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Sebastian Employment

Employment and Industries in the Sebastian, Florida Area

Sebastian is primarily a residential community, popular with families and retirees. The majority of the residents commute to jobs in Vero Beach, St. Lucie County and Brevard County. The region includes high-tech industries and numerous aerospace related companies. The primary employment sectors in Sebastian are healthcare, construction, accommodation and food services, finance and insurance and education. About 26% of the workforce have sales and office jobs. Approximately 25% of the workers are in service occupations.

Some of the most popular jobs filled by workers with college degrees are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, accountants an auditors, lawyers, management analysts, personal financial advisors, pharmacists, financial managers and physical therapists.

The major employers in Sebastian are shown below:

  • Sebastian River Medical Center
  • City of Sebastian
  • Publix Supermarket
  • Macho Products Inc
  • MDI Products LLC
  • Complete Electric Inc
  • Barefoot Bay Recreation District
  • Hearndon Construction Inc
  • Sebastian River Holdings Inc
  • Ford Wire Cable Corporation

Interesting information about Sebastian: The cost of living index in 2008 was 89.4 which is less than the national average of 100. In 2009 the average salary in Sebastian was $27,000. About 10% of the residents have a bachelor's degree and approximately 4% hold a graduate degree.

Sebastian companies have access to helpful business organizations including:

The Sebastian Sun offers up-to-date information regarding the business activities in Sebastian.

Most Popular Jobs in Sebastian, 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 1,220 $55,810 $41,400 - 69,490 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 610 $54,450 $31,840 - 75,960 14% 95%
3 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 410 $67,940 $26,130 - 150,380 8% 51%
4 Accountants and auditors 370 $64,890 $38,270 - 99,990 18% 79%
5 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 320 $55,550 $36,000 - 79,860 6% 96%
6 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 260 $55,550 $38,360 - 76,630 11% 95%
7 Lawyers 160 $111,480 $50,320 - 11% 99%
8 Personal financial advisors 150 $97,730 $37,570 - 41% 81%
9 Management analysts 150 $82,100 $46,400 - 132,560 22% 78%
10 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 120 $52,650 $33,710 - 63,910 12% 51%
11 Coaches and scouts 120 $42,170 $22,740 - 78,160 15% 60%
12 Teachers and instructors, all other 120 $36,450 $17,770 - 71,810 9% 54%
13 Pharmacists 110 $105,120 $87,830 - 130,800 22% 97%
14 Chief executives 100 $146,330 $83,290 - 2% 65%
15 Financial managers 90 $103,500 $55,410 - 13% 60%
16 Physical therapists 90 $82,680 $63,840 - 105,150 27% 89%
17 Commercial pilots 80 $78,310 $35,490 - 122,280 13% 74%
18 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 70 $109,450 $34,740 - 25% 67%
19 Sales managers 70 $106,450 $49,910 - 10% 69%
20 Education, training, and library workers, all other 70 $67,700 $43,260 - 86,040 11% 79%
21 Interior designers 70 $38,330 $27,450 - 54,280 20% 55%
22 Speech-language pathologists 60 $73,970 $53,130 - 99,470 11% 98%
23 Architects, except landscape and naval 60 $69,520 $28,520 - 129,070 18% 88%
24 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 60 $50,960 $39,070 - 66,750 12% 51%
25 Medical and public health social workers 60 $43,630 $26,970 - 54,480 24% 77%
26 Graphic designers 60 $34,670 $23,000 - 49,060 10% 55%
27 Dentists, general 50 $203,760 $118,280 - 9% 100%
28 Civil engineers 50 $95,570 $57,600 - 135,330 18% 87%
29 Occupational therapists 50 $77,900 $55,740 - 105,620 23% 90%
30 Librarians 50 $59,090 $40,190 - 82,280 4% 85%
31 Detectives and criminal investigators 50 $50,830 $40,750 - 64,470 17% 54%
32 Sales and related workers, all other 50 $29,120 $18,110 - 43,990 14% 62%
33 Medical and health services managers 40 $109,050 $57,390 - 16% 57%
34 Veterinarians 40 $90,950 $38,670 - 35% 100%
35 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 40 $87,700 $68,700 - 109,620 8% 78%
36 Managers, all other 40 $67,340 $45,900 - 100,170 7% 55%
37 Biological scientists, all other 40 $62,680 $44,240 - 78,930 4% 95%
38 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 40 $58,350 $37,510 - 75,330 17% 56%
39 Network and computer systems administrators 40 $54,270 $35,300 - 81,080 27% 50%
40 Public relations specialists 40 $46,240 $24,070 - 83,410 18% 81%
41 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 40 $41,490 $26,720 - 73,330 5% 58%
42 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 30 $65,000 $38,180 - 85,470 13% 73%
43 Financial specialists, all other 30 $49,840 $39,900 - 62,170 12% 50%
44 Community and social service specialists, all other 30 $47,560 $32,050 - 75,690 25% 58%
45 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 30 $43,360 $28,690 - 64,800 18% 56%
46 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 30 $36,780 $25,570 - 51,750 15% 51%
47 Floral designers 30 $27,050 $21,430 - 31,870 -9% 55%

