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Who is Florida’s highest paid statewide official? (Hint: It’s not Ron DeSantis)

A quick look at a variety of salaries in Florida government.
The Florida Supreme Court, Wednesday, May 1, 2019.  [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times] [SCOTT KEELER  |  Tampa Bay Times]
The Florida Supreme Court, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. [SCOTT KEELER | Times] [SCOTT KEELER | Tampa Bay Times]
Published Sep. 16
Updated Sep. 16

TALLAHASSEE --- Florida Supreme Court justices are among 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:

— Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran: $276,000

— 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

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