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Last Reviewed: April 5th, 2023
Nurse practitioners are playing a vital role in Florida’s healthcare system. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in Florida the 10th percentile of nurse practitioner salary is $61,990, and their annual mean salary is $104,830.
|Metro Area||# Employed||Mean Salary|
|Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL||490||$111,690|
|Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL||130||$105,400|
|Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL||440||$107,770|
|Homosassa Springs, FL||60||$105,900|
|Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL||360||$106,870|
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL||3,710||$105,250|
|Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL||290||$100,650|
|North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL||440||$106,190|
|Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL||350||$108,780|
|Panama City, FL||110||$112,920|
|Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL||330||$110,720|
|Port St. Lucie, FL||280||$119,280|
|Punta Gorda, FL||140||$86,800|
|Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL||80||$108,140|
|Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL||2,920||$97,960|
|The Villages, FL||50||$107,630||Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics - 2021|
|Metro Area||# Employed||Mean Salary|
|South Florida nonmetropolitan area||100||$107,820|
|North Florida nonmetropolitan area||220||$101,090||Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics - 2021|
Whether you are aspiring to become a nurse practitioner or you’ve been practicing for years, you may wonder how (or if it’s even possible) to increase your salary if you live in Florida. This following give a few options for how to do just that.
Nurse practitioners in Florida earn an annual average of $104,830 per year. If you’re considering relocating to increase your income, Texas might be a good bet. Nurse practitioners in Texas have a pretty low cost-of-living and are paid an average of $117,890 per year.
One of the main ways to increase your salary as a nurse practitioner in Florida is by furthering your education. By participating in continuing education courses and earning more certificates, you diversify your skills and knowledge of the field. Not only does this make you more marketable, but when you have more specialized knowledge, you are also able to negotiate for a higher salary. For example, you can look into the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists.There are so many specialties you can add to your already impressive resume.
Try adding different experiences to your resume. When you are negotiating, be sure to bring up any applicable experience. This can have a huge impact on potential pay increases. If you’re looking to reformat your resume, this layout from the University of South Florida prioritizes the different aspects of your professional life as a nurse in a very effective way.
With the right education and experience, you are in a great position to negotiate your salary, regardless of whether you are walking into a new job or have been working for the same practice for years. There are so many helpful resources that can help you negotiate your salary as a nurse practitioner.
Of course, if you just need to bring in a little bit of extra cash, there are quick ways to bring in some money that still utilize your skills and experience. A simple way to make a little extra money might be to sell your old textbooks to someone who is currently studying to be a nurse practitioner. Another option might be to offer tutoring to current NP students.
Finally, you can try freelancing. There are so many medical writing gigs out there for people with knowledge of the field, particularly nursing. People looking for freelancers to work on these projects want to find people who know what they’re talking about. That’s you! Regardless of the methods you choose to increase your salary as a nurse practitioner, you have so many options available to you. The sky’s the limit!