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Naples Employment

Employment and Industries in the Naples, Florida Area

Naples' economy is primarily based on tourism. Along with the Everglades and Marco Island, Naples is part of the popular vacation area named Paradise Coast. The citrus industry is also a significant element of the region's economy. The area is home to Arthrex, a medical equipment manufacturer and Neighborhood America, a technology company. Health Management Associates, a Fortune 1000 company is located just north of the city limits. The county includes several industrial parks and numerous manufacturing firms.

The professional and business services sector is projected to have one of the highest growth rates for employment in the county. The county's largest employment sectors are those powered by population growth. In addition, Collier County has the second highest level of patent activity in Southwest Florida.

The largest employers in the Naples area are shown below:

  • Health Management Associates
  • American Business Solutions
  • NCH Healthcare System
  • Naples Community Hospital Inc
  • Collier County, Florida School District
  • Collier County
  • Cc Naples Inc
  • Beasley Broadcast Group Inc
  • Allen Systems Group Inc
  • LC Tomarrie Ii
  • Classic Bentley Village Inc
  • Wilsonmiller Inc
  • Kraft Construction Company Inc
  • Moorings Park Foundation Inc
  • Classic Residence Management Inc
  • Neighborhood America
  • Arthrex

Some of the most popular jobs in Naples where the majority of the workers are college graduates are registered nurses, accountants and auditors, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, teachers, lawyers; securities, commodities and financial services sales agents; management analysts, civil engineers, personal financial advisors and computer programmers.

The major sectors for employment in Naples are:

  • Tourism
  • Healthcare
  • Construction
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Real estate and rental leasing
  • Education
  • Finance and insurance

Notable information regarding Naples: About 45% of the residents 25 years and older have a bachelor's degree or higher. The cost of living index in 2008 was 119.8. The nation's average is 100. In 2009 the average salary in Naples was $41,000. Naples includes a large retiree population.

Business organizations offering assistance to local companies include:

The Naples Daily News offers current information regarding the business endeavors in Naples.

