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Orlando Employment

Employment and Industries in the Orlando, Florida Area

Tourism is a primary economic factor in Orlando. The city is home to Walt Disney World, Sea World Orlando and Universal Orlando Resort. The city is regarded as one of the world's top vacation destinations. Walt Disney World is Orlando's largest employer. The convention industry is also vital to the local economy. In addition, the city is close enough for residents to commute to work to Patrick Air Force Base, Canaveral Air Force Base and the Kennedy Space Center.

The Orlando metro area includes prominent technology and manufacturing sectors which employ a vast number of people. There are more than 2000 manufacturing companies in the region. Orlando is recognized for providing innovation in the areas of agri-technology, digital media, software, aerospace and aviation. In addition, the metro area includes one of the nation's largest centers for modeling, simulation and training businesses. It includes over 100 companies.

The Orlando region is also home to more than 1000 software companies. Over 500 biotechnology and life science firms are also situated in Orlando. In addition, digital media companies provide employment for a vast number of workers. The growing film, television and electronic gaming sectors also provide numerous jobs. The municipality is also a major distribution center.

Orlando has been named one of the top ten cities in the nation for defense jobs. Orlando was included in the Bizjournals' list of best places to start a small business. In addition, the city has been ranked #4 in Pew Research Center's America's most desirable places to live list.

Major manufacturing and engineering companies with facilities in the Orlando region are shown below:

  • Lockheed - Martin
  • General Dynamics
  • KDF
  • Mitsubishi Power Systems
  • Harris
  • Veritas/Seagate
  • Siemens
  • USAF
  • Delta Connection Academy
  • GE
  • AT&T
  • CAE Systems Flight & Simulation Training
  • HP
  • Raytheon Systems
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Agere Systems Inc
  • Westinghouse Power Corp
  • Hughes Supply
  • Constar International

The largest employers in Orlando are:

  • Walt Disney World
  • Orange County Public Schools
  • State of Florida
  • Adventist Health System
  • Florida Hospital
  • Walmart
  • Orlando Regional Care System
  • Universal Orlando
  • Federal Government
  • Publix Supermarkets
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Darden Restaurants
  • Sea World Orlando
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc
  • Rosen Hotel and Resorts
  • Cox Enterprises
  • Siemens
  • Sun Trust Banks Inc
  • CVS Corp
  • Space Gateway Support
  • United Parcel Service Inc
  • Loews Cos Inc
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Mears Transportation Group
  • AirTran Airways
  • HCA Inc
  • Bank of America Corp

The prominent employment sectors include:

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

Notable data about Orlando: In 2008 the cost of living index was at 93.4 which is less than the nation's average of 100. In 2007 the estimated median household income was $44,000. About 28% of the residents over the age of 25 have a bachelor's degree or better.

Orlando companies have access to helpful business organizations such as:

The Orlando Business Journal offers current information about the business endeavors in Orlando.

