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Cape Coral Employment

Employment and Industries in the Cape Coral, Florida Area

Cape Coral is primarily residential. The city includes a large retirement community and working class families. The economy is powered by construction and real estate. Tourism is also a factor for the economy. Several business clusters are developing in Cape Coral such as finance and insurance, health related services and professional business services including: engineering, architecture, accounting, management consulting and the law. Light industry is also part of the economy. The region includes a couple of industrial parks and a boat building industry. In addition, close to sixty percent of the workforce is employed in management, professional, sales and administrative support positions.

The largest sectors for employment in Cape Coral are:

  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Healthcare
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Social assistance
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Finance and insurance
  • Retail

Some of the occupations more common in Cape Coral when compared to the rest of the nation's cities include, mechanical door repairers; helpers of painters, paperhangers, plasterers and stucco masons; motorboat mechanics; helpers in the construction trades; plasterers and stucco masons; construction and related workers; and helpers of pipe layers, plumbers, pipe fitters and steam fitters.

Noteworthy information regarding Cape Coral: About 18% of the residents over the age of 25 hold a bachelor's degree or higher. The cost of living index in 2008 was 90.9. The nation's average is 100. In 2009 the average earnings in Cape Coral was $34,000.

A list of the largest employers in Cape Coral is shown below:

  • City of Cape Coral
  • Whitney Information Network Inc
  • The Breeze Corporation
  • Affordable Roofing of S W Florida Inc
  • Gulf Care Inc
  • Turbine Generator Maintenance Inc
  • Fred Frederic
  • Coral Health Care Associates LLC
  • Riverside Bank of the Gulf Coast
  • Guerrieri Management Inc
  • First Home Builders of Florida LLC
  • Kirkwood Electric Inc
  • The Del Prado Inn
  • Iguana Mia Inc
  • Edutrades Inc
  • Viking Construction Corporation SW Florida

Cape Coral companies may obtain assistance from business organizations such as:

The News-Press offers up-to-date information regarding the business activities in the Cape Coral area.

