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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 48240 $40170 $19.31 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7550 $33100 $15.91 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 7130 $34810 $16.74 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6520 $24150 $11.61 8.3
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3400 $75820 $36.45 5.75
6 Retail Salespersons 2900 $25500 $12.26 3.1
7 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2670 $27180 $13.07 3.7
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2420 $44990 $21.63 6.15
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2370 $38180 $18.36 3.8
10 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2370 $37990 $18.26 4.4
11 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2010 $28420 $13.66 6.45
12 Healthcare Support Occupations 1680 $30680 $14.75 3.05
13 Cashiers 1650 $20660 $9.93 2.25
14 Waiters and Waitresses 1600 $22840 $10.98 1.6
15 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1550 $20950 $10.07 2.15
16 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1490 $27290 $13.12 4.1
17 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1470 $66280 $31.87 5.05
18 Production Occupations 1380 $34440 $16.56 5.85
19 Management Occupations 1370 $112890 $54.27 6.05
20 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1250 $33510 $16.11 1.6
21 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1230 $25440 $12.23 0.8
22 Registered Nurses 1080 $61380 $29.51 1.9
23 Protective Service Occupations 1060 $43210 $20.78 2.25
24 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 1000 $20550 $9.88 0.6
25 Office Clerks, General 860 $28750 $13.82 2
26 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 800 $24950 $11.99 1.2
27 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 760 $44970 $21.62 1
28 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 760 $19170 $9.22 0.3
29 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 750 $37740 $18.15 1.1
30 Customer Service Representatives 620 $29800 $14.33 1.75
31 Nursing Assistants 610 $25050 $12.05 1.05
32 Receptionists and Information Clerks 590 $29500 $14.18 0.7
33 Cooks, Restaurant 580 $27420 $13.18 0.75
34 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 570 $23010 $11.06 1
35 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 550 $24850 $11.95 1.6
36 Bartenders 530 $23440 $11.27 0.4
37 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 530 $32380 $15.57 0.9
38 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 510 $35110 $16.88 0.6
39 Community and Social Service Occupations 500 $42650 $20.51 1.65
40 Packers and Packagers, Hand 460 $23010 $11.06 0.45
41 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 460 $62860 $30.22 2.8
42 Carpenters 460 $38930 $18.72 0.6
43 General and Operations Managers 450 $141010 $67.79 1.4
44 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 450 $45750 $22 1.7
45 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 450 $49750 $23.92 1
46 Medical Assistants 440 $32440 $15.59 0.45
47 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 410 $27660 $13.3 1.6
48 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 400 $68470 $32.92 1.65
49 Construction Laborers 370 $27690 $13.31 0.8
50 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 360 $81970 $39.41 1
51 Food Preparation Workers 340 $23700 $11.4 0.6
52 Accountants and Auditors 330 $57690 $27.74 0.9
53 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 320 $36920 $17.75 0.5
54 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 320 $33180 $15.95 0.2
55 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 290 $67440 $32.42 0.7
56 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 280 $46820 $22.51 0.6
57 Billing and Posting Clerks 270 $35180 $16.91 0.35
58 Tellers 260 $29620 $14.24 0.3
59 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 260 $21970 $10.56 0.2
60 Security Guards 260 $22680 $10.9 0.7
61 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 250 $51110 $24.57 0.45
62 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 240 $31920 $15.35 0.2
63 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 240 $21250 $10.22 0.2
64 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 240 $56480 $27.15 0.2
65 Electricians 230 $38930 $18.72 0.4
66 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 220 $59070 $28.4 0.3
67 Dishwashers 210 $22220 $10.68 0.3
68 Counter and Rental Clerks 210 $31820 $15.3 0.3
69 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 210 $23520 $11.31 0.3
70 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 210 $40640 $19.54 0.5
71 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 200 $19110 $9.19 0.3
72 Postal Service Mail Carriers 200 $49880 $23.98 0.15
73 Insurance Sales Agents 190 $62850 $30.22 0.3
74 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 190 $57770 $27.77 0.4
75 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 190 $21470 $10.32 0.25
76 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 180 $58360 $28.06 0.9
77 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 180 $32930 $15.83 0.4
78 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 170 $21080 $10.13 0.2
79 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 160 $32020 $15.39 1.2
80 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 160 $49850 $23.97 0.2
81 Pharmacy Technicians 160 $30340 $14.58 0.25
82 Pharmacists 150 $123390 $59.32 0.2
83 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 150 $32350 $15.55 0.3
84 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 150 $27490 $13.22 0.6
85 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 140 $24970 $12.01 0.3
86 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 140 $19000 $9.14 0
87 Real Estate Sales Agents 140 $41960 $20.17 0.2
88 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 130 $46450 $22.33 0.5
89 Roofers 130 $32720 $15.73 0.1
90 Computer User Support Specialists 130 $48510 $23.32 0.4