Most Popular Jobs in Orlando, 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 15,470 $58,040 $43,360 - 72,980 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 10,620 $59,540 $25,220 - 104,280 8% 51%
3 Elementary school teachers, except special education 10,590 $47,370 $34,650 - 65,740 14% 95%
4 Accountants and auditors 9,290 $59,200 $35,130 - 93,550 18% 79%
5 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 5,560 $48,610 $35,660 - 66,420 6% 96%
6 Teachers and instructors, all other 5,110 $38,060 $18,630 - 64,810 9% 54%
7 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 4,790 $47,340 $35,400 - 64,890 11% 95%
8 Computer programmers 4,200 $61,980 $31,430 - 98,400 -4% 73%
9 Management analysts 4,130 $73,690 $39,970 - 120,450 22% 78%
10 Lawyers 3,880 $131,610 $57,490 - 11% 99%
11 Computer systems analysts 3,570 $72,730 $43,590 - 103,970 29% 68%
12 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 3,550 $77,440 $33,150 - 139,990 12% 51%
13 Computer software engineers, applications 3,220 $74,750 $44,440 - 110,990 45% 85%
14 Network systems and data communications analysts 2,580 $64,420 $33,890 - 96,810 53% 57%
15 Managers, all other 2,560 $94,500 $46,400 - 145,010 7% 55%
16 Chief executives 2,530 $179,680 $88,730 - 2% 65%
17 Civil engineers 2,530 $80,390 $47,550 - 115,220 18% 87%
18 Sales and related workers, all other 2,410 $34,150 $19,410 - 51,230 14% 62%
19 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 2,320 $54,930 $34,720 - 80,980 17% 56%
20 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 2,310 $43,860 $27,730 - 67,890 5% 58%
21 Sales managers 2,300 $125,150 $51,350 - 10% 69%
22 Public relations specialists 2,230 $52,340 $30,900 - 83,300 18% 81%
23 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 2,210 $43,860 $23,920 - 73,000 18% 56%
24 Graphic designers 2,100 $40,230 $24,830 - 56,670 10% 55%
25 Engineers, all other 1,990 $85,800 $55,870 - 122,600 6% 82%
26 Financial managers 1,940 $108,060 $56,080 - 13% 60%
27 Network and computer systems administrators 1,940 $70,590 $40,870 - 110,010 27% 50%
28 Training and development specialists 1,910 $52,310 $30,930 - 81,420 18% 56%
29 Pharmacists 1,790 $104,450 $88,000 - 128,400 22% 97%
30 Personal financial advisors 1,720 $61,650 $33,980 - 116,670 41% 81%
31 Computer software engineers, systems software 1,420 $77,810 $36,160 - 119,910 28% 85%
32 Industrial engineers 1,390 $65,820 $35,240 - 102,120 20% 74%
33 Self-enrichment education teachers 1,290 $41,690 $18,960 - 68,730 23% 54%
34 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 1,260 $60,880 $32,380 - 109,920 25% 67%
35 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 1,240 $48,850 $36,010 - 63,820 12% 51%
36 Mechanical engineers 1,230 $70,550 $43,780 - 105,020 4% 78%
37 Financial specialists, all other 1,180 $57,920 $33,150 - 88,970 12% 50%
38 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 1,180 $47,820 $35,390 - 65,310 20% 87%
39 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 1,180 $40,540 $28,880 - 52,910 15% 51%
40 Advertising sales agents 1,170 $51,890 $24,740 - 95,110 20% 56%
41 Operations research analysts 1,150 $56,890 $33,050 - 86,240 11% 71%
42 Financial analysts 1,130 $60,690 $41,150 - 85,050 34% 87%
43 Physical therapists 1,120 $74,830 $50,920 - 104,970 27% 89%
44 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 1,120 $59,840 $36,240 - 82,720 13% 73%
45 Electrical engineers 1,060 $69,820 $41,370 - 106,020 6% 81%
46 Database administrators 960 $66,030 $36,050 - 100,080 29% 72%
47 Education, training, and library workers, all other 960 $52,650 $26,210 - 83,810 11% 79%
48 Marketing managers 950 $95,770 $31,700 - 14% 69%
49 Medical and health services managers 920 $107,860 $56,920 - 16% 57%
