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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 127750 $47560 $22.86 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 17830 $33550 $16.13 14.8
3 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 16500 $70980 $34.12 6.15
4 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 13890 $79720 $38.33 5.75
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 13010 $22300 $10.72 8.3
6 Sales and Related Occupations 12670 $32560 $15.66 10.15
7 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 6820 $60850 $29.26 5.05
8 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 5540 $30360 $14.6 6.45
9 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5470 $24160 $11.61 3.7
10 Registered Nurses 5260 $66240 $31.85 1.9
11 Healthcare Support Occupations 4500 $28270 $13.59 3.05
12 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4440 $19620 $9.43 2.15
13 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4170 $39950 $19.21 3.8
14 Retail Salespersons 3940 $23970 $11.52 3.1
15 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3770 $38200 $18.37 4.4
16 Management Occupations 3610 $110570 $53.16 6.05
17 Cashiers 3590 $20180 $9.7 2.25
18 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 3280 $63020 $30.3 2.8
19 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3190 $25760 $12.38 4.1
20 Production Occupations 2980 $34750 $16.71 5.85
21 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2970 $23140 $11.13 1.6
22 Waiters and Waitresses 2810 $22900 $11.01 1.6
23 Protective Service Occupations 2750 $41360 $19.89 2.25
24 Office Clerks, General 2560 $28970 $13.93 2
25 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2310 $31620 $15.2 1.6
26 Community and Social Service Occupations 2070 $42500 $20.43 1.65
27 Nursing Assistants 2030 $25320 $12.17 1.05
28 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 2000 $63380 $30.47 0.7
29 Customer Service Representatives 1810 $29440 $14.15 1.75
30 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1760 $28800 $13.85 1.6
31 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1610 $56790 $27.3 0.9
32 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1510 $67970 $32.68 1.65
33 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1500 $25780 $12.4 1.2
34 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1420 $52360 $25.17 1.7
35 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1350 $36490 $17.54 1.1
36 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 1330 $213430 $102.61 0.2
37 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1180 $45200 $21.73 1
38 Cooks, Restaurant 1100 $24340 $11.7 0.75
39 Accountants and Auditors 1080 $60860 $29.26 0.9
40 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1070 $36740 $17.66 0.9
41 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1070 $52960 $25.46 1
42 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1010 $53720 $25.83 1
43 Medical Assistants 1000 $27930 $13.43 0.45
44 Legal Occupations 990 $72660 $34.93 0.8
45 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 960 $23250 $11.18 0.8
46 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 950 $22120 $10.63 1
47 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 910 $46670 $22.44 0.5
48 General and Operations Managers 900 $120320 $57.85 1.4
49 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 880 $29620 $14.24 1.2
50 Receptionists and Information Clerks 810 $26440 $12.71 0.7
51 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 790 $46850 $22.52 0.5
52 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 770 $36570 $17.58 0.6
53 Personal Care Aides 750 $22760 $10.94 1.3
54 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 750 $44140 $21.22 0.1
55 Food Preparation Workers 710 $20840 $10.02 0.6
56 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 680 $41440 $19.92 0.6
57 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 640 $47340 $22.76 0.45
58 Lawyers 640 $84290 $40.52 0.5
59 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 600 $37590 $18.07 0.5
60 Correctional Officers and Jailers 590 $37390 $17.97 0.3
61 Software Developers, Applications 580 $72160 $34.69 0.5
62 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 570 $59800 $28.75 0.4
63 Computer User Support Specialists 570 $36520 $17.56 0.4
64 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 550 $22460 $10.8 0.3
65 Recreation Workers 550 $22440 $10.79 0.3
66 Dishwashers 550 $19390 $9.32 0.3
67 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 540 $32940 $15.84 0.6
68 Computer Network Architects 530 $61890 $29.76 0.1
69 Counter and Rental Clerks 520 $22620 $10.88 0.3
70 Bartenders 520 $24480 $11.77 0.4
71 Construction Laborers 500 $29290 $14.08 0.8
72 Electricians 500 $36990 $17.78 0.4
73 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 490 $58340 $28.05 0.2
74 Tellers 480 $27800 $13.36 0.3
75 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 470 $29240 $14.06 0.1
76 Substitute Teachers 470 $22330 $10.74 0
77 Pharmacy Technicians 470 $31080 $14.94 0.25
78 Management Analysts 440 $66990 $32.21 0.5
79 Firefighters 440 $45090 $21.68 0.2
80 Carpenters 440 $38640 $18.58 0.6
81 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 430 $19960 $9.6 0.25
82 Human Resources Specialists 420 $56110 $26.98 0.3
83 Pharmacists 420 $102840 $49.44 0.2
84 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 410 $29220 $14.05 0.4
85 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 410 $31080 $14.94 0.2
86 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 410 $38670 $18.59 0.2
87 Physical Therapists 380 $82810 $39.81 0.15
88 Security Guards 380 $25690 $12.35 0.7
89 Medical Secretaries 380 $31000 $14.91 0.4
90 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 370 $38780 $18.64 0.1
91 Computer Systems Analysts 370 $77480 $37.25 0.4
92 Radiologic Technologists 360 $52660 $25.32 0.1
93 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 360 $36370 $17.49 0.2
94 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 350 $59890 $28.79 0.3
