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Tampa Employment

Employment and Industries in the Tampa, Florida Area

The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area has a diverse and robust economy with substantial opportunities for business and professional growth. The Tampa Bay area is home to nearly ten Fortune 1000 company headquarters. The largest company headquartered in the Tampa Bay area is Publix Super Markets. The most famous companies headquartered in the area are Tech Data, Outback Steakhouse, and Raymond James Financial.

The Tampa Bay area has a well educated work force. According to the United States Census Bureau, almost 27% of the population has a college degree or higher. In 2005, Central Connecticut State University ranked Tampa in the top 30 most literate cities in the United States.

Major business honors and awards received by cities in the Tampa Bay metropolitan area include:

  • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater: Number 9 on Inc. Magazine's list of the "Best Cities for Doing Business" in the United States in the "large cities" category
  • Tampa: Number 25 for job growth on Forbes magazine's 2005 list of "Best Places For Business and Careers" (out of the 150 largest metropolitan areas)
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater: Number 13 on Expansion Management’s 2005 list of America's 50 hottest cities
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater: "5-Star Business Opportunity Metro" ranking from Expansion Management’s 2005 Mayor’s Challenge ranking of the "Top Business Opportunity Metros"
  • Tampa: Number 2 in the United States for "Least Expensive Places to Do Business" in KPMG's Competitive Alternatives International Report (2006)
  • Tampa: On Business 2.0's "10 Hot Cities" for job growth
  • Tampa-St.Petersburg: Number 19 among top metropolitan areas with the most jobs in high-technology industries according to a 2004 Federal Reserve Bank of Boston: Regional Review

Major industries in the Tampa Bay metropolitan area include:

  • Avionics, Defense and Marine Electronics
  • Business and Information Services
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing (Microelectronics, Medical Devices)
  • Marine Sciences
  • Port/Maritime
  • Tourism

The Tampa Bay area is home to three seaports which have a profound impact on the area's economy. Combined, the seaports support more than 130,000 jobs and contribute more than $15 billion dollars a year to the Tampa Bay area economy. The Port of Tampa is the twelfth largest cargo port in the United States, as well as a major cruise port.

For business travelers, the Tampa Bay area is well served by two major airports, including:

  • Tampa International Airport (TPA) which Conde Nast Traveler ranked as the best airport in the United States and the third best airport in the world
  • St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)

Notable companies with headquarters or major operations in the Tampa Bay metropolitan area include:

  • Bright House Networks
  • Brown & Brown Inc.
  • Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc.
  • Ferman Automotive Group Inc.
  • Global Imaging Systems Inc.
  • Home Shopping Network
  • Maritrans Inc.
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Raymond James & Assoc.
  • Rooms to Go Inc.
  • SRI/Surgical Express Inc.
  • Sykes Enterprises Inc.
  • Syniverse Technologies Inc.
  • TECO Energy Inc.
  • Outback Steakhouse Inc.
  • Publix
  • Walter Industries Inc.
  • WellCare Health Plans

Major business organizations and associations in the Tampa Bay metropolitan area include:

The Tampa Bay Business Journal, the "Money Section" of the St. Petersburg Times, and "Money Section" of the Tampa Tribune are all good sources of information on business and the economy in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area.

