Average Teacher Salary in Florida

The average teacher salary in Florida for the year 2009 was $50,180. Teaching salaries in Florida declined from 2008 to 2009 with an average of $51,490 in 2008. Florida teacher salaries for 2009 were also lower than the national average salary of $50,657 in 2007.

Average teacher salary in Florida saw a decline from 2007 to 2009, with an overall decrease of 0.9%. Teaching salaries in Florida rose between 2007 and 2008 by 1.7%, but then dropped 2.5% between 2008 and 2009. Florida teacher salaries remained above the national averages of $49,720 in 2009 and $48,353 in 2008. While teacher salaries in Florida were higher than the national average, salary increases were below the national average increase of 2.8% from 2008 to 2009.

National rankings for teacher salaries in Florida have dropped steadily from 2007 to 2009. In 2007, Florida ranked 14th, but by 2009 Florida had dropped to 22nd place in the nation.

Florida salaries have decreased slightly from 2007 to 2009, but have remained stable in that three-year period, as outlined in the following Florida teacher salary schedule:

Average Salary Percent Change
Rank 2009 Rank 2008 Rank 2007 2008 to 2009 2007 to 2008 2007 to 2009
Florida 22 $50,180.00 18 $51,490.00 14 $50,656.67 -2.54% 1.65% -0.94%

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Financial Data for Florida

State Spending on Teachers

  • Salary expenditure on all teachers (including home schoolers, special education, non-certified teachers): $9,189,112,269
  • Benefits expenditures for teachers: $2,708,436,723
  • Instructional expenditures for teaching supplies: $568,254,713
  • Total current instructional expenditures per student (teacher salary and curriculum): $5,742
  • Total current expenditures per student: $10,837

Revenue Per Student From Various Sources

  • State revenue per student: $4,271
  • Federal revenue per student: $948

State Sources of Revenue for Schools

  • Revenue by state property tax: $12,602,203,590
  • Revenue by local government property tax: $-1
  • Federal grants direct to local districts: $161,240,210
  • Federal grants through state: $2,318,979,400

