Registered Nurses in Florida
Considering a career as a Registered Nurse in Florida?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Registered Nurses in Florida are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Registered Nurses in Florida is growing faster than average.
Registered Nurses in Florida earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Registered Nurses Work in Florida?
In 2018, there were 177,600 Registered Nurses working in the state.
There were 178,330 Registered Nurses employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 730 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 43,110 Registered Nurses working in it, which means Florida has more Registered Nurses than average.
Job Projections for Florida
Jobs for Registered Nurses in this state are growing at a rate of 21.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.8%.
Florida Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 14,310 annual job openings, and a total of 225,070 jobs for Florida Registered Nurses in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 203,700 annual jobs and 3,393,200 total jobs in 2026.
What do Registered Nurses Make in Florida?
In 2018 wages for Registered Nurses ranged from $47,070 to $88,630 with $64,400 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $22.63 to $42.61. The median hourly rate was $30.96.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $30.32 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $0.64.
The median salary in Florida is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Florida Metros for Registered Nurses
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Registered Nurses.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL||53,400||$68,090|
|Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL||30,450||$66,500|
|North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL||6,980||$64,910|
|Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL||5,660||$65,860|
|Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL||4,600||$66,400|
|Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL||4,460||$57,450|
|Port St. Lucie, FL||4,180||$58,970|
|Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL||4,040||$58,430|
|Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL||3,870||$59,680|
|Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL||2,440||$70,140|
|Panama City, FL||1,690||$57,240|
|Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL||1,500||$56,150|
|Punta Gorda, FL||1,490||$67,490|
|Homosassa Springs, FL||990||$62,580|
|The Villages, FL||720||$59,740|
Top States for Registered Nurses Employment
View the list below to see where most Registered Nurses work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Registered Nurses get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$88,800|
What Major Will Prepare You For a Registered Nurse Career?
- Registered Nursing
- Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
- Nursing Practice
- Nursing Administration
- Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
- Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
- Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
- Critical Care Nursing
- Nursing Science
- Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing
- School Nursing
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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