Registered Nurses in Florida
Is Florida a good place for you to work as a Registered Nurse?
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 Florida, there were 177,600 people working as Registered Nurses in the year 2018.
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.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $30.32 an hour in 2017.
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
The table below shows the states 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|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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