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Top 25 Highest-Paying Jobs in Florida: A Guide for Employers

Offering a competitive pay rate is essential for both filling open positions with quality candidates and retaining your existing team, especially if the highest-paying jobs in Florida are among your organization’s roles. This list of the 25 top-paying jobs in Florida can help you identify positions within your business to prioritize when developing your business’ compensation strategy.

According to Indeed data for 2023, here are the top 25 top-paying jobs in Florida.¹

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Key takeaways

  • Professional and technical services are predicted to be the fastest-growing industry in Florida through 2031.
  • Two of the 25 top-paying jobs in Florida are in professional and technical services.
  • The healthcare industry is expected to grow by 11.6% in Florida from 2021 to 2031.
  • More than three-quarters of the highest-paying jobs in Florida are in health care.
  • Finance and transportation jobs also made the list of high-paying jobs in Florida.

Top 25 highest-paying jobs in Florida

The highest-paying jobs in Florida are in the healthcare, technical services, finance and transportation industries.

1. Anesthesiologist

Average annual salary: $384,166
Median annual salary: $429,822

Anesthesiologists are physicians who specialize in administering anesthetics and analgesics to keep patients comfortable before, during and after surgery and other procedures.

2. Solar installer

Average annual salary: $150,027
Median annual salary: $300,000

Solar installers work with equipment that harnesses the sun’s energy and converts it into power. They also repair and maintain solar systems for homes and businesses.

3. Surgeon

Average annual salary: $280,470
Median annual salary: $300,000

Surgeons perform medical procedures necessary for treating injuries and medical conditions. Some specialize in certain fields, such as orthopedics, breast surgery or neurosurgery.

4. Plastic surgeon

Average annual salary: $201,367
Median annual salary: $300,000

By performing procedures, plastic surgeons improve the appearance and function of facial features and body parts, helping patients who have suffered injuries, have undergone previous medical procedures or wish to alter their appearances for aesthetic purposes.

5. Pain management physician

Average annual salary: $226,421
Median annual salary: $300,000

Coordinating with other physicians, pain management physicians develop treatment plans to help patients living with chronic pain due to arthritis, autoimmune disorders, headaches, injuries and other conditions.

6. Associate dentist

Average annual salary: $245,469
Median annual salary: $275,000

Associate dentists diagnose and treat problems of the teeth, gums, mouth and jaw and educate patients on how best to care for their oral health at home. They typically work in private dental practices as contractors or employees and don’t have part ownership in their practices.

7. Psychiatrist

Average annual salary: $248,218
Median annual salary: $266,708

Working in both inpatient and outpatient settings, psychiatrists diagnose and develop treatment plans for patients with mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety disorders, personality disorders and substance use disorders.

8. Mortgage loan originator

Average annual salary: $182,371
Median annual salary: $255,000

Also called MLOs, mortgage loan originators work for lenders, helping prospective homeowners secure financing. They gather client information, recommend mortgage loans, complete applications and provide clients with updates during the underwriting and appraisal processes.

9. Obstetrics and gynecology physician

Average annual salary: $210,590
Median annual salary: $255,000

Commonly referred to as obstetrician-gynecologists or OB-GYNs, obstetrics and gynecology physicians specialize in women’s health, providing care for patients throughout the reproductive years and beyond. They also care for pregnant women and deliver babies.

10. Hospitalist

Average annual salary: $203,555
Median annual salary: $240,092

Hospitalists are physicians who perform rounds, completing examinations, ordering tests and prescribing treatments for patients receiving care for acute illnesses and diseases.

11. Dentist

Average annual salary: $223,001
Median annual salary: $236,639

Dentists diagnose and treat problems with the teeth, gums, mouth and jaw, such as cavities, abscesses and gingivitis. They may own their own practices, be employed by private practices or work for clinics, hospitals and other facilities.

12. Urgent care physician

Average annual salary: $183,599
Median annual salary: $234,118

Usually employed by outpatient clinics, urgent care physicians treat patients who need prompt medical attention but who aren’t experiencing medical emergencies. They diagnose and treat minor injuries and illnesses, such as conjunctivitis, strep throat and skin rashes.

13. Family medicine physician

Average annual salary: $195,777
Median annual salary: $231,099

Often acting as primary care providers, family medicine physicians provide ongoing care for patients of all ages. They diagnose minor illnesses and injuries, refer patients to specialists for managing chronic conditions and provide preventative care.

14. Internal medicine physician

Average annual salary: $180,206
Median annual salary: $226,328

Also called internists, internal medicine physicians coordinate care for complex medical conditions to help patients have the best possible outcomes. They usually serve as primary care providers and work with specialists to develop and implement treatment plans.

15. Radiologist

Average annual salary: $223,306
Median annual salary: $225,000

Radiologists are physicians who interpret the results of imaging tests, such as X-rays and MRIs, to diagnose injuries and conditions.

16. Owner-operator driver

Average annual salary: $200,826
Median annual salary: $218,211

Owner-operator drivers transport goods via roads locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Unlike other truck drivers, they typically own or lease their own vehicles rather than driving company-owned vehicles.

17. Primary care physician

Average annual salary: $166,392
Median annual salary: $215,223

Primary care physicians serve as patients’ primary contact points for accessing the healthcare system. They diagnose and treat acute illnesses, provide ongoing care for chronic conditions and deliver preventative services in outpatient settings.

18. Loan officer

Average annual salary: $191,965
Median annual salary: $214,750

Employed by lenders, loan officers help clients borrow money by explaining loan products, taking applications, monitoring the underwriting process and organizing paperwork for closings. They may serve as general loan specialists or focus on a particular area, such as mortgages, home equity loans, auto loans or unsecured loans.

19. Mortgage broker

Average annual salary: $203,211
Median annual salary: $213,000

Mortgage brokers help customers get the best mortgage loan for their needs. They perform the same basic job duties as mortgage loan originators but usually are employees of mortgage brokerages that work with multiple lenders.

20. Vice president of engineering

Average annual salary: $187,720
Median annual salary: $202,500

Vice presidents of engineering head large teams of engineers, overseeing operations, implementing strategies and ensuring that projects reach completion on time and within budget.

21. Certified registered nurse anesthetist

Average annual salary: $172,205
Median annual salary: $200,197

Certified registered nurse anesthetists are registered nurses with advanced training that allows them to provide anesthetics and analgesics before, during and after medical procedures.

22. Ophthalmologist

Average annual salary: $196,518
Median annual salary: $200,000

Ophthalmologists diagnose and treat conditions of the eyes, such as glaucoma, cataracts and infections.

23. Cardiology physician

Average annual salary: $198,589
Median annual salary: $200,000

Often called cardiologists, cardiology physicians specialize in the treatment of conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels, such as cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and arrhythmias.

24. Dermatologist

Average annual salary: $211,771
Median annual salary: $200,000

Dermatologists provide care for conditions affecting the skin and soft tissues. They conduct examinations, diagnose conditions, prescribe medications and treatments and perform procedures.

25. Physician

Average annual salary: $177,155
Median annual salary: $199,280

Physicians are medical doctors who diagnose, treat and aid in the prevention of illnesses and diseases. Most specialize in a particular field, such as pediatrics, cardiology or dermatology.

¹Indeed data (US), Dec 2022 – Dec 2023

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