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Punta Gorda Employment

Employment and Industries in the Punta Gorda, Florida Area

Punta Gorda is a prominent recreation and tourist area. It's also a popular area for retirees. The major employment sectors in Punta Gorda are healthcare, retail; professional, scientific and technical services; construction; arts, entertainment and recreation; and accommodation and food services. In addition shipping of fish, vegetables and other items contribute to the local economy.

Some of the most popular occupations where the majority of the positions are filled by college graduates are registered nurses, accountants and auditors, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, management analysts, pharmacists, lawyers, dentists, physical therapists, advertising sales agents and medical and clinical laboratory technologists.

The primary employers in the Punta Gorda region are shown below:

  • Punta Gorda HMA Inc
  • Peace River Distributing Inc
  • Adams Bros Cabinetry
  • City of Punta Gorda
  • Air Trek Inc
  • Conn-X LLC
  • Calkins & Kenyon Construction
  • Sweetbay Supermarket
  • Taylor Contractors of Florida Inc
  • Consolidated Construction Services of Florida Inc
  • Amberg Insurance Center Inc
  • Towles Corporation
  • Doyle Mcburnett Inc
  • Marine Contracting Group Inc
  • Bank of America
  • Lee Memorial Health Systems
  • PTRS

Noteworthy data regarding Punta Gorda: About 32% of the residents have a bachelor's degree or better. The estimated median household income in 2007 was $63,000. The cost of living index in 2008 was at 95. The national average is 100.

Business organizations offering assistance to local companies include:

The Sun News Papers Port Charlotte offers up-to-date information regarding the business activities in the Punta Gorda area.

