Toll booth workers collect payment from travelers on turnpikes, bridges and other stretches of highway that require the payment of a fee to access. They are typically state employees. In Florida, the wages of toll booth workers are included with those of general cashiers, since their job functions involve taking money and giving change.
Across Florida, toll booth workers earned an average $18,494 per year as of 2009, according to the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation. Typically, they are paid hourly; in Florida, their hourly wages were an average of $8.89. For toll booth workers just entering the field, starting wages in the state averaged $8.07 per hour and $16,775 per year. Florida toll booth workers with the most experience received an average of $9.30 per hour and $19,354 per year.
In Miami, Miami Beach and Kendall, toll booth workers received an average of $9.66 per hour and $20,102 per year as of 2009, explains the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation. In Jacksonville, workers made an average of $9.55 per hour and $19,873 per year, while in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, wages averaged $8.34 per hour and $17,362 per year. Deltona, Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach had the highest wages for toll booth workers in Florida at $10.55 per hour and $21,938 per year.
Rural southern Florida featured the highest wages for toll booth workers among the nonmetropolitan areas of the state at an average of $10.03 per hour and $20,871 per year as of 2009, reports the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation. In northeastern Florida, toll booth workers in rural areas made an average of $8.07 per hour and $16,775 per year, making it the lowest paying nonmetropolitan area in the state.
Comparison to Other Cashiers
The majority of cashiers in Florida, roughly 78 percent, work in the retail trade, according to the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation as of 2009. Retail cashiers in Florida earned an average of $9.13 per hour and $18,995 per year, nearly 3 percent more than toll booth workers. In the second largest field, food services, cashiers in Florida received an average of $8.58 per hour and $17,865 annually, approximately 3 percent less than toll booth workers.