Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in Florida

Licensed practical nurses in Florida earn an average of $47,860 per year (or $23.01 per hour).

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7% lower than the national average
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Florida licensed practical nurses earn 7% lower than the national average salary for LPNs, at $51,850 (or $24.93 per hour).

Licensed practical nurse salary range in Florida

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $59,690 $28
75th Percentile $48,990 $23
Median $47,000 $22
25th Percentile $44,920 $21

80% of Florida LPNs earn between $36,930 and $59,690.

Cost-of-living adjusted licensed practical nurse salary in Florida

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Florida LPNs earn about $47,527 per year. Cost-of-living in Florida is 0% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Florida for licensed practical nurses

Gainesville, FL $54,500 per year
Immokalee, FL $51,460 per year
Sarasota, FL $49,390 per year
Miami, FL $49,260 per year
Fort Myers, FL $48,880 per year
Vero Beach, FL $48,420 per year
Kissimmee, FL $47,920 per year
St. Petersburg, FL $47,880 per year
Port St. Lucie, FL $47,540 per year
Jacksonville, FL $47,340 per year

Florida nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where licensed practical nurses are paid the highest is Gainesville, where the average LPNs salary is $54,500 and 950 licensed practical nurses are currently employed. The Immokalee area comes in second, with a $51,460 average LPN salary and 750 licensed practical nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Florida?

Nurse Anesthetist $170,950 per year
Nurse Practitioner $104,830 per year
Nurse Midwife $91,160 per year
Physical Therapist $90,630 per year
Dental Hygienist $73,180 per year
Registered Nurse $72,000 per year
Pharmacy Technician $36,040 per year

At a $47,860 average annual salary, LPNs in Florida tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($170,950), nurse practitioners ($104,830), nurse midwives ($91,160), physical therapists ($90,630), dental hygienists ($73,180), and registered nurses ($72,000). They tend to earn more than pharmacy technicians ($36,040).

More about licensed practical nurses

Licensed practical nurses (also known as licensed vocational nurses) are licensed nurses who work with patients in all kinds of settings. They work under the supervision of a doctor, nurse practitioner, or registered nurse. This is an entry-level position within nursing. LPN duties depend on the setting in which they work. Some of their general responsibilities include taking vital signs, providing immunizations, wound care, and emotional support.

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