How much does a Registered Nurse make in Atlanta, GA?

Average base salary

923 salaries reported, updated at Oct 16, 2020
per hour

The average salary for a registered nurse is $31.83 per hour in Atlanta, GA and $12,500 overtime per year.

5% higher
than national average

Additional compensation

per year

Most common benefits

  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • License reimbursement
  • 403(b)
  • 401(k)
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Salaries by years of experience in Atlanta, GA

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for registered nurses

Most recommended certification

Infection Control Certificationdimension-trending-icon

earn +39.73% more

The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 414.99% since 2018. Registered Nurses with this certification earn +39.73% more than the average base salary, which is $31.83 per hour.

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Most common benefits for Registered Nurses

  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • License reimbursement
  • 403(b)
  • 401(k)
  • Vision insurance
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Dependent care reimbursement
  • Loan forgiveness
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Salary satisfaction

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63% of Registered nurses in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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Frequently asked questions

Common questions about salaries for a Registered Nurse

What kind of nurses get paid the most?

A certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) is one of the highest-paid nursing specialties. Registered nurses need additional certification in order to pursue this career path.

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What kind of nurses get paid the least?

Licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) and Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) have the least education requirements among nurses and therefore tend to make lower incomes than other nursing specialties. LVNs and LPNs can increase their income by getting an associate degree or a bachelor's degree in nursing.

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How much does a registered nurse make after 5 years?

A registered nurse with 5 years of experience will make $35.93 per hour on average in the U.S.

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