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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 165390 $40220 $19.34 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30900 $31620 $15.2 14.8
3 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20100 $23420 $11.26 8.3
4 Sales and Related Occupations 19860 $33040 $15.88 10.15
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 12420 $65720 $31.59 5.75
6 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 10280 $50320 $24.19 6.15
7 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7810 $42650 $20.5 3.8
8 Construction and Extraction Occupations 7780 $35960 $17.29 4.4
9 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 7420 $32840 $15.79 6.45
10 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 7120 $60860 $29.26 5.05
11 Retail Salespersons 6970 $26160 $12.58 3.1
12 Production Occupations 6300 $36960 $17.77 5.85
13 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 6110 $19360 $9.31 2.15
14 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5710 $24440 $11.75 3.7
15 Cashiers 5670 $19880 $9.56 2.25
16 Healthcare Support Occupations 5340 $27680 $13.31 3.05
17 Protective Service Occupations 4910 $36120 $17.36 2.25
18 Management Occupations 4570 $104260 $50.12 6.05
19 Registered Nurses 4490 $57220 $27.51 1.9
20 Waiters and Waitresses 4480 $24920 $11.98 1.6
21 Personal Care and Service Occupations 4140 $25980 $12.49 4.1
22 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3560 $30870 $14.84 1.6
23 Office Clerks, General 2910 $29210 $14.04 2
24 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 2870 $65210 $31.35 2.8
25 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2670 $23700 $11.4 1.6
26 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2660 $25370 $12.2 1.2
27 Cooks, Restaurant 2630 $25420 $12.22 0.75
28 Community and Social Service Occupations 2220 $42850 $20.6 1.65
29 Nursing Assistants 2090 $24190 $11.63 1.05
30 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2030 $49070 $23.59 1
31 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1990 $33530 $16.12 1.1
32 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1910 $73310 $35.25 1.65
33 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1910 $46680 $22.44 1
34 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1820 $33420 $16.07 0.9
35 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1810 $35370 $17.01 0.6
36 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1780 $24960 $12 1.6
37 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1620 $38280 $18.4 1.2
38 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1590 $27730 $13.33 0.7
39 Legal Occupations 1500 $75990 $36.54 0.8
40 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1490 $61950 $29.78 0.7
41 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1440 $36870 $17.72 0.3
42 Security Guards 1380 $22380 $10.76 0.7
43 General and Operations Managers 1370 $108620 $52.22 1.4
44 Tellers 1370 $29030 $13.96 0.3
45 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1350 $45030 $21.65 1.7
46 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1310 $20940 $10.07 1
47 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1280 $56270 $27.05 1
48 Construction Laborers 1220 $27400 $13.18 0.8
49 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1120 $38810 $18.66 0.5
50 Medical Assistants 1120 $28700 $13.8 0.45
51 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1100 $23400 $11.25 0.8
52 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1070 $37050 $17.81 0.5
53 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1070 $49100 $23.61 0.6
54 Accountants and Auditors 1030 $59610 $28.66 0.9
55 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1010 $47790 $22.97 0.4
56 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 980 $31000 $14.91 0.6
57 Team Assemblers 950 $31030 $14.92 0.75
58 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 930 $42060 $20.22 0.45
59 Personal Care Aides 900 $21480 $10.33 1.3
60 Food Preparation Workers 860 $21690 $10.43 0.6
61 Management Analysts 820 $69520 $33.43 0.5
62 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 780 $57430 $27.61 0.9
63 Electricians 770 $39500 $18.99 0.4
64 Bartenders 760 $25450 $12.24 0.4
65 Childcare Workers 740 $19790 $9.51 0.8
66 Computer User Support Specialists 720 $41820 $20.1 0.4
67 Lawyers 700 $104720 $50.35 0.5
68 Home Health Aides 700 $21600 $10.39 0.7
69 Medical Secretaries 690 $28860 $13.87 0.4
70 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 690 $63330 $30.45 0.3
71 Cooks, Fast Food 660 $19250 $9.25 0.3
72 Counter and Rental Clerks 640 $28160 $13.54 0.3
73 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 610 $39150 $18.82 0.2
74 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 570 $41150 $19.78 0.5
75 Billing and Posting Clerks 540 $35460 $17.05 0.35
76 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 540 $39150 $18.82 0.3
77 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 540 $58570 $28.16 0.1
78 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 530 $45150 $21.71 0.2
79 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 530 $19820 $9.53 0.25
80 Carpenters 520 $37800 $18.17 0.6
81 Pharmacy Technicians 520 $29860 $14.36 0.25
82 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 510 $38530 $18.53 0.1
83 Pharmacists 510 $118030 $56.74 0.2
84 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 510 $29260 $14.07 0.1
85 Human Resources Specialists 490 $50940 $24.49 0.3
86 Postal Service Mail Carriers 480 $51000 $24.52 0.15
87 Construction Managers 480 $82650 $39.73 0.2
88 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 480 $20430 $9.82 0.3
89 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 470 $18920 $9.1 0.3
90 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 460 $37230 $17.9 0.2
91 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 450 $39580 $19.03 0.2
92 Instructional Coordinators 450 $55320 $26.6 0.1
93 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 450 $58560 $28.15 0.4
