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Miami Employment

Employment and Industries in the Miami, Florida Area

Long associated with tourism, the Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall metropolitan area has an economy that expands way beyond tourism. The Miami area is home to many Fortune 1000 company headquarters. The largest company headquartered in the Miami area is Lennar. Probably the most famous company with their headquarters in the area is Ryder System.

Because of its proximity to Central and South America, Miami is the headquarters for the Latin American operations of many major corporations, including American Airlines, Cisco, Disney, Exxon, FedEx, Microsoft, Oracle, SBC Communications and Sony. For similar reasons, Miami is also a major financial center. The Miami area has over 150 financial institutions, the largest concentration of banks south of New York City.

According to the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, aproximately 60% of all U.S. trade with Central America flows though Miami, 46% of Caribbean trade, and 27% of trade with South America.

Miami is one of eleven U.S. global cities (world city or world-class city). The Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network ranks cities in three tiers, alpha, beta, and gamma (from the highest tier to the third tier). Miami is ranked a "Gamma World City" by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network, on a par with Atlanta, and Minneapolis.

Business honors and awards received by the Miami area include:

  • The Miami area ranked 35th among the 50 top large U.S. cities on Entrepreneur magazine's 2005 list of "Hot Cities for Entrepreneurs".
  • The Miami area ranked 26th on Expansion Management magazine's list of "America's 50 Hottest Cities".
  • The Miami metropolitan area has ranked 18th among U.S. Cities in the large cities category on Inc. magazine's 2006 list of "Best Cities for Doing Business". Miami has been ranked in the top thirty for all three years of the survey (2004-2006).
  • In a 2005 study done by the Milikin Institute, the Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall area was ranked 73rd among two hundred U.S. cities as a "2005 Best Performing Cities - 200 Largest Metros".

Major industries in the Miami area include:

  • Financial services
  • International trade
  • Manufacturing
  • Services
  • Telecommunications
  • Tourism

The Port of Miami is known as the "cruise ship capital of the world". It is also one of the busiest cargo ports in the United States. It is the second largest port in terms of tonnage to and from Latin America.

For the business traveler, the Miami area is served by the Miami International Airport (MIA). MIA has the third largest international passenger traffic in the United States. The Miami area is also served by the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), which is one of the fastest growing airports in the United States and ranked 23rd in terms of passenger volume.

Companies with headquarters in the Miami area include:

  • Alienware
  • Autonation
  • Burger King
  • Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Citrix Systems
  • DHL
  • Lennar
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines
  • Ryder System
  • Ryder Systems
  • World Fuel Services

Government, at the county (Miami-Dade), federal, and state level are the largest employers in the Miami area. The largest private employers include Baptist Health South Florida, the University of Miami, American Airlines, United Parcel Service, and BellSouth.

Business and trade organizations and associations in the Miami area include:

The Daily Business Review, South Florida CEO the "Business Section" of the Miami Herald, and the "Business Section" of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel are all good sources of information on the business community in the Miami area.

