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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 new downtown business area. The major sectors for employment in Port St Lucie are healthcare, construction, accommodation and food services, finance and insurance and government. Four of the top private employers are medical related firms. QVC is one of the largest private employers in the county and provides a large number of jobs in 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 two of the top 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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 136800 $41120 $19.77 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 21550 $33590 $16.15 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 17790 $36100 $17.36 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 15830 $24470 $11.76 8.3
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 10730 $73920 $35.54 5.75
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 8230 $28290 $13.6 6.45
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 7650 $43440 $20.89 6.15
8 Construction and Extraction Occupations 7240 $39230 $18.86 4.4
9 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 6900 $28170 $13.54 3.7
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6270 $40640 $19.54 3.8
11 Production Occupations 5790 $35930 $17.27 5.85
12 Retail Salespersons 5630 $28690 $13.79 3.1
13 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 5100 $63300 $30.43 5.05
14 Cashiers 4840 $19880 $9.56 2.25
15 Healthcare Support Occupations 4770 $30220 $14.53 3.05
16 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4480 $20630 $9.92 2.15
17 Personal Care and Service Occupations 4470 $26610 $12.79 4.1
18 Management Occupations 3950 $111150 $53.44 6.05
19 Waiters and Waitresses 3840 $25940 $12.47 1.6
20 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 3650 $25650 $12.33 0.8
21 Registered Nurses 3290 $56190 $27.01 1.9
22 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3170 $31410 $15.1 1.6
23 Customer Service Representatives 2910 $29840 $14.35 1.75
24 Protective Service Occupations 2590 $41740 $20.07 2.25
25 Office Clerks, General 2550 $29520 $14.19 2
26 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2280 $24310 $11.69 1.6
27 Nursing Assistants 2160 $25570 $12.3 1.05
28 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2060 $24650 $11.85 1.2
29 Community and Social Service Occupations 1960 $40900 $19.67 1.65
30 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1690 $45190 $21.73 1
31 Cooks, Restaurant 1570 $25660 $12.34 0.75
32 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1560 $55160 $26.52 1
33 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1550 $29580 $14.22 0.7
34 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1470 $35830 $17.23 1.1
35 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1440 $69640 $33.48 1
36 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1430 $35270 $16.95 0.9
37 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1380 $70780 $34.03 1.65
38 Food Preparation Workers 1180 $22030 $10.59 0.6
39 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1150 $62450 $30.03 2.8
40 General and Operations Managers 1110 $132470 $63.69 1.4
41 Construction Laborers 1110 $29350 $14.11 0.8
42 Accountants and Auditors 1100 $63450 $30.5 0.9
43 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1090 $37800 $18.17 0.6
44 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1080 $22410 $10.77 1
45 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1080 $35060 $16.86 1.2
46 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1080 $27260 $13.11 1.6
47 Carpenters 1070 $36230 $17.42 0.6
48 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1070 $46200 $22.21 1.7
49 Legal Occupations 1050 $75850 $36.46 0.8
50 Driver/Sales Workers 1050 $21180 $10.18 0.3
51 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1000 $63260 $30.41 0.7
52 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1000 $44170 $21.24 0.5
53 Recreation Workers 910 $24240 $11.65 0.3
54 Medical Assistants 880 $30850 $14.83 0.45
55 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 830 $34570 $16.62 0.6
56 Security Guards 820 $28960 $13.92 0.7
57 Psychiatric Technicians 820 $27490 $13.21 0
58 Telemarketers 820 $22690 $10.91 0.15
59 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 810 $38410 $18.47 0.5
60 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 800 $53790 $25.86 0.6
61 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 780 $61470 $29.56 0.9
62 Billing and Posting Clerks 760 $34640 $16.65 0.35
63 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 750 $61990 $29.8 0.4
64 Electricians 680 $50530 $24.29 0.4
65 Bartenders 670 $29750 $14.3 0.4
66 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 620 $42280 $20.33 0.3
67 Team Assemblers 620 $31330 $15.06 0.75
68 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 610 $23450 $11.27 0.2
69 Childcare Workers 610 $21790 $10.48 0.8
70 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 600 $28750 $13.82 0.4
71 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 590 $55410 $26.64 0.45
72 Lawyers 580 $92810 $44.62 0.5
73 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 570 $58240 $28 0.4
74 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 570 $20940 $10.07 0.3
75 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 560 $26390 $12.69 0.6
76 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 540 $19750 $9.5 0.25
77 Packers and Packagers, Hand 530 $20310 $9.77 0.45
78 Home Health Aides 530 $24430 $11.75 0.7
79 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 520 $28250 $13.58 0.3
80 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 510 $36350 $17.48 0.2
81 Counter and Rental Clerks 510 $24350 $11.71 0.3
82 Personal Care Aides 500 $23430 $11.27 1.3
83 Roofers 500 $33930 $16.31 0.1
84 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 500 $59130 $28.43 0.3
85 Medical Secretaries 480 $35260 $16.95 0.4
86 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 480 $27310 $13.13 0.2
87 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 470 $47920 $23.04 0.5
88 Dishwashers 460 $20220 $9.72 0.3
