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Port St. Lucie Employment

Employment and Industries in the Port St. Lucie, Florida Area

Port St. Lucie is primarily a bedroom community, however the city is developing a downtown business area. The major sectors for employment in Port St. Lucie are healthcare, construction, accommodation and food services, finance and insurance and government. QVC is a large private employer in the county and a number of jobs are related to their inbound call center. In addition, the Professional Golf Association has a facility in Port St. Lucie.

Many residents commute to other cities for work. St. Lucie County includes the St. Lucie County's Life Science Cluster which has attracted some interest from companies and organizations. Two of the major employers in the county's banking sector are Harbor Federal Savings Bank and Riverside National Bank. Walmart and Publix Supermarkets are major employers for retail jobs. The county also includes numerous industrial parks.

Some of the most popular jobs filled by workers with college degrees are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, accountants and auditors, management analysts, lawyers, child, family and social workers; securities, commodities and financial services sales agents; pharmacists and physical therapists.

Shown below is a list of the major employers in Port St. Lucie:

  • Liberty Healthcare Group Inc
  • Liberty Medical Supply
  • City of Port St. Lucie
  • St Lucie Medical Center
  • Campo-Care Inc
  • World Electric Supply Inc
  • Village Hotel of Sandpiper Inc
  • Gerelco Electrical Contractors Inc
  • Port Saint Lucie Management LLC
  • Pga Management Services Inc
  • The Heart & Family Health Institute of Port Saint Lucie Inc
  • Nurse On Call of South Florida Inc
  • Burnac Produce Inc
  • Medical Equipment Technologies Inc
  • School District of Saint Lucie County
  • QVC
  • Indian River Community College

Notable data regarding Port St. Lucie: In 2008 the cost of living index was 92.6 which is below the national average of 100. In 2007 the estimated median household income was $49,000. About 15% of the residents have a bachelor's degree or better.

Port St. Lucie companies have access to business organizations such as:

The TCPalm offers current information about the business endeavors in Port St. Lucie.

