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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.

Significant 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.

Some of the employers in Cape Coral include:

  • 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

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

Jobs in Cape Coral

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations258370$41,380$19.89100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations39290$34,290$16.4914.35
3Sales and Related Occupations37230$35,950$17.299.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations33450$25,280$12.168.55
5Construction and Extraction Occupations20230$38,680$18.64.45
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations17190$74,500$35.825.8
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations13470$31,000$14.96.55
8Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations12890$27,170$13.063.65
9Retail Salespersons12800$26,180$12.592.85
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations12560$41,210$19.813.8
11Education, Training, and Library Occupations11260$47,830$236.05
12Management Occupations9360$97,390$46.826.15
13Cashiers9000$21,590$10.382.2
14Business and Financial Operations Occupations8830$69,290$33.315.25
15Waiters and Waitresses8610$25,730$12.371.7
16Healthcare Support Occupations8530$31,580$15.183
17Personal Care and Service Occupations7680$27,620$13.284.3
18Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food6690$21,640$10.42.3
19Production Occupations6500$33,960$16.335.7
20Protective Service Occupations5730$44,550$21.422.2
21Customer Service Representatives5650$30,130$14.491.75
22Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers5580$25,600$12.310.8
23Registered Nurses5550$66,170$31.811.95
24Office Clerks, General5520$30,710$14.771.9
25Construction Laborers4850$29,900$14.370.8
26Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive4740$33,890$16.31.5
27Stock Clerks and Order Fillers4180$26,310$12.651.3
28Cooks, Restaurant3970$27,450$13.20.8
29Nursing Assistants3350$28,360$13.641
30Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations3330$45,360$21.811.8
31First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers3190$45,120$21.691
32Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners3010$25,630$12.321.55
33Receptionists and Information Clerks2860$28,700$13.80.7
34General and Operations Managers2790$107,770$51.811.5
35Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks2710$37,410$17.991.05
36Computer and Mathematical Occupations2690$65,530$31.512.9
37First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers2690$54,420$26.160.95
38Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2690$23,810$11.450.9
39Carpenters2640$40,160$19.310.7
40Food Preparation Workers2640$23,010$11.060.6
41Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products2640$63,520$30.540.9
42Maintenance and Repair Workers, General2610$36,710$17.650.9
43Community and Social Service Occupations2390$46,110$22.171.65
44Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand2310$27,880$13.411.7
45First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers2300$35,080$16.870.6
46First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers2180$58,940$28.340.4
47Sales Representatives, Services, All Other2180$61,050$29.350.6
48Bartenders2050$23,930$11.510.4
49Security Guards2030$27,720$13.330.7
50Medical Assistants2010$32,130$15.450.45
51Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers2000$39,170$18.831.2
52Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers1880$31,560$15.170.6
53Architecture and Engineering Occupations1840$65,570$31.531.7
54Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers1680$43,550$20.940.2
55Legal Occupations1600$86,070$41.380.8
56Accountants and Auditors1590$62,610$30.10.9
57Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment1520$23,570$11.330.2
58Business Operations Specialists, All Other1470$66,870$32.150.7
59Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1450$40,320$19.380.5
60Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers1400$22,090$10.620.3
61Electricians1360$46,020$22.130.4
62Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1350$42,710$20.540.5
63Dishwashers1330$22,360$10.750.3
64Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop1300$20,670$9.940.3
65Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop1270$26,400$12.690.3
66Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other1220$34,260$16.470.1
67Roofers1210$35,910$17.260.1
68Amusement and Recreation Attendants1170$24,160$11.610.2
69Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters1170$43,410$20.870.3
70Counter and Rental Clerks1150$28,270$13.590.3
71Packers and Packagers, Hand1150$22,010$10.580.45
72Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers1130$50,100$24.080.4
73Home Health Aides1090$24,240$11.650.7
74Personal Care Aides1070$22,770$10.951.5
75Firefighters1060$59,720$28.710.2
76Bus Drivers, School or Special Client1050$34,260$16.470.3
77Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists1040$29,640$14.250.4
78Childcare Workers1030$24,190$11.630.8
79First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers1020$59,620$28.660.3
80Construction Managers1000$73,670$35.420.3
81Insurance Sales Agents1000$54,430$26.170.3
82Management Analysts1000$123,700$59.470.5
83Billing and Posting Clerks980$34,610$16.640.3
84Driver/Sales Workers970$23,930$11.510.3
85Pharmacy Technicians960$31,040$14.920.3
86Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations930$56,750$27.290.8
87Painters, Construction and Maintenance880$31,740$15.260.2
88Tellers880$30,250$14.540.3
89Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers860$30,190$14.510
90Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants830$49,060$23.590.35
91Lawyers820$105,040$50.50.5
92Postal Service Mail Carriers820$48,410$23.270.2
93Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks750$23,370$11.230.2
94Pharmacists740$120,300$57.840.2
95Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers720$36,380$17.490.1
96Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers720$62,750$30.170.2
97Human Resources Specialists680$56,570$27.20.35
98Computer User Support Specialists640$44,570$21.430.4
99First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers640$72,880$35.040.3
100Real Estate Sales Agents630$66,260$31.850.2
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Jobs More Common Near Cape Coral Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,380258,370
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,29039,290
Sales and Related Occupations$35,95037,230
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$25,28033,450
Construction and Extraction Occupations$38,68020,230
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$74,50017,190
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,00013,470
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,17012,890
Retail Salespersons$26,18012,800
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$41,21012,560
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$47,83011,260
Management Occupations$97,3909,360
Cashiers$21,5909,000
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$69,2908,830
Waiters and Waitresses$25,7308,610
Healthcare Support Occupations$31,5808,530
Personal Care and Service Occupations$27,6207,680
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$21,6406,690
Production Occupations$33,9606,500
Protective Service Occupations$44,5505,730
Customer Service Representatives$30,1305,650
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$25,6005,580
Registered Nurses$66,1705,550
Office Clerks, General$30,7105,520
Construction Laborers$29,9004,850
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,8904,740
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,3104,180
Cooks, Restaurant$27,4503,970
Nursing Assistants$28,3603,350
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$45,3603,330
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$45,1203,190
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,6303,010
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,7002,860
General and Operations Managers$107,7702,790
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,4102,710
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$65,5302,690
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,4202,690
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,8102,690
Carpenters$40,1602,640
Food Preparation Workers$23,0102,640
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$63,5202,640
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$36,7102,610
Community and Social Service Occupations$46,1102,390
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,8802,310
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$35,0802,300
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$58,9402,180
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$61,0502,180
Bartenders$23,9302,050
Security Guards$27,7202,030
Medical Assistants$32,1302,010