95 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 340 $31890 $15.33 0.1
96 Home Health Aides 340 $21130 $10.16 0.7
97 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 330 $60030 $28.86 0.35
98 Billing and Posting Clerks 330 $32590 $15.67 0.35
99 Medical and Health Services Managers 330 $115510 $55.54 0.2
100 Telemarketers 320 $23300 $11.2 0.15
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Jobs More Common Near Gainesville Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 47,560 127,750
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,550 17,830
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 70,980 16,500
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 79,720 13,890
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 22,300 13,010
Sales and Related Occupations 32,560 12,670
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 60,850 6,820
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,360 5,540
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 24,160 5,470
Registered Nurses 66,240 5,260
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,270 4,500
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,620 4,440
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 39,950 4,170
Retail Salespersons 23,970 3,940
Construction and Extraction Occupations 38,200 3,770
Management Occupations 110,570 3,610
Cashiers 20,180 3,590
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 63,020 3,280
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,760 3,190
Production Occupations 34,750 2,980
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,140 2,970
Waiters and Waitresses 22,900 2,810
Protective Service Occupations 41,360 2,750
Office Clerks, General 28,970 2,560
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,620 2,310
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,500 2,070
Nursing Assistants 25,320 2,030
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 63,380 2,000
Customer Service Representatives 29,440 1,810
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,800 1,760
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 56,790 1,610
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 67,970 1,510
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,780 1,500
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 52,360 1,420
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,490 1,350
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 213,430 1,330
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 45,200 1,180
Cooks, Restaurant 24,340 1,100
Accountants and Auditors 60,860 1,080
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,740 1,070
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 52,960 1,070
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 53,720 1,010
Medical Assistants 27,930 1,000
Legal Occupations 72,660 990
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 23,250 960
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 22,120 950
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 46,670 910
General and Operations Managers 120,320 900
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 29,620 880
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,440 810

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 47,560 127,750
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,550 17,830
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 70,980 16,500
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 79,720 13,890
Sales and Related Occupations 32,560 12,670
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 60,850 6,820
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,360 5,540
Registered Nurses 66,240 5,260
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,270 4,500
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 39,950 4,170
Construction and Extraction Occupations 38,200 3,770
Management Occupations 110,570 3,610
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 63,020 3,280
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,760 3,190
Production Occupations 34,750 2,980
Protective Service Occupations 41,360 2,750
Office Clerks, General 28,970 2,560
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,620 2,310
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,500 2,070
Nursing Assistants 25,320 2,030
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 63,380 2,000
Customer Service Representatives 29,440 1,810
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,800 1,760
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 56,790 1,610
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 67,970 1,510
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,780 1,500
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 52,360 1,420
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,490 1,350
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 213,430 1,330
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 45,200 1,180
Accountants and Auditors 60,860 1,080
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,740 1,070
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 52,960 1,070
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 53,720 1,010
Medical Assistants 27,930 1,000
Legal Occupations 72,660 990
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 46,670 910
General and Operations Managers 120,320 900
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 29,620 880
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,440 810
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 46,850 790
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 36,570 770
Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 44,140 750
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 41,440 680
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 47,340 640
Lawyers 84,290 640
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 37,590 600
Correctional Officers and Jailers 37,390 590
Software Developers, Applications 72,160 580
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 59,800 570

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