Most Popular Jobs in Miami, 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 20,130 $69,250 $46,440 - 90,760 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 18,650 $58,080 $21,890 - 105,900 8% 51%
3 Accountants and auditors 11,900 $63,890 $32,380 - 99,690 18% 79%
4 Teachers and instructors, all other 7,760 $29,650 $19,650 - 43,040 9% 54%
5 Lawyers 7,220 $116,590 $50,950 - 11% 99%
6 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 5,800 $59,710 $24,580 - 107,040 12% 51%
7 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 5,070 $51,450 $35,190 - 75,630 6% 96%
8 Management analysts 4,700 $82,920 $25,020 - 148,970 22% 78%
9 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 4,670 $50,790 $31,350 - 78,760 5% 58%
10 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 3,020 $82,800 $35,120 - 158,500 25% 67%
11 Financial managers 2,820 $122,180 $61,860 - 13% 60%
12 Chief executives 2,690 $177,940 $82,530 - 2% 65%
13 Personal financial advisors 2,690 $57,940 $35,540 - 101,670 41% 81%
14 Sales managers 2,670 $127,660 $66,200 - 10% 69%
15 Computer programmers 2,640 $69,870 $39,390 - 102,100 -4% 73%
16 Public relations specialists 2,530 $55,670 $32,310 - 85,810 18% 81%
17 Graphic designers 2,320 $39,900 $22,000 - 55,580 10% 55%
18 Computer systems analysts 2,290 $68,390 $43,500 - 98,810 29% 68%
19 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 2,210 $49,740 $28,240 - 78,790 13% 73%
20 Pharmacists 2,190 $105,100 $87,060 - 130,510 22% 97%
21 Network systems and data communications analysts 2,130 $73,380 $42,160 - 106,140 53% 57%
22 Managers, all other 2,110 $90,400 $44,730 - 142,080 7% 55%
23 Network and computer systems administrators 2,060 $77,080 $44,230 - 120,470 27% 50%
24 Physical therapists 1,930 $74,820 $39,830 - 101,990 27% 89%
25 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 1,930 $62,640 $29,240 - 102,380 17% 56%
26 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 1,890 $42,670 $26,530 - 64,740 18% 56%
27 Sales and related workers, all other 1,690 $32,930 $20,060 - 51,850 14% 62%
28 Advertising sales agents 1,640 $52,090 $20,580 - 108,550 20% 56%
29 Child, family, and school social workers 1,610 $44,730 $27,980 - 64,710 19% 77%
30 Civil engineers 1,570 $79,990 $47,570 - 123,130 18% 87%
31 Social and human service assistants 1,550 $29,910 $18,120 - 41,910 34% 58%
32 Financial specialists, all other 1,520 $56,220 $33,870 - 86,830 12% 50%
33 Computer software engineers, applications 1,370 $68,750 $33,200 - 104,500 45% 85%
34 Training and development specialists 1,310 $54,420 $29,310 - 83,950 18% 56%
35 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 1,300 $55,000 $39,510 - 69,680 12% 51%
36 Community and social service specialists, all other 1,290 $44,090 $27,280 - 68,070 25% 58%
37 Coaches and scouts 1,260 $54,540 $27,800 - 87,410 15% 60%
38 Medical and health services managers 1,200 $108,260 $63,740 - 16% 57%
39 Architects, except landscape and naval 1,190 $73,830 $36,640 - 124,400 18% 88%
40 Financial analysts 1,120 $70,050 $42,620 - 110,970 34% 87%
41 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 1,110 $41,460 $28,400 - 57,850 30% 77%
42 Computer software engineers, systems software 1,100 $86,450 $56,970 - 116,750 28% 85%
43 Producers and directors 1,080 $58,650 $23,920 - 116,690 11% 75%
44 Librarians 1,050 $55,240 $32,050 - 80,630 4% 85%
45 Instructional coordinators 1,010 $48,790 $27,060 - 77,160 23% 79%
46 Interior designers 990 $49,070 $24,140 - 82,780 20% 55%
47 Medical and public health social workers 910 $49,020 $31,930 - 68,930 24% 77%
48 Market research analysts 900 $66,070 $32,040 - 118,930 20% 82%
