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Who Holds The Highest Paid Statewide Jobs In Florida? Hint: They Wear Robes At Work.

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Florida Supreme Court justices are the highest-paid statewide officials, with their salaries substantially higher than the amounts paid to the governor, state Cabinet members and legislators.

Here are the 2019-2020 salaries for a variety of state officials and judges:

--- Supreme Court justices: $220,600

--- District Courts of Appeal judges: $169,554

--- State attorneys: $169,554

--- Public defenders: $169,554

--- Circuit judges: $160,688

--- County judges: $151,822

--- Public Service Commission members: $132,036

--- Gov. Ron DeSantis: $130,273

--- Attorney General Ashley Moody, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis: $128,972

--- Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez: $124,851

--- Senate President Bill Galvano and House Speaker Jose Oliva: $41,181

--- House and Senate members: $29,697

Note: State officials may voluntarily reduce their salaries.

Sources: State budget and the Legislature’s Office of Economic and Demographic Research