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Average Salary for State of Florida (FL) Employees

The average employee at State of Florida (FL) takes home $41K annually. At State of Florida (FL), the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your job title — it impacts salary more than anything else — though where you live and how long you've been working each factor into the equation as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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State of Florida (FL) typically pays:
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Employer: State of Florida (FL)
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Correctional Officer (5)
$27,645 - $63,248  
[-]Correctional Officer (5)
Salary$27,528 - $62,566  
Total Pay$27,645 - $63,248  
[+]Financial Examiner (4)
$30,027 - $54,534  
[+]Financial Examiner (4)
Salary$31,066 - $54,528  
Total Pay$30,027 - $54,534  
[+]Administrative Assistant (3)
$20,744 - $40,212  
[+]Administrative Assistant (3)
Total Pay$20,744 - $40,212  
[+]Registered Nurse (RN) (3)
$39,429 - $68,323  
[+]Registered Nurse (RN) (3)
Total Pay$39,429 - $68,323  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118

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The highest average salaries go to Licensed Mental Health Counselors, who bring in close to $49K per year, though Contracts Managers are not far behind at around $42K along with State Troopers (approximately $41K) and Correctional Officers ($40K). State of Florida (FL) hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Forest Rangers ($26K on average).


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $60K annually) can be spotted in West Palm Beach, Fla.; Jacksonville, Fla. (approximately $49K), Tallahassee, Fla. ($47K), and Orlando, Fla. (around $44K) are the next top-paying cities. At $37K, Tampa, Fla. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $43K per year. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $40K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of State of Florida (FL) employees (29 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn approximately $47K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

OSHA 30 hour Certificate Holder Holders have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $61K annually. Earning a Certified Public Accountant certification garners significant financial rewards of around $50K per year on average. The highest-paying degree here is a B.A. in Business & Marketing; State of Florida (FL) awards $63K to these degree-holders.


In this position, it pays to have Safety Compliance in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $62K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Office; nearly one in six deem it necessary for work. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a company pension plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Just over a half of workers can rely on paid sick days, but only one-half of workers have the luxury of paid vacation time. Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of survey participants and dental coverage for the larger part of employees. Some other advantages of working at State of Florida (FL) are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a defined benefit retirement plan, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for State of Florida (FL)


46 %
54 %
$24,510 - $53,176
$32,972 - $60,669
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
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