As of 2012, a nurse with a Bachelor of Science degree earned an average of $67,930 annually. This pay scale varies slightly according to region of the country, with nurses with a B.S. earning an average of $75,973 on the West Coast.
Nurses with a B.S. earn less in the Midwest than in any other part of the country, with average yearly pay of $59,272. Nurses with a bachelor's degree other than a B.S. in nursing or nurses with associate degrees rather than bachelor's degrees tend to earn a few thousand dollars less per year than those with a B.S. in nursing. Registered nurses are typically only able to pursue supervisory positions if they have a B.S.