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average pay for correctional RN in FL

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I am an RN, have a BSN and experienced. I am applying for jobs and considering correctional nursing . Wondering first what the average pay is in FL  and second what other nurses' experiences have been like in this field . Thank u

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I don't work in the field yet but I have also been applying to corrections in South Florida. I figured it'll be easier to get my foot in the door since not everyone is comfortable working in that kind of setting. Most new grads in this area only think of hospitals. I got a call back from one of the places I applied to and she said the salary was $27. To me that sounded reasonable compared to other places because where I'm at they are paying low 20's. I know someone working on a med surg  only making $25 an hour and he has a year experience! Plus I heard with corrections there is a little wiggle room to negotiate pay. Look at glassdoor and indeed for the salary for your area. Hope this helps. 

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