Most Popular Jobs in Naples, 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 2,210 $65,010 $46,410 - 82,020 24% 56%
2 Accountants and auditors 1,160 $75,720 $40,780 - 124,100 18% 79%
3 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 1,040 $66,100 $22,260 - 160,910 8% 51%
4 Teachers and instructors, all other 840 $24,420 $17,500 - 30,760 9% 54%
5 Lawyers 450 $106,800 $55,770 - 11% 99%
6 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 410 $64,930 $23,200 - 125,960 25% 67%
7 Management analysts 380 $137,090 $32,910 - 22% 78%
8 Coaches and scouts 350 $40,980 $22,940 - 83,100 15% 60%
9 Civil engineers 320 $82,210 $46,710 - 119,390 18% 87%
10 Personal financial advisors 320 $78,760 $33,820 - 41% 81%
11 Computer programmers 310 $48,890 $25,070 - 74,960 -4% 73%
12 Financial managers 290 $105,350 $49,600 - 13% 60%
13 Chief executives 240 $154,310 $73,560 - 2% 65%
14 Physical therapists 240 $96,160 $69,820 - 159,380 27% 89%
15 Pharmacists 230 $112,500 $96,850 - 131,390 22% 97%
16 Sales managers 170 $132,440 $66,870 - 10% 69%
17 Network systems and data communications analysts 170 $67,760 $43,380 - 82,380 53% 57%
18 Interior designers 170 $53,530 $33,250 - 86,040 20% 55%
19 Graphic designers 160 $39,750 $27,040 - 60,240 10% 55%
20 Medical and health services managers 150 $83,730 $57,530 - 128,030 16% 57%
21 Architects, except landscape and naval 150 $71,290 $37,600 - 123,860 18% 88%
22 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 140 $0 $ - 13% 73%
23 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 130 $47,510 $33,130 - 66,520 5% 58%
24 Computer software engineers, applications 120 $82,970 $49,270 - 126,090 45% 85%
25 Physician assistants 120 $74,120 $35,380 - 114,120 27% 67%
26 Speech-language pathologists 120 $65,890 $40,430 - 85,040 11% 98%
27 Public relations specialists 120 $45,240 $19,300 - 74,060 18% 81%
28 Self-enrichment education teachers 120 $40,950 $16,040 - 71,440 23% 54%
29 Dentists, general 110 $199,690 $99,620 - 9% 100%
30 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 110 $86,290 $58,590 - 117,790 8% 78%
31 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 110 $53,540 $33,920 - 81,030 17% 56%
32 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 110 $0 $ - 12% 51%
33 Computer systems analysts 100 $67,930 $47,400 - 93,300 29% 68%
34 Librarians 100 $59,190 $42,070 - 80,370 4% 85%
35 Network and computer systems administrators 90 $74,640 $44,530 - 108,980 27% 50%
36 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 90 $56,190 $43,450 - 72,460 12% 51%
37 Mental health counselors 90 $42,290 $28,480 - 63,350 30% 73%
38 Child, family, and school social workers 90 $34,550 $20,830 - 54,460 19% 77%
39 Occupational therapists 80 $96,020 $61,810 - 134,310 23% 90%
40 Managers, all other 80 $90,600 $55,670 - 133,580 7% 55%
41 Editors 80 $83,800 $29,330 - 129,530 2% 81%
42 Instructional coordinators 80 $60,980 $28,510 - 91,610 23% 79%
43 Training and development specialists 80 $48,270 $30,240 - 73,200 18% 56%
44 Floral designers 80 $28,890 $22,730 - 34,340 -9% 55%
45 Market research analysts 70 $51,680 $37,970 - 70,310 20% 82%
46 Social and human service assistants 70 $31,820 $22,060 - 43,760 34% 58%
47 Marketing managers 60 $78,080 $55,470 - 119,800 14% 69%
48 Financial analysts 60 $69,450 $44,600 - 104,850 34% 87%
49 Meeting and convention planners 60 $46,600 $25,670 - 64,540 20% 67%
50 Community and social service specialists, all other 60 $37,120 $23,820 - 56,330 25% 58%
51 Medical and public health social workers 60 $36,900 $26,950 - 49,760 24% 77%
52 Clergy 60 $32,720 $19,170 - 41,730 19% 75%
53 Commercial pilots 50 $86,440 $50,130 - 125,660 13% 74%
54 Veterinarians 50 $69,110 $49,690 - 90,800 35% 100%
55 Urban and regional planners 50 $66,550 $44,370 - 86,120 15% 92%
56 Health educators 50 $49,860 $24,120 - 76,390 26% 58%
57 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 50 $45,170 $21,800 - 73,340 18% 56%
58 Sales and related workers, all other 50 $40,920 $24,060 - 65,070 14% 62%
59 Computer and information systems managers 40 $120,760 $49,700 - 16% 73%
60 Database administrators 40 $68,510 $38,970 - 101,200 29% 72%
61 Surveyors 40 $67,740 $47,920 - 91,050 24% 82%
62 Technical writers 40 $61,260 $35,260 - 94,960 20% 74%
63 Dietitians and nutritionists 40 $52,100 $36,160 - 72,660 9% 72%
64 Operations research analysts 40 $52,020 $33,910 - 73,530 11% 71%
65 Chiropractors 30 $72,260 $50,970 - 116,600 14% 98%
66 Health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all other 30 $64,930 $49,220 - 86,820 12% 94%
67 Budget analysts 30 $58,610 $40,350 - 78,720 7% 78%
68 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 30 $38,390 $15,240 - 58,890 30% 77%

