According to this new, fancy report from Inspections Support Network, we’re among the worst in the nation. Blue collar workers are mostly manual labor, hourly paid workers. But, some are salaried as noted in report.
Bottom line is when it comes to pay, we are the bottom line. Well, almost.
Median wage for Tampa Bay area workers is $42,000, but blue collar makes only $35,425 on average, even if they make up almost 30% of the work force. For blue collar, Florida ranks the 2nd lowest in the US. Ouch. Even in my business, I heard it years ago when I moved her, “They pay you in sunshine”
Check out story in Tampa Business Journal HERE