Gainesville Employment

Employment and Industries in the Gainesville, Florida Area

Gainesville's largest employers are the University of Florida, the Shands Healthcare System and city government. The major sectors for jobs are education, government, healthcare, retail; professional, scientific and technical services; construction and accommodation and food services. Agriculture is also one of the region's primary industries.

Praise for the city of Gainesville: The Gainesville region has been ranked the #1 area to live and work in the nation by Cities Ranked and Rated. The city was included in National Geographic Adventure's best places to live list. Forbes Magazine ranked Gainesville #12 in their list of best places for business and careers. The city was included in Fortune Small Business Magazine's 100 best places to live and launch.

The FloridaWorks program's objective is to grow the region's business sectors and the number of jobs via a skilled workforce. The program also offers networking opportunities. In addition, the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce's Business Services team provides various services to help companies recruit, train and keep employees. The team also helps those looking for employment find local jobs and helps residents advance in their careers.

The Gainesville Technology Enterprise Center assists local technology companies expand their business. The center is also involved in the effort to improve the local economy and create high paying jobs.

Some of the occupations more common in Gainesville when compared to most cities include health specialities teachers, post secondary; biological scientists, education, training and library workers; life, physical and social science technicians; health diagnosing and treating practitioners; and cardiovascular technologists and technicians.

The major providers of jobs in Gainesville are shown below:

  • Shands Healthcare System - Healthcare
  • City of Gainesville - Government
  • The University of Florida
  • School Board of Alachua County
  • AMF Alley Katz Inc
  • North Florida Regional Medical Center
  • Alachua County
  • Avmed Inc
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • CH2M Hill
  • Santa Fe Community College
  • Gainesville Regional Utilities
  • Moltech Power Systems Inc
  • Deb-Lyn Inc
  • Progressive Restaurants Inc
  • Regeneration Technologies Inc
  • Barr Systems
  • Exaxtech
  • Driltech Mission
  • Environmental Consulting & Technology
  • Fabco-Air
  • The Crom Corporation
  • Gumby's Pizza Systems Inc
  • Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Inc

Noteworthy information about Gainesville: The estimated median household income in 2007 was $27,000. The cost of living in 2008 was 92.5 which is less than the country's average of 100. About 43% of the population 25 years and over have a bachelor's degree or better.

Gainesville companies have access to business organizations such as:

The Gainesville.com offers up-to-date information regarding the business activities in Gainesville.

