The Average Miamian Makes $36,357 Per Year

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The Federal Bureau of Economic Analysis has released its county-level estimates of per capita personal income (total personal income divided by population) for 2009, and apparently the people of Miami-Dade brought in $36,357 each on average. That's a much smaller figure than most of our neighboring counties, though compared to the rest of South Florida, Miami-Dade saw the smallest decrease between 2008 and 2009.

That $36,357 figure represents a small decrease of about 0.8 percent from the 2008 figure of $36,956. Though that is up from 2007, when the PCPI was $35,927.

Overall, Miami-Dade ranked 19th in the state for PCPI.

So which counties are making the most money per person? Dade borders the top two.

Monroe county, which includes the Keys, made $60,173 per person and had the highest level of PCPI in the state. Collier County, our neighbor to the west, came in second with a PCPI of $60,049. Though both of those counties saw their levels fall by 3.8 percent and 4.8 percent, respectively. It's the first year in recent memory when Collier fell from the top spot.

Broward residents made $41,185 on average, with a fall of 4.2 percent since 2008. Palm Beach residents had a PCPI of $57,461 (fourth in the state). Though they fell by 4.9 percent, the steepest decrease in the state.

Not every county in Florida saw a decrease. Hamilton county saw the biggest bounce, with an increase of 5.3 percent, but is still the third poorest in the state.

Lafayette County came in dead last with a PCPI of $19,309.

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Millionaire fire union members
Millionaire fire union members

Average Miami fire union member has a $115,000 pay and benefit package. 200 make over $200,000.

Ever seen the Firefighters Calender? Too much free time?

Bankruptcy next?
Bankruptcy next?

Average median income in Miami is $27,000. Weak elected officials and inexperienced city administrators allowed pay and benefits for Fire Union members to rise uncontrollably. Think firemen working 3-4 days a week making $90 per hour PLUS getting massive fixed pensions.

No wonder Miami is facing bankruptcy.

No recession for fire union
No recession for fire union

There is a recession for everyone except government workers. They get rich while private sector workers get poorer.

Overpaid government workers
Overpaid government workers

Public sector employees get 25% to 200% more pay and benefits than normal working stiffs.

City of Miami even paid one lady $100,000 while she sat at home. In Broward County. No Show job. Sweet.

$300,000+ per year
$300,000+ per year

$27,000 median?

15 City of Miami firemen make over $300,000 per year. To sit at desks.

Your tax dollars at work.

Taxpayers get screwed
Taxpayers get screwed

Average median income in City of Miami -$27,000. Average income of City of Miami Fire and Police employees including benefits? $200,000.

Anyone see all the City of Miami police and fire vehicles driving to Broward County every day? That's your tax dollars taking City employees to their Broward homes.

Matthew Earl
Matthew Earl

And how much are teachers in Dade getting paid? I'm guessing not very much. Also, I bet the folks here in Leon county are amongst the highest paid. Stupid politicians.

Overpaid firemen
Overpaid firemen

The average income of a City of Miami fireman with 8 years on the job is $140,000.

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