Like many professional career fields, nursing offers a wide range of specialties and salaries. Education and experience are both key components to unlocking your earning potential.

Demand in a particular specialty also impacts salaries, as well as your location, so there’s a lot to consider.

The median income for a registered nurse is $67,490, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The actual income that you can expect to earn can vary greatly, and could always be more or less than the median.

The type of healthcare facility that you work for and the area where you live will have a significant impact on your salary.