florida LPN wages

  1. can some one help me find a web site on hourly wages for LPN per each state? I have looked and can find none. I live in MI and am 4 weeks short of getting my LPN. My boyfriend/ father of my child, is from Florida and wants us all to go back to Flodrida. I have seen and heard storys on wages there being very low, but cant find any specific info. does any one know ware I might find a site like that?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   sjoe
    www.salary.com

    You can also do a search for the State web site for Florida at www.google.com and find this information there.
  4. by   P_RN
    http://www.nursinginflorida.com/about/lpn.shtml

    $15.04 is what they have. It seems to be a bit higher than what my friend in Melbourne told me. I guess it depends on the city you are in.

    One thing to remember is Florida requires you have the Florida license IN HAND before you can work in the state. It takes a while I've been told.
  5. by   almostanurse
    thanks all for the info. does this mean I would have to take the boards there too?
    I thought that It was a universal thing. maybe not does any one know? thanks
  6. by   almostanurse
    Also If i go to Florida I would Like to keep my Michigan Licience active, is this possible?
  7. by   Tweety
    Florida wages in general tend to be below the national average. This includes nurses wages as well. Tampa Bay, is even below the state average. But housing tends to be a bit lower than the national average, and there is no state income tax.

    Just an observation. In our area, Tampa Bay, LPNs in LTC are higher paid and LPN in hospitals. LPNs are much in demand in LTC. Agency and contract LPNs are the higher paid. We have some CNA's in our hospital making more money than new grad LPNs.

    Depends on what you are going to do.
  8. by   P_RN
    Almostanurse, You only have to take boards once if you pass.You can keep your Michigan license. You also have to pay for all your licenses and keep up with any educational requirements for all states.

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