Most Popular Jobs in Tampa, 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 22,540 $61,370 $42,890 - 83,000 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 14,680 $58,200 $26,310 - 97,270 8% 51%
3 Accountants and auditors 12,530 $59,270 $34,750 - 89,500 18% 79%
4 Elementary school teachers, except special education 10,780 $52,300 $35,260 - 76,410 14% 95%
5 Teachers and instructors, all other 7,950 $30,790 $16,270 - 56,510 9% 54%
6 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 5,840 $56,050 $37,150 - 80,940 6% 96%
7 Lawyers 5,830 $114,850 $44,390 - 11% 99%
8 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 5,780 $74,280 $32,130 - 130,550 12% 51%
9 Management analysts 4,920 $76,410 $36,130 - 137,820 22% 78%
10 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 4,880 $53,840 $36,520 - 77,340 11% 95%
11 Computer software engineers, applications 4,730 $79,950 $43,120 - 127,230 45% 85%
12 Computer systems analysts 4,620 $73,260 $41,900 - 108,500 29% 68%
13 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 4,400 $39,140 $26,500 - 52,700 18% 56%
14 Financial managers 4,380 $107,900 $61,090 - 165,120 13% 60%
15 Computer programmers 4,140 $70,480 $40,430 - 104,910 -4% 73%
16 Computer software engineers, systems software 3,340 $79,710 $52,370 - 110,450 28% 85%
17 Chief executives 3,270 $173,400 $86,130 - 2% 65%
18 Pharmacists 3,220 $101,300 $83,940 - 127,220 22% 97%
19 Network systems and data communications analysts 3,020 $71,850 $43,820 - 104,640 53% 57%
20 Public relations specialists 2,780 $58,930 $29,240 - 88,460 18% 81%
21 Sales managers 2,680 $127,580 $58,070 - 10% 69%
22 Civil engineers 2,560 $77,000 $46,410 - 110,730 18% 87%
23 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 2,540 $63,110 $30,450 - 103,430 25% 67%
24 Personal financial advisors 2,510 $60,520 $26,600 - 104,380 41% 81%
25 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 2,500 $49,940 $29,350 - 82,660 5% 58%
26 Self-enrichment education teachers 2,490 $38,920 $19,450 - 66,430 23% 54%
27 Network and computer systems administrators 2,440 $66,850 $39,810 - 102,710 27% 50%
28 Sales and related workers, all other 2,350 $36,060 $22,180 - 51,460 14% 62%
29 Training and development specialists 2,220 $52,820 $32,390 - 81,450 18% 56%
30 Child, family, and school social workers 2,110 $40,860 $25,710 - 62,740 19% 77%
31 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 2,090 $53,650 $34,150 - 81,060 17% 56%
32 Graphic designers 2,070 $38,330 $24,320 - 55,900 10% 55%
33 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 1,960 $56,090 $39,510 - 78,760 20% 87%
34 Managers, all other 1,880 $90,550 $46,140 - 148,070 7% 55%
35 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 1,880 $51,670 $37,610 - 66,790 12% 51%
36 Financial specialists, all other 1,860 $54,390 $34,940 - 82,060 12% 50%
37 Social and human service assistants 1,740 $27,520 $15,760 - 40,520 34% 58%
38 Industrial engineers 1,640 $64,340 $37,550 - 94,340 20% 74%
39 Physical therapists 1,560 $76,570 $41,910 - 108,890 27% 89%
40 Computer and information systems managers 1,550 $117,450 $71,860 - 16% 73%
41 Electrical engineers 1,530 $75,180 $46,980 - 105,640 6% 81%
42 Financial analysts 1,520 $61,640 $37,320 - 94,040 34% 87%
43 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 1,500 $55,410 $30,590 - 84,650 13% 73%
44 Database administrators 1,410 $69,310 $41,630 - 108,970 29% 72%
45 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 1,360 $33,070 $23,690 - 46,970 15% 51%
46 Market research analysts 1,330 $58,130 $26,270 - 99,170 20% 82%
47 Medical and health services managers 1,250 $101,020 $55,620 - 16% 57%
48 Advertising sales agents 1,240 $47,840 $24,780 - 84,920 20% 56%