49 Industrial engineers 870 $56,740 $35,060 - 85,710 20% 74%
50 Education, training, and library workers, all other 870 $53,100 $29,730 - 87,150 11% 79%
51 Editors 840 $61,580 $35,470 - 110,890 2% 81%
52 Computer and information systems managers 830 $122,080 $74,890 - 16% 73%
53 Engineers, all other 820 $75,090 $30,200 - 127,560 6% 82%
54 Operations research analysts 800 $57,540 $34,780 - 89,030 11% 71%
55 Marketing managers 780 $115,070 $57,080 - 14% 69%
56 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 770 $76,850 $46,830 - 115,890 16% 99%
57 Self-enrichment education teachers 770 $43,000 $20,970 - 72,740 23% 54%
58 Occupational therapists 750 $71,490 $51,150 - 96,170 23% 90%
59 Dentists, general 730 $113,570 $44,950 - 9% 100%
60 Insurance underwriters 690 $48,630 $28,000 - 77,450 6% 53%
61 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 610 $94,290 $56,610 - 129,510 8% 78%
62 Health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all other 580 $74,940 $49,930 - 105,490 12% 94%
63 Therapists, all other 570 $73,560 $36,330 - 152,350 10% 83%
64 Mental health counselors 570 $45,420 $27,540 - 71,170 30% 73%
65 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 570 $38,740 $21,960 - 61,370 15% 51%
66 Speech-language pathologists 550 $69,800 $44,830 - 96,860 11% 98%
67 Electrical engineers 540 $74,920 $40,830 - 103,910 6% 81%
68 Tax preparers 520 $29,820 $16,660 - 41,030 -8% 54%
69 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 510 $53,820 $30,130 - 86,920 18% 56%
70 Computer specialists, all other 500 $62,050 $31,970 - 99,750 15% 68%
71 Reporters and correspondents 470 $54,600 $26,430 - 87,040 1% 85%
72 Budget analysts 460 $76,320 $48,340 - 108,790 7% 78%
73 Biological scientists, all other 440 $56,120 $35,490 - 77,550 4% 95%
74 Database administrators 430 $67,940 $46,270 - 98,940 29% 72%
75 Dietitians and nutritionists 420 $60,590 $43,500 - 81,750 9% 72%
76 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 420 $60,230 $37,080 - 85,540 25% 93%
77 Credit analysts 400 $59,690 $34,940 - 98,890 2% 60%
78 Film and video editors 400 $43,040 $26,930 - 74,480 13% 58%
79 Writers and authors 390 $54,080 $15,650 - 105,410 13% 84%
80 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 390 $41,340 $17,440 - 64,320 34% 73%
81 Social and community service managers 340 $78,420 $40,600 - 124,340 25% 72%
82 Mechanical engineers 340 $71,370 $47,240 - 104,510 4% 78%
83 Clergy 340 $55,340 $23,280 - 99,200 19% 75%
84 Meeting and convention planners 340 $46,920 $24,420 - 72,580 20% 67%
85 Rehabilitation counselors 340 $37,640 $25,490 - 65,450 23% 73%
86 Purchasing managers 320 $112,920 $53,700 - 3% 57%
87 Engineering managers 310 $120,290 $72,690 - 7% 84%
88 Counselors, all other 310 $35,860 $19,760 - 60,960 17% 73%
89 Camera operators, television, video, and motion picture 310 $33,580 $17,280 - 53,000 12% 58%
90 Veterinarians 310 $0 $ - 35% 100%
91 Electronics engineers, except computer 290 $83,300 $62,870 - 103,480 4% 81%
92 Private detectives and investigators 290 $44,350 $24,050 - 65,810 18% 52%
93 Chemists 280 $66,730 $41,380 - 101,300 9% 93%
94 Social workers, all other 280 $38,730 $21,730 - 70,380 18% 77%
95 Floral designers 280 $25,810 $17,620 - 38,100 -9% 55%
96 Health educators 270 $52,530 $30,280 - 79,280 26% 58%
97 Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors 270 $0 $ - 14% 54%
98 Public relations managers 250 $125,940 $62,420 - 17% 75%
99 Education administrators, postsecondary 250 $96,520 $56,010 - 144,970 14% 78%
100 Physician assistants 250 $82,490 $54,110 - 146,180 27% 67%

