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Punta Gorda Employment

Employment and Industries in the Punta Gorda, Florida Area

Punta Gorda is a prominent recreation and tourist area. It's also a popular area for retirees. The major employment sectors in Punta Gorda are healthcare, retail; professional, scientific and technical services; construction; arts, entertainment and recreation; and accommodation and food services. In addition shipping of fish, vegetables and other items contribute to the local economy.

Some of the most popular occupations where the majority of the positions are filled by college graduates are registered nurses, accountants and auditors, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, management analysts, pharmacists, lawyers, dentists, physical therapists, advertising sales agents and medical and clinical laboratory technologists.

The primary employers in the Punta Gorda region are shown below:

  • Punta Gorda HMA Inc
  • Peace River Distributing Inc
  • Adams Bros Cabinetry
  • City of Punta Gorda
  • Air Trek Inc
  • Conn-X LLC
  • Calkins & Kenyon Construction
  • Sweetbay Supermarket
  • Taylor Contractors of Florida Inc
  • Consolidated Construction Services of Florida Inc
  • Amberg Insurance Center Inc
  • Towles Corporation
  • Doyle Mcburnett Inc
  • Marine Contracting Group Inc
  • Bank of America
  • Lee Memorial Health Systems
  • PTRS

Noteworthy data regarding Punta Gorda: About 32% of the residents have a bachelor's degree or better. The estimated median household income in 2007 was $63,000. The cost of living index in 2008 was at 95. The national average is 100.

Business organizations offering assistance to local companies include:

The Sun News Papers Port Charlotte offers up-to-date information regarding the business activities in the Punta Gorda area.

Most Popular Jobs in Punta Gorda, 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 1,430 $45,330 $29,350 - 65,470 24% 56%
2 Accountants and auditors 260 $47,970 $25,630 - 74,590 18% 79%
3 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 190 $51,860 $23,750 - 93,900 8% 51%
4 Management analysts 160 $113,080 $38,680 - 22% 78%
5 Pharmacists 150 $104,960 $88,570 - 127,280 22% 97%
6 Lawyers 140 $85,990 $27,680 - 11% 99%
7 Dentists, general 100 $0 $ - 9% 100%
8 Physical therapists 90 $80,740 $34,030 - 135,700 27% 89%
9 Advertising sales agents 90 $43,270 $24,340 - 73,560 20% 56%
10 Civil engineers 80 $125,580 $52,100 - 18% 87%
11 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 80 $53,210 $42,160 - 63,830 12% 51%
12 Medical and health services managers 60 $76,170 $54,590 - 99,190 16% 57%
13 Financial managers 60 $76,070 $38,240 - 107,000 13% 60%
14 Personal financial advisors 60 $72,740 $30,970 - 139,390 41% 81%
15 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 60 $54,520 $33,830 - 79,410 17% 56%
16 Sales managers 50 $117,460 $70,850 - 162,560 10% 69%
17 Training and development specialists 50 $40,290 $21,390 - 66,800 18% 56%
18 Graphic designers 50 $37,220 $26,990 - 52,560 10% 55%
19 Tax preparers 50 $28,280 $19,010 - 41,200 -8% 54%
20 Chief executives 40 $128,500 $55,300 - 2% 65%
21 Veterinarians 40 $96,580 $56,780 - 134,590 35% 100%
22 Occupational therapists 40 $77,120 $58,360 - 103,310 23% 90%
23 Librarians 40 $67,740 $37,000 - 101,500 4% 85%
24 Child, family, and school social workers 40 $49,040 $23,460 - 75,920 19% 77%
25 Public relations specialists 40 $44,960 $29,670 - 61,210 18% 81%
26 Community and social service specialists, all other 30 $37,680 $26,500 - 53,760 25% 58%
27 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 30 $0 $ - 12% 51%

