A study by business.org ranked Alabama #43 out of 51 in a list of states and districts in how much nurses are paid.
According to the study, nurses in Alabama make an average salary of $60,230 or $28.96 an hour. While this may seem like quite a bit, it is still lower paying than in other states and living expenses don't always match income, the study says.
The study also states that this is 34.1% more than the average salary of all other occupations in the state and that have to work 27.9 hours to afford a month’s rent.
More than 2.9 million nurses are employed in the nation and are paid an average salary of $77,460.
Hawaii ranks #1 in the list with an average of $104,060 per year. Nurses in this state work 33 hours to afford median rent.