WalletHub Names Maryland “2021’s Worst State for Nurses” in Recent Report

With nurses working to administer the COVID-19 vaccine while facing continued PPE shortages, and with National Nurses Week kicking off May 6, the personal-finance website, WalletHub, released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst States for Nurses.

The State of Maryland came in at the bottom of the list, coming in just behind Delaware.

Per WalletHub:

In order to help new nursing graduates find the best markets for their profession, WalletHub compared the relative attractiveness of the 50 states across 22 key metrics. The data set ranges from monthly average starting salary for nurses to health-care facilities per capita to nursing-job openings per capita.

Here is how Maryland fared in the categories used to create this report:

The Nursing Market in Maryland (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 39th – Monthly Avg. Starting Salary for Nurses (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 23rd – Health-Care Facilities per Capita
  • 45th – Projected Share of Elderly Population by 2030
  • 37th – Nursing-Job Openings per Capita
  • 49th – Average Annual Salary for Nurses (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 29th – Share of Best Nursing Homes
  • 25th – Projected Competition by 2028
  • 38th – Avg. Number of Work Hours

For the full report, please visit:


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