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Sebastian Employment

Employment and Industries in the Sebastian, Florida Area

Sebastian is primarily a residential community, popular with families and retirees. The majority of the residents commute to jobs in Vero Beach, St. Lucie County and Brevard County. The region includes high-tech industries and numerous aerospace related companies. The primary employment sectors in Sebastian are healthcare, construction, accommodation and food services, finance and insurance and education. About 26% of the workforce have sales and office jobs. Approximately 25% of the workers are in service occupations.

Some of the most popular jobs filled by workers with college degrees are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, accountants an auditors, lawyers, management analysts, personal financial advisors, pharmacists, financial managers and physical therapists.

The major employers in Sebastian are shown below:

  • Sebastian River Medical Center
  • City of Sebastian
  • Publix Supermarket
  • Macho Products Inc
  • MDI Products LLC
  • Complete Electric Inc
  • Barefoot Bay Recreation District
  • Hearndon Construction Inc
  • Sebastian River Holdings Inc
  • Ford Wire Cable Corporation

Interesting information about Sebastian: The cost of living index in 2008 was 89.4 which is less than the national average of 100. In 2009 the average salary in Sebastian was $27,000. About 10% of the residents have a bachelor's degree and approximately 4% hold a graduate degree.

Sebastian companies have access to helpful business organizations including:

The Sebastian Sun offers up-to-date information regarding the business activities in Sebastian.

