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Jacksonville Employment

Employment and Industries in the Jacksonville, Florida Area

With three military facilities and one nearby, the military is Jacksonville's largest employer. The military typically adds 6 billion to the economy on an annual basis. A large number of jobs are also related to the activities at the busy Port of Jacksonville. In addition, tourism employs about 10% of the workforce. Jacksonville's diversified economy is also powered by biomedical technology, distribution, financial services, information services, consumer goods, insurance, building materials, manufacturing and other industries.

Jacksonville is the state's leading transportation and distribution center and includes the South's largest deep water port. Ship repair yards and freight handling facilities contribute to the economy. Jacksonville also includes a prominent automotive parts and accessories industry. In addition, the area includes a flourishing pulp and paper mills sector.

The Cecil Commerce Center is situated on the site of the former Naval Air Station Cecil Field and is now regarded as one of the best places for business activities in the Southeast. Jacksonville also has a flourishing small business community. Approximately 90% of the local businesses have less than 50 employees.

The major sectors for employment in Jacksonville are:

  • Military
  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Professional and business services
  • Government
  • Educational and health services
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Finance
  • Manufacturing

The WorkSource, a regional workforce development organization, connects workers with jobs. The organization integrates economic and education development efforts of the city of Jacksonville, Cornerstone and Florida Community College at Jacksonville and other partners. WorkSource provides assistance with marketing, screening and testing of job candidates. WorkSource also provides job seekers with information regarding recruiting events and job fairs.

The state's Quick Response Training Program offers the region's companies fast, effective start-up recruiting and training that's designed to meet the company's specifications. Another organization, the IMPACTjax connects 21 to 35 year old professionals with the business community.

Jacksonville is a popular site for corporate relocations due to its reasonable cost of living, climate, business friendly government, highly skilled and educated workforce and high quality of life. The city is often ranked as one of the hottest cities in the nation for business expansion and relocations by Expansion Management Magazine. In 2007 Jacksonville was ranked #3 by Forbes for relocating and finding a job. Jacksonville has been ranked #33 by Entrepreneur for "Best cities for entrepreneurs."

Fortune Magazine stated that MPS Group, Landstar System and PSS World Medical are the best large companies in Jacksonville. Jacksonville is also home to numerous prominent corporations. CSX Corporation, Winn-Dixie Supermarkets and Fidelity National Financial are Fortune 500 companies located in the municipality.

The largest employers in Jacksonville are provided below:

  • Naval Air Station Jacksonville
  • Naval Station Mayport
  • Duval County Public Schools
  • City of Jacksonville
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Publix Distribution Center
  • Winn-Dixie Stores Inc
  • Baptist Health System
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Citibank
  • Bank of America
  • CSX
  • Naval Air Depot
  • St Vincent's Medical Center
  • Shands Jacksonville Healthcare
  • Wachovia
  • Gate Maritime Properties Inc
  • Bell South Telecommunications
  • Aetna
  • Convergys Corp
  • Vistakon Vision Products Inc
  • Fidelity National Financial
  • Kelly-Clarke Inc
  • PSS World Medical
  • Fidelity National Information Services
  • AT&T
  • Buffet Crampton
  • JM Family Enterprises
  • State of Florida
  • Walmart
  • Deutsche Bank

Jacksonville companies may obtain assistance from business organizations such as:

The Jacksonville Business Journal offers up-to-date information regarding the business activities in Jacksonville.