49 Insurance underwriters 1,230 $55,670 $34,910 - 80,900 6% 53%
50 Librarians 1,170 $57,400 $36,860 - 83,480 4% 85%
51 Coaches and scouts 1,150 $40,630 $20,990 - 62,060 15% 60%
52 Marketing managers 1,100 $111,990 $54,280 - 14% 69%
53 Detectives and criminal investigators 1,090 $63,270 $41,850 - 91,420 17% 54%
54 Operations research analysts 1,070 $53,980 $34,510 - 79,790 11% 71%
55 Architects, except landscape and naval 1,060 $70,940 $38,930 - 111,320 18% 88%
56 Education, training, and library workers, all other 1,040 $52,170 $17,540 - 90,910 11% 79%
57 Community and social service specialists, all other 1,020 $38,780 $23,640 - 59,980 25% 58%
58 Health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all other 930 $62,650 $39,790 - 97,570 12% 94%
59 Special education teachers, middle school 910 $54,490 $38,930 - 75,810 16% 87%
60 Mechanical engineers 890 $66,930 $45,850 - 96,390 4% 78%
61 Medical and public health social workers 890 $41,390 $24,600 - 60,380 24% 77%
62 Dentists, general 880 $141,650 $58,770 - 9% 100%
63 Instructional coordinators 870 $48,490 $26,090 - 83,060 23% 79%
64 Physician assistants 810 $77,260 $52,780 - 104,870 27% 67%
65 Computer specialists, all other 790 $67,710 $41,840 - 99,300 15% 68%
66 Engineers, all other 780 $77,630 $41,940 - 116,450 6% 82%
67 Occupational therapists 760 $80,180 $59,010 - 104,070 23% 90%
68 Speech-language pathologists 760 $71,450 $43,310 - 102,640 11% 98%
69 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 750 $52,750 $34,280 - 76,650 18% 56%
70 Engineering managers 730 $109,570 $64,000 - 160,770 7% 84%
71 Editors 730 $63,610 $26,510 - 137,430 2% 81%
72 Special education teachers, secondary school 730 $54,230 $38,400 - 76,200 9% 87%
73 Meeting and convention planners 730 $40,300 $28,980 - 54,060 20% 67%
74 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 720 $53,330 $34,980 - 79,440 25% 93%
75 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 710 $84,980 $69,710 - 106,940 8% 78%
76 Private detectives and investigators 710 $40,740 $27,510 - 54,980 18% 52%
77 Counselors, all other 680 $34,720 $24,520 - 51,390 17% 73%
78 Sales engineers 640 $73,340 $45,600 - 114,010 9% 79%
79 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 630 $57,340 $41,130 - 81,380 -5% 96%
80 Credit analysts 620 $49,380 $25,420 - 74,650 2% 60%
81 Mental health counselors 600 $35,900 $26,820 - 48,110 30% 73%
82 Surveyors 570 $59,000 $26,740 - 101,900 24% 82%
83 Producers and directors 560 $85,360 $25,940 - 11% 75%
84 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 550 $30,460 $20,200 - 42,140 30% 77%
85 Veterinarians 530 $97,040 $51,870 - 160,460 35% 100%
86 Urban and regional planners 530 $64,160 $43,370 - 87,260 15% 92%
87 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 520 $39,820 $26,830 - 62,440 34% 73%
88 Electronics engineers, except computer 500 $85,220 $56,220 - 124,650 4% 81%
89 Medical scientists, except epidemiologists 490 $67,340 $34,350 - 127,550 20% 99%
90 Interior designers 470 $43,840 $17,920 - 76,680 20% 55%
91 Health educators 460 $43,310 $20,000 - 66,900 26% 58%
92 Budget analysts 450 $65,000 $43,290 - 95,250 7% 78%
93 Floral designers 450 $19,480 $16,060 - 25,710 -9% 55%
94 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 440 $65,840 $42,550 - 87,310 16% 99%
95 Rehabilitation counselors 440 $35,630 $26,460 - 49,340 23% 73%
96 Social scientists and related workers, all other 420 $71,970 $47,270 - 99,310 5% 90%
97 Environmental engineers 420 $65,300 $42,470 - 99,660 25% 86%
98 Clergy 410 $41,880 $20,420 - 68,010 19% 75%
99 Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 410 $27,070 $16,530 - 40,440 11% 55%
100 Occupational health and safety specialists 390 $60,110 $40,060 - 83,480 8% 72%

