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Pensacola Employment

Employment and Industries in the Pensacola, Florida Area

Pensacola's economy is powered by the military, defense industry, tourism, healthcare, education and construction. The military bases include Pensacola Naval Air Station, Naval Training Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Corry Station Naval, Naval Technical Training Center and the Air Station Whiting Field. The city also has a prominent research sector.

The military is a major employer in Pensacola. The tourism industry employs over 19,000 people. Finance and insurance provide over 5,000 jobs. The healthcare industry provides over 20,000 jobs. Professional, scientific and technical services and education are also significant sectors for employment. High-technology industries and manufacturing, including paper products, fibres, building materials and chemicals provide a significant number of jobs.

Some of the jobs more common in Pensacola when compared to most other cities include glaziers, helpers of construction trades, medical equipment preparers, commercial pilots, environmental engineering technicians, dental laboratory technicians, personal care and service workers, pharmacy aides and cardiovascular technologists and technicians.

The primary non-military employers in Pensacola are:

  • Escambia County School Board
  • Baptist Health Care Corporation
  • Delta Health Group Inc
  • Sacred Heart Health System Inc
  • University of West Florida
  • Lakeview Center Inc
  • County of Escambia
  • Gulf Power Company
  • West Florida Regional Medical Center Inc
  • Pensacola Christian College Inc
  • City of Pensacola
  • NT Corporation
  • The Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee
  • Instrument Control Service Inc
  • Lewis Bear Company
  • Westinghouse Electric Corp
  • Bell South Telephone Co
  • Armstrong World Industries
  • Pensacola News Journal
  • Air Products & Chemical Inc

Interesting data regarding Pensacola: In 2008 the cost of living index was 84.5. Approximately 32% of the residents have a bachelor's degree or better. In 2009 the average salary in Pensacola was $28,000.

Pensacola companies may obtain assistance from business organizations such as:

The Pensacola News Journal offers up-to-date information regarding the business activities in Pensacola.