Most Popular Jobs in Jacksonville, Florida Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Registered nurses 11,560 $59,560 $43,300 - 80,140 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 7,260 $64,360 $27,670 - 115,460 8% 51%
3 Elementary school teachers, except special education 6,730 $44,680 $32,820 - 64,540 14% 95%
4 Accountants and auditors 5,290 $59,140 $37,190 - 88,170 18% 79%
5 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 3,560 $47,610 $35,030 - 66,810 6% 96%
6 Management analysts 3,440 $72,530 $39,070 - 122,460 22% 78%
7 Teachers and instructors, all other 3,210 $41,580 $24,920 - 62,250 9% 54%
8 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 2,950 $44,490 $34,160 - 64,370 11% 95%
9 Computer systems analysts 2,180 $68,740 $41,060 - 99,020 29% 68%
10 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 2,160 $88,210 $34,100 - 25% 67%
11 Lawyers 2,030 $116,280 $56,750 - 11% 99%
12 Computer software engineers, applications 1,920 $86,310 $55,150 - 124,090 45% 85%
13 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 1,790 $81,910 $33,780 - 12% 51%
14 Financial managers 1,770 $109,510 $51,690 - 13% 60%
15 Sales managers 1,620 $125,920 $51,880 - 10% 69%
16 Financial specialists, all other 1,620 $53,560 $31,530 - 89,920 12% 50%
17 Managers, all other 1,610 $88,240 $40,570 - 134,530 7% 55%
18 Computer programmers 1,600 $70,300 $43,490 - 103,220 -4% 73%
19 Civil engineers 1,460 $88,270 $52,670 - 125,320 18% 87%
20 Chief executives 1,290 $166,840 $82,670 - 2% 65%
21 Network systems and data communications analysts 1,250 $71,980 $42,680 - 110,290 53% 57%
22 Pharmacists 1,240 $100,130 $79,020 - 127,650 22% 97%
23 Personal financial advisors 1,240 $68,660 $30,310 - 110,230 41% 81%
24 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 1,100 $48,080 $28,340 - 76,370 5% 58%
25 Self-enrichment education teachers 1,080 $31,730 $19,030 - 50,620 23% 54%
26 Training and development specialists 1,030 $52,230 $31,430 - 85,320 18% 56%
27 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 1,020 $43,780 $26,870 - 66,030 13% 73%
28 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 1,000 $54,090 $30,350 - 82,560 17% 56%
29 Market research analysts 990 $55,580 $37,780 - 83,590 20% 82%
30 Public relations specialists 970 $57,030 $32,230 - 85,700 18% 81%
31 Network and computer systems administrators 950 $64,980 $40,800 - 93,540 27% 50%
32 Special education teachers, secondary school 930 $51,540 $35,550 - 69,910 9% 87%
33 Education, training, and library workers, all other 890 $47,930 $25,260 - 76,810 11% 79%
34 Computer software engineers, systems software 880 $87,750 $60,550 - 116,830 28% 85%
35 Graphic designers 880 $39,010 $27,200 - 54,570 10% 55%
36 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 850 $47,500 $35,660 - 65,810 20% 87%
37 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 830 $45,690 $29,320 - 73,080 18% 56%
38 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 770 $34,170 $25,680 - 42,490 30% 77%
39 Financial analysts 720 $70,620 $40,600 - 110,160 34% 87%
40 Computer and information systems managers 710 $123,200 $80,310 - 16% 73%
41 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 710 $51,520 $36,800 - 67,530 12% 51%
42 Coaches and scouts 700 $53,350 $22,920 - 84,160 15% 60%
43 Sales and related workers, all other 690 $41,930 $19,290 - 73,910 14% 62%
44 Physical therapists 670 $76,890 $50,630 - 107,000 27% 89%
45 Industrial engineers 670 $65,880 $35,240 - 100,140 20% 74%
46 Credit analysts 660 $65,840 $38,360 - 101,880 2% 60%
47 Database administrators 660 $61,280 $36,360 - 99,330 29% 72%
48 Advertising sales agents 660 $52,450 $26,480 - 101,900 20% 56%
49 Insurance underwriters 640 $50,820 $35,440 - 72,680 6% 53%
50 Community and social service specialists, all other 620 $40,380 $23,580 - 60,500 25% 58%
51 Child, family, and school social workers 620 $36,770 $26,590 - 49,560 19% 77%
52 Social and human service assistants 600 $30,340 $21,970 - 40,940 34% 58%
53 Operations research analysts 580 $53,980 $34,830 - 77,630 11% 71%
54 Detectives and criminal investigators 550 $0 $ - 17% 54%
55 Medical and health services managers 540 $90,600 $55,980 - 134,390 16% 57%
56 Engineers, all other 540 $82,790 $48,180 - 124,750 6% 82%
57 Architects, except landscape and naval 540 $59,920 $24,950 - 96,010 18% 88%
58 Librarians 540 $51,780 $35,900 - 69,710 4% 85%
