Report: RN Among Jobs with Biggest Pay Raises

Registered nurse is on the list of the 13 jobs with the biggest pay raises, according to’s newest report released.

The report lookFemale Doctor Holding Piggy Banks at the top jobs where base pay has increased the most over the past year. Salaries have grown 5-11 percent over the past year, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

According to the report, registered nurses saw a salary increase of seven percent from 2015 to 2016. That is above the national average of 2.5 percent, according to BLS. Median base pay went from $63,500 in 2015 to $68,000.

RNs help physicians and provide medical treatment to patients. They give medication, monitor patient recovery, consult with other health care experts, and provide education on outpatient care. RNs must have and associate degree in nursing, which can be obtained through a two-year program. They must also pass the national license exam.

Certified nursing assistants were No. 1 on the list with a salary increase of 11 percent. The median base pay went from $45,000 in 2015 to $50,000 in 2016.

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) provide hands-on, personal health care to medical patients. CNAs report to nurses and their day-to-day responsibilities include feeding and bathing patients, taking vitals, and assisting with medical procedures. While CNAs don’t need to have a college degree, they do need to enroll in an accredited CNA program in order to gain their credentials.

See the entire list of the 13 jobs with the biggest pay raises here.