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44.7% Jobs Projection
$97,270 Median Salary
950 Job Openings

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.

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The typical state has 2,820 Nurse Practitioners working in it, which means Florida has more Nurse Practitioners than average.

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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%.

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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.

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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
Jacksonville, FL 1,410 $94,310
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,060 $93,360
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
Tallahassee, FL 280 $88,620
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 220 $102,770
Port St. Lucie, FL 220 $102,700
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 180 $99,770
Ocala, FL 160 $91,290
Gainesville, FL 120 $95,960
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
Sebring, FL 40 $107,620
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
New York 13,710 $118,550
California 13,420 $126,890
Texas 12,020 $108,660
Florida 10,590 $97,270
Ohio 7,510 $101,010
Pennsylvania 7,280 $97,130
Tennessee 7,010 $96,440
Massachusetts 6,200 $119,420
Georgia 6,110 $104,360
New Jersey 5,900 $118,040
Illinois 5,540 $103,760
Indiana 4,780 $102,390
North Carolina 4,760 $101,540
Virginia 4,710 $102,480
Michigan 4,490 $103,210
Missouri 4,390 $98,430
Minnesota 3,880 $115,550
Maryland 3,710 $108,580
Alabama 3,680 $95,010
Arizona 3,510 $111,780

Below are the states where Nurse Practitioners get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $126,890
Hawaii $123,570
Alaska $120,100
Massachusetts $119,420
New York $118,550
New Jersey $118,040
Washington $116,350
Minnesota $115,550
Connecticut $115,370
Wyoming $114,000

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