50 Computer and information systems managers 890 $114,710 $70,960 - 164,240 16% 73%
51 Architects, except landscape and naval 890 $74,870 $41,850 - 103,070 18% 88%
52 Special education teachers, secondary school 880 $45,610 $33,960 - 64,800 9% 87%
53 Meeting and convention planners 860 $38,790 $25,060 - 62,630 20% 67%
54 Instructional coordinators 830 $58,740 $34,580 - 87,780 23% 79%
55 Librarians 820 $64,360 $39,380 - 87,770 4% 85%
56 Producers and directors 800 $58,700 $17,820 - 104,350 11% 75%
57 Insurance underwriters 780 $52,060 $32,720 - 89,880 6% 53%
58 Computer specialists, all other 780 $43,250 $17,680 - 79,970 15% 68%
59 Medical and public health social workers 690 $40,170 $27,190 - 52,210 24% 77%
60 Speech-language pathologists 680 $61,470 $39,060 - 84,940 11% 98%
61 Detectives and criminal investigators 680 $55,610 $37,080 - 86,290 17% 54%
62 Engineering managers 670 $120,940 $79,130 - 7% 84%
63 Musicians and singers 670 $0 $ - 10% 53%
64 Commercial pilots 660 $50,370 $28,480 - 88,580 13% 74%
65 Special education teachers, middle school 660 $48,190 $35,890 - 65,710 16% 87%
66 Market research analysts 650 $54,840 $29,970 - 80,380 20% 82%
67 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 620 $49,340 $32,760 - 73,480 25% 93%
68 Editors 600 $49,810 $22,070 - 78,470 2% 81%
69 Community and social service specialists, all other 600 $38,780 $22,110 - 56,250 25% 58%
70 Child, family, and school social workers 590 $40,750 $23,940 - 66,910 19% 77%
71 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 590 $36,100 $23,230 - 49,640 30% 77%
72 Landscape architects 570 $60,740 $40,520 - 89,990 16% 88%
73 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 540 $46,840 $28,410 - 71,030 18% 56%
74 Coaches and scouts 540 $41,400 $19,540 - 72,740 15% 60%
75 Electronics engineers, except computer 520 $83,340 $52,540 - 115,140 4% 81%
76 Interior designers 510 $52,810 $30,650 - 91,550 20% 55%
77 Social and human service assistants 510 $30,290 $18,320 - 40,050 34% 58%
78 Dentists, general 490 $149,640 $49,040 - 9% 100%
79 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 480 $90,860 $63,570 - 112,390 8% 78%
80 Urban and regional planners 460 $60,880 $40,780 - 89,450 15% 92%
81 Physician assistants 430 $87,450 $70,710 - 110,580 27% 67%
82 Education administrators, postsecondary 430 $78,570 $56,230 - 104,610 14% 78%
83 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 410 $54,640 $36,860 - 76,110 -5% 96%
84 Private detectives and investigators 410 $35,430 $18,240 - 57,810 18% 52%
85 Technical writers 390 $57,010 $32,880 - 83,760 20% 74%
86 Surveyors 380 $61,880 $29,500 - 94,830 24% 82%
87 Multi-media artists and animators 370 $47,040 $34,460 - 64,300 26% 58%
88 Computer hardware engineers 360 $76,560 $36,400 - 104,020 5% 70%
89 Human resources managers, all other 350 $96,860 $56,460 - 139,350 11% 58%
90 Health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all other 350 $63,990 $38,310 - 97,450 12% 94%
91 Credit analysts 350 $60,100 $35,620 - 96,930 2% 60%
92 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 340 $39,170 $28,490 - 50,830 11% 58%
93 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 340 $35,110 $18,200 - 58,240 34% 73%
94 Floral designers 340 $22,780 $15,340 - 31,140 -9% 55%
95 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 330 $62,530 $34,340 - 94,970 16% 99%
96 Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators 330 $47,660 $23,550 - 77,320 10% 58%
97 Purchasing managers 300 $98,300 $55,480 - 157,440 3% 57%
98 Occupational health and safety specialists 300 $63,900 $41,090 - 90,420 8% 72%
99 Writers and authors 300 $49,990 $25,270 - 83,070 13% 84%
100 Clergy 300 $36,150 $24,270 - 52,730 19% 75%

