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Jacksonville Employment

Employment and Industries in the Jacksonville, Florida Area

With three military facilities and one nearby, the military is a significant employer in Jacksonville. The military typically adds 6 billion to the economy on an annual basis. A large number of jobs are also related to the activities at the busy Port of Jacksonville. In addition, tourism employs about 10% of the workforce. Jacksonville's diversified economy is also powered by biomedical technology, distribution, financial services, information services, consumer goods, insurance, building materials, manufacturing and other industries.

Jacksonville is the state's leading transportation and distribution center and includes a large deep water port. Ship repair yards and freight handling facilities contribute to the economy. Jacksonville also includes a prominent automotive parts and accessories industry. In addition, the area includes a flourishing pulp and paper mills sector.

The Cecil Commerce Center is situated on the site of the former Naval Air Station Cecil Field and is now regarded as one of the best places for business activities in the Southeast. Jacksonville also has a flourishing small business community. Approximately 90% of the local businesses have less than 50 employees.

The major sectors for employment in Jacksonville are:

  • Military
  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Professional and business services
  • Government
  • Educational and health services
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Finance
  • Manufacturing

The WorkSource, a regional workforce development organization, connects workers with jobs. The organization integrates economic and education development efforts of the city of Jacksonville, Cornerstone and Florida Community College at Jacksonville and other partners. WorkSource provides assistance with marketing, screening and testing of job candidates. WorkSource also provides job seekers with information regarding recruiting events and job fairs.

The state's Quick Response Training Program offers the region's companies fast, effective start-up recruiting and training that's designed to meet the company's specifications. Another organization, the IMPACTjax connects 21 to 35 year old professionals with the business community.

Jacksonville is a popular site for corporate relocations due to its reasonable cost of living, climate, business friendly government, highly skilled and educated workforce and high quality of life. The city is often ranked as one of the hottest cities in the nation for business expansion and relocations by Expansion Management Magazine. In 2007 Jacksonville was ranked No. 3 by Forbes for relocating and finding a job. Jacksonville has been ranked No. 33 by Entrepreneur for "Best cities for entrepreneurs."

Fortune Magazine stated that MPS Group, Landstar System and PSS World Medical are the best large companies in Jacksonville. Jacksonville is also home to numerous prominent corporations. CSX Corporation, Winn-Dixie Supermarkets and Fidelity National Financial are Fortune 500 companies located in the municipality.

Some of the employers in Jacksonville include:

  • Naval Air Station Jacksonville
  • Naval Station Mayport
  • Duval County Public Schools
  • City of Jacksonville
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Publix Distribution Center
  • Winn-Dixie Stores Inc
  • Baptist Health System
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Citibank
  • Bank of America
  • CSX
  • Naval Air Depot
  • St Vincent's Medical Center
  • Shands Jacksonville Healthcare
  • Wachovia
  • Gate Maritime Properties Inc
  • Bell South Telecommunications
  • Aetna
  • Convergys Corp
  • Vistakon Vision Products Inc
  • Fidelity National Financial
  • Kelly-Clarke Inc
  • PSS World Medical
  • Fidelity National Information Services
  • AT&T
  • Buffet Crampton
  • JM Family Enterprises
  • State of Florida
  • Walmart
  • Deutsche Bank

Jacksonville companies may obtain assistance from business organizations such as:

The Jacksonville Business Journal offers up-to-date information regarding the business activities in Jacksonville.

