The Supreme Court has removed the linkage between salaries for various levels of the state judiciary from the Rules of General Practice and Judicial Administration, saying that judicial pay is a legislative matter.

On September 2, the court on its own motion amended Rule of General Practice and Judicial Administration 2.244 by removing the first two sections of the rule.

Those sections give the rule’s purpose as setting the judiciary branch policy on judicial salaries, although recognizing that the Florida Legislature determines compensation matters. The removed sections also recommended that district court of appeal salaries “should be” 95% of Supreme Court justice compensation, circuit judge salaries should be 90% of justice salaries, and county court judicial pay should be 85%.