Research Salaries in Florida

According to the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), the average annual salary of a Florida certified teacher is $45,723. However, this figure is not a guarantee of an actual salary for students pursuing teaching certification in Florida. Teachers in Florida average 12.29 years of experience across degree levels. Since the average years of experience significantly impacts average salary, individuals interested in becoming a teacher in Florida should take this factor into consideration. Therefore, the salary of an educator who has recently met the teaching requirements in Florida will be contingent upon district size, degree level, subject taught, and amount of classroom experience.

The following table contains U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data comparing Florida-specific salary data with U.S. averages. Included in the table are average salaries for elementary, middle, and high school; special education; and postsecondary teachers.

Occupation Annual Mean Wage in Florida Annual Mean Wage in U.S.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary $94,250 $119,410
Physics Teachers Postsecondary $92,340 $90,570
Psychology Teachers Postsecondary $81,970 $76,060
Education Teachers Postsecondary $74,990 $65,630
English Language and Literature Teachers Postsecondary $67,750 $68,360
Preschool Teachers Except Special Education $26,060 $31,420
Kindergarten Teachers Except Special Education $46,010 $52,840
Elementary School Teachers Except Special Education $47,410 $56,320
Middle School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $47,720 $56,630
Secondary School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $49,230 $58,260
Special Education Teachers Kindergarten and Elementary School $62,720 $56,690
Special Education Teachers Middle School $48,930 $39,370
Special Education Teachers Secondary School $50,050 $39,370

District size greatly impacts average salaries. The table below shows salary data for school districts in three of Florida’s largest metropolitan areas.

City Annual Mean Wage
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL $46,010
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL $48,750
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL $41,700

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Miami, FL 33161-6695
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640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3099
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Broward College

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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Carlos Albizu University-Miami

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Miami, FL 33172-2209
(305) 593-1223

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Chipola College

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Marianna, FL 32446-2053
(850) 526-2761

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Daytona State College

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Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 506-3000

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Edward Waters College

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Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 470-8000

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide

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Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900
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Flagler College-St Augustine

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Saint Augustine, FL 32084
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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

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Tallahassee, FL 32307
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Florida Atlantic University

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(561) 297-3000

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Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
(239) 590-1000

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Florida Institute of Technology

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150 West University Boulevard
Melbourne, FL 32901-6975
(321) 674-8000

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Florida International University

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Miami, FL 33199
(305) 348-2000

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Florida Memorial University

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Miami Gardens, FL 33054-6199
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Florida Southern College

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Lakeland, FL 33801-5698
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(239) 489-9300

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Florida State University

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Tallahassee, FL 32306-1037
(850) 644-2525

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(772) 546-5534

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