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Registered Nurses Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for registered nurses in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of registered nurses among Florida cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Registered Nurses in Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,550
25th Percentile Wage
$54,450
50th Percentile Wage
$62,720
75th Percentile Wage
$74,520
90th Percentile Wage
$83,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $83,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,550.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22.38
25th Percentile Wage
$26.18
50th Percentile Wage
$30.15
75th Percentile Wage
$35.83
90th Percentile Wage
$40.09

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for registered nurses in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $40.09. The median hourly salary is $30.15. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.38.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of registered nurses from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201662,7200.92%4.24%
201562,1401.96%-
201460,9200.82%-
201360,4200.60%-
201260,060--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Registered Nurses in Florida Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of registered nurses in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of registered nurses in state of Florida ranges from $54,220 to $67,400. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Florida is Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach with a median annual salary of $67,400. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Naples-Marco Island (mean annual salary $66,740). The lowest paying area is Port St Lucie with a median annual salary of $54,220.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$67,400
Naples-Marco Island
$66,740
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$65,570
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$65,240
Palm Coast
$65,230
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$64,690
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$64,690
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$64,230
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$63,380
Gainesville
$63,350
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$63,110
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$62,780
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$62,350
Jacksonville
$61,010
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$60,790
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$60,520
Ocala
$59,070
Tallahassee
$58,980
Punta Gorda
$58,650
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$57,770
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$56,430
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$56,360
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$56,320
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$56,020
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$55,740
Port St Lucie
$54,220



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