Missouri registered nurses earn an average salary of $59,150, putting the state in the bottom half of national rankings at No. 38.
Illinois had the 19th highest RN salary at $69,760 and Kansas came in at No. 46 with an average annual salary of $57,410, according to data gathered by the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015, the most recent available.
Read more: St. Louis Business Journal