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Registered Nurses Salary Information in Georgia

The average annual and hourly salaries for registered nurses in the state of Georgia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of registered nurses amongst Georgia 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 Georgia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,160
25th Percentile Wage
$54,340
50th Percentile Wage
$64,340
75th Percentile Wage
$75,500
90th Percentile Wage
$83,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $83,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,160.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.71
25th Percentile Wage
$26.12
50th Percentile Wage
$30.93
75th Percentile Wage
$36.29
90th Percentile Wage
$40.04

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for registered nurses in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $40.04. The median hourly salary is $30.93. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.71.

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
201664,3401.87%4.90%
201563,1400.98%-
201462,5200.91%-
201361,9501.23%-
201261,190--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of registered nurses in some Georgia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of registered nurses in state of Georgia ranges from $54,970 to $68,240. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Georgia is Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta with a median annual salary of $68,240. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Hinesville-Fort Stewart (mean annual salary $65,810). The lowest paying area is South Georgia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $54,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$68,240
Hinesville-Fort Stewart
$65,810
Rome
$61,260
Athens-Clarke County
$61,040
Macon
$60,880
Savannah
$60,460
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$59,790
Columbus
$59,310
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$58,420
Brunswick
$58,170
Dalton
$57,350
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$56,270
Valdosta
$55,330
Albany
$55,200
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$54,970



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