Jobs in Sebastian

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations50590$40,530$19.48100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations7640$34,070$16.3814.35
3Sales and Related Occupations7330$34,700$16.689.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations6470$26,380$12.688.55
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations3540$74,330$35.745.8
6Retail Salespersons2680$25,310$12.172.85
7Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2680$27,290$13.123.65
8Construction and Extraction Occupations2600$38,600$18.564.45
9Education, Training, and Library Occupations2410$45,170$21.716.05
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2360$37,300$17.933.8
11Transportation and Material Moving Occupations2180$30,050$14.456.55
12Healthcare Support Occupations2160$29,910$14.383
13Production Occupations1960$31,680$15.235.7
14Cashiers1920$20,550$9.882.2
15Personal Care and Service Occupations1700$26,800$12.884.3
16Management Occupations1660$102,980$49.516.15
17Business and Financial Operations Occupations1590$65,940$31.75.25
18Waiters and Waitresses1490$26,120$12.561.7
19Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1230$21,910$10.532.3
20Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers1210$26,790$12.880.8
21Registered Nurses1170$61,110$29.381.95
22Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1160$34,190$16.441.5
23Protective Service Occupations950$48,040$23.12.2
24Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations940$23,410$11.250.65
25Office Clerks, General940$30,080$14.461.9
26First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers820$40,970$19.71
27Nursing Assistants810$25,780$12.391
28Stock Clerks and Order Fillers760$26,070$12.541.3
29Cooks, Restaurant760$29,730$14.290.8
30Customer Service Representatives700$30,370$14.61.75
31Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks680$38,340$18.431.05
32Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners660$24,450$11.751.55
33Receptionists and Information Clerks640$29,570$14.220.7
34Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse610$20,430$9.820.3
35Maintenance and Repair Workers, General600$29,700$14.280.9
36Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand570$29,000$13.941.7
37First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers560$51,510$24.760.95
38Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners550$22,180$10.660.9
39Architecture and Engineering Occupations510$66,160$31.811.7
40General and Operations Managers490$127,610$61.351.5
41Computer and Mathematical Occupations480$63,850$30.72.9
42Medical Assistants460$31,490$15.140.45
43Community and Social Service Occupations450$45,220$21.741.65
44Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations440$45,790$22.021.8
45Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers400$22,060$10.610.3
46Bartenders380$27,860$13.390.4
47Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products370$73,290$35.240.9
48Construction Laborers360$30,890$14.850.8
49Food Preparation Workers360$24,070$11.570.6
50Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop350$23,950$11.510.3
51Painters, Construction and Maintenance340$32,670$15.710.2
52Dishwashers330$23,230$11.170.3
53First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers320$38,290$18.410.6
54Business Operations Specialists, All Other310$63,250$30.410.7
55Accountants and Auditors310$56,990$27.40.9
56Carpenters310$38,500$18.510.7
57Electricians310$39,640$19.060.4
58Home Health Aides290$24,700$11.880.7
59Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics270$37,980$18.260.5
60Personal Care Aides260$22,180$10.661.5
61Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers250$52,380$25.180.4
62Sales Representatives, Services, All Other250$47,590$22.880.6
63Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses250$43,370$20.850.5
64Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers230$34,050$16.370.2
65Counter and Rental Clerks230$34,290$16.490.3
66Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists230$33,250$15.990.4
67Tellers220$29,920$14.380.3
68Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers220$32,280$15.521.2
69Food Servers, Nonrestaurant220$20,500$9.850.2
70Insurance Sales Agents220$69,870$33.590.3
71Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other220$30,400$14.620.1
72First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers210$55,240$26.560.4
73Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents210$51,120$24.580.2
74Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers210$31,390$15.090.6
75Roofers210$42,830$20.590.1
76Postal Service Mail Carriers200$49,770$23.930.2
77Billing and Posting Clerks190$35,210$16.930.3
78Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers190$31,700$15.240
79First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers190$53,750$25.840.3
80Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations180$59,980$28.840.8
81Dental Assistants180$38,070$18.30.2
82Pharmacy Technicians170$31,510$15.150.3
83Food Service Managers150$61,220$29.430.2
84Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers140$58,860$28.30.2
85Bus Drivers, School or Special Client140$34,350$16.510.3
86Pharmacists140$123,300$59.280.2
87Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks140$33,590$16.150.4
88Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers130$57,090$27.450.15
89Physicians and Surgeons, All Other130$230,970$111.050.25
90Security Guards130$26,100$12.550.7
91Computer User Support Specialists130$45,800$22.020.4
92Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education130$28,000$13.460.3
93Management Analysts130$93,940$45.160.5
94Medical Secretaries120$32,020$15.390.4
95Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers120$21,880$10.520.1
96Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks120$24,590$11.820.2
97Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants120$46,520$22.360.35
98Chefs and Head Cooks120$77,670$37.340.1
99Childcare Workers120$24,090$11.580.8
100First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers120$55,300$26.590.4
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Jobs More Common Near Sebastian Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$40,53050,590
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,0707,640
Sales and Related Occupations$34,7007,330
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$26,3806,470
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$74,3303,540
Retail Salespersons$25,3102,680
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,2902,680
Construction and Extraction Occupations$38,6002,600
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$45,1702,410
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$37,3002,360
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,0502,180
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,9102,160
Production Occupations$31,6801,960
Cashiers$20,5501,920
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,8001,700
Management Occupations$102,9801,660
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,9401,590
Waiters and Waitresses$26,1201,490
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$21,9101,230
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$26,7901,210
Registered Nurses$61,1101,170
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,1901,160
Protective Service Occupations$48,040950
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$23,410940
Office Clerks, General$30,080940
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$40,970820
Nursing Assistants$25,780810
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,070760
Cooks, Restaurant$29,730760
Customer Service Representatives$30,370700
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,340680
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$24,450660
Receptionists and Information Clerks$29,570640
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse$20,430610
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$29,700600
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,000570
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$51,510560
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$22,180550
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$66,160510
General and Operations Managers$127,610490
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$63,850480
Medical Assistants$31,490460
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,220450
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$45,790440
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers$22,060400
Bartenders$27,860380
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$73,290370
Construction Laborers$30,890360
Food Preparation Workers$24,070360
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop$23,950350

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$40,53050,590
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,0707,640
Sales and Related Occupations$34,7007,330
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$26,3806,470
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$74,3303,540
Retail Salespersons$25,3102,680
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,2902,680
Construction and Extraction Occupations$38,6002,600
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$45,1702,410
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$37,3002,360
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,0502,180
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,9102,160
Production Occupations$31,6801,960
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,8001,700
Management Occupations$102,9801,660
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,9401,590
Waiters and Waitresses$26,1201,490
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$26,7901,210
Registered Nurses$61,1101,170
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,1901,160
Protective Service Occupations$48,040950
Office Clerks, General$30,080940
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$40,970820
Nursing Assistants$25,780810
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,070760
Cooks, Restaurant$29,730760
Customer Service Representatives$30,370700
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,340680
Receptionists and Information Clerks$29,570640
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$29,700600
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,000570
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$51,510560
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$66,160510
General and Operations Managers$127,610490
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$63,850480
Medical Assistants$31,490460
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,220450
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$45,790440
Bartenders$27,860380
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$73,290370
Construction Laborers$30,890360
Painters, Construction and Maintenance$32,670340
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$38,290320
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$63,250310
Accountants and Auditors$56,990310
Carpenters$38,500310
Electricians$39,640310
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$37,980270
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$52,380250
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$47,590250

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