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 39,520 $26,000 $15,330 - 42,830 12% 25%
2 Waiters and waitresses 36,810 $19,970 $14,590 - 29,980 11% 14%
3 Cashiers 34,450 $18,160 $14,710 - 23,570 -3% 10%
4 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 25,560 $17,700 $14,640 - 22,900 18% 5%
5 Customer service representatives 23,860 $28,150 $19,100 - 40,420 25% 22%
6 Office clerks, general 19,570 $24,510 $15,700 - 35,040 13% 19%
7 Stock clerks and order fillers 19,300 $22,140 $15,610 - 30,960 -8% 8%
8 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 18,830 $20,410 $15,200 - 26,920 15% 4%
9 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 18,010 $27,360 $16,830 - 39,220 1% 18%
10 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 14,820 $22,760 $15,580 - 32,990 2% 5%
11 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 12,940 $31,330 $20,100 - 43,980 13% 16%
12 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 12,770 $38,860 $26,330 - 56,910 15% 18%
13 Cooks, restaurant 12,420 $23,700 $17,410 - 31,430 12% 5%
14 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 11,920 $19,100 $15,090 - 24,830 13% 5%
15 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 11,470 $23,340 $17,110 - 31,970 18% 6%
16 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 10,480 $36,070 $23,240 - 52,120 10% 4%
17 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 10,340 $43,550 $25,580 - 65,030 6% 29%
18 Carpenters 10,100 $35,900 $23,340 - 50,380 10% 6%
19 Sales representatives, services, all other 9,970 $55,930 $22,930 - 101,390 28% 48%
20 Amusement and recreation attendants 9,960 $18,140 $14,650 - 24,200 24% 22%
21 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 9,760 $23,230 $18,190 - 29,540 18% 7%
22 Maintenance and repair workers, general 9,750 $29,790 $19,730 - 41,990 10% 6%
23 Security guards 9,530 $22,580 $16,840 - 30,170 17% 13%
24 Business operations specialists, all other 9,120 $61,680 $33,750 - 99,520 21% 49%
25 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 8,710 $43,870 $23,980 - 68,930 4% 25%
26 Receptionists and information clerks 7,780 $24,480 $17,040 - 33,120 17% 13%
27 Construction laborers 7,760 $26,850 $17,460 - 36,780 11% 5%
28 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 7,550 $61,970 $36,410 - 100,050 9% 10%
29 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 7,380 $29,870 $16,590 - 47,220 8% 4%
30 General and operations managers 7,350 $98,900 $44,040 - 2% 48%
31 Food preparation workers 6,720 $19,510 $14,790 - 27,270 15% 7%
32 Teacher assistants 6,300 $22,550 $16,870 - 30,480 10% 18%
33 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 6,000 $34,490 $22,470 - 49,980 11% 14%
34 Electricians 5,900 $36,920 $26,240 - 50,120 7% 7%
35 Dishwashers 5,760 $17,780 $14,660 - 23,340 10% 3%
36 Telemarketers 5,370 $23,560 $16,700 - 32,550 -10% 14%
37 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 5,170 $17,270 $14,610 - 22,710 10% 8%
38 Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks 5,160 $29,240 $16,820 - 46,620 1% 29%
39 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 5,120 $36,800 $19,920 - 52,990 14% 4%
40 Computer support specialists 4,830 $39,830 $24,050 - 60,700 13% 43%
41 Bartenders 4,730 $20,240 $14,650 - 30,140 11% 17%
42 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 4,660 $38,810 $30,030 - 49,280 14% 7%
43 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 4,540 $18,500 $14,620 - 25,140 12% 6%
44 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 4,480 $25,930 $16,970 - 37,780 4% 6%
45 Packers and packagers, hand 4,450 $21,990 $15,250 - 31,460 -12% 3%
46 Insurance sales agents 4,400 $66,110 $29,260 - 122,050 13% 45%
47 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 3,990 $47,900 $34,710 - 65,590 11% 33%
48 Medical assistants 3,980 $27,710 $21,560 - 35,490 35% 10%
49 Personal care and service workers, all other 3,970 $20,960 $15,020 - 30,290 -13% 21%
50 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 3,930 $19,720 $14,960 - 25,510 10% 17%
51 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 3,820 $22,020 $16,270 - 30,840 14% 3%
52 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 3,820 $20,780 $15,580 - 26,460 17% 14%
53 Real estate sales agents 3,810 $44,850 $21,510 - 84,140 11% 45%
54 Counter and rental clerks 3,730 $23,800 $15,730 - 34,820 23% 16%
55 Child care workers 3,690 $19,880 $15,430 - 25,280 18% 15%
56 Tellers 3,670 $24,390 $18,310 - 31,380 14% 16%
57 Loan officers 3,650 $57,570 $25,220 - 98,000 12% 49%
58 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 3,560 $34,720 $23,180 - 48,450 11% 4%
59 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 3,460 $57,830 $36,230 - 82,170 7% 13%
60 Industrial truck and tractor operators 3,430 $28,880 $20,590 - 39,730 -2% 2%
61 Bus drivers, school 3,340 $25,690 $19,460 - 32,590 9% 4%
62 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 3,230 $19,610 $14,920 - 25,240 10% 5%
63 Order clerks 3,150 $26,950 $15,770 - 40,450 -24% 16%
64 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 3,080 $35,020 $22,550 - 49,130 9% 3%
65 Fire fighters 3,030 $36,860 $25,510 - 52,990 12% 18%
66 Data entry keyers 3,010 $24,280 $16,410 - 32,100 -5% 18%
