If I quoted how much some experienced RN make around here, you'd
Statistics for California are even more detailed (although this local data is only available for 2008). They show that in the Golden State, the median income for registered nurses is $38.93 per hour, or $81,000 annually, approximately 25 percent higher than the national average. Registered nurses in the lowest tenth percentile currently earn about $27.40 per hour, or $57,000 annually (including many entry-level RNs), while those in the top tenth percentile earn about $55.54 per hour, or $115,500 annually.
(Naturally, what you earn will depend on many factors, including your education, experience, professionalism, work attitude, local market conditions, place of employment and own hard work.)