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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 among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,720
25th Percentile Wage
$55,470
50th Percentile Wage
$66,110
75th Percentile Wage
$77,430
90th Percentile Wage
$89,430

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 $89,430. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,720.

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
$66,110
2.68% 7.44%
2016
$64,340
1.87% -
2015
$63,140
0.98% -
2014
$62,520
0.91% -
2013
$61,950
1.23% -
2012
$61,190
- -

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 $55,720 to $70,400. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Georgia is Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta with a median annual salary of $70,400. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Hinesville-Fort Stewart (mean annual salary $66,890). The lowest paying area is South Georgia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$70,400
Hinesville-Fort Stewart
$66,890
Gainesville
$64,300
Rome
$62,960
Athens-Clarke County
$62,790
Macon
$62,290
Savannah
$61,820
Warner Robins
$60,940
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$60,170
Columbus
$59,650
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$59,620
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$59,090
Valdosta
$58,580
Dalton
$58,540
Brunswick
$58,110
Albany
$56,420
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$55,720




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