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 5,790 $29,240 $17,410 - 44,140 12% 25%
2 Waiters and waitresses 4,650 $25,350 $14,990 - 37,240 11% 14%
3 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 4,010 $24,390 $17,070 - 35,080 18% 6%
4 Cashiers 3,700 $19,290 $14,940 - 24,680 -3% 10%
5 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 2,660 $28,810 $16,480 - 41,350 1% 18%
6 Office clerks, general 2,490 $26,570 $15,230 - 41,140 13% 19%
7 Stock clerks and order fillers 2,300 $22,730 $17,060 - 30,200 -8% 8%
8 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 2,090 $18,180 $14,680 - 24,820 18% 5%
9 Cooks, restaurant 2,010 $27,180 $20,160 - 33,910 12% 5%
10 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 1,720 $34,380 $20,720 - 50,950 13% 16%
11 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 1,690 $24,290 $16,990 - 32,770 15% 4%
12 Carpenters 1,680 $35,630 $22,640 - 56,980 10% 6%
13 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 1,620 $21,430 $16,320 - 27,620 13% 5%
14 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 1,550 $63,400 $39,610 - 88,430 9% 10%
15 Maintenance and repair workers, general 1,510 $33,980 $25,070 - 46,820 10% 6%
16 Food preparation workers 1,500 $21,040 $15,010 - 29,710 15% 7%
17 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 1,480 $40,720 $28,040 - 55,440 15% 18%
18 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 1,390 $47,310 $25,260 - 84,650 4% 25%
19 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 1,370 $43,950 $24,220 - 69,740 6% 29%
20 Construction laborers 1,370 $27,600 $18,390 - 41,320 11% 5%
21 Customer service representatives 1,350 $30,530 $20,180 - 41,740 25% 22%
22 Dishwashers 1,300 $17,580 $14,560 - 22,810 10% 3%
23 Receptionists and information clerks 1,200 $28,130 $20,280 - 37,160 17% 13%
24 General and operations managers 1,080 $97,640 $37,570 - 2% 48%
25 Amusement and recreation attendants 1,050 $20,870 $14,760 - 32,710 24% 22%
26 Electricians 1,020 $42,400 $28,950 - 54,580 7% 7%
27 Painters, construction and maintenance 1,010 $32,030 $19,580 - 43,230 12% 6%
28 Sales representatives, services, all other 1,000 $68,270 $24,260 - 146,640 28% 48%
29 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 1,000 $17,690 $14,470 - 22,690 12% 6%
30 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 980 $37,380 $19,800 - 56,530 11% 14%
31 Security guards 980 $24,950 $20,330 - 31,560 17% 13%
32 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 930 $27,180 $20,950 - 34,880 18% 7%
33 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 890 $30,050 $17,370 - 46,020 8% 4%
34 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 880 $43,940 $27,550 - 58,720 11% 4%
35 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 840 $33,560 $25,020 - 41,630 10% 4%
36 Food servers, nonrestaurant 810 $23,740 $16,880 - 29,560 16% 9%
37 Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 750 $18,810 $15,270 - 24,110 -3% 4%
38 Packers and packagers, hand 700 $19,940 $14,870 - 28,930 -12% 3%
39 Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 690 $27,640 $21,520 - 38,250 8% 9%
40 Business operations specialists, all other 650 $65,490 $21,650 - 107,900 21% 49%
41 Bartenders 640 $25,010 $14,900 - 37,820 11% 17%
42 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 610 $43,220 $21,440 - 70,660 14% 4%
43 Cement masons and concrete finishers 610 $30,780 $22,420 - 40,540 11% 2%
44 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 600 $19,240 $14,850 - 24,870 10% 17%
45 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 590 $24,430 $17,890 - 31,860 4% 6%
46 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 580 $24,330 $16,020 - 33,990 2% 5%
47 Insurance sales agents 550 $50,100 $26,760 - 81,350 13% 45%
48 Medical assistants 540 $32,990 $23,980 - 41,970 35% 10%
49 Recreation workers 540 $24,740 $14,900 - 38,280 13% 47%
50 Medical secretaries 530 $31,610 $26,500 - 39,070 17% 18%
51 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 510 $41,030 $32,350 - 51,180 14% 7%
52 Loan officers 490 $69,980 $37,040 - 119,660 12% 49%
53 Teacher assistants 490 $21,900 $16,750 - 28,600 10% 18%
54 Home health aides 470 $23,760 $19,440 - 28,580 49% 7%
55 Child care workers 470 $18,910 $15,070 - 24,160 18% 15%
56 Tellers 460 $26,000 $20,640 - 32,900 14% 16%
57 Real estate sales agents 430 $0 $ - 11% 45%
58 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 420 $41,110 $29,630 - 53,810 8% 3%
59 Postal service mail carriers 420 $0 $ - 1% 11%
60 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 410 $26,210 $17,880 - 32,370 17% 14%
61 Cost estimators 400 $67,330 $38,880 - 94,700 19% 32%
62 First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers 400 $49,870 $33,290 - 70,700 18% 15%
63 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 390 $32,140 $15,760 - 57,330 12% 6%
64 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 390 $17,970 $14,750 - 23,690 10% 8%
65 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 380 $59,540 $39,970 - 92,260 7% 13%
66 Counter and rental clerks 380 $23,980 $16,310 - 41,560 23% 16%
67 Construction managers 370 $113,200 $66,650 - 16% 29%