Jobs in Cape Coral

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 250190 $40420 $19.43 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 39990 $33490 $16.1 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 36530 $36280 $17.44 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 33510 $24250 $11.66 8.3
5 Construction and Extraction Occupations 18190 $38070 $18.3 4.4
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 15980 $74660 $35.9 5.75
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 13270 $30610 $14.72 6.45
8 Retail Salespersons 12570 $25920 $12.46 3.1
9 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 11910 $26480 $12.73 3.7
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 11770 $40100 $19.28 3.8
11 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 10880 $49140 $23.63 6.15
12 Waiters and Waitresses 9100 $24650 $11.85 1.6
13 Cashiers 8770 $20860 $10.03 2.25
14 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 8580 $65160 $31.33 5.05
15 Healthcare Support Occupations 8510 $30770 $14.79 3.05
16 Personal Care and Service Occupations 7620 $26290 $12.64 4.1
17 Management Occupations 7370 $105030 $50.5 6.05
18 Production Occupations 6470 $32480 $15.62 5.85
19 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 6400 $20520 $9.87 2.15
20 Customer Service Representatives 5930 $30480 $14.65 1.75
21 Protective Service Occupations 5710 $42900 $20.63 2.25
22 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 5320 $33100 $15.91 1.6
23 Registered Nurses 5280 $67370 $32.39 1.9
24 Office Clerks, General 5160 $30000 $14.42 2
25 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 4950 $25110 $12.07 0.8
26 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 4440 $25690 $12.35 1.2
27 Construction Laborers 3730 $30450 $14.64 0.8
28 Cooks, Restaurant 3620 $27150 $13.05 0.75
29 Nursing Assistants 3400 $27300 $13.13 1.05
30 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 3340 $46200 $22.21 1
31 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 3030 $42330 $20.35 1.7
32 Food Preparation Workers 2900 $22400 $10.77 0.6
33 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2870 $24740 $11.9 1.6
34 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 2860 $64500 $31.01 2.8
35 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2840 $36340 $17.47 1.1
36 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2820 $25350 $12.19 1.6
37 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2760 $28430 $13.67 0.7
38 Carpenters 2630 $39620 $19.05 0.6
39 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2590 $52550 $25.27 1
40 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2540 $35470 $17.05 0.9
41 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2530 $64040 $30.79 1
42 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 2510 $33640 $16.17 0.6
43 General and Operations Managers 2220 $121620 $58.47 1.4
44 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2220 $22100 $10.62 1
45 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2150 $61650 $29.64 0.6
46 Community and Social Service Occupations 2140 $44890 $21.58 1.65
47 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 2090 $58500 $28.12 0.4
48 Security Guards 2080 $26160 $12.58 0.7
49 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2020 $65940 $31.7 1.65
50 Medical Assistants 1970 $31430 $15.11 0.45
51 Bartenders 1910 $23070 $11.09 0.4
52 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1880 $32360 $15.56 0.6
53 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1880 $41920 $20.15 1.2
54 Accountants and Auditors 1670 $65160 $31.33 0.9
55 Legal Occupations 1670 $91480 $43.98 0.8
56 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 1610 $39420 $18.95 0.2
57 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1610 $66640 $32.04 0.7
58 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 1560 $22270 $10.71 0.3
59 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1530 $19390 $9.32 0.3
60 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1500 $41840 $20.11 0.5
61 Childcare Workers 1440 $22960 $11.04 0.8
62 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1420 $42320 $20.34 0.5
63 Counter and Rental Clerks 1350 $29790 $14.32 0.3
64 Electricians 1310 $47010 $22.6 0.4
65 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 1270 $23340 $11.22 0.2
66 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 1250 $23100 $11.11 0.6
67 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 1250 $20760 $9.98 0.25
68 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 1240 $22800 $10.96 0.2
69 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1160 $48490 $23.31 0.45
70 Billing and Posting Clerks 1150 $34480 $16.58 0.35
71 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 1150 $29230 $14.06 0.4
72 Dishwashers 1120 $20950 $10.07 0.3
73 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 1110 $35300 $16.97 0.1
74 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1090 $20130 $9.68 0.45
75 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 1060 $33090 $15.91 0.3
76 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 1050 $21370 $10.28 0.3
77 Lawyers 1030 $109980 $52.88 0.5
78 Home Health Aides 1010 $25370 $12.2 0.7
79 Firefighters 1000 $58540 $28.14 0.2
80 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 990 $30730 $14.77 0.2
81 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 980 $59790 $28.75 0.3
82 Personal Care Aides 960 $22180 $10.66 1.3
83 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 930 $57110 $27.45 0.9
84 Tellers 930 $29340 $14.11 0.3
85 Pharmacy Technicians 920 $30070 $14.46 0.25
86 Insurance Sales Agents 920 $57660 $27.72 0.3
87 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 920 $38780 $18.65 0.3
88 Roofers 900 $30680 $14.75 0.1
89 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 850 $45500 $21.88 0.5
90 Driver/Sales Workers 850 $23670 $11.38 0.3
91 Construction Managers 780 $85330 $41.02 0.2
92 Postal Service Mail Carriers 740 $50240 $24.16 0.15
93 Real Estate Sales Agents 710 $69360 $33.35 0.2
94 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 700 $58210 $27.98 0.2
95 Management Analysts 680 $98550 $47.38 0.5
96 Pharmacists 670 $120080 $57.73 0.2
97 Human Resources Specialists 650 $56160 $27 0.3
98 Cost Estimators 630 $51130 $24.58 0.1
99 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 630 $75750 $36.42 0.2
100 Dental Assistants 620 $37050 $17.81 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Cape Coral Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,420 250,190
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,490 39,990
Sales and Related Occupations 36,280 36,530
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 24,250 33,510
Construction and Extraction Occupations 38,070 18,190
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 74,660 15,980
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,610 13,270
Retail Salespersons 25,920 12,570
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,480 11,910
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 40,100 11,770
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 49,140 10,880
Waiters and Waitresses 24,650 9,100
Cashiers 20,860 8,770
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,160 8,580
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,770 8,510
Personal Care and Service Occupations 26,290 7,620
Management Occupations 105,030 7,370
Production Occupations 32,480 6,470
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 20,520 6,400
Customer Service Representatives 30,480 5,930
Protective Service Occupations 42,900 5,710
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 33,100 5,320
Registered Nurses 67,370 5,280
Office Clerks, General 30,000 5,160
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 25,110 4,950
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,690 4,440
Construction Laborers 30,450 3,730
Cooks, Restaurant 27,150 3,620
Nursing Assistants 27,300 3,400
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 46,200 3,340
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 42,330 3,030
Food Preparation Workers 22,400 2,900
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 24,740 2,870
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 64,500 2,860
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,340 2,840
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,350 2,820
Receptionists and Information Clerks 28,430 2,760
Carpenters 39,620 2,630
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 52,550 2,590
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,470 2,540
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 64,040 2,530
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 33,640 2,510
General and Operations Managers 121,620 2,220
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 22,100 2,220
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 61,650 2,150
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,890 2,140
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 58,500 2,090
Security Guards 26,160 2,080
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 65,940 2,020
Medical Assistants 31,430 1,970

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,420 250,190
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,490 39,990
Sales and Related Occupations 36,280 36,530
Construction and Extraction Occupations 38,070 18,190
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 74,660 15,980
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,610 13,270
Retail Salespersons 25,920 12,570
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,480 11,910
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 40,100 11,770
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 49,140 10,880
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,160 8,580
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,770 8,510
Personal Care and Service Occupations 26,290 7,620
Management Occupations 105,030 7,370
Production Occupations 32,480 6,470
Customer Service Representatives 30,480 5,930
Protective Service Occupations 42,900 5,710
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 33,100 5,320
Registered Nurses 67,370 5,280
Office Clerks, General 30,000 5,160
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 25,110 4,950
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,690 4,440
Construction Laborers 30,450 3,730
Cooks, Restaurant 27,150 3,620
Nursing Assistants 27,300 3,400
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 46,200 3,340
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 42,330 3,030
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 64,500 2,860
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,340 2,840
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,350 2,820
Receptionists and Information Clerks 28,430 2,760
Carpenters 39,620 2,630
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 52,550 2,590
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,470 2,540
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 64,040 2,530
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 33,640 2,510
General and Operations Managers 121,620 2,220
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 61,650 2,150
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,890 2,140
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 58,500 2,090
Security Guards 26,160 2,080
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 65,940 2,020
Medical Assistants 31,430 1,970
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 32,360 1,880
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,920 1,880
Accountants and Auditors 65,160 1,670
Legal Occupations 91,480 1,670
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 39,420 1,610
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 66,640 1,610
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 41,840 1,500

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