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 39,390 $27,910 $15,660 - 48,310 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 34,060 $17,820 $14,670 - 22,440 -3% 10%
3 Customer service representatives 33,770 $31,020 $21,690 - 42,060 25% 22%
4 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 26,790 $17,200 $14,680 - 20,640 18% 5%
5 Office clerks, general 25,880 $25,360 $15,570 - 37,320 13% 19%
6 Waiters and waitresses 25,860 $20,270 $14,600 - 29,560 11% 14%
7 Stock clerks and order fillers 23,550 $21,280 $15,240 - 30,160 -8% 8%
8 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 21,710 $26,860 $16,270 - 38,510 1% 18%
9 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 20,170 $23,890 $15,730 - 33,290 2% 5%
10 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 18,390 $32,090 $21,540 - 44,470 13% 16%
11 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 16,760 $21,100 $15,350 - 29,860 15% 4%
12 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 14,540 $37,790 $25,370 - 52,640 15% 18%
13 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 14,320 $23,800 $18,460 - 30,530 18% 7%
14 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 14,020 $46,870 $27,540 - 68,610 6% 29%
15 Sales representatives, services, all other 12,640 $54,920 $27,280 - 93,070 28% 48%
16 Receptionists and information clerks 12,480 $24,780 $16,890 - 32,540 17% 13%
17 Business operations specialists, all other 11,930 $64,710 $35,660 - 101,650 21% 49%
18 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 11,160 $22,550 $16,200 - 31,420 18% 6%
19 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 11,010 $35,310 $22,700 - 50,900 10% 4%
20 Maintenance and repair workers, general 9,800 $30,500 $18,610 - 44,810 10% 6%
21 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 9,790 $18,580 $14,970 - 23,850 13% 5%
22 Security guards 9,680 $21,300 $15,920 - 28,290 17% 13%
23 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 9,330 $43,350 $23,850 - 68,570 4% 25%
24 Cooks, restaurant 9,260 $22,810 $17,050 - 30,180 12% 5%
25 General and operations managers 8,400 $101,390 $45,230 - 2% 48%
26 Construction laborers 8,360 $24,930 $17,390 - 33,630 11% 5%
27 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 7,950 $40,650 $32,050 - 51,070 14% 7%
28 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 7,870 $57,780 $34,970 - 85,290 9% 10%
29 Telemarketers 7,730 $23,980 $15,460 - 32,300 -10% 14%
30 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 7,630 $28,070 $16,740 - 46,450 8% 4%
31 Insurance sales agents 6,990 $61,590 $26,440 - 124,590 13% 45%
32 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 6,960 $34,930 $19,240 - 51,910 14% 4%
33 Food preparation workers 6,920 $20,410 $15,060 - 27,780 15% 7%
34 Carpenters 6,800 $34,490 $20,980 - 51,770 10% 6%
35 Teacher assistants 6,770 $22,740 $15,710 - 31,160 10% 18%
36 Child care workers 6,660 $18,880 $15,010 - 24,370 18% 15%
37 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 6,160 $25,820 $16,920 - 37,000 4% 6%
38 Home health aides 5,900 $22,880 $17,000 - 29,970 49% 7%
39 Team assemblers 5,720 $24,940 $16,640 - 36,000 0% 5%
40 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 5,570 $32,640 $20,980 - 47,700 11% 14%
41 Packers and packagers, hand 5,450 $19,190 $14,820 - 25,750 -12% 3%
42 Dishwashers 5,340 $17,730 $14,790 - 21,630 10% 3%
43 Computer support specialists 5,240 $42,740 $25,410 - 66,240 13% 43%
44 Loan officers 5,060 $57,950 $31,400 - 95,520 12% 49%
45 Medical assistants 4,950 $27,220 $21,050 - 35,610 35% 10%
46 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 4,870 $54,940 $33,270 - 81,260 9% 47%
47 Bill and account collectors 4,800 $30,970 $22,880 - 40,010 23% 13%
48 Electricians 4,760 $37,900 $26,950 - 50,200 7% 7%
49 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 4,650 $35,950 $22,950 - 50,550 9% 3%
50 Tellers 4,600 $25,000 $18,490 - 32,580 14% 16%
51 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 4,420 $23,440 $15,190 - 34,570 12% 6%
52 Construction and related workers, all other 4,390 $32,670 $22,480 - 46,120 9% 4%
53 Order clerks 4,170 $29,000 $20,200 - 40,070 -24% 16%
54 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 4,100 $54,090 $39,210 - 73,230 11% 33%
55 Counter and rental clerks 4,040 $22,840 $15,440 - 35,740 23% 16%
56 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 3,880 $18,740 $14,740 - 24,700 10% 17%
57 Physicians and surgeons, all other 3,810 $190,270 $98,180 - 0% 0%
58 Real estate sales agents 3,810 $0 $ - 11% 45%
59 Pharmacy technicians 3,780 $26,790 $18,430 - 35,610 32% 16%
60 Driver/sales workers 3,720 $24,980 $14,710 - 42,260 -5% 4%
61 Bartenders 3,710 $19,420 $14,600 - 26,540 11% 17%
62 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 3,650 $52,500 $31,370 - 79,390 -5% 15%
63 Cooks, fast food 3,640 $16,870 $14,510 - 20,920 8% 5%
64 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 3,620 $30,280 $21,700 - 40,300 4% 15%
65 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 3,530 $53,730 $32,530 - 80,350 7% 13%
66 Medical secretaries 3,500 $28,810 $21,470 - 38,490 17% 18%
67 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 3,490 $17,670 $14,550 - 23,580 12% 6%
68 Recreation workers 3,300 $25,200 $16,280 - 38,440 13% 47%
