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Florida Teacher Salary

Florida Teacher’s Starting Salary for the 2022 to 2023 school year is between $44,500 and $55,177 for a beginning teacher with a Bachelor’s degree and no experience.  

Teachers in Florida earn an average salary of $58,568 a year. A realistic number that a teacher makes depends on many factors; years of service within the school district is the most significant factor. A close second is the degree level; after that, it depends on where you work in Florida. Do you teach for 10 or 12 months? Do you give training or are you a Coach? All these factors determine the salary of a Florida State teacher. Below is a list of School Districts in Florida; click on the one you want to know the realistic teacher salary.

Manatee County has the highest starting Salary in Florida State at $55,177. This is 24% more than Alachua County’s $44,500, with the lowest starting salary on our list. Having said that, Seminole County has the most significant pay bump for a Master’s degree in the first year at $4,125, while Escambia County has the lowest raise for a Master’s in the first year at $0. With a Doctorate, your best option is Manatee County because it has the highest starting salary for a Ph.D. at $61,111; this is the Second most significant increase at $5,934. Leon County has the lowest Starting salary for a Ph.D. at $50,200.

Florida Teacher Salary Chart:

Manatee County$55,177$56,677$61,111
Florida Virtual School$52,000$52,000$52,000
Palm Beach County$49,133$52,133$55,133
Okaloosa County$49,017$51,399$56,166
Marion County$48,906$50,406$53,906
Pinellas County$48,765$50,945$53,265
Duval County$48,700$50,900$53,550
Osceola County$48,500$51,400$54,185
Orange County$48,400$51,805$55,288
Clay County$48,250$50,250$51,550
Escambia County$48,060$48,060$48,060
Collier County$47,720$50,410$52,720
Volusia County$47,575$50,566$53,468
Hillsborough County$47,501$50,399$52,298
Broward County$47,500$50,435$57,310
Lee County$47,500$50,031$52,562
Miami-dade County$47,500$50,600$54,700
St. Johns County$47,500$49,000$52,500
Brevard County$47,000$49,730$51,056
Leon County$47,000$49,700$50,200
Pasco County$46,425$49,125$51,825
Seminole County$46,310$50,435$57,310
Alachua County$44,500$46,421$50,262

What’s more, the job market for teachers is substantial.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs as school teachers will grow by 20% through 2026. Please consider that many colleges and universities offer tuition reimbursement programs to attract prospective college graduates who majored in education. Check with your local school district to learn more about their teacher salary policies and what kinds of scholarships are available to prospective students who plan on becoming a teacher one day.

How Much Does a Teacher Make in Your District?

Please see the Salary Schedule by District below; if you can’t find yours, we are probably working on it and will post it soon.