68 Property, real estate, and community association managers 350 $57,200 $34,400 - 99,460 15% 36%
69 Pharmacy technicians 340 $28,650 $25,260 - 32,270 32% 16%
70 Graders and sorters, agricultural products 340 $16,060 $14,700 - 17,880 -2% 0%
71 Fire fighters 310 $52,560 $35,770 - 78,120 12% 18%
72 Computer support specialists 310 $44,790 $34,080 - 58,420 13% 43%
73 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 300 $41,920 $25,800 - 66,700 9% 3%
74 Brickmasons and blockmasons 300 $36,800 $22,940 - 51,580 10% 3%
75 Roofers 290 $30,290 $20,760 - 43,440 14% 3%
76 Preschool teachers, except special education 290 $26,150 $15,050 - 45,790 26% 43%
77 Chefs and head cooks 280 $53,180 $36,590 - 80,170 8% 14%
78 Physicians and surgeons, all other 270 $160,880 $47,860 - 0% 0%
79 Loan interviewers and clerks 270 $32,540 $22,430 - 44,450 -1% 24%
80 Construction and related workers, all other 260 $37,880 $22,040 - 53,020 9% 4%
81 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 260 $20,840 $14,670 - 32,100 14% 3%
82 Dental assistants 240 $41,550 $33,380 - 57,970 29% 9%
83 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 240 $39,080 $17,170 - 64,340 27% 47%
84 Court, municipal, and license clerks 240 $33,420 $25,600 - 40,830 9% 24%
85 Helpers--carpenters 240 $24,170 $17,560 - 32,170 12% 3%
86 Food service managers 230 $70,370 $30,620 - 128,740 5% 24%
87 Paralegals and legal assistants 230 $49,270 $32,040 - 64,800 22% 45%
88 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 230 $27,520 $21,570 - 33,890 11% 5%
89 Bill and account collectors 220 $36,790 $27,630 - 48,400 23% 13%
90 Tile and marble setters 210 $48,100 $24,900 - 80,200 15% 3%
91 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 210 $21,060 $16,440 - 26,320 10% 5%
92 All other information and record clerks 200 $30,990 $22,060 - 41,650 -13% 21%
93 Helpers--electricians 200 $30,060 $21,570 - 38,990 7% 3%
94 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 200 $21,530 $15,640 - 32,360 -7% 14%
95 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 190 $74,050 $25,660 - 123,890 4% 38%
96 Radiologic technologists and technicians 190 $57,290 $41,100 - 74,260 15% 25%
97 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 190 $52,520 $28,190 - 82,690 -5% 15%
98 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 190 $33,970 $26,350 - 41,580 4% 15%
99 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 180 $47,840 $33,120 - 66,700 0% 42%
100 Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters 180 $28,950 $17,650 - 40,660 11% 3%
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Jobs More Common Near Naples Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Graders and sorters, agricultural products 16,060 340 20.9
Helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons 22,580 160 13.9
Locker room, coatroom, and dressing room attendants 31,670 130 9.5
Construction and related workers, all other 37,880 260 8.1
Skin care specialists 31,060 120 7
Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 27,640 690 6.1
Plasterers and stucco masons 38,480 160 5.7
Manicurists and pedicurists 23,820 180 5.6
Tile and marble setters 48,100 210 5.6
Amusement and recreation attendants 20,870 1,050 5.2
Food servers, nonrestaurant 23,740 810 5.1
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 24,390 4,010 5.1
Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters 28,950 180 4.7
Painters, construction and maintenance 32,030 1,010 4.6
First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers 49,870 400 4.3
Baggage porters and bellhops 20,440 150 4.3
Helpers--carpenters 24,170 240 4.1
Interior designers 53,530 170 3.8
Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 18,810 750 3.6
Cement masons and concrete finishers 30,780 610 3.6
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators 32,080 130 3.6
Brickmasons and blockmasons 36,800 300 3.5
Massage therapists 48,420 140 3.5
Chefs and head cooks 53,180 280 3.5
Personal care and service workers, all other 22,440 160 3.4
Pipelayers 34,440 130 3.3
Court, municipal, and license clerks 33,420 240 3.2
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 63,400 1,550 3.1
Real estate sales agents 0 430 3.1
Internists, general 0 100 3
Pharmacy aides 22,140 100 3
Dishwashers 17,580 1,300 2.9
Roofers 30,290 290 2.9
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 17,690 1,000 2.7
Surveying and mapping technicians 37,340 160 2.7
Cooks, restaurant 27,180 2,010 2.6
Property, real estate, and community association managers 57,200 350 2.5
Pest control workers 33,550 130 2.5
Coaches and scouts 40,980 350 2.5
Recreation workers 24,740 540 2.3
Personal financial advisors 78,760 320 2.3
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 43,940 880 2.3
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 26,210 410 2.3
Helpers--electricians 30,060 200 2.3
Waiters and waitresses 25,350 4,650 2.3
Carpenters 35,630 1,680 2.2
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 21,430 1,620 2.2
Physician assistants 74,120 120 2
Food preparation workers 21,040 1,500 2
Teachers and instructors, all other 24,420 840 2

