Registered Nurses in the state of Alabama earn an average annual salary of $67,522 per year (or $28.96 per hour) as of May 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 80% of Alabama RNs earn between $43,150 and $80,420.
On average, RNs in Alabama earn about 17% less than the national average salary for nurses, at $80,010 (or $38.47 per hour).
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The cost of living in a region can impact what nurses tend to earn working in those areas. With a Cost of Living Index of 89.2 in 2020, nurses in Alabama benefit from slightly lower prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states. So, it’s understandable that their earnings would also be a bit lower than the national average.
|State||Avg. RN Salary||Avg. RN Salary (adjusted for COL)||Local Estimates|
|Alabama||$60,230||$67,522||Get Local Estimate|
|Nationwide||$80,010||-||Get Local Estimate|
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Average RN Salaries In Alabama Cities
|Metro Area||RNs Employed||Avg. RN Salary|
RN salary vs similar healthcare professions in Alabama
At a $74,540 average annual salary, RNs in Alabama earn less than other types of healthcare workers in the state. “Nurse Practitioners” and “Physical Therapists” workers in Alabama earn an average salary ranging between $88,950-$106,220, according to the BLS.
Here’s how a sample of these other types of healthcare professions compare to RN salaries in Alabama:
|Profession||# Employed||Avg. Salary|
|LPNs / LVNs||22,170||$44,690|
Job outlook for Registered Nurses in Alabama
Almost 48,850 Registered Nurses reside in the state of Alabama. The nursing positions are projected to increase by at least 10% from 2018 to 2028 – an increase of more than 5,000 new RNs in the state in the coming years.