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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 metropolitan areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,520
25th Percentile Wage
$46,780
50th Percentile Wage
$55,500
75th Percentile Wage
$64,520
90th Percentile Wage
$76,840

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 $76,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,520.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.96
25th Percentile Wage
$22.49
50th Percentile Wage
$26.68
75th Percentile Wage
$31.02
90th Percentile Wage
$36.94

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for registered nurses in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.94. The median hourly salary is $26.68. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.96.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of registered nurses from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201655,500-0.05%2.49%
201555,5301.13%-
201454,9000.75%-
201354,4900.68%-
201254,120--

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 $46,190 to $58,620. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Alabama is Birmingham-Hoover with a median annual salary of $58,620. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Montgomery (mean annual salary $56,760). The lowest paying area is Florence-Muscle Shoals with a median annual salary of $46,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Birmingham-Hoover
$58,620
Montgomery
$56,760
Anniston-Oxford
$56,750
Tuscaloosa
$56,000
Huntsville
$55,080
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$55,040
Mobile
$54,380
Gadsden
$53,590
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$52,250
Dothan
$51,460
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$51,210
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$50,710
Decatur
$48,960
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$46,190



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