59 Instructional coordinators 520 $48,780 $33,230 - 73,860 23% 79%
60 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 490 $35,810 $24,840 - 53,030 15% 51%
61 Computer specialists, all other 470 $71,710 $49,050 - 96,740 15% 68%
62 Marketing managers 460 $111,720 $54,700 - 14% 69%
63 Editors 440 $45,010 $21,840 - 77,890 2% 81%
64 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 430 $81,890 $60,130 - 106,700 8% 78%
65 Medical and public health social workers 430 $46,490 $29,110 - 64,540 24% 77%
66 Speech-language pathologists 410 $66,250 $37,880 - 98,760 11% 98%
67 Engineering managers 390 $113,810 $60,760 - 7% 84%
68 Occupational therapists 380 $68,580 $29,880 - 101,460 23% 90%
69 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 380 $50,270 $32,100 - 78,520 18% 56%
70 Meeting and convention planners 380 $41,100 $24,520 - 52,290 20% 67%
71 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 370 $51,600 $35,220 - 73,490 25% 93%
72 Mental health counselors 370 $35,140 $22,850 - 49,930 30% 73%
73 Private detectives and investigators 360 $26,640 $16,970 - 42,630 18% 52%
74 Health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all other 350 $60,270 $37,960 - 83,170 12% 94%
75 Mechanical engineers 330 $68,230 $41,090 - 100,240 4% 78%
76 Physician assistants 320 $84,300 $50,580 - 121,510 27% 67%
77 Electrical engineers 320 $79,490 $57,820 - 105,680 6% 81%
78 Electronics engineers, except computer 320 $77,070 $44,300 - 102,500 4% 81%
79 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 320 $50,810 $32,330 - 67,750 -5% 96%
80 Tax preparers 300 $26,570 $15,340 - 39,480 -8% 54%
81 Interior designers 280 $38,330 $17,880 - 54,630 20% 55%
82 Aerospace engineers 270 $79,300 $57,810 - 102,050 10% 87%
83 Environmental engineers 270 $72,970 $41,930 - 102,040 25% 86%
84 Floral designers 270 $23,170 $15,860 - 33,010 -9% 55%
85 Dentists, general 250 $146,360 $44,820 - 9% 100%
86 Landscape architects 240 $0 $ - 16% 88%
87 Producers and directors 230 $75,280 $35,350 - 11% 75%
88 Social workers, all other 230 $46,980 $28,740 - 78,980 18% 77%
89 Veterinarians 220 $119,810 $64,370 - 35% 100%
90 Occupational health and safety specialists 220 $58,910 $35,700 - 81,110 8% 72%
91 Counselors, all other 220 $36,090 $20,430 - 53,440 17% 73%
92 Rehabilitation counselors 210 $39,540 $25,790 - 65,700 23% 73%
93 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 210 $36,540 $23,600 - 51,260 34% 73%
94 Dietitians and nutritionists 200 $44,740 $29,130 - 61,070 9% 72%
95 Health educators 200 $43,850 $27,140 - 63,180 26% 58%
96 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 190 $61,670 $40,910 - 83,210 16% 99%
97 Budget analysts 190 $61,550 $38,930 - 86,740 7% 78%
98 Musicians and singers 190 $0 $ - 10% 53%
99 Human resources managers, all other 180 $76,080 $42,970 - 107,720 11% 58%
100 Therapists, all other 170 $60,080 $32,750 - 111,070 10% 83%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Retail salespersons 20,010 $26,260 $15,780 - 42,430 12% 25%
2 Customer service representatives 19,910 $30,760 $21,470 - 41,540 25% 22%
3 Cashiers 16,740 $17,830 $14,690 - 22,650 -3% 10%
4 Office clerks, general 13,770 $24,590 $15,880 - 34,020 13% 19%
5 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 13,450 $16,800 $14,610 - 20,670 18% 5%
6 Stock clerks and order fillers 12,880 $22,840 $15,670 - 32,270 -8% 8%
7 Waiters and waitresses 12,350 $20,520 $14,800 - 27,640 11% 14%
8 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 10,430 $28,020 $17,300 - 39,720 1% 18%
9 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 9,970 $31,690 $21,120 - 44,660 13% 16%
10 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 9,870 $26,900 $17,090 - 40,350 2% 5%
11 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 8,980 $36,790 $21,940 - 55,510 10% 4%
12 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 7,750 $23,240 $15,800 - 33,290 15% 4%
13 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 7,270 $38,130 $25,520 - 53,600 15% 18%
14 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 6,350 $24,280 $19,200 - 30,750 18% 7%
15 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 6,340 $47,820 $28,260 - 71,360 6% 29%
16 Sales representatives, services, all other 5,970 $54,010 $25,780 - 92,430 28% 48%
17 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 5,650 $44,290 $24,380 - 73,500 4% 25%
18 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 5,630 $28,340 $17,770 - 41,830 8% 4%
