Salaries for Georgia’s MSN-Educated Nurses

MSN-educated nurses in Georgia further excel in their field by becoming advanced practice RNs, educators, and administrators. As a result, they become more valuable to the medical community, which equates to higher salary offers. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, MSN-educated nurses such as nurse practitioners and postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers are on the state’s short list of hot careers through 2022, denoting strong job prospects and great salaries.

The average Salaries shown here were first published by the Georgia Department of Labor in 2015:

  • Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers: $64,470
  • Nurse Anesthetists: $140,774
  • Nurse Midwives: $93,808
  • Nurse Practitioners: $92,331

Salaries for MSN-Educated Nurses in Georgia by Experience Level

Once nurse utilize their MSN degrees to achieve higher paying jobs, they can continue to gain experience to expedite even greater salary earning potentials. In 2014, the United States Department of Labor presented sets of salary figures to show the relationship between experience and MSN salary averages in Georgia:

Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers

  • Entry-Level: $42,900
  • Mid-Career: $59,200
  • Experienced: $91,900

Nurse Anesthetists

  • Entry-Level: $98,600
  • Mid-Career: $111,800
  • Experienced: $184,500

Nurse Midwives

  • Entry-Level: $98,600
  • Mid-Career: $136,800
  • Experienced: $184,500

Nurse Practitioners

  • Entry-Level: $53,600
  • Mid-Career: $89,900
  • Experienced: $120,600

Best Places in Georgia for MSN-Educated Nurses to Find Work

In May 2014, the United States Department of Labor found that not only Georgia, but also locations within the state provide some of the highest employment ranks of MSN-educated nurses in the country. For example:

  • Georgia held the fifth highest employment level of nurse midwives in the country. At that time, there were approximately 260 nurse midwives working statewide.
  • The Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area held the second highest concentration of postsecondary nursing instructor and teacher jobs compared with other nonmetropolitan regions. In that year, postsecondary and instructions working here earned an average annual salary of $56,050.
  • The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area held the fourth highest employment level of nurse midwives compared to all other metropolitan areas. Nurse midwife jobs here offered an average annual salary of $92,130.
  • The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area also held the sixth highest employment level of nurse practitioners among all other metropolitan areas. Those working in this division took home an average annual salary of $86,030.

An Analysis of Nurse Anesthetist Salaries in Georgia by Location

Research conducted by the federal government show that in 2014, nurse anesthetists employed in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs division received an average annual salary of $129,720, while those practicing in the South Georgia nonmetropolitan area were paid closer to $103,090:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta GA
430
129720
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
Estimate Not Released.
103090

An Analysis of Nurse Midwife Salaries in Georgia by Location

The United States Department of Labor published extensive salary and wage findings for nurse midwives working throughout the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta region in 2014:

Area name
Employment
Hourly mean wage
Hourly median wage
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta GA
160
85760

An Analysis of Nurse Practitioner Salaries in Georgia by Location

Salary statistics published by the federal government in 2014 indicate that the highest paid nurse practitioners in the state were located in the North Georgia nonmetropolitan area:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Albany GA
90
104920
Athens-Clarke County GA
40
94530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta GA
1680
86030
Augusta-Richmond County GA-SC
350
84410
Columbus GA-AL
120
99510
Dalton GA
50
97120
Gainesville GA
100
83280
Macon GA
130
106000
Rome GA
60
103190
Savannah GA
150
90600
Valdosta GA
Estimate Not Released.
107010
Warner Robins GA
40
114310
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
150
91110
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
130
93420
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
90
100020
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
180
96980

*This value is equal to or greater than $90/hour or $187,199/year. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics does not report salary data beyond this level.

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