Only 10 of Florida’s 67 counties pay more to County Manager

MICHAEL WANCHICK

MICHAEL WANCHICK

Historic City News receives calls, e-mail, and in-person requests to cover a wide variety of topics for our local online news journal. We try to report on as many different activities as possible given our available resources.

There are certain topics that seem to come up more than others, one of the most common recurring subjects is St Johns County’s County Manager, Michael Wanchick. We get asked about his “golden parachute” contract, his benefits package, his salary, and what it is that he does to warrant so much compensation.

We scoured the web and came up with salary information for almost all of Florida’s 67 counties. Only 10, that we verified, pay their county manager more money than we pay Wanchick.

Here’s a comparable salary report with our findings. In addition to salary, we have also listed the population of the county.

Broward $304,674.00 1,783,757
Palm Beach $266,000.00 1,342,483
Hillsborough $260,000.00 1,275,617
Dade $248,500.00 2,572,821
Pinellas $241,072.00 925,338
Orange $231,275.00 1,199,627
Volusia $227,913.54 497,100
Duval $210,000.00 875,545
Manatee $206,086.00 333,698
Leon $205,667.00 276,969
St Johns $200,913.00 201,325
Osceola $192,379.20 288,046
Indian River $190,370.96 139,586
Sarasota $190,000.00 385,286
Collier $189,852.70 333,614
Polk $186,672.00 610,650
Monroe $186,000.00 73,492
Pasco $180,000.00 472,788
Alachua $170,000.00 246,733
Escambia $170,000.00 298,438
Hernando $168,750.00 173,287
St Lucie $167,500.00 281,026
Sumter $165,000.00 96,354
Marion $157,500.00 329,442
Charlotte $154,000.00 162,394
Flagler $152,256.00 97,843
Lake $151,403.00 302,247
Putnam $151,021.00 72,124
Martin $147,084.00 146,131
Bay $145,000.00 168,707
Citrus $140,000.00 140,383
Okaloosa $137,042.54 186,887
Walton $135,660.00 56,259
Santa Rosa $132,412.80 152,395
Nassau $131,867.42 74,591
Hendry $124,630.00 37,808
Columbia $120,000.00 63,479
Gulf $104,800.00 12,748
Desoto $103,000.00 32,427
Hardee $102,018.00 25,774
Gadsden $102,000.00 44,778
Wakulla $92,000.00 27,403
Taylor $90,000.00 19,627
Jackson $85,739.00 42,435
Gilchrist $85,000.00 16,033
Levy $83,532.80 40,304
Madison $78,395.20 17,740
Jefferson $74,515.35 13,435
Baker $72,100.00 24,825
Holmes $70,000.00 18,473
Bradford $67,953.60 24,324
Hamilton $60,000.00 12,055
Franklin* $57,000.00 9,856
Washington $55,120.00 22,350
Calhoun $52,270.00 12,929
Lee NR 643,107
Brevard NR 547,898
Seminole NR 430,916
Clay NR 192,843
Highlands NR 99,069
Suwannee NR 41,067
Okeechobee NR 37,789
Dixie NR 14,982
Glades NR 11,688
Union NR 10,674
Lafayette NR 6,915
Liberty NR 6,725

Comments