19 Business operations specialists, all other 5,610 $59,490 $31,100 - 93,990 21% 49%
20 Security guards 5,330 $21,850 $16,610 - 29,120 17% 13%
21 Cooks, restaurant 5,010 $21,680 $16,500 - 28,480 12% 5%
22 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 4,870 $23,500 $16,520 - 32,770 18% 6%
23 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 4,870 $18,520 $15,060 - 23,130 13% 5%
24 Maintenance and repair workers, general 4,850 $32,520 $19,050 - 51,500 10% 6%
25 Receptionists and information clerks 4,690 $24,810 $17,020 - 34,460 17% 13%
26 Food preparation workers 4,430 $18,460 $14,710 - 24,170 15% 7%
27 Construction laborers 4,150 $25,100 $17,600 - 32,350 11% 5%
28 Carpenters 4,140 $37,220 $22,470 - 58,210 10% 6%
29 General and operations managers 3,980 $94,020 $46,610 - 161,900 2% 48%
30 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 3,930 $34,730 $19,280 - 52,670 14% 4%
31 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 3,880 $59,300 $34,890 - 93,180 9% 10%
32 Bill and account collectors 3,570 $30,590 $21,970 - 40,350 23% 13%
33 Electricians 3,490 $41,810 $29,950 - 53,420 7% 7%
34 Insurance sales agents 3,420 $52,220 $23,250 - 84,280 13% 45%
35 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 3,290 $31,190 $20,150 - 43,380 11% 14%
36 Loan interviewers and clerks 3,190 $35,110 $25,880 - 47,730 -1% 24%
37 Telemarketers 3,150 $25,630 $17,210 - 38,190 -10% 14%
38 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 3,030 $39,290 $30,990 - 50,420 14% 7%
39 Teacher assistants 3,030 $22,100 $15,780 - 31,520 10% 18%
40 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 2,970 $30,600 $18,820 - 52,060 4% 6%
41 Loan officers 2,950 $57,410 $31,840 - 94,490 12% 49%
42 Medical assistants 2,860 $28,230 $21,440 - 36,860 35% 10%
43 Dishwashers 2,840 $17,020 $14,640 - 20,140 10% 3%
44 Child care workers 2,640 $19,730 $15,210 - 25,840 18% 15%
45 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 2,590 $17,650 $14,730 - 21,170 10% 8%
46 Industrial truck and tractor operators 2,530 $28,540 $21,170 - 39,230 -2% 2%
47 Packers and packagers, hand 2,470 $22,220 $15,520 - 33,070 -12% 3%
48 Team assemblers 2,460 $26,730 $18,060 - 37,060 0% 5%
49 Counter and rental clerks 2,440 $26,010 $16,070 - 40,140 23% 16%
50 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 2,380 $29,470 $21,870 - 38,580 4% 15%
51 Computer support specialists 2,340 $40,370 $26,420 - 59,280 13% 43%
52 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 2,270 $37,460 $26,820 - 50,250 11% 4%
53 Bartenders 2,240 $20,820 $14,750 - 30,620 11% 17%
54 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 2,100 $58,070 $35,510 - 84,700 7% 13%
55 Tellers 1,910 $25,960 $21,160 - 32,490 14% 16%
56 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 1,900 $28,190 $17,800 - 43,630 -5% 5%
57 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 1,860 $20,840 $15,150 - 28,260 14% 3%
58 Cooks, fast food 1,850 $16,780 $14,670 - 19,820 8% 5%
59 Painters, construction and maintenance 1,750 $26,310 $15,330 - 40,340 12% 6%
60 Data entry keyers 1,750 $26,160 $18,830 - 35,320 -5% 18%
61 Driver/sales workers 1,720 $26,570 $14,720 - 44,350 -5% 4%
62 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 1,710 $76,530 $35,490 - 134,980 4% 38%
63 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 1,690 $54,400 $31,180 - 81,130 -5% 15%
64 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 1,690 $17,170 $14,590 - 19,830 12% 6%
65 Amusement and recreation attendants 1,660 $17,440 $14,670 - 20,990 24% 22%
66 All other information and record clerks 1,650 $32,070 $21,860 - 45,700 -13% 21%
67 Personal and home care aides 1,650 $19,630 $16,580 - 24,410 51% 10%
68 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 1,640 $40,210 $26,910 - 55,000 9% 3%
69 Recreation workers 1,630 $20,890 $15,100 - 27,170 13% 47%
70 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 1,610 $30,170 $15,480 - 59,260 12% 6%
71 Bus drivers, school 1,580 $21,410 $15,690 - 32,970 9% 4%
72 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 1,540 $17,560 $14,660 - 20,880 10% 17%
73 Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 1,530 $0 $ - -8% 12%
74 Helpers--electricians 1,510 $25,890 $19,270 - 32,630 7% 3%
75 Pharmacy technicians 1,500 $30,030 $21,000 - 40,570 32% 16%
76 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 1,470 $35,150 $26,530 - 46,580 5% 2%
