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How much money do nurses make?

New graduate nurses in California make between $40 to $46 per hour, depending on geographic location.

The highest starting salaries in California are around $83,000 per year. And in some areas, sign on bonuses are being advertised at up to $10,000.

The more education and experience you have, the more money you can earn. For example nurse practitioners make over $89,000 per year.