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18.3% Jobs Projection
$67,870 Median Salary
5,410 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Registered Nurses in Georgia are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Registered Nurses in Georgia is growing faster than average.

  • Registered Nurses in Georgia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Registered Nurses Work in Georgia?

In Georgia, there were 76,640 people working as Registered Nurses in the year 2018.

There were 75,000 Registered Nurses employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,640 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Registered Nurses in GA Employment Trend

The typical state has 43,110 Registered Nurses working in it, which means Georgia has more Registered Nurses than average.

Registered Nurses in GA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Georgia

Jobs for Registered Nurses in this state are growing at a rate of 18.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.8%.

Job Projections for Registered Nurses: Nation vs. GA

Georgia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 5,410 annual job openings, and a total of 87,350 jobs for Georgia Registered Nurses in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 203,700 annual jobs and 3,393,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Registered Nurses Make in Georgia?

In 2018 wages for Registered Nurses ranged from $49,250 to $93,770 with $67,870 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $23.68 to $45.08. The median hourly rate was $32.63.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $31.78 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.85.

The median salary in Georgia is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Registered Nurses Earnings: GA vs. National Average

Top Georgia Metros for Registered Nurses

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Registered Nurses.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 41,940 $72,430
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 6,960 $68,010
Chattanooga, TN-GA 6,080 $57,590
Savannah, GA 3,700 $61,930
Macon, GA 2,840 $63,240
Columbus, GA-AL 2,350 $60,800
Athens-Clarke County, GA 1,910 $65,940
Rome, GA 1,500 $64,810
Valdosta, GA 1,310 $60,190
Albany, GA 1,260 $57,770
Warner Robins, GA 1,120 $61,830
Brunswick, GA 860 $60,860
Dalton, GA 810 $58,490
Hinesville, GA 200 $67,830

Top States for Registered Nurses Employment

View the list below to see where most Registered Nurses work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 294,510 $104,410
Texas 210,350 $72,000
New York 182,490 $85,300
Florida 177,600 $64,400
Pennsylvania 148,520 $69,170
Illinois 129,400 $72,250
Ohio 125,380 $64,200
North Carolina 102,500 $62,940
Michigan 96,680 $70,590
Massachusetts 80,630 $86,860
New Jersey 79,530 $81,820
Georgia 76,640 $67,870
Missouri 71,770 $62,270
Minnesota 69,000 $77,940
Indiana 67,870 $62,330
Virginia 64,750 $68,000
Tennessee 60,360 $60,120
Wisconsin 59,030 $70,150
Washington 56,290 $79,920
Arizona 54,690 $75,770

Below are the states where Registered Nurses get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Hawaii $105,300
California $104,410
Oregon $91,220
District of Columbia $88,800
Alaska $87,650
Massachusetts $86,860
New York $85,300
Nevada $85,210
New Jersey $81,820
Connecticut $79,920

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