Registered Nurse salary in Atlanta, GA

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

Average base salary

$37.53
same
as national average

Most common benefits

Overtime
$12,063per year
Others
Referral Program
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The average salary for a registered nurse is $37.53 per hour in Atlanta, GA and $12,063 overtime per year.1.1k salaries reported, updated at January 24, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in Atlanta, GA

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Highest paying cities for Registered Nurses near Atlanta, GA

  1. Savannah, GA
    $50.03 per hour
    603 salaries reported
  2. Lawrenceville, GA
    $49.49 per hour
    81 salaries reported
  3. Macon, GA
    $39.46 per hour
    98 salaries reported
  1. Augusta, GA
    $39.24 per hour
    135 salaries reported
  2. Valdosta, GA
    $38.69 per hour
    56 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $37.53 per hour
    1071 salaries reported
  1. Athens, GA
    $37.47 per hour
    49 salaries reported
  2. Columbus, GA
    $34.78 per hour
    82 salaries reported
  3. Albany, GA
    $31.59 per hour
    31 salaries reported
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Where can a Registered Nurse earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Registered Nurses

Most recommended certification

Infection Control Certificationearn +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 $37.53 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
2012366increase by 366
20131493increase by 307.92%
20141767increase by 18.35%
20151812increase by 2.55%
20161206decrease by 33.44%
2017434decrease by 64.01%
2018347decrease by 20.05%
20191787increase by 414.99%

Top companies hiring Registered Nurses with the recommended certification

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Top skills
ICD Coding
+14.59%salary
Top fields of study
Public Health Degree
+56.22%salary
Top licenses
LMSW
+32.81%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
16 jobs22
1,713 jobs12,686
102 jobs887
98 jobs207
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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

Based on 4,450 ratings

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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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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