77 Fire fighters 1,470 $0 $ - 12% 18%
78 Helpers--production workers 1,430 $24,310 $17,090 - 33,060 -1% 4%
79 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 1,380 $33,180 $25,690 - 43,190 8% 3%
80 Real estate sales agents 1,330 $38,160 $20,580 - 66,520 11% 45%
81 Home health aides 1,330 $20,400 $16,950 - 25,040 49% 7%
82 Preschool teachers, except special education 1,320 $23,090 $17,220 - 29,670 26% 43%
83 Postal service mail carriers 1,320 $0 $ - 1% 11%
84 Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 1,290 $27,910 $17,280 - 42,410 8% 9%
85 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 1,240 $51,780 $33,210 - 79,590 0% 42%
86 Dental assistants 1,210 $33,860 $24,160 - 45,390 29% 9%
87 Machinists 1,190 $38,570 $23,950 - 52,500 -3% 3%
88 File clerks 1,180 $24,180 $16,510 - 31,810 -41% 20%
89 Order clerks 1,170 $28,960 $19,010 - 41,330 -24% 16%
90 Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 1,160 $99,840 $33,800 - 0% 0%
91 Cost estimators 1,150 $58,260 $32,840 - 93,150 19% 32%
92 Paralegals and legal assistants 1,150 $43,990 $28,380 - 66,380 22% 45%
93 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 1,150 $29,310 $21,560 - 39,210 10% 24%
94 Construction managers 1,140 $135,420 $55,000 - 16% 29%
95 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 1,140 $53,390 $32,210 - 76,690 10% 17%
96 Radiologic technologists and technicians 1,130 $48,560 $35,840 - 62,730 15% 25%
97 Industrial machinery mechanics 1,120 $44,690 $28,580 - 62,660 9% 5%
98 Sheet metal workers 1,110 $38,370 $24,520 - 50,310 7% 4%
99 Parts salespersons 1,110 $26,750 $17,890 - 38,780 -2% 6%
100 Medical secretaries 1,080 $28,860 $21,640 - 38,600 17% 18%
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Jobs More Common Near Jacksonville Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Bookbinders 0 110 13.9
Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment 41,050 240 9.2
Lay-out workers, metal and plastic 34,910 110 6.4
Grounds maintenance workers, all other 26,870 140 6.4
Construction and related workers, all other 31,330 1,030 6
Athletes and sports competitors 0 170 5.9
Material moving workers, all other 0 730 5.3
Helpers--roofers 24,210 260 5
Podiatrists 127,860 150 4.8
Insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall 27,550 280 4.7
Precision instrument and equipment repairers, all other 50,450 110 4.6
Logging equipment operators 0 140 4.5
Helpers, construction trades, all other 24,010 330 4
Private detectives and investigators 26,640 360 3.8
Plant and system operators, all other 0 100 3.8
Therapists, all other 60,080 170 3.8
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 99,840 1,160 3.7
Power plant operators 57,320 260 3.5
Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay 57,040 190 3.4
Loan interviewers and clerks 35,110 3,190 3.2
Helpers--electricians 25,890 1,510 3.2
Landscape architects 0 240 3.2
Pipelayers 30,560 670 3.2
Correspondence clerks 22,760 140 3.2
Pest control workers 27,860 850 3.1
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all other 60,270 350 3.1
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators 33,790 590 3
Medical equipment preparers 24,260 530 3
Avionics technicians 45,910 150 3
Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation 28,460 120 2.7
Motorboat mechanics 31,580 110 2.7
Education, training, and library workers, all other 47,930 890 2.7
Personal care and service workers, all other 20,060 660 2.7
Outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics 30,220 160 2.6
Crane and tower operators 40,400 350 2.6
Eligibility interviewers, government programs 39,700 900 2.5
Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping 29,910 720 2.5
Financial specialists, all other 53,560 1,620 2.5
Nuclear medicine technologists 66,890 200 2.5
Respiratory therapy technicians 43,500 110 2.4
Sound engineering technicians 31,210 120 2.4
Cardiovascular technologists and technicians 44,220 460 2.3
Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels 0 260 2.3
Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers 31,810 290 2.3
Counselors, all other 36,090 220 2.3
Insurance sales agents 52,220 3,420 2.2
Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers 41,410 500 2.2
Insulation workers, mechanical 30,660 210 2.2
Painters, transportation equipment 40,240 410 2.2
Telemarketers 25,630 3,150 2.2

