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