Nurse Practitioners in Florida
Get the information you need to know about working as a Nurse Practitioner.
You’re in luck! Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in Florida are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Nurse Practitioners in Florida is growing faster than average.
Nurse Practitioners in Florida earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Nurse Practitioners Work in Florida?
There were approximately 10,590 workers employed as Nurse Practitioners in this state in 2018.
There were 10,380 Nurse Practitioners employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 210 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 2,820 Nurse Practitioners working in it, which means Florida has more Nurse Practitioners than average.
Job Projections for Florida
Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in this state are growing at a rate of 44.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 36.1%.
Florida Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 950 annual Nurse Practitioners job openings in Florida, and 13,250 total jobs in the year 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 14,400 annual jobs and 211,600 total jobs in 2026.
What do Nurse Practitioners Make in Florida?
In 2018 wages for Nurse Practitioners ranged from $67,040 to $129,970 with $97,270 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $32.23 to $62.48. The median hourly rate was $46.76.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $46.39 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $0.37.
The median salary in Florida is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Florida Metros for Nurse Practitioners
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Nurse Practitioners.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL||3,070||$101,730|
|Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL||1,590||$93,990|
|Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL||410||$102,590|
|Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL||370||$105,090|
|North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL||280||$98,490|
|Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL||220||$102,770|
|Port St. Lucie, FL||220||$102,700|
|Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL||180||$99,770|
|Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL||110||$103,550|
|Panama City, FL||110||$96,200|
|Punta Gorda, FL||100||$97,380|
|Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL||80||$108,960|
|Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL||70||$91,940|
|Homosassa Springs, FL||40||$106,080|
Top States for Nurse Practitioners Employment
The table below shows the states where most Nurse Practitioners work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Nurse Practitioners get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
What Major Will Prepare You For a Nurse Practitioner Career?
- Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
- Nursing Practice
- Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
- Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
- Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
- Critical Care Nursing
- School Nursing
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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