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Salary for a Registered Nurse in Alabama - AL
By an allied health world contributing writer
Published: February, 12 2010
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Alabama Registered Nurses Salaries
According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Registered Nurses earned on average a salary of $65,130 as reported in May of 2008. Also reported was the highest percent of earnings were $92,240 with the lowest being $43,410. Another important tidbit was the nurses who earned the most worked through the industry of employment services and next in line would be surgical hospitals and general medical facilities.
The following is a list of major cities in Alabama and what each one earns as a Registered Nurse:
State wide Alabama reported earnings of $72,000.
Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, Alabama RN Salary-$62,000
Dothan, Alabama RN Salary -$65,000
Huntsville, Alabama RN Salary -$75,000
Mobile, Alabama RN Salary -$61,000
Montgomery, Alabama RN Salary -$63,000
Registered Nurses Job Forecast and Major Employers
According to the U.S. Department of Labor and Statistics, Registered Nurses have an excellent job outlook for the coming decade. Some of the reasons attributed to this growth will be; the growing elderly population needing long-term care, greater numbers of health care issues, and increasing preventive care.
For those registered nurses that hold a Bachelors degree or higher, job opportunities are more available than those that may hold only an Associates degree. In addition, registered nurses that may specialize will also see a job opportunity growth and demand.
Areas of specialization may include: category of patient, condition of health, body system, work setting and particular type of treatments.
Major Employers of Registered Nurses
Hospitals employ approximately 60% of RNs
Physician’s offices employ approximately 10% of RNs
Nursing care facilities employ approximately 5% of RNs
Registered nurses make up the rest of the percentile by working for educational services, government agencies, outpatient care facilities, employment services and home health care agencies. It is also noted that 80% of registered nurses work full-time.