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Management analysts 137,090 1.86 380
Locker room, coatroom, and dressing room attendants 31,670 1.48 130
Food service managers 70,370 1.45 230
Waiters and waitresses 25,350 1.36 4,650
First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers 48,160 1.35 170
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 26,210 1.35 410
Sales managers 132,440 1.35 170
Construction managers 113,200 1.34 370
Sales representatives, services, all other 68,270 1.32 1,000
Chefs and head cooks 53,180 1.31 280
Physical therapists 96,160 1.31 240
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 39,080 1.3 240
Bartenders 25,010 1.29 640
Dental assistants 41,550 1.29 240
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 32,140 1.28 390
Accountants and auditors 75,720 1.27 1,160
Cooks, restaurant 27,180 1.25 2,010
Fire fighters 52,560 1.25 310
Massage therapists 48,420 1.24 140
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 37,380 1.24 980
Dentists, general 199,690 1.23 110
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 37,690 1.23 120
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 47,310 1.22 1,390
Cost estimators 67,330 1.2 400
Retail salespersons 29,240 1.2 5,790
Bill and account collectors 36,790 1.19 220
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 43,220 1.19 610
Loan officers 69,980 1.18 490
First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers 49,870 1.18 400
Administrative services managers 85,820 1.18 160
Food servers, nonrestaurant 23,740 1.18 810
Receptionists and information clerks 28,130 1.18 1,200
Medical assistants 32,990 1.17 540
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 66,100 1.17 1,040
Tile and marble setters 48,100 1.17 210
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 27,520 1.16 230
File clerks 27,490 1.16 180
Architectural and civil drafters 50,570 1.16 120
Paralegals and legal assistants 49,270 1.15 230
Coaches and scouts 40,980 1.15 350
Automotive body and related repairers 44,640 1.14 110
Financial managers 105,350 1.14 290
Interior designers 53,530 1.13 170
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 27,180 1.13 930
Amusement and recreation attendants 20,870 1.13 1,050
Helpers--electricians 30,060 1.13 200
Civil engineers 82,210 1.12 320
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 33,970 1.12 190
Radiologic technologists and technicians 57,290 1.12 190
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 21,430 1.12 1,620

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