i am a registered nurse with seven years experience planning to move to southeast florida in may with two kids . looking for average nursing salaries and average pool salaries and do they offer baylor positions :uhoh21:
Jan 18, '07
~ 7 years experience, in south florida including miami, ft. lauderdale, palm beach areas:
with benefits from $ 24 to $35 per hour
without benefits $27 to $37 per hour
agencies pay more ...
vary on the hospital, experience and specialty area ...
Last edit by Life_Wanderer on Jan 18, '07
Feb 20, '07
Could you please explain a typical seasonal contract and do most hospitals offer them? i am particularly interested in the Tampa, Sarasota, Ft. Myers area but would consider Miami.
Last edit by Sailingshoes on Feb 20, '07
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I live in tampa bay....so I can't give details on southeast florida I'm assuming you mean miami/dade area? But I will say from just reading news articles I think the issue in that area is that they have a hard time keeping nurses because the salaries aren't relative to the cost of living...but I'm sure someone who lives there can clarify that for you....
I will say....knowing spanish will be a plus (HUGE cuban and puerto rican population) and if you are interested in purchasing a home there are programs for nurses that are buying their 1st home, and loans for nurses that are 'no points' whatever that means...
hope that helps and good luck.
I live in Miami Lakes and I can tell ya that this poster is on point. The cost of living here is high compared the average salary. I have heard some nurses say that they are making good salaries, but...it takes a lot of money to live in a good area here so believe me it takes it. A moderate home starts at around $350,000...thats a 3/2. A nice apartment in GOOD area $1200 that's a 2/2. Basically, if you want to live in a nice area Miami Lakes, Aventura, Miami beach (certain parts), Pembroke Pines, Miramar (SW) just to name a few...then you will need to make a good salary. And spanish is definitely a plus.
Oh yeah! A lot of people are leaving the Miami dade area due to the cost of living...
Last edit by ex1140 on Feb 26, '07
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