67 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 2,950 $28,170 $15,990 - 46,020 12% 6%
68 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 2,880 $30,370 $21,980 - 41,410 4% 15%
69 Bill and account collectors 2,750 $30,680 $21,890 - 41,000 23% 13%
70 Painters, construction and maintenance 2,750 $29,810 $15,280 - 45,350 12% 6%
71 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 2,730 $81,210 $40,770 - 140,620 4% 38%
72 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 2,600 $54,570 $33,990 - 79,820 9% 47%
73 Physicians and surgeons, all other 2,580 $166,230 $50,160 - 0% 0%
74 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 2,570 $27,000 $20,640 - 34,590 10% 24%
75 Recreation workers 2,560 $23,300 $15,270 - 34,080 13% 47%
76 Team assemblers 2,500 $24,520 $15,800 - 36,390 0% 5%
77 Construction managers 2,490 $89,510 $44,600 - 138,380 16% 29%
78 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 2,480 $53,880 $30,860 - 81,300 -5% 15%
79 Pharmacy technicians 2,460 $28,600 $19,530 - 40,110 32% 16%
80 All other information and record clerks 2,380 $29,880 $19,640 - 42,620 -13% 21%
81 Travel agents 2,380 $28,290 $16,950 - 41,400 1% 26%
82 Driver/sales workers 2,370 $27,850 $15,490 - 45,990 -5% 4%
83 Legal secretaries 2,340 $41,490 $28,450 - 54,980 12% 18%
84 Paralegals and legal assistants 2,290 $47,120 $33,740 - 62,560 22% 45%
85 Office and administrative support workers, all other 2,280 $23,560 $14,940 - 36,190 -9% 32%
86 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 2,260 $35,210 $24,230 - 50,750 8% 3%
87 Loan interviewers and clerks 2,210 $31,740 $21,950 - 47,610 -1% 24%
88 Cooks, fast food 2,210 $17,570 $14,610 - 23,120 8% 5%
89 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 2,180 $51,760 $28,920 - 83,870 0% 42%
90 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 2,160 $36,280 $24,320 - 50,050 5% 2%
91 File clerks 2,140 $24,520 $17,110 - 33,260 -41% 20%
92 Postal service mail carriers 2,130 $0 $ - 1% 11%
93 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 2,110 $26,730 $18,200 - 37,870 -9% 5%
94 Preschool teachers, except special education 2,070 $26,700 $16,850 - 41,980 26% 43%
95 Parking lot attendants 2,070 $18,820 $14,670 - 25,420 12% 14%
96 Home health aides 2,050 $23,840 $17,430 - 33,410 49% 7%
97 Medical secretaries 1,990 $27,120 $21,240 - 36,230 17% 18%
98 Construction and related workers, all other 1,920 $33,970 $22,740 - 48,420 9% 4%
99 Cement masons and concrete finishers 1,900 $34,200 $25,800 - 46,050 11% 2%
100 Helpers--production workers 1,900 $22,360 $15,960 - 30,380 -1% 4%
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Jobs More Common Near Orlando Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Travel guides 0 160 23.9
Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers, all other 0 880 19.6
Personal care and service workers, all other 20,960 3,970 9.2
Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers, all other 24,710 360 8.4
Media and communication workers, all other 38,250 1,120 7.9
Concierges 20,950 1,100 7.2
Farm and home management advisors 39,760 120 7
Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators 47,660 330 6.8
Construction and related workers, all other 33,970 1,920 6.4
Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation 31,960 440 5.7
Amusement and recreation attendants 18,140 9,960 5.3
Transportation attendants, except flight attendants and baggage porters 22,010 680 5.2
Tree trimmers and pruners 27,790 390 5.1
Baggage porters and bellhops 19,010 1,600 4.9
Traffic technicians 40,100 110 4.9
Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks 29,240 5,160 4.8
Transportation workers, all other 42,010 980 4.7
Commercial pilots 50,370 660 4.7
Helpers, construction trades, all other 27,500 650 4.5
Landscape architects 60,740 570 4.3
Set and exhibit designers 47,340 150 4.3
Power distributors and dispatchers 65,270 100 4.2
Drafters, all other 44,570 420 3.7
Media and communication equipment workers, all other 49,700 360 3.6
Forensic science technicians 42,620 200 3.6
Plasterers and stucco masons 36,790 940 3.6
Travel agents 28,290 2,380 3.6
Bailiffs 48,120 290 3.4
Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers 30,220 330 3.2
Food preparation and serving related workers, all other 23,970 990 3.1
Carpet installers 30,670 590 3
Psychiatric technicians 23,060 680 3
Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles 29,090 280 2.9
Real estate sales agents 44,850 3,810 2.9
Outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics 31,420 310 2.9
Computer science teachers, postsecondary 68,790 540 2.8
Home appliance repairers 36,020 600 2.7
Motor vehicle operators, all other 23,150 1,490 2.7
Fiberglass laminators and fabricators 32,560 290 2.7
Surveying and mapping technicians 35,660 1,430 2.6
Insurance appraisers, auto damage 54,010 140 2.6
Helpers--roofers 22,570 230 2.5
Musicians and singers 0 670 2.5
Audio and video equipment technicians 38,430 730 2.5
Private detectives and investigators 35,430 410 2.5
Film and video editors 34,500 230 2.5
Glaziers 32,330 710 2.4
Psychologists, all other 121,390 120 2.3
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 20,780 3,820 2.3
Zoologists and wildlife biologists 53,350 160 2.3