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 2,370 $25,990 $15,400 - 40,840 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 1,810 $18,200 $14,700 - 23,340 -3% 10%
3 Stock clerks and order fillers 1,260 $20,440 $15,180 - 27,450 -8% 8%
4 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 1,220 $26,520 $16,630 - 38,470 1% 18%
5 Waiters and waitresses 1,130 $20,810 $14,660 - 31,420 11% 14%
6 Carpenters 840 $30,490 $16,140 - 45,490 10% 6%
7 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 770 $23,770 $19,100 - 30,010 18% 7%
8 Office clerks, general 770 $22,350 $14,990 - 31,610 13% 19%
9 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 770 $17,210 $14,610 - 20,770 18% 5%
10 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 620 $40,740 $23,230 - 66,630 4% 25%
11 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 620 $25,270 $18,660 - 35,280 18% 6%
12 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 560 $27,770 $16,180 - 39,590 13% 16%
13 Customer service representatives 500 $24,670 $14,600 - 44,950 25% 22%
14 Receptionists and information clerks 490 $22,950 $16,870 - 30,610 17% 13%
15 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 460 $35,960 $25,660 - 50,730 15% 18%
16 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 450 $38,250 $25,280 - 59,770 6% 29%
17 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 450 $21,300 $15,670 - 29,810 15% 4%
18 Construction laborers 440 $24,270 $16,710 - 32,690 11% 5%
19 Food preparation workers 420 $20,720 $14,790 - 29,220 15% 7%
20 Cooks, restaurant 410 $21,480 $15,880 - 28,370 12% 5%
21 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 400 $37,330 $30,050 - 44,770 14% 7%
22 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 400 $17,740 $15,010 - 20,700 13% 5%
23 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 390 $29,150 $19,230 - 41,050 14% 4%
24 Tellers 370 $25,250 $20,990 - 31,530 14% 16%
25 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 340 $23,440 $16,820 - 31,650 2% 5%
26 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 330 $59,020 $30,440 - 81,500 9% 10%
27 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 330 $31,190 $17,160 - 57,930 8% 4%
28 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 330 $16,520 $14,550 - 19,730 12% 6%
29 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 320 $37,990 $25,780 - 52,730 10% 4%
30 Maintenance and repair workers, general 320 $27,620 $19,600 - 37,980 10% 6%
31 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 310 $22,590 $16,380 - 31,570 4% 6%
32 Dishwashers 300 $17,190 $14,620 - 20,960 10% 3%
33 Cement masons and concrete finishers 280 $36,790 $23,420 - 51,270 11% 2%
34 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 260 $32,650 $20,070 - 48,150 11% 14%
35 General and operations managers 250 $89,060 $45,850 - 152,460 2% 48%
36 Sales representatives, services, all other 230 $55,990 $24,980 - 94,850 28% 48%
37 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 230 $20,620 $15,440 - 29,660 12% 6%
38 Radiologic technologists and technicians 210 $56,200 $38,500 - 76,020 15% 25%
39 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 200 $37,350 $26,410 - 60,920 8% 3%
40 Bill and account collectors 200 $33,570 $24,840 - 40,530 23% 13%
41 Child care workers 200 $17,230 $14,730 - 20,680 18% 15%
42 Business operations specialists, all other 190 $54,250 $33,220 - 79,720 21% 49%
43 Pharmacy technicians 190 $26,240 $19,980 - 33,890 32% 16%
44 Home health aides 190 $19,640 $16,900 - 24,260 49% 7%
45 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 190 $19,150 $14,880 - 26,930 10% 17%
46 Postal service mail carriers 190 $0 $ - 1% 11%
47 Bartenders 180 $19,850 $14,710 - 29,700 11% 17%
48 Physicians and surgeons, all other 170 $197,030 $106,120 - 0% 0%
49 Insurance sales agents 160 $55,180 $26,670 - 76,310 13% 45%
50 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 160 $49,720 $23,830 - 69,620 7% 13%
51 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 160 $34,740 $27,420 - 41,550 9% 3%
52 Security guards 150 $22,510 $17,240 - 30,860 17% 13%
53 Medical assistants 140 $28,090 $21,870 - 36,980 35% 10%
54 Dental assistants 130 $33,660 $19,210 - 49,710 29% 9%
55 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 130 $23,950 $17,700 - 31,570 11% 5%
56 Counter and rental clerks 130 $22,050 $16,650 - 31,190 23% 16%
57 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 130 $19,330 $15,290 - 24,460 10% 8%
58 Loan officers 120 $58,550 $40,300 - 84,930 12% 49%
59 Medical records and health information technicians 120 $27,960 $20,590 - 38,460 18% 12%
60 Order clerks 120 $21,420 $14,870 - 30,920 -24% 16%
61 Pest control workers 110 $37,900 $29,850 - 48,640 16% 9%
62 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 110 $33,630 $17,950 - 58,770 27% 47%
63 Recreation workers 110 $25,050 $14,920 - 35,040 13% 47%
64 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 110 $19,680 $15,860 - 24,350 14% 3%
65 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 100 $41,680 $28,330 - 53,300 11% 4%
66 Industrial truck and tractor operators 100 $27,570 $20,600 - 35,950 -2% 2%
