An estimated 180,521 RNs provide patient care in a hospital setting to a pediatric population, including newborn, neonatal, pediatric, and adolescent.
Of the estimated 250,527 advanced practice RNs, 13% are in pediatrics. Of the estimated 158,348 NPs, 16% are in pediatrics. Of the estimated 59,242 CNSs, 8.7% are in pediatrics.
2.98 million registered nurses
In 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 2.98 million registered nurses in the United States. With 307 thousand registered nurses, California had the highest number of registered nurses in the U.S., followed by Texas and Florida.
|Total Pediatric Nurse Jobs:||2,194|
|Average Annual Salary:||$101,559|
|Lowest 10 Percent Earn:||$62,000|
|Highest 10 Percent Earn:||$164,000|
The most common ethnicity among Registered Nurses is White, which makes up 69.1% of all Registered Nurses. Comparatively, there are 11.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity and 8.6% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.
Registered Nurse Race.
|Registered Nurse Race||Percentages|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.5%|
Nursing has been an in-demand profession for years, with nearly every major hospital hiring for one of healthcare's most important roles. In 2019, it ranked as the third-most in-demand job of any profession in the United States , and this trend shows no signs of slowing down.
Nursing: Supply and Demand through 2020 analyzes the growing need for qualified nurses. The study projects that the economy will create 1.6 million job openings for nurses through 2020.
The median age of RNs was 52 years and 53 years for LPNs/LVNs . The nursing workforce has become more diverse than in any other study year as nurses between 19 and 49 years of age have introduced greater racial diversity. Findings suggest the nursing workforce is becoming increasingly more educated and experience
The majority of Pediatric Nurses are located in NY, New York and TX, Houston .
If you are a pediatric nurse who is looking to relocate to a different state, then you are probably interested to know that the highest paying state in the US is New York , with an annual salary of $56,677, seconded by Massachusetts, which offers its pediatric nurses an average annual wage of $56,442 and followed .
The top five states that have the current highest employment rates for nurses are:
- California (274,650)
- Texas (207,810)
- New York (180,730)
- Florida (174,710)
- Pennsylvania (139,480)