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Salary for experienced nurse

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I am devating if I should take a travel nurse assignment or a contract FT job at a NICU in orlando area. Does anyone have any idea about the average salary for an experienced nurse. I have 5 years of experience.

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labordude has 14 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in L&D, OBED, NICU, Lactation.

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Florida isn't know for their particularly generous salaries. If you decide to travel, your years of experience mean almost nothing in terms of salary. Searching the web shows some news that Orlando Health did some major differential cutting in 2013(by more than 50% in some cases) so that can hurt if you are working off shift. Overall, Florida is just not the place to go if money is a huge concern.

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Lizthomas, RN has 1 years experience and specializes in Neonatal Intensive Care.

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Do you like Florida? I am a NICU nurse in MN and looking for a change but NICU nurses here make $31 an hour starting out so it's frustrating seeing how much Florida nurses make. But we are ready for a change and willing to take a pay cut if it was somewhere we loved. My husband works for the railroad and most of his work is outdoors so MN is just too cold.

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SoaringOwl specializes in Med-Surg and Neuro.

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My husband works for the railroad and most of his work is outdoors so MN is just too cold.

There's not much railroad work in FL. No unions either.

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There's not much railroad work in FL. No unions either.

There are several railroads in Jacksonville Fl. Weather is nice too. Some variability.

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Lizthomas, RN has 1 years experience and specializes in Neonatal Intensive Care.

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My husband's union is on a federal level not state so in all 50 states. He should be fine no matter where we go it's just me that will take the big cut. His friend that just transferred is making the same in Mississippi as he is in MN because their union is everywhere. But yes Jacksonville has the only CSX jobs. Of course we would never move unless we both had job offers but just checking into our options

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