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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,830
25th Percentile Wage
$54,840
50th Percentile Wage
$63,060
75th Percentile Wage
$75,130
90th Percentile Wage
$84,530

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 $84,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,830.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of registered nurses from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$63,060
0.54% 4.76%
2016
$62,720
0.92% -
2015
$62,140
1.96% -
2014
$60,920
0.82% -
2013
$60,420
0.60% -
2012
$60,060
- -

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 $53,940 to $69,840. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Florida is Naples-Marco Island with a median annual salary of $69,840. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach (mean annual salary $68,000). The lowest paying area is Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin with a median annual salary of $53,940.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Naples-Marco Island
$69,840
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$68,000
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$66,350
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$65,410
Palm Coast
$65,230
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$64,760
Gainesville
$64,600
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$64,550
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$64,480
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$64,160
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$64,070
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$63,030
Punta Gorda
$62,880
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$62,560
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$60,890
Tallahassee
$60,290
Jacksonville
$60,090
Ocala
$59,340
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$59,160
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$58,410
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$58,050
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$57,980
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$57,070
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$56,870
Port St Lucie
$54,800
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$53,940




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