Jobs in Punta Gorda

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 44850 $38430 $18.48 100
2 Sales and Related Occupations 7440 $31040 $14.92 10.15
3 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7040 $31960 $15.36 14.8
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6120 $23720 $11.4 8.3
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3830 $74660 $35.9 5.75
6 Retail Salespersons 3010 $25780 $12.4 3.1
7 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2680 $36030 $17.32 4.4
8 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2180 $25070 $12.05 3.7
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2120 $36950 $17.76 3.8
10 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2080 $28060 $13.49 6.45
11 Cashiers 1970 $20420 $9.82 2.25
12 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 1830 $47870 $23.01 6.15
13 Healthcare Support Occupations 1740 $29260 $14.07 3.05
14 Waiters and Waitresses 1500 $26120 $12.56 1.6
15 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1370 $63290 $30.43 5.05
16 Registered Nurses 1360 $60030 $28.86 1.9
17 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1340 $24630 $11.84 4.1
18 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1240 $19220 $9.24 2.15
19 Protective Service Occupations 1220 $43250 $20.79 2.25
20 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1210 $30240 $14.54 1.6
21 Management Occupations 1050 $96000 $46.16 6.05
22 Production Occupations 1020 $30350 $14.59 5.85
23 Office Clerks, General 960 $28830 $13.86 2
24 Nursing Assistants 950 $25390 $12.21 1.05
25 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 800 $25920 $12.46 1.2
26 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 800 $42840 $20.6 1
27 Cooks, Restaurant 790 $24390 $11.73 0.75
28 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 670 $23930 $11.5 1.6
29 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 670 $23860 $11.47 0.8
30 Customer Service Representatives 620 $30260 $14.55 1.75
31 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 540 $41640 $20.02 0.5
32 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 490 $20390 $9.8 1
33 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 480 $33180 $15.95 1.1
34 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 480 $38730 $18.62 0.5
35 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 460 $52800 $25.39 1
36 Receptionists and Information Clerks 460 $27560 $13.25 0.7
37 Carpenters 450 $30450 $14.64 0.6
38 Bartenders 450 $24790 $11.92 0.4
39 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 430 $37280 $17.92 1
40 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 420 $30640 $14.73 0.9
41 Community and Social Service Occupations 420 $44410 $21.35 1.65
42 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 410 $35890 $17.25 0.6
43 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 380 $21560 $10.37 1.6
44 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 380 $63460 $30.51 2.8
45 Legal Occupations 350 $94190 $45.28 0.8
46 Construction Laborers 350 $29210 $14.04 0.8
47 Food Preparation Workers 340 $21600 $10.38 0.6
48 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 340 $52730 $25.35 0.45
49 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 340 $67070 $32.25 0.6
50 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 340 $52280 $25.13 0.7
51 Dishwashers 320 $19620 $9.43 0.3
52 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 300 $34020 $16.36 0.6
53 Medical Assistants 300 $31600 $15.19 0.45
54 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 300 $33300 $16.01 1.2
55 Counter and Rental Clerks 290 $28800 $13.85 0.3
56 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 280 $44180 $21.24 1.7
57 Electricians 260 $42210 $20.29 0.4
58 General and Operations Managers 260 $112380 $54.03 1.4
59 Lawyers 250 $109690 $52.74 0.5
60 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 250 $37980 $18.26 0.2
61 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 240 $55940 $26.89 0.4
62 Driver/Sales Workers 240 $21520 $10.35 0.3
63 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 240 $21330 $10.26 0.3
64 Tellers 230 $27030 $12.99 0.3
65 Firefighters 230 $39800 $19.13 0.2
66 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 220 $19940 $9.59 0.25
67 Billing and Posting Clerks 210 $35110 $16.88 0.35
68 Pest Control Workers 210 $29600 $14.23 0
69 Family and General Practitioners 210 $198260 $95.32 0.1
70 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 200 $38090 $18.31 0.3
71 Accountants and Auditors 190 $68470 $32.92 0.9
72 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 180 $19740 $9.49 0.2
73 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 180 $20140 $9.68 0.2
74 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 170 $18690 $8.99 0.3
75 Postal Service Mail Carriers 170 $50200 $24.13 0.15
76 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 170 $67560 $32.48 1.65
77 Medical Secretaries 170 $25100 $12.07 0.4
78 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 150 $24730 $11.89 0.3
79 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 150 $27620 $13.28 0.4
80 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 150 $56530 $27.18 0.3
81 Pharmacy Technicians 150 $28790 $13.84 0.25
82 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 150 $22200 $10.68 0.2
83 Recreation Workers 140 $23980 $11.53 0.3
84 Roofers 140 $34380 $16.53 0.1
85 Insurance Sales Agents 140 $49190 $23.65 0.3
86 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 140 $36160 $17.38 0.2
87 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 140 $43550 $20.94 0.9
88 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 140 $30890 $14.85 0.2
89 Radiologic Technologists 130 $44090 $21.2 0.1
90 Dental Assistants 130 $37850 $18.2 0.2
91 Physical Therapists 130 $84250 $40.5 0.15
92 Team Assemblers 130 $26700 $12.84 0.75
93 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 130 $43610 $20.97 0.5
94 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 120 $27900 $13.41 0.3
95 Transportation Workers, All Other 120 $23710 $11.4 0
96 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 120 $30110 $14.48 0.4
97 Childcare Workers 110 $22430 $10.78 0.8
98 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 110 $43420 $20.88 0.2
99 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 110 $65970 $31.72 0.2
100 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 110 $23230 $11.17 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Punta Gorda Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 38,430 44,850
Sales and Related Occupations 31,040 7,440
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,960 7,040
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 23,720 6,120
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 74,660 3,830
Retail Salespersons 25,780 3,010
Construction and Extraction Occupations 36,030 2,680
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,070 2,180
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 36,950 2,120
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28,060 2,080
Cashiers 20,420 1,970
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 47,870 1,830
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,260 1,740
Waiters and Waitresses 26,120 1,500
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 63,290 1,370
Registered Nurses 60,030 1,360
Personal Care and Service Occupations 24,630 1,340
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,220 1,240
Protective Service Occupations 43,250 1,220
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,240 1,210
Management Occupations 96,000 1,050
Production Occupations 30,350 1,020
Office Clerks, General 28,830 960
Nursing Assistants 25,390 950
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,920 800
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 42,840 800
Cooks, Restaurant 24,390 790
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,930 670
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 23,860 670
Customer Service Representatives 30,260 620
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 41,640 540
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 20,390 490
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,180 480
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 38,730 480
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 52,800 460
Receptionists and Information Clerks 27,560 460
Carpenters 30,450 450
Bartenders 24,790 450
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 37,280 430
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 30,640 420
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,410 420
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35,890 410
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 21,560 380
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 63,460 380
Legal Occupations 94,190 350
Construction Laborers 29,210 350
Food Preparation Workers 21,600 340
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 52,730 340
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 67,070 340
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 52,280 340

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 38,430 44,850
Sales and Related Occupations 31,040 7,440
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,960 7,040
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 74,660 3,830
Retail Salespersons 25,780 3,010
Construction and Extraction Occupations 36,030 2,680
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,070 2,180
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 36,950 2,120
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28,060 2,080
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 47,870 1,830
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,260 1,740
Waiters and Waitresses 26,120 1,500
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 63,290 1,370
Registered Nurses 60,030 1,360
Protective Service Occupations 43,250 1,220
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,240 1,210
Management Occupations 96,000 1,050
Production Occupations 30,350 1,020
Office Clerks, General 28,830 960
Nursing Assistants 25,390 950
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,920 800
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 42,840 800
Customer Service Representatives 30,260 620
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 41,640 540
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,180 480
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 38,730 480
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 52,800 460
Receptionists and Information Clerks 27,560 460
Carpenters 30,450 450
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 37,280 430
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 30,640 420
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,410 420
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35,890 410
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 63,460 380
Legal Occupations 94,190 350
Construction Laborers 29,210 350
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 52,730 340
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 67,070 340
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 52,280 340
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 34,020 300
Medical Assistants 31,600 300
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 33,300 300
Counter and Rental Clerks 28,800 290
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 44,180 280
Electricians 42,210 260
General and Operations Managers 112,380 260
Lawyers 109,690 250
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 37,980 250
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 55,940 240
Tellers 27,030 230

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