Registered Nurse Salary in Alabama

The average reported salary in Alabama for Registered Nurse was $61,568 a year with an hourly wage of $30 according to the ZipRecruiter website.  PayScale website reports median hourly pay of $25.99 in Birmingham. Glassdoor website reports a salary of $65,870 with very high confidence.

Due to the current crisis in the healthcare system because of COVID-19, website Indeed reports rapid changes in RN salaries with the latest base salary reports of $25.25 per hour. They state that they have 877 salary reports averaging $53,890 a year. Additionally, RNs may expect overtime compensation of $9,375 per year.

Nurse Salary in Alabama

RN Salaries by Year of Experience in Alabama

Registered nurses with less than 1 year of experience may expect a salary of around $22.35. This is based on reported salaries including overtime, bonuses, and tips.

Registered nurses with 1-4 years of experience reportedly earned $23.64 per hour, including overtime, bonuses, and tips.

Registered nurses with more than 5 years of experience (up to 10) earned $26.37 This was reported by 18 RNs, including overtime, tips, and bonuses.

Experienced RNs with 10-19 years of experience reported a salary of $$29.73. This is based on 76 reports, including tips, bonuses, and overtime.

Registered nurses with more than 20 years of experience working as RNs reported a salary of $31.75.

Years of ExperienceHourly mean wage
Annual mean wage
>1$22.35$24,138.00
1 to 4$23.64$25,531.20
5 to 9$26.37$28,479.60
10 to 19$29.73$32,108.40
20+$31.75$34,290.00

This table is based on gathered data and reports from RNs in Alabama. Data is gathered from reputable websites. The annual mean wage is calculated based on a 40 hours working week, including overtime, bonuses, tips, etc.

Alabama RN Salary Compared to Nationwide

While we can see the salaries of RNs in Alabama from $30,638 to $93,225, most of the registered nurses have salaries in the range of $49,400 to $68,700. This is almost $19,000 difference mainly based on experience, over time, and bonuses.

When compared to other RNs working across the US, registered nurses in LA earn 58% more than in Alabama. In New York, they earn 50% more, Houston 29%, Dallas 19% more, and in Chicago 19% more compared to nurse’s salaries in Alabama.

Compared Salary in Alabama with Nationwide

Most Popular Employers in Alabama

Most of the gathered reports were from registered nurses working in the UAB Hospital, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), St. Vincent’s Hospital, and Brookwood Medical Center. According to them, UAB Hospital pays $25 per hour to RNs, St. Vincent’s Hospital pays $26 on average.

Nurse Salaries in Alabama

UAB Medicine

$24/hr
Range: $22 – $34

Huntsville Hospital

$23/hr
Range: $20 – $33

DCH Health System

$23/hr
Range: $19 – $29

Mobile Infirmary Medical Center

$24/hr
Range: $22 – $29

Children’s of Alabama

$24/hr
Range: $21 – $37

St. Vincent’s Health System

$25/hr
Range: $23 – $35

According to the Indeed.com website, the average registered nurse salary in Alabama is $53,890. The range of salaries reported by their users is between $49,780 and $64,065 which is 21% lower than the national average even when we include $9,375 overtime. The main difference in salary is based on the city. Other factors that determine nurse salary in Alabama are education, certificates, years of experience, and additional skills. 

Highest paying cities in Alabama:

  • Tuscaloosa – $66,697 per year
  • Dothan – $61,539 per year
  • Huntsville – $59,638 per year
  • Montgomery – $59,249
  • Mobile – $57,238
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