89 Tellers 460 $29270 $14.07 0.3
90 Postal Service Mail Carriers 450 $51860 $24.93 0.15
91 Social and Human Service Assistants 450 $25680 $12.35 0.3
92 Pharmacy Technicians 410 $28270 $13.59 0.25
93 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 410 $19780 $9.51 0.3
94 Pharmacists 410 $122550 $58.92 0.2
95 Management Analysts 400 $79600 $38.27 0.5
96 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 400 $220820 $106.17 0.2
97 Physical Therapists 400 $91720 $44.09 0.15
98 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 400 $36370 $17.49 0.4
99 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 390 $30770 $14.79 0.1
100 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 390 $58400 $28.08 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Port St Lucie Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,120 136,800
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,590 21,550
Sales and Related Occupations 36,100 17,790
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 24,470 15,830
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 73,920 10,730
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28,290 8,230
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 43,440 7,650
Construction and Extraction Occupations 39,230 7,240
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 28,170 6,900
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 40,640 6,270
Production Occupations 35,930 5,790
Retail Salespersons 28,690 5,630
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 63,300 5,100
Cashiers 19,880 4,840
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,220 4,770
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 20,630 4,480
Personal Care and Service Occupations 26,610 4,470
Management Occupations 111,150 3,950
Waiters and Waitresses 25,940 3,840
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 25,650 3,650
Registered Nurses 56,190 3,290
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,410 3,170
Customer Service Representatives 29,840 2,910
Protective Service Occupations 41,740 2,590
Office Clerks, General 29,520 2,550
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 24,310 2,280
Nursing Assistants 25,570 2,160
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 24,650 2,060
Community and Social Service Occupations 40,900 1,960
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 45,190 1,690
Cooks, Restaurant 25,660 1,570
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 55,160 1,560
Receptionists and Information Clerks 29,580 1,550
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,830 1,470
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 69,640 1,440
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,270 1,430
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 70,780 1,380
Food Preparation Workers 22,030 1,180
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 62,450 1,150
General and Operations Managers 132,470 1,110
Construction Laborers 29,350 1,110
Accountants and Auditors 63,450 1,100
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 37,800 1,090
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 22,410 1,080
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 35,060 1,080
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 27,260 1,080
Carpenters 36,230 1,070
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 46,200 1,070
Legal Occupations 75,850 1,050
Driver/Sales Workers 21,180 1,050

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,120 136,800
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,590 21,550
Sales and Related Occupations 36,100 17,790
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 73,920 10,730
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28,290 8,230
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 43,440 7,650
Construction and Extraction Occupations 39,230 7,240
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 28,170 6,900
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 40,640 6,270
Production Occupations 35,930 5,790
Retail Salespersons 28,690 5,630
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 63,300 5,100
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,220 4,770
Personal Care and Service Occupations 26,610 4,470
Management Occupations 111,150 3,950
Waiters and Waitresses 25,940 3,840
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 25,650 3,650
Registered Nurses 56,190 3,290
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,410 3,170
Customer Service Representatives 29,840 2,910
Protective Service Occupations 41,740 2,590
Office Clerks, General 29,520 2,550
Nursing Assistants 25,570 2,160
Community and Social Service Occupations 40,900 1,960
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 45,190 1,690
Cooks, Restaurant 25,660 1,570
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 55,160 1,560
Receptionists and Information Clerks 29,580 1,550
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,830 1,470
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 69,640 1,440
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,270 1,430
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 70,780 1,380
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 62,450 1,150
General and Operations Managers 132,470 1,110
Construction Laborers 29,350 1,110
Accountants and Auditors 63,450 1,100
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 37,800 1,090
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 35,060 1,080
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 27,260 1,080
Carpenters 36,230 1,070
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 46,200 1,070
Legal Occupations 75,850 1,050
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 63,260 1,000
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 44,170 1,000
Medical Assistants 30,850 880
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 34,570 830
Security Guards 28,960 820
Psychiatric Technicians 27,490 820
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 38,410 810
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 53,790 800

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