67 Amusement and recreation attendants 100 $17,190 $14,510 - 23,100 24% 22%
68 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 90 $28,660 $21,870 - 35,630 4% 15%
69 Manicurists and pedicurists 90 $22,670 $14,900 - 31,070 28% 10%
70 Cost estimators 90 $0 $ - 19% 32%
71 Dental hygienists 80 $63,670 $36,720 - 80,670 30% 33%
72 Respiratory therapists 80 $49,640 $39,890 - 63,280 23% 28%
73 Construction and building inspectors 80 $49,350 $41,700 - 63,810 18% 23%
74 First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers 80 $44,120 $25,860 - 73,480 18% 15%
75 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 80 $28,490 $19,420 - 38,710 19% 14%
76 Property, real estate, and community association managers 70 $61,310 $31,750 - 88,590 15% 36%
77 Painters, construction and maintenance 70 $33,210 $25,150 - 40,330 12% 6%
78 Healthcare support workers, all other 70 $30,900 $21,620 - 47,460 16% 10%
79 Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 70 $29,400 $21,560 - 42,360 3% 4%
80 Roofers 70 $28,690 $17,390 - 48,630 14% 3%
81 Parts salespersons 70 $26,780 $17,860 - 35,870 -2% 6%
82 Administrative services managers 60 $78,170 $54,490 - 103,450 12% 40%
83 Opticians, dispensing 60 $51,150 $27,030 - 78,480 9% 15%
84 Architectural and civil drafters 60 $37,250 $27,950 - 48,720 6% 25%
85 Industrial machinery mechanics 60 $35,330 $27,140 - 48,550 9% 5%
86 Paralegals and legal assistants 60 $34,680 $26,870 - 45,370 22% 45%
87 Veterinary technologists and technicians 60 $28,640 $24,340 - 32,690 41% 16%
88 Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 60 $24,670 $16,740 - 37,110 13% 15%
89 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 60 $20,210 $16,770 - 26,340 17% 14%
90 Food servers, nonrestaurant 60 $19,060 $15,040 - 24,700 16% 9%
91 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 60 $17,500 $14,860 - 20,230 10% 5%
92 Construction managers 50 $157,010 $53,560 - 16% 29%
93 Nuclear medicine technologists 50 $66,280 $37,670 - 108,870 15% 25%
94 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 50 $59,290 $44,370 - 74,490 10% 17%
95 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 50 $43,170 $32,240 - 52,870 0% 42%
96 Legal secretaries 50 $36,290 $27,690 - 42,310 12% 18%
97 Computer support specialists 50 $36,130 $25,810 - 51,440 13% 43%
98 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 50 $30,120 $21,340 - 44,040 13% 11%
99 New accounts clerks 50 $30,110 $21,630 - 42,150 -16% 28%
100 Outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics 50 $29,760 $24,250 - 37,750 6% 5%
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Jobs More Common Near Punta Gorda Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Pest control workers 37,900 110 7.2
Cement masons and concrete finishers 36,790 280 5.5
Dentists, general 0 100 4.8
Radiologic technologists and technicians 56,200 210 4
Carpenters 30,490 840 3.7
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 16,520 330 3
Medical records and health information technicians 27,960 120 2.8
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 25,270 620 2.6
Stock clerks and order fillers 20,440 1,260 2.6
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 26,520 1,220 2.6
Tellers 25,250 370 2.6
Physicians and surgeons, all other 197,030 170 2.5
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 20,620 230 2.5
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 34,740 160 2.4
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 29,150 390 2.4
Pharmacy technicians 26,240 190 2.3
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 37,330 400 2.3
Dishwashers 17,190 300 2.3
Pharmacists 104,960 150 2.3
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 37,350 200 2.3
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 59,020 330 2.2
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 23,770 770 2.2
Registered nurses 45,330 1,430 2.2
Postal service mail carriers 0 190 2.2
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 40,740 620 2.1
Cashiers 18,200 1,810 2.1
Retail salespersons 25,990 2,370 2.1
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 19,150 190 2
Order clerks 21,420 120 1.9
Food preparation workers 20,720 420 1.9
Insurance sales agents 55,180 160 1.9
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 33,630 110 1.8
Waiters and waitresses 20,810 1,130 1.8
Bill and account collectors 33,570 200 1.8
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 17,740 400 1.8
Cooks, restaurant 21,480 410 1.8
Construction laborers 24,270 440 1.7
Dental assistants 33,660 130 1.7
Receptionists and information clerks 22,950 490 1.7
Amusement and recreation attendants 17,190 100 1.7
Recreation workers 25,050 110 1.6
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 23,950 130 1.6
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 22,590 310 1.6
Sales representatives, services, all other 55,990 230 1.5
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 49,720 160 1.4
Loan officers 58,550 120 1.4
Bartenders 19,850 180 1.4
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 31,190 330 1.4
Child care workers 17,230 200 1.4
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 19,680 110 1.3