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,380258,370
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,29039,290
Sales and Related Occupations$35,95037,230
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$25,28033,450
Construction and Extraction Occupations$38,68020,230
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$74,50017,190
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,00013,470
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,17012,890
Retail Salespersons$26,18012,800
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$41,21012,560
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$47,83011,260
Management Occupations$97,3909,360
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$69,2908,830
Waiters and Waitresses$25,7308,610
Healthcare Support Occupations$31,5808,530
Personal Care and Service Occupations$27,6207,680
Production Occupations$33,9606,500
Protective Service Occupations$44,5505,730
Customer Service Representatives$30,1305,650
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$25,6005,580
Registered Nurses$66,1705,550
Office Clerks, General$30,7105,520
Construction Laborers$29,9004,850
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,8904,740
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,3104,180
Cooks, Restaurant$27,4503,970
Nursing Assistants$28,3603,350
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$45,3603,330
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$45,1203,190
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,6303,010
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,7002,860
General and Operations Managers$107,7702,790
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,4102,710
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$65,5302,690
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,4202,690
Carpenters$40,1602,640
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$63,5202,640
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$36,7102,610
Community and Social Service Occupations$46,1102,390
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,8802,310
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$35,0802,300
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$58,9402,180
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$61,0502,180
Security Guards$27,7202,030
Medical Assistants$32,1302,010
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$39,1702,000
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$31,5601,880
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$65,5701,840
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers$43,5501,680
Legal Occupations$86,0701,600

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