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Salaries for MSN-Educated Nurses in Florida

Earning an MSN in Florida is well worth the time and effort in terms of job opportunities, leadership possibilities and salary potential. The Advance Healthcare Network for Nurses 2012 salary survey of the southern states illustrated the salary potential that comes with earning an MSN. The survey revealed that an MSN resulted in an average salary that was nearly $20,000 higher than that of ADN-educated nurses in the region:

  • ADN – $58,562
  • BSN – $61,956
  • MSN – $77,370
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In addition to the more than 100 online RN to MSN programs available, Florida is home to 29 schools accredited by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). In 2013 alone, 3,451 of Florida’s nurses were enrolled in master’s programs, many of which were RN to MSN bridge programs designed to provide a graduate-level education in far less time than conventional undergraduate and graduate programs.

The AACN reported that 2,997 of these master’s students were studying to become Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), while the rest were enrolled in programs offering tracks for generalists, administrators, public health nurses, clinical leaders, informatics and nurse educators.

Nurse Practitioner Salaries Throughout Florida

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2013 occupational salary report lists salaries for the 6,240 nurse practitioners practicing in Florida that year:

Experience
Annual Salary
Entry-Level
$62230
Mean (Average)
$91070
75th Percentile
$100900
90th Percentile
$117810

The results of the 2014 Florida Occupational Wage Report for nurse practitioners are shown here for comparison:

Experience
Annual Salary
Entry-Level
$69577
Mean
$93587
Experienced
$105592

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a full analysis of nurse practitioner salaries in different areas of Florida:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Cape Coral-Fort Myers FL
270
108140
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach FL
40
76660
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach FL Metropolitan Division
500
87750
Gainesville FL
180
64330
Jacksonville FL
570
113080
Lakeland-Winter Haven FL
200
103140
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach FL
1820
85620
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall FL Metropolitan Division
780
84260
Naples-Marco Island FL
60
91860
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota FL
170
81580
Ocala FL
150
86570
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford FL
720
106150
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville FL
240
81440
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach FL
40
88620
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent FL
150
85480
Port St. Lucie FL
80
99630
Punta Gorda FL
50
85250
Sebastian-Vero Beach FL
40
72500
Tallahassee FL
100
76470
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater FL
970
85480
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach FL Metropolitan Division
540
85630
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
80
89770
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
170
85180
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
50
88730

Nurse Anesthetist Salaries in Florida

According to the 2013 BLS report, the 2,300 nurse anesthetists practicing in Florida earned:

Experience
Annual Salary
Entry-Level
$94350
Mean
$135910
75th Percentile
$154120
90th Percentile
$177740

The BLS maintains that the Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall area is the second highest-paying metropolitan area in the country for nurse anesthetists. A full analysis of earnings among Florida’s nurse anesthetist in 2013 is shown below:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Jacksonville FL
Estimate Not Released
144440
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach FL
Estimate Not Released
155890
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall FL Metropolitan Division
Estimate Not Released
203540
Naples-Marco Island FL
170
135680
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota FL
Estimate Not Released
99810
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford FL
Estimate Not Released
113360
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater FL
950
142720
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach FL Metropolitan Division
Estimate Not Released
132180

Nurse Midwife Salaries in Florida

The 2013 BLS report indicates that the 270 nurse midwives working in Florida earned the following:

Experience
Annual Salary
Entry-Level
$45630
Mean
$83080
75th Percentile
$98720
90th Percentile
$111250

The findings of the 2014 Florida Occupational Wage Report for nurse midwives is shown here for comparison:

Experience
Annual Salary
Entry-Level
$63078
Mean
$85377
Experienced
$96527

A full analysis of these salaries specific to key regions in Florida is shown below:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Gainesville FL
Estimate Not Released
55810
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach FL
Estimate Not Released
87530
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater FL
Estimate Not Released
88940

*Values are at or above $187,199 per year and $90.00 per hour. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics generally does not report annual salaries higher than $187,199 or hourly wages higher than $90.00.

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