Average salary in Florida

3 mins readLast updated April 18, 2023by Kate Morgan

The Sunshine State of Florida offers its residents a variety of living options and a diverse job market. The state has a population of over 21 million people and it's known for its tourism industry, agriculture, healthcare, and technology sectors. If you're considering moving to Florida or are curious about the financial landscape, it's helpful to look at the average salaries and highest paying counties.

The cost of living in Florida is lower than in California, but it still varies depending on the city and county. According to Forbes, Florida ranks 30th in the country for cost of living. The average salary in Florida also varies based on factors such as occupation and location. But which cities and counties offer the highest average salaries? 

The US Census Bureau’s latest American Community Survey has calculated the average earnings for some of the largest cities in Florida, which you can find ranked below.  

CityAverage earnings
Weston $91,613
Coral Springs $66,271
Pembroke Pines $61,539
Fort Lauderdale $48,898
Jacksonville $46,768
Saint Petersburg $45,483
Tampa $43,740
Clearwater $43,306
Palm Bay $43,064
Miami Beach $42,547
Orlando $41,901
Largo $39,722
Lauderhill $37,691
Gainsville $32,108
Hialeah $29,959
Daytona Beach $28,164

Average salary in Florida by county

Reviewing average salaries in Florida by city is not necessarily an adequate metric for average salaries across the state, since it’s entirely urban focused. A good idea is to weigh these figures up against the average salary in Florida by county, as this will take areas outside the main cities into account and offer a broader idea of salary ranges.  

The same survey from the US Census Bureau gives further insight this way, with the average household income calculated for each county, the largest of which include:

County Average household income
Broward $60,920
Palm Beach $59,380
Monroe $59,310
Miami-Dade $57,570
St. Johns $53,840
Hillsborough $53,540
Sarasota $52,080
Orange $51,190
Seminole $50,940
Martin $50,550

Highest paying jobs in Florida

There’s another weighty factor that will influence how much you earn if you live in Florida: your job type. Average salaries for various sectors and job roles can vary massively across the state, so it’s absolutely something to consider when looking at salaries by location.  

Zippia has calculated a comprehensive list of annual salaries by job title. You can also find the top 10 highest-paying titles in Florida below.  

Occupation Average salary
Finance Services Director $211,022
Staff Psychiatrist $205,364
Associate Medical Director $195,656
Physician $193,805
Clinic Physician Director $189,373
Physician Extender $186,136
Family Practice Md $184,207
Pain Management Physician $184,207
Vice President Worldwide Sales $184,032
Physician Liaison $183,716

Frequently asked questions about salaries in Florida

What is the average salary in Florida by age? 

Alongside location and occupation, salaries in Florida are also dependent on age, since more senior workers will be paid more. Then, when they retire, their income will dip again as they will rely on pensions and other forms of set income.  

The Census Bureau data finds that householders under 25 have a median household income of $34,764; householders aged 24 to 44 years old have a median income of $58,635; those aged 45 to 64 years old have a median income of $66,279; and those 65 and older have a median income of $44,872.  

What is a ‘good’ salary in Florida? 

The median income in Florida is $40,770. Defining ‘good’ relies on all sorts of variable factors and these should be taken into account. 

What is the average salary in Florida by hour? 

If Americans work an average of 1,801 hours per year—at 37.5 hours a week—then the average hourly salary in Florida is $22.64.  

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Kate Morgan

Kate has written for leading publications and blue chip companies over the last 20 years.