What does it take to run a city?
There are more than 625,000 municipal public employees serving Florida. In every city across the state this army of dedicated workers ensures the lights will come on, the water will flow and the traffic will roll.
The median salary for general employees ranges widely, accommodating jobs from maintenance and construction, to engineering and law. The median salary of a custodial worker is $10,390, a deputy city clerk is $41,400. A sanitation maintenance manager makes about $32,380, while a chief information officer makes about $108,000.
According to the State of Florida, the average annual municipal pension is $27,354, which includes the range of employees from laborers to executive positions, and from educational qualifications from non-degree candidates to advanced post-graduate degrees.
Finding and training the best workers costs money; retaining quality employees saves money. A highly trained and educated work force is an investment that impacts a city’s public safety, quality of life and property values.
- According to Glassdoor’s 2015 Employment Confidence Survey, 80% of employees would choose additional benefits over a pay raise.
- A 2017 Willis Towers Watson survey showed 60% of workers say their employer’s retirement plan is their primary means for saving for retirement.
Join us in making Florida’s municipal employees an educated workforce, and we’ll teach them what they need to know to safeguard the financial health of their pension plans. Visit www.fppta.org to learn how we can help.