Florida School Districts

School District Full Time Teachers Student to Teacher Ratio Contact Information
Alachua County 2,105 13 to 1
620 East University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
352-955-7880
Baker County School District 317 16 to 1
392 South Blvd East
Macclenny, FL 32063
904-259-0401
Bay District Schools 2,012 13 to 1
1311 Balboa Ave
Panama City, FL 32401
850-872-7700
Bradford Area School District 278 12 to 1
501 West Washington St
Starke, FL 32091
904-966-6018
Brevard Public Schools 5,290 14 to 1
2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940
321-631-1911
Broward County Public Schools 18,729 14 to 1
600 SE 3rd Ave 10th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
754-321-2600
Calhoun Community School Unit 192 12 to 1
20859 East Central Ave G20
Blountstown, FL 32424
850-674-5927
Charlotte County School District 1,279 14 to 1
1445 Education Way
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
941-255-0808
Citrus County School District 1,263 13 to 1
1007 West Main St
Inverness, FL 34450
352-726-1931
Clay County School District 2,772 13 to 1
900 Walnut St
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
904-284-6510
Collier County Public Schools 3,055 14 to 1
5775 Osceola Trail
Naples, FL 34109
239-377-0212
Columbia Public Schools 726 14 to 1
372 West Duval St
Lake City, FL 32055
386-755-8000
Connections School District 26 20 to 1
1707 Florida Central Pkwy
Orlando, FL 32809
407-857-6588
Dade County Public Schools 22,384 15 to 1
1450 NE 2nd Ave 912
Miami, FL 33132
305-995-1430
Desoto School District 375 13 to 1
530 Lasolona Ave
Arcadia, FL 34266
863-494-4222
Dixie Shool District 140 15 to 1
16077 SE 19hwybldg2
Cross City, FL 32628
352-498-6131
Dozier/okeec County Public Schools 30 12 to 1
652 Third St
Chipley, FL 32428
850-638-6222
Duval County School District 7,973 15 to 1
1701 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32207
904-390-2115
Escambia County School District 3,550 12 to 1
215 West Garden St
Pensacola, FL 32502
850-469-6130
Famu Lab School 59 8 to 1
444 Gamble St
Tallahassee, FL 32307
850-599-3325
Fau Lab School 135 15 to 1
777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431
561-297-3564
Flagler County School District 983 13 to 1
1769 East Moody Blvd
Bunnell, FL 32110
386-437-7526
Florida School For The Deaf And The Blind 136 5 to 1
207 North San Marco Ave
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904-827-2210
Florida State University Lab School 178 13 to 1
3000 School House Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32311
850-245-3700
Flva School District 18 31 to 1
9951 Atlantic Blvd 319
Jacksonville, FL 32225
904-721-0035
Franklin County School District 80 16 to 1
155 Ave East
Apalachicola, FL 32320
850-653-8831
Gadsden 473 14 to 1
35 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Quincy, FL 32351
850-627-9651
Gilchrist 186 15 to 1
310 NW 11th Ave
Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-3200
Glades 110 13 to 1
400 10th St SW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
863-946-2083
Gulf 150 14 to 1
150 Middle School Rd
Port Saint Joe, FL 32456
850-229-8256
Hamilton 123 16 to 1
4280 SW County Rd 152
Jasper, FL 32052
386-792-1228
Hardee 357 14 to 1
1009 North 6th Ave
Wauchula, FL 33873
863-773-9058
Hendry 406 17 to 1
25 East Hickpochee Ave
La Belle, FL 33935
863-674-4642
Hernando 1,735 13 to 1
919 North Brd St
Brooksville, FL 34601
352-797-7001
Highlands 916 13 to 1
426 School St
Sebring, FL 33870
863-471-5564
Hillsborough 13,986 14 to 1
901 East Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33602
813-272-4050
Holmes 252 13 to 1
701 East Pennsylvania Ave
Bonifay, FL 32425
850-547-9341
Indian River 1,210 15 to 1
1990 25th St
Vero Beach, FL 32960
772-564-3150
Jackson 556 13 to 1
2903 Jefferson St
Marianna, FL 32446
850-482-1200
Jefferson 95 12 to 1
1490 West Washington St
Monticello, FL 32344
850-342-0100
Lafayette 80 14 to 1
363 NE Crawford St
Mayo, FL 32066
386-294-4107
Lake 2,885 14 to 1
201 West Burleigh Blvd
Tavares, FL 32778
352-253-6523
Lee 5,034 16 to 1
2855 Colonial Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33966
239-337-8301
Leon 2,435 13 to 1
2757 West Pensacola St
Tallahassee, FL 32304
850-487-7147
Levy 432 14 to 1
480 Marshburn Dr
Bronson, FL 32621
352-486-5231
Liberty 142 11 to 1
12926 NW Cr 12
Bristol, FL 32321
850-643-2275
Madison 178 15 to 1
210 NE Duval Ave
Madison, FL 32340
850-973-5022
Manatee 2,646 16 to 1
215 Manatee Ave West
Bradenton, FL 34205
941-708-8770
Marion 3,006 14 to 1
512 SE 3rd St
Ocala, FL 34471
352-671-7702
Martin 1,210 15 to 1
500 East Ocean Blvd
Stuart, FL 34994
772-219-1200
Monroe 681 12 to 1
241 Trumbo Rd
Key West, FL 33040
305-293-1400
Nassau 766 14 to 1
1201 Atlantic Ave
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
904-491-9901
Okaloosa 1,924 15 to 1
120 Lowery Placeace SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
850-833-3109
Okeechobee 486 14 to 1
700 SW 2nd Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-462-5000
Orange 10,975 16 to 1
445 West Amelia St
Orlando, FL 32801
407-317-3202
Osceola 3,117 17 to 1
817 Bill Beck Blvd
Kissimmee, FL 34744
407-870-4008
Palm Beach 13,213 13 to 1
3340 Forest Hill Blvd C-316
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
561-434-8200
Pasco 5,082 13 to 1
7227 Land O Lakes Blvd
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
813-794-2651
Pinellas 7,878 14 to 1
301 4th St SW
Largo, FL 33770
727-588-6011
Polk 7,548 13 to 1
1915 South Floral Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
863-534-0521
Putnam 720 16 to 1
200 South 7th St
Palatka, FL 32177
386-329-0602
Santa Rosa 1,770 14 to 1
5086 Canal St
Milton, FL 32570
850-983-5010
Sarasota 2,683 15 to 1
1960 Landings Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34231
941-927-9000
Seminole 4,519 14 to 1
400 East Lake Mary Blvd
Sanford, FL 32773
407-320-0006
St. Johns 1,738 17 to 1
40 Orange St
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904-819-7502
St. Lucie 2,826 14 to 1
4204 Okeechobee Rd
Fort Pierce, FL 34947
772-429-3925
Sumter 526 15 to 1
2680 Wc 476
Bushnell, FL 33513
352-793-2315
Suwannee 365 16 to 1
702 2nd St NW
Live Oak, FL 32064
386-364-2601
Taylor 231 14 to 1
318 North Clark St
Perry, FL 32347
850-838-2500
Union 199 12 to 1
55 SW 6th St
Lake Butler, FL 32054
386-496-2045
University Of Florida Lab School 210 6 to 1
1080 SW 11th St
Gainesville, FL 32601
352-392-1554
Volusia 4,445 14 to 1
200 North Clara Ave
Deland, FL 32720
386-734-7190
Wakulla 358 15 to 1
69 Arran Rd
Crawfordville, FL 32327
850-926-0065
Walton 591 12 to 1
145 Park St Suite 2
Defuniak Springs, FL 32435
850-892-1100
Washington 295 12 to 1
652 Third St
Chipley, FL 32428
850-638-6222