Jobs in Port St Lucie

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations141190$42,500$20.43100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations22120$34,180$16.4314.35
3Sales and Related Occupations18020$37,550$18.059.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations16700$24,800$11.928.55
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations10670$72,220$34.725.8
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations8310$30,220$14.536.55
7Education, Training, and Library Occupations7970$46,290$22.266.05
8Construction and Extraction Occupations7710$40,480$19.464.45
9Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations6880$41,390$19.93.8
10Production Occupations5840$37,110$17.845.7
11Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations5650$28,340$13.623.65
12Retail Salespersons5510$31,880$15.332.85
13Business and Financial Operations Occupations5330$64,150$30.845.25
14Healthcare Support Occupations4760$31,350$15.073
15Management Occupations4710$110,520$53.146.15
16Cashiers4700$20,410$9.812.2
17Personal Care and Service Occupations4450$27,370$13.164.3
18Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food4400$20,170$9.72.3
19Waiters and Waitresses4180$25,580$12.31.7
20Registered Nurses3360$56,850$27.331.95
21Office Clerks, General3140$32,120$15.441.9
22Customer Service Representatives2960$30,140$14.491.75
23Protective Service Occupations2820$44,580$21.432.2
24Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive2750$31,590$15.191.5
25Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers2710$27,370$13.160.8
26Community and Social Service Occupations2330$41,350$19.881.65
27Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand2300$25,840$12.421.7
28Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1930$24,790$11.921.3
29Computer and Mathematical Occupations1910$64,760$31.142.9
30Nursing Assistants1820$26,320$12.651
31Receptionists and Information Clerks1760$29,180$14.030.7
32First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1720$45,400$21.831
33Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1690$33,780$16.240.9
34Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1650$34,930$16.791.05
35First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1630$54,130$26.020.95
36Cooks, Restaurant1600$26,430$12.710.8
37General and Operations Managers1560$118,840$57.141.5
38Architecture and Engineering Occupations1530$73,790$35.481.7
39Construction Laborers1390$31,950$15.360.8
40Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1350$67,260$32.340.9
41Food Preparation Workers1300$22,680$10.90.6
42Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1260$26,110$12.561.55
43First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1170$36,890$17.740.6
44Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1170$37,120$17.851.2
45Sales Representatives, Services, All Other1140$54,260$26.090.6
46Driver/Sales Workers1130$24,270$11.670.3
47Business Operations Specialists, All Other1100$57,460$27.620.7
48Carpenters1080$38,930$18.720.7
49Legal Occupations1070$81,460$39.160.8
50Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations1040$47,680$22.921.8
51Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics980$40,470$19.460.5
52Security Guards970$36,630$17.610.7
53Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners960$22,950$11.030.9
54Accountants and Auditors950$64,620$31.070.9
55Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses950$43,260$20.80.5
56Medical Assistants930$31,360$15.080.45
57Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers920$32,110$15.440
58Recreation Workers920$25,200$12.120.25
59Substitute Teachers870$22,750$10.940
60Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations790$59,520$28.620.8
61Electricians780$48,940$23.530.4
62Billing and Posting Clerks760$34,880$16.770.3
63First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers750$63,180$30.380.4
64Bartenders720$28,360$13.640.4
65Amusement and Recreation Attendants710$23,840$11.460.2
66Home Health Aides710$23,130$11.120.7
67Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers670$33,780$16.240.6
68Psychiatric Technicians670$28,090$13.510
69Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop650$19,830$9.530.3
70Computer User Support Specialists640$42,310$20.340.4
71Tellers600$30,050$14.450.3
72Packers and Packagers, Hand590$20,920$10.060.45
73Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations580$26,730$12.850.65
74Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists550$29,890$14.370.4
75Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers530$58,500$28.120.4
76Lawyers520$104,620$50.30.5
77Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters520$45,510$21.880.3
78First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers510$59,100$28.410.4
79Medical Secretaries510$35,210$16.930.4
80Personal Care Aides510$23,330$11.221.5
81Roofers510$37,330$17.950.1
82Counter and Rental Clerks490$24,950$120.3
83Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators490$35,310$16.980.2
84Bus Drivers, School or Special Client470$34,620$16.650.3
85Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants470$48,450$23.290.35
86Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment460$26,350$12.670.2
87Postal Service Mail Carriers460$50,970$24.50.2
88Dishwashers450$20,780$9.990.3
89Management Analysts450$92,740$44.590.5
90Childcare Workers440$24,690$11.870.8
91Human Resources Specialists440$57,740$27.760.35
92Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers430$22,700$10.910.3
93Pharmacy Technicians430$31,090$14.950.3
94First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers420$63,850$30.70.3
95Insurance Sales Agents420$72,140$34.680.3
96Paralegals and Legal Assistants420$53,970$25.950.2
97Dental Assistants400$39,430$18.960.2
98Physicians and Surgeons, All Other400$225,860$108.580.25
99Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria370$26,100$12.550.3
100Painters, Construction and Maintenance370$29,710$14.280.2
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Jobs More Common Near Port St Lucie Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,500141,190
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,18022,120
Sales and Related Occupations$37,55018,020
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$24,80016,700
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$72,22010,670
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,2208,310
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$46,2907,970
Construction and Extraction Occupations$40,4807,710
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$41,3906,880
Production Occupations$37,1105,840
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$28,3405,650
Retail Salespersons$31,8805,510
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$64,1505,330
Healthcare Support Occupations$31,3504,760
Management Occupations$110,5204,710
Cashiers$20,4104,700
Personal Care and Service Occupations$27,3704,450
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,1704,400
Waiters and Waitresses$25,5804,180
Registered Nurses$56,8503,360
Office Clerks, General$32,1203,140
Customer Service Representatives$30,1402,960
Protective Service Occupations$44,5802,820
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$31,5902,750
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$27,3702,710
Community and Social Service Occupations$41,3502,330
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$25,8402,300
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$24,7901,930
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$64,7601,910
Nursing Assistants$26,3201,820
Receptionists and Information Clerks$29,1801,760
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$45,4001,720
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$33,7801,690
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,9301,650
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,1301,630
Cooks, Restaurant$26,4301,600
General and Operations Managers$118,8401,560
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$73,7901,530
Construction Laborers$31,9501,390
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$67,2601,350
Food Preparation Workers$22,6801,300
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,1101,260
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$36,8901,170
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$37,1201,170
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$54,2601,140
Driver/Sales Workers$24,2701,130
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$57,4601,100
Carpenters$38,9301,080
Legal Occupations$81,4601,070
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$47,6801,040

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Port St Lucie, Florida Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,500141,190
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,18022,120
Sales and Related Occupations$37,55018,020
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$72,22010,670
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,2208,310
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$46,2907,970
Construction and Extraction Occupations$40,4807,710
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$41,3906,880
Production Occupations$37,1105,840
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$28,3405,650
Retail Salespersons$31,8805,510
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$64,1505,330
Healthcare Support Occupations$31,3504,760
Management Occupations$110,5204,710
Personal Care and Service Occupations$27,3704,450
Waiters and Waitresses$25,5804,180
Registered Nurses$56,8503,360
Office Clerks, General$32,1203,140
Customer Service Representatives$30,1402,960
Protective Service Occupations$44,5802,820
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$31,5902,750
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$27,3702,710
Community and Social Service Occupations$41,3502,330
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$25,8402,300
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$64,7601,910
Nursing Assistants$26,3201,820
Receptionists and Information Clerks$29,1801,760
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$45,4001,720
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$33,7801,690
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,9301,650
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,1301,630
Cooks, Restaurant$26,4301,600
General and Operations Managers$118,8401,560
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$73,7901,530
Construction Laborers$31,9501,390
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$67,2601,350
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,1101,260
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$36,8901,170
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$37,1201,170
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$54,2601,140
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$57,4601,100
Carpenters$38,9301,080
Legal Occupations$81,4601,070
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$47,6801,040
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$40,470980
Security Guards$36,630970
Accountants and Auditors$64,620950
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$43,260950
Medical Assistants$31,360930
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$32,110920

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