Jobs in Jacksonville

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations668140$45,760$22100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations120450$35,620$17.1214.35
3Sales and Related Occupations76010$39,790$19.139.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations67620$24,750$11.98.55
5Transportation and Material Moving Occupations47060$36,760$17.676.55
6Business and Financial Operations Occupations42540$69,960$33.635.25
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations41510$71,500$34.385.8
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations31640$50,190$24.136.05
9Construction and Extraction Occupations31290$40,080$19.274.45
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations30170$42,970$20.663.8
11Management Occupations28240$111,970$53.836.15
12Production Occupations25660$36,600$17.65.7
13Retail Salespersons23020$25,530$12.272.85
14Customer Service Representatives22530$33,300$16.011.75
15Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations22100$26,230$12.613.65
16Healthcare Support Occupations19340$29,830$14.343
17Computer and Mathematical Occupations18020$79,150$38.052.9
18Personal Care and Service Occupations17810$26,880$12.924.3
19Cashiers17710$20,500$9.862.2
20Protective Service Occupations17440$37,600$18.082.2
21Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food17240$20,070$9.652.3
22Waiters and Waitresses16220$27,030$131.7
23Registered Nurses13750$61,680$29.651.95
24Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand13490$28,730$13.811.7
25Office Clerks, General13230$31,870$15.321.9
26Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive10570$33,280$161.5
27Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers10520$46,760$22.481.2
28Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners9780$25,940$12.471.55
29Stock Clerks and Order Fillers9530$26,290$12.641.3
30First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers9130$54,780$26.340.95
31Architecture and Engineering Occupations8450$75,330$36.221.7
32General and Operations Managers8090$118,320$56.881.5
33Community and Social Service Occupations7670$42,980$20.671.65
34Cooks, Restaurant7350$25,690$12.350.8
35Business Operations Specialists, All Other7240$68,580$32.970.7
36Security Guards7120$23,450$11.270.7
37Nursing Assistants7010$26,000$12.51
38Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations7000$49,880$23.981.8
39Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks6700$38,520$18.521.05
40Sales Representatives, Services, All Other6300$57,510$27.650.6
41Maintenance and Repair Workers, General6240$36,130$17.370.9
42Construction Laborers6190$30,140$14.490.8
43First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers6130$44,210$21.251
44Food Preparation Workers6060$25,310$12.170.6
45Accountants and Auditors5940$67,570$32.480.9
46Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products5920$62,500$30.050.9
47Receptionists and Information Clerks5770$27,880$13.410.7
48Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers5350$25,830$12.420.8
49Legal Occupations5280$91,850$44.160.8
50Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses5150$43,470$20.90.5
51Medical Assistants5150$31,190$150.45
52First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers4810$33,290$16.010.6
53Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners4650$21,450$10.310.9
54Management Analysts4460$79,650$38.290.5
55Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics4100$38,100$18.320.5
56Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers3980$36,380$17.490.6
57Bill and Account Collectors3920$30,100$14.470.2
58Carpenters3450$40,190$19.320.7
59Loan Interviewers and Clerks3230$44,170$21.230.15
60Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers3160$29,640$14.250
61Billing and Posting Clerks3160$33,820$16.260.3
62Loan Officers3130$79,180$38.070.2
63First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers3120$59,010$28.370.4
64Software Developers, Applications3120$90,890$43.70.55
65Personal Care Aides3080$22,250$10.71.5
66Electricians3060$46,300$22.260.4
67Lawyers3030$119,840$57.620.5
68Tellers3010$31,860$15.320.3
69Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators2960$61,580$29.610.2
70Childcare Workers2910$22,970$11.040.8
71Computer User Support Specialists2870$49,650$23.870.4
72Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants2820$50,520$24.290.35
73Packers and Packagers, Hand2770$21,230$10.210.45
74Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers2760$51,610$24.810.4
75Bartenders2750$29,690$14.270.4
76Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents2740$118,520$56.980.2
77Human Resources Specialists2660$57,170$27.490.35
78First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers2600$59,670$28.690.3
79Insurance Sales Agents2570$67,480$32.440.3
80Driver/Sales Workers2530$26,360$12.670.3
81Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks2530$34,520$16.590.2
82Cooks, Fast Food2470$20,140$9.680.3
83Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations2470$61,970$29.80.8
84Financial Managers2390$142,460$68.490.4
85Dishwashers2370$22,080$10.620.3
86Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop2370$20,650$9.930.3
87Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks2370$33,470$16.090.4
88Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators2360$37,240$17.910.35
89First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors2080$54,880$26.390
90Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers2070$43,260$20.80.2
91First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers2050$59,630$28.670.4
92Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products2020$76,910$36.970.2
93Bus Drivers, School or Special Client2010$29,400$14.140.3
94Construction Managers2000$86,310$41.490.3
95Computer Systems Analysts1960$85,170$40.950.4
96Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists1940$62,050$29.830.4
97Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders1930$34,000$16.350.2
98Pharmacy Technicians1930$31,490$15.140.3
99Medical Secretaries1900$31,590$15.190.4
100Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters1900$46,320$22.270.3
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Jobs More Common Near Jacksonville Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$45,760668,140
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,620120,450
Sales and Related Occupations$39,79076,010
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$24,75067,620
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$36,76047,060
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$69,96042,540
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$71,50041,510
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$50,19031,640
Construction and Extraction Occupations$40,08031,290
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,97030,170
Management Occupations$111,97028,240
Production Occupations$36,60025,660
Retail Salespersons$25,53023,020
Customer Service Representatives$33,30022,530
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,23022,100
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,83019,340
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$79,15018,020
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,88017,810
Cashiers$20,50017,710
Protective Service Occupations$37,60017,440
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,07017,240
Waiters and Waitresses$27,03016,220
Registered Nurses$61,68013,750
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,73013,490
Office Clerks, General$31,87013,230
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,28010,570
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$46,76010,520
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,9409,780
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,2909,530
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,7809,130
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$75,3308,450
General and Operations Managers$118,3208,090
Community and Social Service Occupations$42,9807,670
Cooks, Restaurant$25,6907,350
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$68,5807,240
Security Guards$23,4507,120
Nursing Assistants$26,0007,010
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$49,8807,000
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,5206,700
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$57,5106,300
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$36,1306,240
Construction Laborers$30,1406,190
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$44,2106,130
Food Preparation Workers$25,3106,060
Accountants and Auditors$67,5705,940
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$62,5005,920
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,8805,770
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$25,8305,350
Legal Occupations$91,8505,280
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$43,4705,150

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$45,760668,140
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,620120,450
Sales and Related Occupations$39,79076,010
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$36,76047,060
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$69,96042,540
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$71,50041,510
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$50,19031,640
Construction and Extraction Occupations$40,08031,290
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,97030,170
Management Occupations$111,97028,240
Production Occupations$36,60025,660
Retail Salespersons$25,53023,020
Customer Service Representatives$33,30022,530
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,23022,100
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,83019,340
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$79,15018,020
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,88017,810
Protective Service Occupations$37,60017,440
Waiters and Waitresses$27,03016,220
Registered Nurses$61,68013,750
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,73013,490
Office Clerks, General$31,87013,230
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,28010,570
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$46,76010,520
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,9409,780
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,2909,530
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,7809,130
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$75,3308,450
General and Operations Managers$118,3208,090
Community and Social Service Occupations$42,9807,670
Cooks, Restaurant$25,6907,350
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$68,5807,240
Nursing Assistants$26,0007,010
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$49,8807,000
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,5206,700
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$57,5106,300
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$36,1306,240
Construction Laborers$30,1406,190
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$44,2106,130
Food Preparation Workers$25,3106,060
Accountants and Auditors$67,5705,940
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$62,5005,920
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,8805,770
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$25,8305,350
Legal Occupations$91,8505,280
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$43,4705,150
Medical Assistants$31,1905,150
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$33,2904,810
Management Analysts$79,6504,460
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$38,1004,100

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