Registered Nurse Salary in Florida

The average reported salary in Florida for Registered Nurse was $59,420 a year with an hourly wage of $29 according to the ZipRecruiter website.  PayScale website reports median hourly pay of $27.92 in Florida. Glassdoor website reports a salary of $65,870 with very high confidence.

Due to the current crisis in the healthcare system because of COVID-19, website Indeed reports rapid changes in RN salaries with the latest base salary reports of $61,560 per year. They state that they have 5000 salary reports averaging $28.84 per hour. Additionally, RNs may expect overtime compensation of $10,530 per year.

Registered Nurse Salary in Florida

RN Salaries by Year of Experience in Florida

Registered nurses with less than 1 year of experience may expect a salary of around $25.08. This is based on reported salaries including overtime, bonuses, and tips.

Registered nurses with 1-4 years of experience reportedly earned $25.76 per hour, including overtime, bonuses, and tips.

Registered nurses with more than 5 years of experience (op to 10) earned $28.55. This was reported by 39 RNs, including overtime, tips, and bonuses.

Experienced RNs with 10-19 years of experience reported a salary of $31.94. This is based on 63 reports, including tips, bonuses, and overtime.

Registered nurses with more than 20 years of experience working as RNs reported a salary of $33.51 per hour.

Years of ExperienceHourly mean wage
Annual mean wage
>1$25.08$27,086.40
1 to 4$25.76$27,820.80
5 to 9$28.55$30,834.00
10 to 19$31.94$34,495.20
20+$33.51$36,190.80

This table is based on gathered data and reports from RNs in Florida. Data is gathered from reputable websites. The annual mean wage is calculated based on a 40 hours working week.

RN Salaries by Year of Experience in Florida

Florida RN Salary Compared to Nationwide

While we can see the salaries of RNs in Florida from $29,568 to $89,972, most of the registered nurses have salaries in the range of $46,042 to $62,516. This is almost $16,000 difference mainly based on experience, over time, and bonuses.

When compared to other RNs working across the US, registered nurses in LA earn 47% more than the national average. In New York, they earn 39% more, Houston 20%, Dallas 10% more, and in Chicago 10% more compared to nurse’s salaries in Florida.

Most Popular Employers in Florida

Most of the gathered reports were from registered nurses working at AdventHealth Greater Orlando, Healthcare Management Systems, Tampa General Hospital, HCA Healthcare, Lee Health, and BayCare Health System.

Nurse Salaries in Florida

AdventHealth Greater Orlando

$26/hr
Range: $23 – $38

Healthcare Management Systems

$34/hr
Range: $32 – $34

Tampa General Hospital

$27/hr
Range: $24 – $37

HCA Healthcare

$27/hr
Range: $23 – $42

Lee Health

$30/hr
Range: $25 – $39

BayCare Health System

$30/hr
Range: $25 – $37

From the documentation provided by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics for Florida, registered nurses in Florida earned $30 per hour. The average annual salary is reported to be $62,737. 

In comparison, nurse practitioners earned $50 per hour, $104,417 annually, licensed practical nurses earned $21, $43,192. 

Highest paying cities in Florida:

  • Miami – $66,173
  • Pansacola – $64,756
  • Fort Lauderdale – $64,385
  • Orlando – $63,296
  • Fort Myers – $63,241
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