Jobs in Gainesville

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations133130$45,920$22.08100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations18440$35,080$16.8713.75
3Education, Training, and Library Occupations15700$53,930$25.936
4Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations14020$72,840$35.025.85
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations13780$24,030$11.558.7
6Sales and Related Occupations12740$34,100$16.399.5
7Management Occupations6110$99,770$47.976.35
8Business and Financial Operations Occupations6100$61,040$29.355.35
9Transportation and Material Moving Occupations5720$32,910$15.826.7
10Registered Nurses5690$68,570$32.971.95
11Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations5460$26,460$12.723.6
12Healthcare Support Occupations5320$29,280$14.082.85
13Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations4600$41,390$19.93.75
14Construction and Extraction Occupations4580$38,300$18.414.6
15Cashiers3930$21,480$10.332.2
16Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food3910$20,790$102.45
17Retail Salespersons3890$25,260$12.152.7
18Personal Care and Service Occupations3310$26,240$12.614.65
19Production Occupations3310$35,770$17.25.6
20Computer and Mathematical Occupations2920$65,150$31.323
21Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2820$25,860$12.431.5
22Waiters and Waitresses2820$24,360$11.711.65
23Protective Service Occupations2750$41,300$19.852.2
24Office Clerks, General2730$31,550$15.171.9
25Customer Service Representatives2660$30,220$14.531.75
26Community and Social Service Occupations2250$44,120$21.211.75
27Nursing Assistants1940$26,950$12.960.95
28Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1880$63,850$30.70.8
29Architecture and Engineering Occupations1710$67,430$32.421.7
30Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1690$26,850$12.911.25
31General and Operations Managers1650$97,490$46.871.5
32Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1590$32,690$15.721.4
33Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1520$40,600$19.521.05
34First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1400$52,180$25.090.95
35Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1320$27,300$13.131.8
36Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations1310$52,640$25.311.8
37Cooks, Restaurant1270$26,090$12.540.9
38Food Preparation Workers1200$22,690$10.910.5
39Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1170$23,280$11.190.9
40Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1160$35,780$17.20.9
41First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1120$44,530$21.410.95
42Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians1110$44,390$21.340.2
43Accountants and Auditors1070$61,550$29.590.9
44Business Operations Specialists, All Other1000$61,820$29.720.7
45Legal Occupations1000$76,880$36.960.8
46Medical Assistants990$30,800$14.810.45
47First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers950$37,490$18.030.6
48Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers940$27,010$12.990.75
49Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products940$61,630$29.630.85
50Personal Care Aides850$21,920$10.541.7
51Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators840$38,510$18.510.4
52Receptionists and Information Clerks830$27,870$13.40.7
53Psychiatric Aides810$26,250$12.620
54Sales Representatives, Services, All Other810$51,380$24.70.7
55Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers790$34,220$16.451.2
56Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics740$37,680$18.120.5
57Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses740$51,470$24.750.5
58Computer User Support Specialists700$45,210$21.730.4
59Construction Laborers690$29,700$14.280.9
60Bartenders620$25,860$12.430.4
61Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop620$21,910$10.530.3
62Correctional Officers and Jailers600$38,910$18.710.25
63Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers600$39,830$19.150.2
64Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers600$35,350$170.6
65Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers580$46,840$22.520.4
66Childcare Workers560$23,780$11.440.7
67Carpenters550$39,570$19.030.6
68Human Resources Specialists550$58,690$28.220.4
69Physicians and Surgeons, All Other550$184,530$88.720.3
70Pharmacists530$108,160$520.2
71Computer Systems Analysts510$75,280$36.190.4
72Management Analysts500$76,710$36.880.55
73Medical and Health Services Managers500$117,020$56.260.3
74Electricians490$37,900$18.220.45
75Pharmacy Technicians480$32,830$15.780.3
76Dishwashers470$21,350$10.260.3
77First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers470$60,190$28.940.4
78Home Health Aides470$22,720$10.930.6
79Packers and Packagers, Hand470$23,130$11.120.4
80Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators460$60,340$29.010.2
81Security Guards460$26,170$12.580.7
82Software Developers, Applications460$80,470$38.690.65
83Lawyers440$104,530$50.260.5
84Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education440$23,050$11.080.3
85Tellers430$30,970$14.890.25
86Billing and Posting Clerks420$34,770$16.710.3
87Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors420$50,440$24.250.2
88Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants420$46,760$22.480.35
89Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists420$30,550$14.690.4
90Substitute Teachers420$19,010$9.140.4
91Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers410$33,130$15.930.8
92Financial Managers400$126,000$60.580.4
93First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers400$54,950$26.420.3
94Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists400$54,240$26.080.45
95Counter and Rental Clerks390$24,710$11.880.3
96Veterinary Technologists and Technicians390$29,890$14.370.1
97Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria380$25,230$12.130.3
98Firefighters380$39,660$19.070.2
99Medical Secretaries380$33,190$15.960.4
100Bus Drivers, School or Special Client370$28,920$13.910.3
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov
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Jobs More Common Near Gainesville Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$45,920133,130
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,08018,440
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$53,93015,700
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$72,84014,020
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$24,03013,780
Sales and Related Occupations$34,10012,740
Management Occupations$99,7706,110
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$61,0406,100
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$32,9105,720
Registered Nurses$68,5705,690
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,4605,460
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,2805,320
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$41,3904,600
Construction and Extraction Occupations$38,3004,580
Cashiers$21,4803,930
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,7903,910
Retail Salespersons$25,2603,890
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,2403,310
Production Occupations$35,7703,310
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$65,1502,920
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,8602,820
Waiters and Waitresses$24,3602,820
Protective Service Occupations$41,3002,750
Office Clerks, General$31,5502,730
Customer Service Representatives$30,2202,660
Community and Social Service Occupations$44,1202,250
Nursing Assistants$26,9501,940
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$63,8501,880
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$67,4301,710
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,8501,690
General and Operations Managers$97,4901,650
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,6901,590
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$40,6001,520
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$52,1801,400
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,3001,320
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$52,6401,310
Cooks, Restaurant$26,0901,270
Food Preparation Workers$22,6901,200
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,2801,170
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,7801,160
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$44,5301,120
Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians$44,3901,110
Accountants and Auditors$61,5501,070
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$61,8201,000
Legal Occupations$76,8801,000
Medical Assistants$30,800990
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$37,490950
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$27,010940
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$61,630940
Personal Care Aides$21,920850

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$45,920133,130
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,08018,440
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$53,93015,700
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$72,84014,020
Sales and Related Occupations$34,10012,740
Management Occupations$99,7706,110
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$61,0406,100
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$32,9105,720
Registered Nurses$68,5705,690
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,4605,460
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,2805,320
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$41,3904,600
Construction and Extraction Occupations$38,3004,580
Retail Salespersons$25,2603,890
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,2403,310
Production Occupations$35,7703,310
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$65,1502,920
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,8602,820
Protective Service Occupations$41,3002,750
Office Clerks, General$31,5502,730
Customer Service Representatives$30,2202,660
Community and Social Service Occupations$44,1202,250
Nursing Assistants$26,9501,940
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$63,8501,880
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$67,4301,710
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,8501,690
General and Operations Managers$97,4901,650
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,6901,590
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$40,6001,520
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$52,1801,400
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,3001,320
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$52,6401,310
Cooks, Restaurant$26,0901,270
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,7801,160
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$44,5301,120
Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians$44,3901,110
Accountants and Auditors$61,5501,070
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$61,8201,000
Legal Occupations$76,8801,000
Medical Assistants$30,800990
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$37,490950
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$27,010940
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$61,630940
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$38,510840
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,870830
Psychiatric Aides$26,250810
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$51,380810
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$34,220790
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$37,680740
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$51,470740

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