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Management analysts 113,080 1.54 160
Pest control workers 37,900 1.21 110
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 33,630 1.11 110
Waiters and waitresses 20,810 1.11 1,130
Physicians and surgeons, all other 197,030 1.11 170
Radiologic technologists and technicians 56,200 1.1 210
Bill and account collectors 33,570 1.09 200
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 19,330 1.08 130
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 32,650 1.08 260
Sales representatives, services, all other 55,990 1.08 230
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 19,150 1.08 190
Food preparation workers 20,720 1.08 420
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 31,190 1.08 330
Tellers 25,250 1.07 370
Retail salespersons 25,990 1.07 2,370
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 40,740 1.05 620
Dental assistants 33,660 1.04 130
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 25,270 1.04 620
Recreation workers 25,050 1.04 110
Bartenders 19,850 1.02 180
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 59,020 1.02 330
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 23,950 1.01 130
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 37,990 1.01 320
Pharmacists 104,960 1 150
Medical assistants 28,090 1 140
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 17,210 1 770
Dishwashers 17,190 1 300
Cement masons and concrete finishers 36,790 0.99 280
Loan officers 58,550 0.99 120
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 23,770 0.99 770
Cooks, restaurant 21,480 0.99 410
Cashiers 18,200 0.98 1,810
Insurance sales agents 55,180 0.98 160
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 23,440 0.97 340
Receptionists and information clerks 22,950 0.96 490
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 16,520 0.95 330
Counter and rental clerks 22,050 0.95 130
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 37,330 0.94 400
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 19,680 0.94 110
Pharmacy technicians 26,240 0.93 190
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 21,300 0.93 450
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 35,960 0.93 460
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 17,740 0.93 400
Home health aides 19,640 0.92 190
General and operations managers 89,060 0.92 250
Business operations specialists, all other 54,250 0.92 190
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 51,860 0.92 190
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 26,520 0.91 1,220
Stock clerks and order fillers 20,440 0.9 1,260
Child care workers 17,230 0.89 200

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