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 2,120 $29,430 $17,300 - 47,890 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 1,900 $18,510 $14,970 - 23,360 -3% 10%
3 Waiters and waitresses 1,510 $20,610 $14,690 - 29,030 11% 14%
4 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 990 $27,240 $17,300 - 37,130 1% 18%
5 Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 980 $21,170 $16,860 - 26,680 -3% 4%
6 Stock clerks and order fillers 970 $22,140 $16,280 - 31,170 -8% 8%
7 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 900 $23,790 $17,370 - 31,820 18% 6%
8 Office clerks, general 870 $22,560 $14,900 - 34,740 13% 19%
9 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 770 $31,720 $19,200 - 46,570 13% 16%
10 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 690 $23,390 $18,930 - 27,870 18% 7%
11 Maintenance and repair workers, general 610 $27,510 $17,510 - 39,050 10% 6%
12 Cooks, restaurant 610 $23,280 $16,160 - 31,170 12% 5%
13 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 580 $24,420 $16,320 - 35,370 15% 4%
14 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 570 $36,410 $26,440 - 50,070 15% 18%
15 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 560 $44,130 $26,930 - 63,780 6% 29%
16 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 540 $44,800 $26,390 - 68,600 4% 25%
17 Carpenters 510 $33,010 $22,980 - 45,550 10% 6%
18 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 510 $16,880 $14,540 - 21,800 18% 5%
19 Customer service representatives 490 $25,520 $15,260 - 37,760 25% 22%
20 Receptionists and information clerks 480 $26,900 $19,560 - 34,420 17% 13%
21 Food preparation workers 470 $19,730 $15,370 - 25,330 15% 7%
22 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 440 $19,510 $15,400 - 24,830 13% 5%
23 Dishwashers 390 $17,440 $14,640 - 21,330 10% 3%
24 Sales representatives, services, all other 370 $56,760 $22,590 - 82,930 28% 48%
25 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 350 $63,170 $37,000 - 84,150 9% 10%
26 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 350 $38,700 $31,850 - 48,840 14% 7%
27 Home health aides 330 $21,230 $17,290 - 25,610 49% 7%
28 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 330 $19,690 $14,980 - 26,070 2% 5%
29 Packers and packagers, hand 330 $16,960 $14,700 - 19,820 -12% 3%
30 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 320 $38,960 $25,020 - 56,230 14% 4%
31 General and operations managers 310 $97,840 $37,350 - 2% 48%
32 Electricians 270 $42,100 $26,630 - 59,400 7% 7%
33 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 260 $50,160 $35,800 - 69,820 11% 33%
34 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 260 $35,800 $23,790 - 50,950 10% 4%
35 Teacher assistants 260 $26,970 $17,630 - 34,210 10% 18%
36 Tellers 260 $25,750 $20,960 - 32,590 14% 16%
37 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 240 $39,160 $25,240 - 61,930 11% 14%
38 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 240 $26,430 $15,450 - 46,850 8% 4%
39 Security guards 240 $21,220 $16,810 - 28,510 17% 13%
40 Real estate sales agents 240 $0 $ - 11% 45%
41 Child care workers 230 $26,190 $17,320 - 37,640 18% 15%
42 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 230 $25,040 $17,010 - 35,600 4% 6%
43 Construction laborers 230 $24,710 $17,500 - 32,450 11% 5%
44 Business operations specialists, all other 220 $55,140 $33,570 - 82,870 21% 49%
45 Medical secretaries 220 $33,150 $23,980 - 43,890 17% 18%
46 Medical assistants 220 $26,220 $21,430 - 32,630 35% 10%
47 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 220 $18,600 $14,730 - 24,840 10% 17%
48 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 220 $18,340 $14,730 - 24,990 12% 6%
49 Bus drivers, school 210 $28,800 $19,510 - 41,160 9% 4%
50 Postal service mail carriers 210 $0 $ - 1% 11%
51 Food servers, nonrestaurant 200 $19,170 $15,080 - 24,530 16% 9%
52 Insurance sales agents 190 $36,560 $26,660 - 53,090 13% 45%
53 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 190 $26,640 $15,330 - 44,420 10% 8%
54 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 180 $28,990 $19,510 - 38,720 -9% 5%
55 Painters, construction and maintenance 170 $37,750 $26,780 - 50,640 12% 6%
56 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 170 $37,160 $22,870 - 50,450 9% 3%
57 Amusement and recreation attendants 170 $22,050 $15,760 - 30,280 24% 22%
58 Roofers 160 $29,590 $22,310 - 39,350 14% 3%
59 Bartenders 160 $19,980 $14,770 - 26,450 11% 17%
60 Counter and rental clerks 150 $26,020 $14,980 - 48,590 23% 16%
61 Pharmacy technicians 150 $25,630 $18,920 - 33,720 32% 16%
62 Physicians and surgeons, all other 140 $202,010 $121,350 - 0% 0%
63 Construction managers 140 $90,020 $55,840 - 110,880 16% 29%
64 Property, real estate, and community association managers 140 $46,040 $22,930 - 85,310 15% 36%
65 Construction and related workers, all other 140 $41,280 $27,170 - 63,600 9% 4%
66 Dental assistants 140 $33,110 $25,420 - 42,800 29% 9%
67 Recreation workers 140 $23,130 $15,160 - 33,950 13% 47%
68 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 130 $56,840 $36,310 - 84,800 7% 13%
