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Registered Nurses Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for registered nurses in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of registered nurses amongst Alabama cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Registered Nurses in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,890
25th Percentile Wage
$47,470
50th Percentile Wage
$56,570
75th Percentile Wage
$65,950
90th Percentile Wage
$77,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,890.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of registered nurses from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$56,570
1.89% 4.33%
2016
$55,500
-0.05% -
2015
$55,530
1.13% -
2014
$54,900
0.75% -
2013
$54,490
0.68% -
2012
$54,120
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Registered Nurses in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of registered nurses in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of registered nurses in state of Alabama ranges from $46,770 to $62,170. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Alabama is Montgomery with a median annual salary of $62,170. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Birmingham-Hoover (mean annual salary $59,080). The lowest paying area is Florence-Muscle Shoals with a median annual salary of $46,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Montgomery
$62,170
Birmingham-Hoover
$59,080
Anniston-Oxford
$57,160
Auburn-Opelika
$56,910
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$55,870
Tuscaloosa
$55,810
Huntsville
$55,720
Mobile
$55,530
Dothan
$55,400
Gadsden
$53,590
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$53,340
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$51,440
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$50,830
Decatur
$50,430
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$46,770




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