94 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 440 $21600 $10.39 0.3
95 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 420 $30290 $14.56 0.4
96 Nurse Practitioners 420 $92610 $44.52 0.1
97 Dishwashers 420 $20450 $9.83 0.3
98 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 420 $55700 $26.78 0.1
99 Training and Development Specialists 410 $47320 $22.75 0.2
100 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 400 $20860 $10.03 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Pensacola Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,220 165,390
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,620 30,900
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 23,420 20,100
Sales and Related Occupations 33,040 19,860
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 65,720 12,420
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 50,320 10,280
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,650 7,810
Construction and Extraction Occupations 35,960 7,780
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,840 7,420
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 60,860 7,120
Retail Salespersons 26,160 6,970
Production Occupations 36,960 6,300
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,360 6,110
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 24,440 5,710
Cashiers 19,880 5,670
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,680 5,340
Protective Service Occupations 36,120 4,910
Management Occupations 104,260 4,570
Registered Nurses 57,220 4,490
Waiters and Waitresses 24,920 4,480
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,980 4,140
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,870 3,560
Office Clerks, General 29,210 2,910
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 65,210 2,870
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,700 2,670
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,370 2,660
Cooks, Restaurant 25,420 2,630
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,850 2,220
Nursing Assistants 24,190 2,090
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 49,070 2,030
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,530 1,990
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 73,310 1,910
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 46,680 1,910
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 33,420 1,820
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35,370 1,810
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 24,960 1,780
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 38,280 1,620
Receptionists and Information Clerks 27,730 1,590
Legal Occupations 75,990 1,500
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 61,950 1,490
Correctional Officers and Jailers 36,870 1,440
Security Guards 22,380 1,380
General and Operations Managers 108,620 1,370
Tellers 29,030 1,370
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 45,030 1,350
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 20,940 1,310
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 56,270 1,280
Construction Laborers 27,400 1,220
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 38,810 1,120
Medical Assistants 28,700 1,120

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,220 165,390
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,620 30,900
Sales and Related Occupations 33,040 19,860
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 65,720 12,420
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 50,320 10,280
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,650 7,810
Construction and Extraction Occupations 35,960 7,780
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,840 7,420
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 60,860 7,120
Retail Salespersons 26,160 6,970
Production Occupations 36,960 6,300
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,680 5,340
Protective Service Occupations 36,120 4,910
Management Occupations 104,260 4,570
Registered Nurses 57,220 4,490
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,980 4,140
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,870 3,560
Office Clerks, General 29,210 2,910
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 65,210 2,870
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,370 2,660
Cooks, Restaurant 25,420 2,630
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,850 2,220
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 49,070 2,030
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,530 1,990
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 73,310 1,910
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 46,680 1,910
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 33,420 1,820
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35,370 1,810
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 38,280 1,620
Receptionists and Information Clerks 27,730 1,590
Legal Occupations 75,990 1,500
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 61,950 1,490
Correctional Officers and Jailers 36,870 1,440
General and Operations Managers 108,620 1,370
Tellers 29,030 1,370
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 45,030 1,350
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 56,270 1,280
Construction Laborers 27,400 1,220
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 38,810 1,120
Medical Assistants 28,700 1,120
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 37,050 1,070
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 49,100 1,070
Accountants and Auditors 59,610 1,030
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 47,790 1,010
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 31,000 980
Team Assemblers 31,030 950
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 42,060 930
Management Analysts 69,520 820
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 57,430 780
Electricians 39,500 770

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