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Fast Facts for Chefs in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Naples, West Palm Beach and Cape Coral
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Tallahassee, Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Miami, West Palm Beach and Tampa

Salaries for Chefs in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Sebastian, Naples and Miami

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2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

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Panama City
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Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Chefs

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Florida. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Chefs relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Annual Median Salary
Jacksonville 490 $50,400
Cape Coral-Fort Myers 370 $58,540
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin 150 $52,420
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach 100 $54,870
Gainesville 40 $39,780
Lakeland-Winter Haven 140 $51,430
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach 2630 $56,450
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island 380 $61,520
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton 530 $
Ocala 30 $54,220
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford 1450 $60,060
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville 140 $49,640
Panama City N/A $55,750
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent 60 $40,850
Port St. Lucie 100 $58,320
Punta Gorda 30 $55,880
Sebastian-Vero Beach 70 $62,600
Tallahassee 50 $46,500
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater 990 $46,760
The Villages 90 $59,130

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