69 Postal service mail carriers 3,270 $0 $ - 1% 11%
70 Data entry keyers 3,250 $27,530 $20,250 - 37,650 -5% 18%
71 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 3,240 $31,690 $23,460 - 42,190 8% 3%
72 File clerks 3,170 $24,950 $16,080 - 37,450 -41% 20%
73 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 3,160 $80,810 $36,520 - 145,710 4% 38%
74 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 3,150 $17,650 $14,670 - 22,240 10% 8%
75 Amusement and recreation attendants 3,080 $16,930 $14,530 - 20,670 24% 22%
76 Paralegals and legal assistants 3,070 $48,850 $30,430 - 66,780 22% 45%
77 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 2,990 $21,580 $15,210 - 30,870 -9% 5%
78 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 2,990 $20,670 $14,860 - 29,910 14% 3%
79 Preschool teachers, except special education 2,970 $26,170 $17,370 - 41,830 26% 43%
80 Industrial truck and tractor operators 2,920 $26,150 $18,520 - 35,990 -2% 2%
81 Loan interviewers and clerks 2,890 $31,720 $22,280 - 44,720 -1% 24%
82 Helpers--production workers 2,860 $23,120 $15,150 - 32,690 -1% 4%
83 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 2,850 $34,770 $24,650 - 47,950 -1% 22%
84 Legal secretaries 2,840 $37,410 $26,020 - 51,870 12% 18%
85 Bus drivers, school 2,830 $26,720 $21,230 - 34,510 9% 4%
86 Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 2,810 $28,620 $18,780 - 40,020 -27% 6%
87 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 2,780 $23,900 $15,770 - 32,910 -5% 5%
88 Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks 2,730 $32,800 $19,160 - 43,790 1% 29%
89 Correctional officers and jailers 2,700 $47,460 $32,430 - 65,100 17% 11%
90 Painters, construction and maintenance 2,660 $34,440 $25,070 - 47,650 12% 6%
91 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 2,650 $35,220 $22,180 - 48,240 11% 4%
92 All other information and record clerks 2,640 $33,250 $22,200 - 47,000 -13% 21%
93 Telecommunications line installers and repairers 2,610 $48,880 $27,440 - 63,370 5% 8%
94 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 2,480 $53,860 $32,860 - 81,240 0% 42%
95 Construction managers 2,470 $91,470 $51,260 - 147,710 16% 29%
96 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 2,440 $28,230 $18,360 - 40,510 -7% 14%
97 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 2,380 $20,140 $16,250 - 25,860 17% 14%
98 Roofers 2,310 $31,800 $22,190 - 45,290 14% 3%
99 Cost estimators 2,250 $54,400 $28,220 - 86,050 19% 32%
100 Radiologic technologists and technicians 2,110 $53,110 $34,880 - 72,530 15% 25%
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Jobs More Common Near Tampa Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Travel guides 22,730 170 21.9
Motorboat operators 30,010 120 15.4
Construction and related workers, all other 32,670 4,390 12.6
Power distributors and dispatchers 63,300 190 6.9
Ophthalmic laboratory technicians 26,830 1,200 5.9
Medical appliance technicians 30,370 280 5.8
Farm and home management advisors 40,940 110 5.5
Recreational vehicle service technicians 38,280 220 5.1
Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers, all other 0 240 4.6
Helpers--roofers 22,230 470 4.5
Helpers, construction trades, all other 25,390 750 4.4
Fiberglass laminators and fabricators 28,040 550 4.4
Hydrologists 71,630 190 4.4
Court reporters 31,040 430 4.2
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all other 62,650 930 4
Motorboat mechanics 44,400 330 4
Graders and sorters, agricultural products 16,890 700 4
Helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons 21,870 470 3.8
Private detectives and investigators 40,740 710 3.7
Ship engineers 60,010 250 3.6
Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment 40,160 190 3.6
Psychiatric technicians 23,610 930 3.5
Pest control workers 28,600 1,950 3.5
Security and fire alarm systems installers 35,280 1,860 3.5
Counselors, all other 34,720 680 3.5
Tree trimmers and pruners 37,110 290 3.3
Coil winders, tapers, and finishers 24,230 310 3.1
Elevator installers and repairers 51,740 490 3.1
Therapists, all other 51,160 280 3.1
Atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers, postsecondary 69,110 100 3.1
Pharmacy aides 19,000 1,100 3
Surveying and mapping technicians 33,290 1,830 2.9
Insulation workers, mechanical 30,010 540 2.8
Forensic science technicians 47,990 180 2.8
Glaziers 32,280 940 2.8
Personal care and service workers, all other 20,950 1,370 2.7
Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers 29,600 700 2.7
Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters 23,730 1,120 2.7
Medical equipment preparers 24,600 970 2.7
Electrical and electronics drafters 47,150 760 2.6
Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers 32,980 320 2.6
Telemarketers 23,980 7,730 2.6
Real estate sales agents 0 3,810 2.5
Outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics 31,040 310 2.5
Vocational education teachers, middle school 57,500 180 2.5
Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation 29,570 220 2.5
Plant and system operators, all other 43,160 130 2.4
Podiatrists 103,210 150 2.4
Sailors and marine oilers 38,700 550 2.3
Motorcycle mechanics 33,900 160 2.3