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 35,870 $27,890 $15,540 - 45,810 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 29,380 $17,780 $14,600 - 22,830 -3% 10%
3 Office clerks, general 25,150 $24,410 $15,290 - 36,590 13% 19%
4 Stock clerks and order fillers 24,930 $21,020 $15,380 - 29,900 -8% 8%
5 Security guards 20,680 $22,460 $15,840 - 30,880 17% 13%
6 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 19,930 $28,970 $17,990 - 40,560 1% 18%
7 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 18,240 $17,040 $14,510 - 21,300 18% 5%
8 Waiters and waitresses 18,170 $20,950 $14,950 - 29,400 11% 14%
9 Customer service representatives 17,000 $29,730 $17,570 - 44,870 25% 22%
10 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 16,980 $20,260 $14,980 - 26,740 15% 4%
11 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 16,090 $32,680 $19,310 - 47,080 13% 16%
12 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 14,150 $25,640 $16,510 - 40,820 2% 5%
13 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 13,530 $42,180 $27,280 - 61,670 15% 18%
14 Sales representatives, services, all other 10,560 $60,100 $25,230 - 108,220 28% 48%
15 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 10,520 $19,020 $14,870 - 24,950 13% 5%
16 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 10,280 $23,110 $17,230 - 31,520 18% 7%
17 Maintenance and repair workers, general 10,270 $30,500 $18,260 - 46,840 10% 6%
18 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 10,130 $48,160 $28,320 - 73,100 6% 29%
19 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 9,550 $35,490 $23,170 - 50,550 10% 4%
20 Receptionists and information clerks 9,360 $23,990 $16,910 - 32,280 17% 13%
21 Business operations specialists, all other 9,160 $64,450 $28,200 - 100,270 21% 49%
22 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 8,410 $25,710 $16,040 - 39,530 4% 6%
23 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 8,400 $27,810 $16,030 - 41,690 8% 4%
24 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 8,260 $45,690 $25,720 - 73,620 4% 25%
25 Cooks, restaurant 7,200 $24,200 $17,060 - 31,780 12% 5%
26 General and operations managers 7,030 $110,260 $48,190 - 2% 48%
27 Construction laborers 6,370 $25,560 $17,410 - 34,080 11% 5%
28 Child care workers 6,260 $17,930 $14,560 - 23,920 18% 15%
29 Food preparation workers 5,620 $20,160 $15,100 - 27,360 15% 7%
30 Packers and packagers, hand 5,510 $19,270 $14,700 - 28,530 -12% 3%
31 Carpenters 5,320 $34,320 $23,610 - 45,880 10% 6%
32 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 5,210 $58,530 $39,260 - 80,380 11% 33%
33 Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks 5,160 $34,770 $21,990 - 50,470 1% 29%
34 Tellers 5,120 $25,610 $20,140 - 33,550 14% 16%
35 Teacher assistants 4,980 $22,070 $15,780 - 32,540 10% 18%
36 Cargo and freight agents 4,880 $31,260 $20,060 - 47,810 17% 16%
37 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 4,800 $36,150 $19,280 - 54,490 14% 4%
38 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 4,760 $34,610 $22,430 - 52,670 11% 14%
39 Insurance sales agents 4,720 $53,020 $27,200 - 80,910 13% 45%
40 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 4,670 $59,660 $37,560 - 90,810 9% 10%
41 Medical assistants 4,510 $28,350 $19,470 - 41,070 35% 10%
42 Loan officers 4,350 $60,450 $33,920 - 98,470 12% 49%
43 Home health aides 4,260 $19,870 $15,000 - 25,450 49% 7%
44 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 4,250 $40,800 $32,970 - 51,280 14% 7%
45 Dishwashers 4,110 $16,870 $14,560 - 20,480 10% 3%
46 Legal secretaries 3,990 $41,350 $26,360 - 61,160 12% 18%
47 Industrial truck and tractor operators 3,960 $29,310 $20,120 - 44,080 -2% 2%
48 Parking lot attendants 3,940 $17,610 $14,600 - 22,250 12% 14%
49 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 3,940 $17,590 $14,540 - 23,380 12% 6%
50 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 3,880 $17,860 $14,720 - 22,790 10% 8%
51 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 3,620 $29,980 $20,610 - 41,230 4% 15%
52 Team assemblers 3,610 $22,600 $15,230 - 31,710 0% 5%
53 Computer support specialists 3,590 $42,190 $26,560 - 63,450 13% 43%
54 Electricians 3,540 $40,860 $27,690 - 59,200 7% 7%
55 Paralegals and legal assistants 3,430 $48,870 $29,110 - 72,520 22% 45%
56 Bartenders 3,430 $22,350 $14,830 - 37,490 11% 17%
57 Recreation workers 3,360 $24,400 $15,410 - 38,630 13% 47%
58 Medical secretaries 3,290 $27,120 $19,270 - 36,980 17% 18%
59 Order clerks 3,290 $23,160 $14,880 - 34,850 -24% 16%
60 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 3,270 $81,930 $38,680 - 135,940 4% 38%
61 File clerks 3,250 $28,480 $17,280 - 41,440 -41% 20%
62 Counter and rental clerks 3,210 $23,800 $15,190 - 37,200 23% 16%
63 Data entry keyers 3,170 $25,610 $17,770 - 36,310 -5% 18%
64 Real estate sales agents 3,140 $46,210 $21,640 - 103,780 11% 45%
65 Physicians and surgeons, all other 3,120 $117,890 $31,860 - 0% 0%
66 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 3,090 $25,960 $15,330 - 44,340 12% 6%
67 Bus drivers, transit and intercity 3,060 $0 $ - 13% 4%
68 Bill and account collectors 3,000 $33,370 $21,360 - 48,910 23% 13%
69 Driver/sales workers 3,000 $22,630 $14,660 - 42,360 -5% 4%