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Orlando, 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 87,280 2.24 310
Social and community service managers 92,760 1.63 120
Psychologists, all other 121,390 1.49 120
Chiropractors 114,530 1.46 200
Therapists, all other 76,590 1.42 130
Bailiffs 48,120 1.39 290
Reporters and correspondents 53,730 1.31 230
Pediatricians, general 201,370 1.3 120
First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers 45,890 1.29 1,510
Lawyers 131,610 1.28 3,880
Transportation workers, all other 42,010 1.28 980
Education, training, and library workers, all other 52,650 1.28 960
Lodging managers 66,530 1.28 390
Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 38,640 1.28 170
Medical and health services managers 107,860 1.27 920
Sales managers 125,150 1.27 2,300
Administrative services managers 91,740 1.26 1,000
Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers 40,890 1.26 370
Broadcast technicians 44,500 1.26 300
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers 99,370 1.23 340
Education administrators, all other 93,560 1.23 110
Librarians 64,360 1.22 820
Property, real estate, and community association managers 65,430 1.22 1,520
Opticians, dispensing 40,990 1.2 280
Transportation inspectors 74,540 1.2 160
Nonfarm animal caretakers 24,650 1.19 1,710
Chefs and head cooks 48,330 1.19 780
Chief executives 179,680 1.19 2,530
Insurance sales agents 66,110 1.18 4,400
Financial managers 108,060 1.16 1,940
Interpreters and translators 47,070 1.16 120
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 81,210 1.16 2,730
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 59,840 1.16 1,120
Coaches and scouts 41,400 1.16 540
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 34,830 1.15 800
Legal secretaries 41,490 1.15 2,340
Advertising and promotions managers 97,120 1.15 200
Network and computer systems administrators 70,590 1.15 1,940
Food cooking machine operators and tenders 27,750 1.14 160
Managers, all other 94,500 1.14 2,560
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 34,490 1.14 6,000
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 40,540 1.14 1,180
Physical therapist assistants 51,990 1.14 230
Computer and information systems managers 114,710 1.13 890
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 43,870 1.13 8,710
Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products 57,490 1.13 940
Surveyors 61,880 1.13 380
Food service managers 54,810 1.13 1,540
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 35,320 1.13 370
Fiberglass laminators and fabricators 32,560 1.12 290

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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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