Nearing the top of the pay scale are Attorneys, Auditors, Fraud Investigators, and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors; while the first receives the highest median pay at $59K per year, the other salaries come in at about $45K, approximately $42K, and $35K, respectively. Earning only around $31K on average, Administrative Assistants make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($53K annually) can be spotted in Jacksonville, Fla.; Tallahassee, Fla. (approximately $49K), Orlando, Fla. ($43K), and Miami, Fla. ($43K) are the next top-paying cities. Fort Myers, Fla. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging around $33K.
Years of Experience
Average pay is about $40K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $36K annually on average. The largest fraction of State of Florida (FL) people (30 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn approximately $41K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
HAZWOPER Certification - 40 Hours earn $62K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Fraud Examiners with credentials; these people earn $61K per year on average. State of Florida (FL) provides the highest financial reward to those with a Certificate (Cert) — these employees rake in around $50K annually.
Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $55K per year. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Office; on the survey, about one in eight of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Word are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Only 38 percent enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. With an eye toward the future, State of Florida (FL) offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Most respondents report having health insurance, and the larger part of employees report having dental coverage. The list of perks also includes life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.