69 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 130 $50,720 $31,930 - 72,060 -5% 15%
70 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 130 $31,030 $25,710 - 38,220 4% 15%
71 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 130 $29,320 $19,890 - 40,980 11% 5%
72 Helpers--production workers 130 $24,980 $20,760 - 30,760 -1% 4%
73 Preschool teachers, except special education 130 $23,970 $16,790 - 32,910 26% 43%
74 Loan officers 120 $65,550 $34,850 - 97,440 12% 49%
75 Dental hygienists 120 $59,560 $44,190 - 76,990 30% 33%
76 Graders and sorters, agricultural products 120 $16,690 $14,760 - 19,440 -2% 0%
77 Radiologic technologists and technicians 110 $48,310 $30,970 - 63,930 15% 25%
78 Architectural and civil drafters 110 $44,570 $23,940 - 62,400 6% 25%
79 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 110 $38,630 $24,400 - 55,780 11% 4%
80 File clerks 110 $24,630 $17,440 - 35,650 -41% 20%
81 Industrial truck and tractor operators 110 $22,710 $17,230 - 29,520 -2% 2%
82 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 110 $19,630 $16,130 - 25,320 10% 5%
83 Personal care and service workers, all other 110 $18,940 $16,430 - 23,530 -13% 21%
84 Nonfarm animal caretakers 110 $18,320 $14,770 - 23,740 18% 16%
85 Agricultural equipment operators 110 $18,270 $14,580 - 26,980 -5% 4%
86 Kindergarten teachers, except special education 100 $54,360 $28,950 - 77,830 16% 43%
87 Computer support specialists 100 $35,440 $21,820 - 50,030 13% 43%
88 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 100 $31,740 $26,070 - 40,470 8% 3%
89 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 100 $20,130 $17,000 - 25,340 14% 3%
90 Cost estimators 90 $50,410 $27,690 - 85,660 19% 32%
91 Order clerks 90 $25,100 $16,870 - 37,730 -24% 16%
92 Demonstrators and product promoters 90 $22,510 $17,490 - 28,350 18% 26%
93 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 80 $47,100 $28,270 - 66,310 0% 42%
94 Pest control workers 80 $40,360 $24,650 - 52,840 16% 9%
95 Opticians, dispensing 80 $38,100 $31,420 - 48,220 9% 15%
96 Surveying and mapping technicians 80 $33,760 $22,590 - 45,010 19% 7%
97 Butchers and meat cutters 80 $27,800 $18,020 - 37,800 2% 2%
98 Tire repairers and changers 80 $20,380 $16,500 - 24,690 20% 6%
99 First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers 70 $47,110 $29,000 - 66,440 18% 15%
100 First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers 70 $44,990 $25,910 - 68,970 0% 0%
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Jobs More Common Near Sebastian Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Agricultural equipment operators 18,270 110 35.2
Graders and sorters, agricultural products 16,690 120 19.9
Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 21,170 980 12.8
Construction and related workers, all other 41,280 140 11.7
Personal care and service workers, all other 18,940 110 6.4
Real estate sales agents 0 240 4.6
Roofers 29,590 160 4.3
Food servers, nonrestaurant 19,170 200 3.4
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 23,790 900 3.1
Personal financial advisors 97,730 150 3
Architectural and civil drafters 44,570 110 2.9
Property, real estate, and community association managers 46,040 140 2.7
Nonfarm animal caretakers 18,320 110 2.7
Dishwashers 17,440 390 2.4
Coaches and scouts 42,170 120 2.3
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 28,990 180 2.3
Amusement and recreation attendants 22,050 170 2.3
Dental hygienists 59,560 120 2.2
Cooks, restaurant 23,280 610 2.1
Painters, construction and maintenance 37,750 170 2.1
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 37,160 170 2.1
Kindergarten teachers, except special education 54,360 100 2
Waiters and waitresses 20,610 1,510 2
Sales representatives, services, all other 56,760 370 1.9
Postal service mail carriers 0 210 1.9
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 63,170 350 1.9
Construction managers 90,020 140 1.9
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 18,600 220 1.9
Carpenters 33,010 510 1.8
Insurance sales agents 36,560 190 1.8
Cashiers 18,510 1,900 1.7
Food preparation workers 19,730 470 1.7
Radiologic technologists and technicians 48,310 110 1.7
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 27,240 990 1.7
Physicians and surgeons, all other 202,010 140 1.7
Bus drivers, school 28,800 210 1.7
File clerks 24,630 110 1.7
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 19,630 110 1.6
Recreation workers 23,130 140 1.6
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 18,340 220 1.6
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 38,700 350 1.6
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 23,390 690 1.6
Stock clerks and order fillers 22,140 970 1.6
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 19,510 440 1.6
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 38,960 320 1.6
Maintenance and repair workers, general 27,510 610 1.5
Medical secretaries 33,150 220 1.5
Retail salespersons 29,430 2,120 1.5
Registered nurses 55,810 1,220 1.5
Dental assistants 33,110 140 1.5

