Just like many others here have commented nursing salaries will range based on geographic location, level and years of experience, and so much more. I will say that it's important to be your best advocate when discussing pay with any employer. Most employers do have some flexibility with pay ranges, and if you don't state what you're looking to make, they may vary well assume you're ok with the 'going rate'. I have been an RN with a BSN for almost 16 years, and I graduated last year with an MBA. When I graduated nursing school in 2004, my first salaried position paid ~$45k. I have been making over 6 figures for the last 6 years, but I've had various backgrounds and experience, much of which was more administrative/leadership in nature. My most recent and lucrative roles have been with an insurance company where I work directly with large health systems and provider groups around value based healthcare and population health management. Overall, nursing has been an extremely rewarding career for me, and I hope you find the same on your journey!