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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations46530$39,400$18.94100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations7300$32,290$15.5214.35
3Sales and Related Occupations6930$32,580$15.679.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations6590$24,980$12.018.55
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations4090$74,460$35.85.8
6Retail Salespersons2940$26,580$12.782.85
7Construction and Extraction Occupations2920$38,070$18.34.45
8Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2340$37,260$17.913.8
9Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2240$26,550$12.763.65
10Transportation and Material Moving Occupations2120$30,170$14.56.55
11Healthcare Support Occupations1970$29,230$14.053
12Education, Training, and Library Occupations1790$49,280$23.696.05
13Cashiers1700$21,040$10.122.2
14Registered Nurses1490$66,050$31.751.95
15Waiters and Waitresses1490$27,310$13.131.7
16Personal Care and Service Occupations1300$24,490$11.774.3
17Business and Financial Operations Occupations1290$63,330$30.455.25
18Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1260$20,150$9.692.3
19Management Occupations1260$89,360$42.966.15
20Protective Service Occupations1230$44,440$21.362.2
21Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1230$30,910$14.861.5
22Office Clerks, General1130$29,890$14.371.9
23Production Occupations1120$31,060$14.935.7
24Nursing Assistants930$27,360$13.151
25Stock Clerks and Order Fillers890$25,390$12.211.3
26Cooks, Restaurant850$26,490$12.730.8
27Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers800$25,180$12.110.8
28First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers650$45,810$22.021
29Customer Service Representatives640$30,170$14.511.75
30Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners600$25,120$12.081.55
31Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses560$42,420$20.40.5
32Community and Social Service Occupations550$44,170$21.241.65
33Food Preparation Workers550$21,880$10.520.6
34Receptionists and Information Clerks550$28,850$13.870.7
35Carpenters530$38,040$18.290.7
36Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks510$33,220$15.971.05
37Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics500$39,480$18.980.5
38Maintenance and Repair Workers, General490$31,400$15.090.9
39First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers450$52,330$25.160.95
40Medical Assistants440$31,060$14.930.45
41Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners430$20,810$100.9
42Computer and Mathematical Occupations420$62,080$29.852.9
43First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers420$37,070$17.820.6
44General and Operations Managers420$91,890$44.181.5
45Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products410$43,900$21.110.9
46Bartenders400$26,310$12.650.4
47Construction Laborers390$30,840$14.830.8
48Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand370$25,430$12.231.7
49Dishwashers360$20,020$9.630.3
50Legal Occupations360$94,970$45.660.8
51Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers340$54,360$26.140.4
52Business Operations Specialists, All Other310$54,240$26.080.7
53Sales Representatives, Services, All Other310$65,630$31.550.6
54Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations290$45,360$21.811.8
55Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers290$38,400$18.461.2
56Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers290$33,370$16.050.6
57Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists270$25,370$12.20.4
58Electricians260$42,810$20.580.4
59Food Servers, Nonrestaurant260$20,950$10.070.2
60Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers250$39,600$19.040.2
61Home Health Aides250$23,350$11.230.7
62First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers240$54,920$26.40.4
63Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters240$40,170$19.310.3
64Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop230$21,710$10.440.3
65Counter and Rental Clerks230$27,520$13.230.3
66Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop230$22,520$10.830.3
67Lawyers230$117,020$56.260.5
68Pest Control Workers230$30,710$14.760.1
69Tellers230$28,970$13.930.3
70Architecture and Engineering Occupations210$63,890$30.721.7
71First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers210$51,030$24.530.3
72Accountants and Auditors200$70,590$33.940.9
73Billing and Posting Clerks200$38,290$18.410.3
74Amusement and Recreation Attendants190$20,530$9.870.2
75Pharmacy Technicians190$30,090$14.470.3
76Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers180$21,660$10.410.3
77Insurance Sales Agents180$57,300$27.550.3
78Family and General Practitioners170$194,600$93.560.1
79Painters, Construction and Maintenance170$32,390$15.570.2
80Postal Service Mail Carriers170$50,960$24.50.2
81Childcare Workers160$23,510$11.30.8
82Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers150$28,770$13.830
83Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations150$46,180$22.20.8
84Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators150$36,790$17.690.2
85Dental Assistants140$38,680$18.60.2
86Medical Secretaries140$29,680$14.270.4
87Roofers140$34,890$16.770.1
88Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment130$22,380$10.760.2
89Computer User Support Specialists130$43,260$20.80.4
90Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria130$27,180$13.070.3
91Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks130$23,490$11.290.2
92Radiologic Technologists130$50,800$24.430.1
93Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants120$47,540$22.860.35
94Medical and Health Services Managers120$92,520$44.480.25
95Bus Drivers, School or Special Client110$29,290$14.080.3
96Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers110$20,590$9.90.1
97Paralegals and Legal Assistants110$49,400$23.750.2
98Parts Salespersons110$28,580$13.740.2
99Nonfarm Animal Caretakers100$23,540$11.320.2
100Pharmacists100$119,130$57.280.2
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Jobs More Common Near Punta Gorda Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$39,40046,530
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,2907,300
Sales and Related Occupations$32,5806,930
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$24,9806,590
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$74,4604,090
Retail Salespersons$26,5802,940
Construction and Extraction Occupations$38,0702,920
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$37,2602,340
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,5502,240
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,1702,120
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,2301,970
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$49,2801,790
Cashiers$21,0401,700
Registered Nurses$66,0501,490
Waiters and Waitresses$27,3101,490
Personal Care and Service Occupations$24,4901,300
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$63,3301,290
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,1501,260
Management Occupations$89,3601,260
Protective Service Occupations$44,4401,230
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$30,9101,230
Office Clerks, General$29,8901,130
Production Occupations$31,0601,120
Nursing Assistants$27,360930
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,390890
Cooks, Restaurant$26,490850
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$25,180800
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$45,810650
Customer Service Representatives$30,170640
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,120600
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$42,420560
Community and Social Service Occupations$44,170550
Food Preparation Workers$21,880550
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,850550
Carpenters$38,040530
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$33,220510
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$39,480500
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$31,400490
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$52,330450
Medical Assistants$31,060440
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$20,810430
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$62,080420
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$37,070420
General and Operations Managers$91,890420
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$43,900410
Bartenders$26,310400
Construction Laborers$30,840390
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$25,430370
Dishwashers$20,020360
Legal Occupations$94,970360

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$39,40046,530
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,2907,300
Sales and Related Occupations$32,5806,930
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$74,4604,090
Retail Salespersons$26,5802,940
Construction and Extraction Occupations$38,0702,920
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$37,2602,340
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,5502,240
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,1702,120
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,2301,970
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$49,2801,790
Registered Nurses$66,0501,490
Waiters and Waitresses$27,3101,490
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$63,3301,290
Management Occupations$89,3601,260
Protective Service Occupations$44,4401,230
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$30,9101,230
Office Clerks, General$29,8901,130
Production Occupations$31,0601,120
Nursing Assistants$27,360930
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,390890
Cooks, Restaurant$26,490850
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$25,180800
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$45,810650
Customer Service Representatives$30,170640
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,120600
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$42,420560
Community and Social Service Occupations$44,170550
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,850550
Carpenters$38,040530
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$33,220510
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$39,480500
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$31,400490
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$52,330450
Medical Assistants$31,060440
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$62,080420
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$37,070420
General and Operations Managers$91,890420
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$43,900410
Bartenders$26,310400
Construction Laborers$30,840390
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$25,430370
Legal Occupations$94,970360
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$54,360340
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$54,240310
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$65,630310
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$45,360290
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$38,400290
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$33,370290
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists$25,370270

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