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Legislator Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for legislators in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of legislators amongst Florida cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Legislators in Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,000
25th Percentile Wage
$30,430
50th Percentile Wage
$39,900
75th Percentile Wage
$63,680
90th Percentile Wage
$79,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,000.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for legislators in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of legislators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201639,90017.29%16.67%
201533,0001.70%-
201432,4400.34%-
201332,330-2.85%-
201233,250--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in Florida Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of Florida ranges from $22,110 to $51,140. The highest paying area for legislators in Florida is North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota with a median annual salary of $51,140. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford (mean annual salary $49,130). The lowest paying area is Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $22,110.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$51,140
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$49,130
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$43,400
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$42,010
Jacksonville
$40,690
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$36,990
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$36,600
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$36,280
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$35,910
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$35,540
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$35,520
Tallahassee
$34,230
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$33,860
Gainesville
$33,660
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$32,910
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$30,350
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$22,110



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