +6,200 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $66,400

 

31. Washington

# of Nurses in WA by 2030: 85,300

Projected Demand: 79,100

Difference: +6,200 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $78,130

30. Michigan

# of Nurses in MI by 2030: 110,500

Projected Demand: 104,400

Difference: +6,100 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $67,690

 

29. Oklahoma

# of Nurses in OK by 2030: 46,100

Projected Demand: 40.600

Difference: +5,500 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $59,040

 

28. Alabama

# of Nurses in AL by 2030: 85,100

Projected Demand: 79,800

Difference: +5,300 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $56,890

 

27. Maine

# of Nurses in ME by 2030: 21,200

Projected Demand: 16,500

Difference:  +4,700 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $64,310

 

26. West Virginia

# of Nurses in WV by 2030: 25,200

Projected Demand: 20,800

Difference:  +4,700 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $58,010

 

25. Utah

# of Nurses in UT by 2030: 33,500

Projected Demand: 29,400

Difference:  +4,100 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $61,000

 

24. Idaho

# of Nurses in ID by 2030: 18,900

Projected Demand: 15,300

Difference:  +3,600 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $61,280

 

23. Illinois

# of Nurses in IL by 2030: 143,000

Projected Demand: 139,400

Difference: +3,600 (surplus)

Average RN Salary: $69,760

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

  

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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