70 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 2,760 $59,370 $34,120 - 90,980 7% 13%
71 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 2,740 $53,240 $29,140 - 82,540 -5% 15%
72 All other information and record clerks 2,610 $30,180 $20,950 - 43,310 -13% 21%
73 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 2,600 $42,030 $28,110 - 60,430 11% 4%
74 Pharmacy technicians 2,590 $28,830 $19,090 - 41,200 32% 16%
75 Postal service mail carriers 2,560 $0 $ - 1% 11%
76 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 2,490 $19,430 $14,900 - 25,680 10% 5%
77 Cooks, fast food 2,350 $18,620 $14,750 - 24,910 8% 5%
78 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 2,290 $22,890 $16,870 - 30,280 17% 14%
79 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 2,290 $21,240 $15,330 - 30,050 14% 3%
80 Loan interviewers and clerks 2,260 $34,150 $21,960 - 49,290 -1% 24%
81 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 2,240 $42,720 $27,210 - 62,140 9% 3%
82 Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 2,160 $19,500 $14,800 - 28,580 -3% 4%
83 Preschool teachers, except special education 2,150 $27,500 $15,200 - 46,890 26% 43%
84 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 2,130 $20,080 $14,990 - 28,770 10% 17%
85 Aircraft mechanics and service technicians 2,110 $43,840 $25,690 - 63,430 11% 11%
86 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 2,110 $25,320 $15,090 - 36,280 10% 24%
87 Office and administrative support workers, all other 2,110 $21,270 $16,010 - 31,740 -9% 32%
88 Travel agents 2,040 $26,770 $19,810 - 37,550 1% 26%
89 Food servers, nonrestaurant 1,960 $21,790 $15,230 - 29,500 16% 9%
90 Parts salespersons 1,880 $26,470 $17,950 - 37,350 -2% 6%
91 Sewing machine operators 1,870 $19,060 $14,630 - 28,050 -27% 5%
92 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 1,860 $25,870 $15,010 - 42,080 -7% 14%
93 Dental assistants 1,840 $30,230 $22,040 - 39,260 29% 9%
94 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 1,840 $26,600 $17,940 - 36,160 11% 5%
95 Construction managers 1,830 $102,880 $51,870 - 159,460 16% 29%
96 Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 1,820 $49,580 $23,880 - 67,490 3% 13%
97 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 1,800 $52,000 $32,230 - 77,030 0% 42%
98 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 1,800 $45,120 $29,630 - 62,910 12% 3%
99 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 1,800 $43,010 $29,050 - 56,370 8% 3%
100 Helpers--production workers 1,750 $22,730 $15,310 - 34,360 -1% 4%
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Jobs More Common Near Miami Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Radio mechanics 49,970 110 11.8
Cargo and freight agents 31,260 4,880 7.9
Therapists, all other 73,560 570 7.7
Embalmers 39,000 120 7.6
Floor layers, except carpet, wood, and hard tiles 32,750 310 7.1
Pile-driver operators 41,980 120 5.9
Air traffic controllers 117,710 530 5.8
Tree trimmers and pruners 24,510 400 5.6
Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels 0 950 5.1
Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks 34,770 5,160 5.1
Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers 29,820 660 5
Construction and related workers, all other 33,870 1,330 4.7
Film and video editors 43,040 400 4.5
Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers, all other 0 190 4.5
Fiberglass laminators and fabricators 25,890 440 4.3
Physical therapist aides 23,490 1,190 4.3
Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers 37,370 420 4.2
Psychiatric technicians 27,070 900 4.2
Curators 36,190 200 3.9
Broadcast technicians 45,350 840 3.8
Parking lot attendants 17,610 3,940 3.8
Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment 48,560 160 3.7
Personal care and service workers, all other 24,740 1,490 3.6
Media and communication workers, all other 51,760 490 3.6
Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes 66,200 190 3.5
Avionics technicians 43,860 280 3.3
Camera operators, television, video, and motion picture 33,580 310 3.3
Travel agents 26,770 2,040 3.2
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all other 74,940 580 3.1
Respiratory therapy technicians 40,550 230 3
Medical equipment preparers 25,710 870 3
Biological scientists, all other 56,120 440 2.8
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians 43,840 2,110 2.8
Bus drivers, transit and intercity 0 3,060 2.7
Baggage porters and bellhops 18,340 800 2.6
Drafters, all other 45,590 280 2.6
Crane and tower operators 48,680 580 2.6
Real estate sales agents 46,210 3,140 2.5
Interior designers 49,070 990 2.5
Locker room, coatroom, and dressing room attendants 20,200 300 2.5
Locksmiths and safe repairers 28,450 230 2.5
Transportation workers, all other 42,630 490 2.5
Security guards 22,460 20,680 2.5
Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 50,790 4,670 2.5
Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 25,680 1,250 2.4
Glaziers 35,500 650 2.4
Concierges 24,960 340 2.3
Sales representatives, services, all other 60,100 10,560 2.3
Vocational education teachers, postsecondary 56,360 1,640 2.3
Producers and directors 58,650 1,080 2.3