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Jacksonville, Florida Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Radio and television announcers 69,360 1.78 140
Construction managers 135,420 1.61 1,140
Coaches and scouts 53,350 1.49 700
Social and community service managers 79,920 1.4 130
Advertising and promotions managers 117,770 1.4 110
Veterinarians 119,810 1.39 220
Producers and directors 75,280 1.33 230
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 99,840 1.3 1,160
Sales managers 125,920 1.28 1,620
Administrative services managers 92,930 1.28 510
First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers 45,390 1.27 440
Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers 23,900 1.24 350
Computer and information systems managers 123,200 1.22 710
Civil engineers 88,270 1.21 1,460
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 30,170 1.2 1,610
Transportation workers, all other 39,240 1.2 140
Purchasing managers 106,150 1.19 140
Lodging managers 61,830 1.19 110
Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 35,910 1.19 280
Opticians, dispensing 40,290 1.18 330
Financial managers 109,510 1.18 1,770
Industrial production managers 103,500 1.17 280
Education, training, and library workers, all other 47,930 1.17 890
Home appliance repairers 41,520 1.16 160
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers 93,690 1.16 460
Property, real estate, and community association managers 61,430 1.15 480
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 44,290 1.14 5,650
Massage therapists 44,560 1.14 180
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 64,360 1.14 7,260
Sewing machine operators 25,580 1.14 520
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 34,860 1.14 220
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 46,300 1.14 320
Lawyers 116,280 1.14 2,030
Public relations specialists 57,030 1.13 970
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 81,910 1.12 1,790
Physical therapist assistants 51,400 1.12 220
Optometrists 118,770 1.12 110
Bus drivers, transit and intercity 34,070 1.12 770
Advertising sales agents 52,450 1.12 660
Internists, general 203,240 1.12 110
Broadcast technicians 39,680 1.12 140
Medical equipment repairers 48,890 1.12 190
Computer software engineers, applications 86,310 1.12 1,920
Food batchmakers 28,690 1.12 120
Counter and rental clerks 26,010 1.12 2,440
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 33,660 1.12 720
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 88,210 1.11 2,160
Network systems and data communications analysts 71,980 1.11 1,250
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 26,900 1.11 9,870
Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other 60,080 1.11 360

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Daily Career & Education News from our staff. We're an approved Google News provider!

Career References and Original Articles

Resource Center. A starting point for all CityTownInfo career and college resources.
Career Overviews of hundreds of careers: descriptions, salaries, forecasts, schools, more.
Best Careers Not Requiring Degrees: Good pay, job growth, low need for degrees.
Helpful Articles, many in "how-to" format; e.g., "How to Become a Chef".
Infographics covering employment and educational trends.

College Directories and Lists

These lists link to thousands of detailed school profiles.

Colleges by State. Nearly every college and trade school in the country.
Colleges Listed Alphabetically. About 7,000 colleges & trade schools, including online schools.
Colleges by Major City. Browse cities with multiple college options.
Online Colleges. Colleges with online degree programs.
Graduate Schools by State. Colleges offering graduate degree programs.
Graduate Schools by Major City. Find cities with multiple graduate school options.
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