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 26,640 1.49 190
Child care workers 26,190 1.36 230
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 39,160 1.29 240
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 29,320 1.24 130
Personal financial advisors 97,730 1.22 150
Teacher assistants 26,970 1.21 260
Retail salespersons 29,430 1.21 2,120
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 67,940 1.2 410
Amusement and recreation attendants 22,050 1.19 170
Coaches and scouts 42,170 1.18 120
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 44,800 1.16 540
Medical secretaries 33,150 1.14 220
Physicians and surgeons, all other 202,010 1.13 140
Construction and related workers, all other 41,280 1.13 140
Receptionists and information clerks 26,900 1.12 480
Counter and rental clerks 26,020 1.12 150
Management analysts 82,100 1.12 150
Loan officers 65,550 1.11 120
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 55,550 1.1 260
Waiters and waitresses 20,610 1.1 1,510
Bus drivers, school 28,800 1.1 210
Painters, construction and maintenance 37,750 1.1 170
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 28,990 1.09 180
Sales representatives, services, all other 56,760 1.09 370
Elementary school teachers, except special education 54,450 1.09 610
Lawyers 111,480 1.09 160
Tellers 25,750 1.09 260
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 55,550 1.09 320
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 63,170 1.09 350
Accountants and auditors 64,890 1.09 370
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 38,960 1.07 320
Cooks, restaurant 23,280 1.07 610
Construction managers 90,020 1.07 140
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 24,420 1.07 580
Helpers--production workers 24,980 1.06 130
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 18,340 1.05 220
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 18,600 1.05 220
File clerks 24,630 1.04 110
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 50,160 1.03 260
Bartenders 19,980 1.03 160
Food preparation workers 19,730 1.03 470
Dental assistants 33,110 1.03 140
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 31,030 1.02 130
Architectural and civil drafters 44,570 1.02 110
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 19,510 1.02 440
General and operations managers 97,840 1.01 310
Dishwashers 17,440 1.01 390
Pharmacists 105,120 1 110
Home health aides 21,230 1 330
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 56,840 1 130

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