What Florida State Employees Get Paid
LABELLE, FL. -- Florida Governor Rick Scott has ordered all state employee salaries be listed publicly on the internet. A quick look for locally employed state workers in Hendry county found some surprises.
If you know a name, you can search the database for the salary, date of hire and organize the results by agency, or highest or lowest salaries. The state's highest paid employee appears to be Commissioner of Education Eric Smith at $275,000.
The Hendry Health Department, one of the largest state agencies in Hendry and Glades county has the salaries for the highest paid administrators as follows:
Hendry/Glades Health Department Administrator Patricia Dobbins, R.N., $96,000; Assistant Community Health Nursing Director, Patti Brownlee, $76,151; Brian Prowant, Environmental Health Manager, $65,000; Operations and Management Consultant Judy Paskvan, $55,664.
Local elected officials listed include Hendry County Judge Jim Sloan at $134,280, and Circuit Judge Nicholas Thompson earning $142,177.
The 20th Judicial Circuit Assistant State Attorney in LaBelle, Hamid Hunter earns $84,013.
Engineering Specialist Supervisor John Anderson at LaBelle's Dept. of Transportation Office earns $56,305 and Engineer Specialist Steve McCormick at $41,919.
Want to find more? Call the state agency and ask for names of the employee and then search the website database.
And Governor Scott's salary? 12 cents a year, as listed on the website.
Here's where to look up any state government employee's salary: