Salaries in Florida for Professionals in International Business and Affairs

According to the Business Roundtable, as of 2013 Florida businesses involved in international trade and commerce exported an estimated $96.4 billion worth of goods and services to foreign markets while helping to support 2.4 million jobs in the state. Among these jobs were high-paying positions for the international relations specialists that pave the way for strong trade relations and the business professionals that keep the wheels of progress turning. Since 2004, these international trade-related jobs have grown more than three times faster than the total employment growth rate in the state.

The US Department of Labor found that Florida and its interstate divisions often led the nation in terms of salaries and employment opportunities for professionals in the fields of international business and international relations (2014):

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International Business

  • Tallahassee held the highest concentration of management analyst jobs among all other metropolitan areas in the country
  • Florida held the fourth highest employment level of compliance officers in the country
  • Tallahassee held the fifth highest concentration of compliance officer jobs among all other metropolitan areas in the country
  • The Naples-Marco Island metropolitan division was the fourth highest paying metropolitan area for management analysts

International Relations

  • Florida held the third highest employment level of urban and regional planners in the country
  • Florida held the fourth highest employment level of interpreters, and translators in the country
  • The Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach metropolitan division was ranked second highest paying metropolitan area for postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers

International Business Salaries in Florida

As of 2013, Florida-based companies conducted business in 225 different foreign markets. International business professionals with advanced knowledge of the commercial systems of Canada, Venezuela, Switzerland, Mexico, Columbia and Brazil may benefit from particularly high salaries, as these countries are among the state’s leading trade partners.

In 2014, the United States Department of Labor published median salary statistics for several professions involved in international business activities throughout Florida:

  • Industrial Production Managers: $96,800
  • Purchasing Managers: $110,700
  • Transportation Storage and Distribution Managers: $88,800
  • Compliance Officers: $57,300
  • Logisticians: $65,400
  • Management Analysts: $67,100
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists: $53,600

A full analysis of international business salaries in Florida in shown here (US Department of Labor, 2014):

Occupation
Employment
Annual mean wage
Industrial Production Managers
4070
110240
Purchasing Managers
1960
116040
Transportation Storage and Distribution Managers
3680
93630
Compliance Officers
13940
60020
Logisticians
5120
68850
Management Analysts
40890
80540
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
18470
57560

International Relations Salaries in Florida

Florida’s economy, security, tourism industry and academic community all depend on international relations specialists to establish amicable ties with foreign countries through gestures of diplomacy and goodwill.

In 2014, the United States Department of Labor released the median salaries for professionals involved in international relations as representatives of Florida state government, universities, non-governmental organizations and industry:

  • Fundraisers: $52,200
  • Economists:   $81,100
  • Urban and Regional Planners: $66,100
  • Political Science Teachers Postsecondary: $72,700
  • Foreign Language and Literature Teachers Postsecondary: $68,500
  • Area, Ethnic and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary: $68,800
  • Interpreters and Translators: $35,200

A full analysis of international relations salaries in Florida in shown here (US Department of Labor, 2014):

Occupation
Employment
Annual mean wage
Fundraisers
2210
57880
Economists
240
87230
Urban and Regional Planners
1930
68230
Area Ethnic and Cultural Studies Teachers Postsecondary
310
83890
Political Science Teachers Postsecondary
400
75360
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers Postsecondary
830
72550
Interpreters and Translators
2420
40050

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