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Producers and directors 85,360 1.5 560
Appraisers and assessors of real estate 75,900 1.47 800
Social and community service managers 78,570 1.38 260
Food preparation and serving related workers, all other 29,760 1.37 410
Interpreters and translators 54,890 1.36 360
Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products 68,080 1.34 690
Legislators 46,960 1.32 110
Administrative services managers 96,050 1.32 1,290
Sales managers 127,580 1.3 2,680
Editors 63,610 1.28 730
Education, training, and library workers, all other 52,170 1.27 1,040
Advertising and promotions managers 106,310 1.26 130
Correctional officers and jailers 47,460 1.26 2,700
Physical therapist assistants 55,710 1.22 670
Food service managers 58,690 1.21 1,760
Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors 54,670 1.21 360
Purchasing managers 106,710 1.2 350
Compensation and benefits managers 107,360 1.19 280
Medical and health services managers 101,020 1.19 1,250
Occupational therapists 80,180 1.19 760
Photographers 37,630 1.19 350
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers 95,640 1.19 380
Occupational therapist assistants 56,910 1.17 210
Motorboat mechanics 44,400 1.17 330
Chiropractors 91,990 1.17 220
Public relations specialists 58,930 1.17 2,780
Financial managers 107,900 1.16 4,380
Computer and information systems managers 117,450 1.16 1,550
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 80,810 1.16 3,160
Chefs and head cooks 46,890 1.16 870
First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives 83,980 1.15 290
Public relations managers 99,630 1.15 270
Chief executives 173,400 1.15 3,270
Retail salespersons 27,910 1.14 39,390
Paralegals and legal assistants 48,850 1.14 3,070
Education administrators, postsecondary 101,510 1.14 130
Coaches and scouts 40,630 1.14 1,150
Property, real estate, and community association managers 60,700 1.13 1,360
Broadcast technicians 40,150 1.13 320
Media and communication equipment workers, all other 63,760 1.13 170
Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks 32,800 1.13 2,730
Medical equipment repairers 49,360 1.13 370
Sailors and marine oilers 38,700 1.12 550
Veterinarians 97,040 1.12 530
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 56,090 1.12 1,960
Lawyers 114,850 1.12 5,830
Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians 26,900 1.12 180
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 43,350 1.12 9,330
Opticians, dispensing 38,090 1.12 540
Tree trimmers and pruners 37,110 1.12 290

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