Jobs in Pensacola

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations169930$41,200$19.81100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations32250$32,320$15.5414.35
3Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations21080$23,890$11.488.55
4Sales and Related Occupations20020$33,050$15.899.9
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations12180$72,750$34.985.8
6Education, Training, and Library Occupations9550$53,230$25.596.05
7Construction and Extraction Occupations8000$37,260$17.914.45
8Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations7920$43,260$20.83.8
9Transportation and Material Moving Occupations7470$33,010$15.876.55
10Retail Salespersons7060$26,450$12.722.85
11Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food6800$19,790$9.512.3
12Business and Financial Operations Occupations6730$60,500$29.095.25
13Production Occupations6430$38,550$18.535.7
14Management Occupations6000$96,210$46.266.15
15Healthcare Support Occupations5980$28,500$13.73
16Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations5860$25,070$12.053.65
17Cashiers5810$19,930$9.582.2
18Protective Service Occupations5470$36,480$17.542.2
19Waiters and Waitresses5010$25,020$12.031.7
20Personal Care and Service Occupations3990$25,860$12.434.3
21Registered Nurses3690$58,960$28.351.95
22Office Clerks, General3500$29,820$14.341.9
23Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive3290$30,460$14.641.5
24Stock Clerks and Order Fillers2860$26,090$12.541.3
25Computer and Mathematical Occupations2830$66,080$31.772.9
26Cooks, Restaurant2550$27,230$13.090.8
27Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2480$24,490$11.771.55
28First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers2460$49,250$23.680.95
29Community and Social Service Occupations2230$42,300$20.341.65
30Nursing Assistants2210$24,730$11.891
31Architecture and Engineering Occupations2070$75,900$36.491.7
32First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1940$44,490$21.391
33Security Guards1900$25,820$12.410.7
34Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1860$27,330$13.141.7
35Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1760$35,690$17.160.9
36First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1730$35,950$17.280.6
37Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1720$34,900$16.781.05
38General and Operations Managers1700$106,800$51.351.5
39Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers1590$30,180$14.510
40Receptionists and Information Clerks1570$27,410$13.180.7
41Correctional Officers and Jailers1520$37,030$17.810.25
42Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1490$21,110$10.150.9
43Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1430$37,450$181.2
44Legal Occupations1430$78,680$37.830.8
45Medical Assistants1430$30,030$14.440.45
46Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations1370$42,510$20.441.8
47Tellers1330$29,700$14.280.3
48Construction Laborers1310$28,070$13.490.8
49Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers1310$24,590$11.820.8
50Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1240$57,590$27.690.9
51Business Operations Specialists, All Other1230$61,760$29.690.7
52Sales Representatives, Services, All Other1230$46,410$22.310.6
53Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers1200$32,710$15.730.6
54First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers1050$49,540$23.820.4
55Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1010$40,800$19.620.5
56Medical Secretaries1010$30,380$14.610.4
57Accountants and Auditors970$60,040$28.870.9
58Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses970$41,350$19.880.5
59Personal Care Aides970$22,030$10.591.5
60Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations930$54,440$26.170.8
61Management Analysts880$72,490$34.850.5
62Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers870$42,850$20.60.4
63Bartenders850$25,530$12.270.4
64Food Preparation Workers850$22,620$10.880.6
65Electricians810$41,840$20.120.4
66Childcare Workers750$20,150$9.690.8
67Home Health Aides750$22,850$10.990.7
68Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers740$39,900$19.180.2
69Computer User Support Specialists730$40,670$19.550.4
70Lawyers730$104,130$50.060.5
71First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers680$60,530$29.10.3
72Pharmacy Technicians660$31,540$15.160.3
73Construction Managers650$73,730$35.450.3
74Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop630$20,480$9.850.3
75Carpenters610$36,660$17.630.7
76Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers590$27,940$13.430.1
77Counter and Rental Clerks580$26,020$12.510.3
78Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters560$42,560$20.460.3
79Paralegals and Legal Assistants550$43,730$21.020.2
80Cooks, Fast Food540$20,030$9.630.3
81Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants510$41,440$19.920.35
82Postal Service Mail Carriers490$50,730$24.390.2
83Radiologic Technologists480$54,420$26.160.1
84Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment470$25,120$12.080.2
85Dishwashers470$21,140$10.160.3
86Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks470$21,510$10.340.2
87Human Resources Specialists470$50,920$24.480.35
88Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers470$52,380$25.180.15
89Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers460$20,790$9.990.3
90Painters, Construction and Maintenance460$39,990$19.230.2
91Nurse Practitioners450$99,920$48.040.1
92Pharmacists450$118,860$57.150.2
93Billing and Posting Clerks440$36,010$17.310.3
94Industrial Machinery Mechanics430$58,610$28.180.2
95Legal Secretaries430$36,650$17.620.1
96Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators430$35,950$17.290.2
97Firefighters410$36,360$17.480.2
98First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers410$65,770$31.620.4
99Medical and Health Services Managers400$93,570$44.980.25
100Dental Assistants390$37,680$18.120.2
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Jobs More Common Near Pensacola Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,200169,930
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,32032,250
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$23,89021,080
Sales and Related Occupations$33,05020,020
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$72,75012,180
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$53,2309,550
Construction and Extraction Occupations$37,2608,000
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$43,2607,920
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,0107,470
Retail Salespersons$26,4507,060
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,7906,800
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$60,5006,730
Production Occupations$38,5506,430
Management Occupations$96,2106,000
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,5005,980
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,0705,860
Cashiers$19,9305,810
Protective Service Occupations$36,4805,470
Waiters and Waitresses$25,0205,010
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,8603,990
Registered Nurses$58,9603,690
Office Clerks, General$29,8203,500
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$30,4603,290
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,0902,860
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$66,0802,830
Cooks, Restaurant$27,2302,550
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$24,4902,480
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$49,2502,460
Community and Social Service Occupations$42,3002,230
Nursing Assistants$24,7302,210
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$75,9002,070
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$44,4901,940
Security Guards$25,8201,900
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,3301,860
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,6901,760
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$35,9501,730
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,9001,720
General and Operations Managers$106,8001,700
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$30,1801,590
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,4101,570
Correctional Officers and Jailers$37,0301,520
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$21,1101,490
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$37,4501,430
Legal Occupations$78,6801,430
Medical Assistants$30,0301,430
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$42,5101,370
Tellers$29,7001,330
Construction Laborers$28,0701,310
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$24,5901,310
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$57,5901,240

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,200169,930
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,32032,250
Sales and Related Occupations$33,05020,020
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$72,75012,180
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$53,2309,550
Construction and Extraction Occupations$37,2608,000
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$43,2607,920
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,0107,470
Retail Salespersons$26,4507,060
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$60,5006,730
Production Occupations$38,5506,430
Management Occupations$96,2106,000
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,5005,980
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,0705,860
Protective Service Occupations$36,4805,470
Waiters and Waitresses$25,0205,010
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,8603,990
Registered Nurses$58,9603,690
Office Clerks, General$29,8203,500
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$30,4603,290
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,0902,860
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$66,0802,830
Cooks, Restaurant$27,2302,550
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$49,2502,460
Community and Social Service Occupations$42,3002,230
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$75,9002,070
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$44,4901,940
Security Guards$25,8201,900
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,3301,860
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,6901,760
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$35,9501,730
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,9001,720
General and Operations Managers$106,8001,700
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$30,1801,590
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,4101,570
Correctional Officers and Jailers$37,0301,520
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$37,4501,430
Legal Occupations$78,6801,430
Medical Assistants$30,0301,430
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$42,5101,370
Tellers$29,7001,330
Construction Laborers$28,0701,310
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$57,5901,240
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$61,7601,230
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$46,4101,230
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$32,7101,200
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$49,5401,050
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$40,8001,010
Medical Secretaries$30,3801,010
Accountants and Auditors$60,040970

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