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Registered Nurses in Florida

Is Florida a good place for you to work as a Registered Nurse?

21.4% Jobs Projection
$64,400 Median Salary
14,310 Job Openings

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.

Registered Nurses in FL Employment Trend

The typical state has 43,110 Registered Nurses working in it, which means Florida has more Registered Nurses than average.

Registered Nurses in FL vs. the Average State

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%.

Job Projections for Registered Nurses: Nation vs. FL

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.

Registered Nurses Earnings: FL vs. National Average

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
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 19,610 $64,960
Jacksonville, FL 13,780 $60,640
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 6,980 $64,910
Gainesville, FL 5,690 $65,760
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
Tallahassee, FL 3,240 $61,030
Ocala, FL 2,470 $60,250
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
California 294,510 $104,410
Texas 210,350 $72,000
New York 182,490 $85,300
Florida 177,600 $64,400
Pennsylvania 148,520 $69,170
Illinois 129,400 $72,250
Ohio 125,380 $64,200
North Carolina 102,500 $62,940
Michigan 96,680 $70,590
Massachusetts 80,630 $86,860
New Jersey 79,530 $81,820
Georgia 76,640 $67,870
Missouri 71,770 $62,270
Minnesota 69,000 $77,940
Indiana 67,870 $62,330
Virginia 64,750 $68,000
Tennessee 60,360 $60,120
Wisconsin 59,030 $70,150
Washington 56,290 $79,920
Arizona 54,690 $75,770

Below are the states where Registered Nurses get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Hawaii $105,300
California $104,410
Oregon $91,220
District of Columbia $88,800
Alaska $87,650
Massachusetts $86,860
New York $85,300
Nevada $85,210
New Jersey $81,820
Connecticut $79,920

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