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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 Occupations131830$44,890$21.58100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations18540$34,560$16.6214.35
3Education, Training, and Library Occupations16320$53,790$25.866.05
4Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations13520$73,860$35.515.8
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations13440$23,460$11.288.55
6Sales and Related Occupations12510$32,980$15.869.9
7Business and Financial Operations Occupations6080$58,690$28.225.25
8Transportation and Material Moving Occupations5760$31,030$14.926.55
9Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations5520$24,990$12.013.65
10Registered Nurses5470$67,430$32.421.95
11Management Occupations5430$97,690$46.976.15
12Healthcare Support Occupations5210$28,410$13.663
13Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations4310$39,960$19.213.8
14Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food4280$20,270$9.742.3
15Construction and Extraction Occupations4180$38,340$18.434.45
16Retail Salespersons3840$24,250$11.662.85
17Cashiers3720$20,280$9.752.2
18Personal Care and Service Occupations3550$26,330$12.664.3
19Production Occupations3420$35,400$17.025.7
20Computer and Mathematical Occupations3210$62,990$30.292.9
21Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners3120$24,050$11.561.55
22Waiters and Waitresses2980$25,250$12.141.7
23Protective Service Occupations2830$40,870$19.652.2
24Customer Service Representatives2650$29,870$14.361.75
25Office Clerks, General2410$30,930$14.871.9
26Community and Social Service Occupations2200$43,590$20.961.65
27Nursing Assistants1960$26,040$12.521
28Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1910$31,960$15.371.5
29Architecture and Engineering Occupations1690$67,900$32.641.7
30Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1660$57,650$27.710.8
31Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1530$25,740$12.371.3
32Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1450$24,290$11.681.7
33Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1430$38,190$18.361.05
34Cooks, Restaurant1420$24,860$11.950.8
35First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1340$52,200$25.090.95
36Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations1310$52,650$25.311.8
37First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1240$42,890$20.621
38General and Operations Managers1220$98,390$47.31.5
39Accountants and Auditors1170$60,490$29.080.9
40Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1130$35,260$16.950.9
41Business Operations Specialists, All Other1050$58,380$28.070.7
42Medical Assistants1040$28,920$13.90.45
43Legal Occupations1000$76,310$36.690.8
44Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers980$24,840$11.940.8
45Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products970$54,880$26.380.9
46Personal Care Aides890$21,920$10.541.5
47First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers860$36,590$17.590.6
48Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners860$22,580$10.850.9
49Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators850$37,810$18.180.35
50Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers840$34,270$16.481.2
51Receptionists and Information Clerks810$27,410$13.180.7
52Sales Representatives, Services, All Other800$47,670$22.920.6
53Food Preparation Workers780$21,970$10.560.6
54Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses740$46,400$22.310.5
55Computer User Support Specialists700$41,080$19.750.4
56Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics670$39,210$18.850.5
57Software Developers, Applications650$73,640$35.410.55
58Correctional Officers and Jailers600$37,560$18.060.25
59Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers600$32,900$15.820.6
60Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers600$44,700$21.490.4
61Construction Laborers590$30,250$14.550.8
62Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants590$44,980$21.630.35
63Lawyers590$91,920$44.190.5
64Physicians and Surgeons, All Other560$235,050$113.010.25
65Dishwashers540$20,050$9.640.3
66Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop520$20,950$10.070.3
67Pharmacy Technicians510$31,750$15.260.3
68Bartenders500$26,580$12.780.4
69Carpenters500$39,490$18.990.7
70Childcare Workers500$22,680$10.90.8
71Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators490$59,020$28.380.2
72Electricians490$36,130$17.370.4
73First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers490$62,210$29.910.4
74Computer Systems Analysts470$69,690$33.50.4
75Medical and Health Services Managers470$112,700$54.180.25
76Firefighters460$46,130$22.180.2
77Recreation Workers460$23,120$11.120.25
78Human Resources Specialists450$54,040$25.980.35
79Security Guards450$24,750$11.90.7
80Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other440$47,060$22.620.1
81Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors440$47,220$22.70.2
82Pharmacists440$102,320$49.190.2
83Management Analysts430$69,860$33.590.5
84Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers420$32,350$15.550
85Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists420$30,890$14.850.4
86Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers420$40,940$19.680.2
87Tellers410$30,010$14.430.3
88Billing and Posting Clerks400$32,040$15.40.3
89Home Health Aides400$21,790$10.470.7
90Counter and Rental Clerks390$23,770$11.430.3
91Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers390$20,540$9.880.3
92Financial Managers380$119,160$57.290.4
93First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers380$54,260$26.090.3
94Radiologic Technologists380$54,130$26.020.1
95Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists360$55,450$26.660.4
96Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other350$49,830$23.960.1
97Medical Records and Health Information Technicians350$47,420$22.80.1
98Network and Computer Systems Administrators340$70,700$33.990.25
99Veterinary Technologists and Technicians340$31,730$15.260.1
100Dental Assistants330$38,010$18.280.2
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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$44,890131,830
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,56018,540
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$53,79016,320
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$73,86013,520
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$23,46013,440
Sales and Related Occupations$32,98012,510
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$58,6906,080
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,0305,760
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$24,9905,520
Registered Nurses$67,4305,470
Management Occupations$97,6905,430
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,4105,210
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$39,9604,310
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,2704,280
Construction and Extraction Occupations$38,3404,180
Retail Salespersons$24,2503,840
Cashiers$20,2803,720
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,3303,550
Production Occupations$35,4003,420
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$62,9903,210
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$24,0503,120
Waiters and Waitresses$25,2502,980
Protective Service Occupations$40,8702,830
Customer Service Representatives$29,8702,650
Office Clerks, General$30,9302,410
Community and Social Service Occupations$43,5902,200
Nursing Assistants$26,0401,960
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$31,9601,910
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$67,9001,690
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$57,6501,660
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,7401,530
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$24,2901,450
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,1901,430
Cooks, Restaurant$24,8601,420
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$52,2001,340
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$52,6501,310
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$42,8901,240
General and Operations Managers$98,3901,220
Accountants and Auditors$60,4901,170
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,2601,130
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$58,3801,050
Medical Assistants$28,9201,040
Legal Occupations$76,3101,000
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$24,840980
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$54,880970
Personal Care Aides$21,920890
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$36,590860
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$22,580860
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$37,810850
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$34,270840

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$44,890131,830
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,56018,540
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$53,79016,320
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$73,86013,520
Sales and Related Occupations$32,98012,510
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$58,6906,080
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,0305,760
Registered Nurses$67,4305,470
Management Occupations$97,6905,430
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,4105,210
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$39,9604,310
Construction and Extraction Occupations$38,3404,180
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,3303,550
Production Occupations$35,4003,420
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$62,9903,210
Waiters and Waitresses$25,2502,980
Protective Service Occupations$40,8702,830
Customer Service Representatives$29,8702,650
Office Clerks, General$30,9302,410
Community and Social Service Occupations$43,5902,200
Nursing Assistants$26,0401,960
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$31,9601,910
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$67,9001,690
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$57,6501,660
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,7401,530
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,1901,430
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$52,2001,340
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$52,6501,310
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$42,8901,240
General and Operations Managers$98,3901,220
Accountants and Auditors$60,4901,170
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,2601,130
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$58,3801,050
Medical Assistants$28,9201,040
Legal Occupations$76,3101,000
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$54,880970
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$36,590860
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$37,810850
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$34,270840
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,410810
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$47,670800
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$46,400740
Computer User Support Specialists$41,080700
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$39,210670
Software Developers, Applications$73,640650
Correctional Officers and Jailers$37,560600
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$32,900600
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$44,700600
Construction Laborers$30,250590
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$44,980590

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