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Coaches and scouts 54,540 1.53 1,260
Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers 29,200 1.51 590
Material moving workers, all other 50,410 1.47 290
Administrative services managers 106,270 1.46 1,270
Public relations managers 125,940 1.46 250
Radio and television announcers 53,760 1.38 240
Social and community service managers 78,420 1.37 340
First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives 99,830 1.37 430
Therapists, all other 73,560 1.36 570
Lodging managers 70,390 1.35 290
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers 108,850 1.35 810
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers 46,450 1.34 540
Photographers 42,160 1.34 730
Reporters and correspondents 54,600 1.33 470
Financial managers 122,180 1.32 2,820
Transportation workers, all other 42,630 1.3 490
First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers 46,280 1.3 1,160
Sales managers 127,660 1.3 2,670
Chefs and head cooks 52,500 1.3 1,010
Education, training, and library workers, all other 53,100 1.29 870
Compensation and benefits managers 115,300 1.28 240
Medical and health services managers 108,260 1.28 1,200
Broadcast technicians 45,350 1.28 840
Purchasing managers 112,920 1.27 320
Advertising and promotions managers 106,450 1.26 190
Network and computer systems administrators 77,080 1.26 2,060
First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers 83,380 1.25 360
Protective service workers, all other 38,650 1.24 1,090
Editors 61,580 1.24 840
Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 35,250 1.24 230
Education administrators, all other 94,170 1.23 110
Real estate brokers 87,450 1.23 690
Nonfarm animal caretakers 25,340 1.23 840
Clergy 55,340 1.22 340
Construction managers 102,880 1.22 1,830
Transportation inspectors 75,300 1.21 220
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 58,530 1.21 5,210
Computer and information systems managers 122,080 1.21 830
File clerks 28,480 1.21 3,250
Media and communication equipment workers, all other 68,010 1.21 110
Budget analysts 76,320 1.2 460
Urban and regional planners 72,670 1.2 200
Appraisers and assessors of real estate 61,770 1.2 610
Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks 34,770 1.2 5,160
Food preparation and serving related workers, all other 25,860 1.19 390
Recreational therapists 47,830 1.19 150
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 48,430 1.19 310
Massage therapists 46,430 1.19 370
Chief executives 177,940 1.18 2,690
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 45,690 1.18 8,260

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