91 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 130 $31290 $15.04 0.4
92 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 130 $32500 $15.62 0.2
93 Home Health Aides 130 $26680 $12.83 0.7
94 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 120 $250670 $120.51 0.2
95 Management Analysts 120 $89040 $42.81 0.5
96 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 120 $54610 $26.26 0.1
97 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 120 $59020 $28.38 0.1
98 Recreation Workers 120 $27580 $13.26 0.3
99 Team Assemblers 120 $28790 $13.84 0.75
100 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 120 $23690 $11.39 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Sebastian Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,170 48,240
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,100 7,550
Sales and Related Occupations 34,810 7,130
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 24,150 6,520
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 75,820 3,400
Retail Salespersons 25,500 2,900
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,180 2,670
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 44,990 2,420
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 38,180 2,370
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,990 2,370
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28,420 2,010
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,680 1,680
Cashiers 20,660 1,650
Waiters and Waitresses 22,840 1,600
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 20,950 1,550
Personal Care and Service Occupations 27,290 1,490
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 66,280 1,470
Production Occupations 34,440 1,380
Management Occupations 112,890 1,370
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 33,510 1,250
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 25,440 1,230
Registered Nurses 61,380 1,080
Protective Service Occupations 43,210 1,060
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 20,550 1,000
Office Clerks, General 28,750 860
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 24,950 800
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 44,970 760
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 19,170 760
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 37,740 750
Customer Service Representatives 29,800 620
Nursing Assistants 25,050 610
Receptionists and Information Clerks 29,500 590
Cooks, Restaurant 27,420 580
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,010 570
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 24,850 550
Bartenders 23,440 530
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 32,380 530
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35,110 510
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,650 500
Packers and Packagers, Hand 23,010 460
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 62,860 460
Carpenters 38,930 460
General and Operations Managers 141,010 450
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 45,750 450
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 49,750 450
Medical Assistants 32,440 440
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,660 410
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 68,470 400
Construction Laborers 27,690 370
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 81,970 360

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,170 48,240
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,100 7,550
Sales and Related Occupations 34,810 7,130
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 75,820 3,400
Retail Salespersons 25,500 2,900
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,180 2,670
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 44,990 2,420
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 38,180 2,370
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,990 2,370
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28,420 2,010
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,680 1,680
Personal Care and Service Occupations 27,290 1,490
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 66,280 1,470
Production Occupations 34,440 1,380
Management Occupations 112,890 1,370
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 33,510 1,250
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 25,440 1,230
Registered Nurses 61,380 1,080
Protective Service Occupations 43,210 1,060
Office Clerks, General 28,750 860
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 44,970 760
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 37,740 750
Customer Service Representatives 29,800 620
Nursing Assistants 25,050 610
Receptionists and Information Clerks 29,500 590
Cooks, Restaurant 27,420 580
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 32,380 530
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35,110 510
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,650 500
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 62,860 460
Carpenters 38,930 460
General and Operations Managers 141,010 450
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 45,750 450
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 49,750 450
Medical Assistants 32,440 440
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,660 410
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 68,470 400
Construction Laborers 27,690 370
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 81,970 360
Accountants and Auditors 57,690 330
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 36,920 320
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 33,180 320
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 67,440 290
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 46,820 280
Billing and Posting Clerks 35,180 270
Tellers 29,620 260
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 51,110 250
Painters, Construction and Maintenance 31,920 240
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 56,480 240
Electricians 38,930 230

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