The Top 10 Highest Paid Nurses In The World (According to nursing specialties) 

We have managed to extract the financial and statistical information of the nurses from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The list compiled below is based upon a combination of median salary, demand, and settings. Without further ado, take a look below to know The Top 10 Highest Paid Nurses in the World according to specialties. 

Here some interesting facts about the profession

  1. The Nursing profession is widely recognized as the most trusted profession.
  2. Nursing is one of the fastest growing professions in America. Currently, there are over 3 million registered nurses in the country.
  3. Only 3 out of every 5 nurses work in hospitals. The rest of them work in schools, correctional facilities, research labs, and private companies etc.
  4. 1/3rd of the nurses in the U.S Military are known to be men.
  5. Nurses working in Australia must first pass a physical health examination to get their license.

Nurse Anesthetist

These nurses excel in the field of providing anesthesia during medical procedures. In order for nurses to be qualified in this specialty, they must first attain a Master’s degree recognized by Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. The median annual salary of Nurse Anesthetists stands at around $144,000 to $165,000.

Chief Nursing Officers

Chief Nursing Officers have plenty of responsibilities in their hands. They have to manage the daily operations of the nursing department, and formulate new nursing policies. These people are also responsible for the recruitment of nurses. The average annual salary of Chief Nursing Officers is usually around $90,000 to $134,000.  

Nurse Midwife

These nurses are responsible for various health services like gynecological care, childbirth delivery. Basically, they are involved in family care.  This job pays handsomely as Nurse Midwives usually earn in the region of $83,070 to $98,225.

Nurse Managers/Administrators

Nurse Managers look after the staffing and recruitment duties. They also ensure that the nurses in various health facilities are updated on the latest health care facilities. Nurse Managers annually earn in the region of $79,000 to $99,000.

Nurse Researcher

As the title suggests, Nurse Researches are involved in the collection and research of various medical and pharmaceutical data. They submit those data either to health policy organizations or to private companies. Nurse Researchers generally receive an annual salary of $70,000 to $95,000.

Legal Nurse Consultants

Legal Nurse Consultants are involved in legal cases. Most of these cases involve important sectors like medical claims, workers’ compensation, and medical malpractice etc. They work as professionals in various litigation teams. They usually earn in the region of $62,000 to $80,000 annually. 

Nurse Practitioner

In the simplest of terms, Nurse Practitioners are nurses who are aware of the knowhow of diagnoses. They are also well equipped to provide medications to their patients. These nurses are paid $54,000 to $82,000 annually for their services.

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Clinical Nurse Specialists are nurses who excel in various health-related fields like pediatrics, women’s health, diabetes, oncology, pain management, critical care, and psychiatric etc. These nurses can earn anywhere in the region of $50,000 to $100,000 annually.

Nurse Educators

As the title suggests, these nurses provide their expertise to educate future upcoming nurses. In order to qualify for the job, one is required to possess a graduate degree in nursing, and a certificate from the National League of Nursing. These nurses earn anywhere from $47,000 to $93,000.

Nurse Case Managers

These nurses are responsible for looking after patients and monitoring their treatment. These nurses also ensure the proper scheduling of primary care, surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments etc. They earn around $47,000 to $85,000 annually. 

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