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Tallahassee Employment

Employment and Industries in the Tallahassee, Florida Area

Government is the primary element of the Tallahassee economy. Tallahassee is regarded as a prominent regional center for agriculture and trade. The city is also one of the fastest growing hi-tech and manufacturing areas in the state of Florida. Computer hardware vendors, telecommunications and software developers are fast growing business sectors.

Education, food processing, printing and publishing and the lumber industry also contribute to the economy. Inc Magazine has included Tallahassee among the "Best small metro areas to start and grow a business." Tallahassee was also named as one of the best places for business and careers by Forbes Magazine.

Some of the jobs in Tallahassee that are primarily filled by college graduates are management analysts, accountants and auditors, registered nurses, lawyers, teachers, network systems and data communications analysts; computer systems analysts, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives and computer programmers.

The major non-agricultural employment sectors are shown below:

  • Government
  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Professional and business services
  • Education and health services
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Finance
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing

Noteworthy information about Tallahassee: In 2008 the cost of living index was 88.1 which is less than the national average of 100. In 2007 the estimated household income was $41,000. For the population over the age of 25, about 45% have a bachelor's degree or better.

  • State of Florida
  • Executive Office of the Governor of Florida
  • Florida Department of Corrections
  • Department of Children and Families
  • Florida State University
  • Leon County Schools
  • Florida Department of Transportation
  • Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Inc
  • Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • The city of Tallahassee
  • Florida Department of Education
  • Florida A & M University
  • Publix Supermarkets
  • Tallahassee Community College
  • Sprint
  • General Dynamics
  • Elbit Systems of America
  • Danfoss Turbocor
  • Figg Engineering Group
  • Municipal Code Corporation

Business organizations providing assistance to Tallahassee companies:

Tallahassee.com offers current information regarding the business endeavors in Tallahassee.

Jobs in Tallahassee

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 164140 $44130 $21.22 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 25260 $32190 $15.48 14.8
3 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 16920 $53600 $25.77 5.05
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 16570 $24750 $11.9 8.3
5 Sales and Related Occupations 16470 $33450 $16.08 10.15
6 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 14560 $54440 $26.17 6.15
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 9610 $69990 $33.65 5.75
8 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6500 $28560 $13.73 6.45
9 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 6290 $61220 $29.43 2.8
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5940 $39750 $19.11 3.8
11 Management Occupations 5750 $104650 $50.31 6.05
12 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5510 $23830 $11.46 3.7
13 Construction and Extraction Occupations 5400 $37480 $18.02 4.4
14 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 5330 $19960 $9.6 2.15
15 Retail Salespersons 5260 $24750 $11.9 3.1
16 Protective Service Occupations 5030 $44540 $21.41 2.25
17 Management Analysts 4840 $53450 $25.7 0.5
18 Cashiers 4710 $19990 $9.61 2.25
19 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 4630 $33440 $16.08 1.6
20 Healthcare Support Occupations 4360 $27750 $13.34 3.05
21 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3730 $26190 $12.59 4.1
22 Waiters and Waitresses 3550 $31920 $15.34 1.6
23 Production Occupations 3480 $31570 $15.18 5.85
24 Legal Occupations 3330 $83880 $40.33 0.8
25 Registered Nurses 3230 $60150 $28.92 1.9
26 Office Clerks, General 2990 $26570 $12.77 2
27 Customer Service Representatives 2920 $29590 $14.23 1.75
28 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2630 $23010 $11.06 1.6
29 Accountants and Auditors 2610 $54110 $26.01 0.9
30 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2490 $63910 $30.73 1.7
31 Community and Social Service Occupations 2430 $41500 $19.95 1.65
32 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 2240 $52740 $25.35 0.9
33 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2230 $23730 $11.41 1.2
34 Lawyers 2200 $99170 $47.68 0.5
35 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 2200 $64730 $31.12 0.7
36 Cooks, Restaurant 1850 $23870 $11.48 0.75
37 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1810 $68680 $33.02 1.65
38 General and Operations Managers 1740 $122540 $58.91 1.4
39 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1510 $34760 $16.71 1.1
40 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1500 $43310 $20.82 1
41 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1440 $37820 $18.18 0.3
42 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1420 $25360 $12.19 0.7
43 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1420 $31850 $15.31 0.9
44 Compliance Officers 1400 $37220 $17.9 0.2
45 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1340 $51900 $24.95 1
46 Nursing Assistants 1290 $22820 $10.97 1.05
47 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1290 $36090 $17.35 0.6
48 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1240 $23450 $11.27 1.6
49 Computer Network Architects 1240 $56680 $27.25 0.1
50 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1220 $19360 $9.31 1
51 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 1220 $42640 $20.5 0.5
52 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1140 $52510 $25.25 0.6
53 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1130 $24690 $11.87 0.8
54 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1060 $36020 $17.32 1.2
55 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 920 $39740 $19.11 0
56 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 920 $53010 $25.49 0.45
57 Bartenders 890 $26390 $12.69 0.4
58 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 890 $32010 $15.39 0.6
59 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 880 $41920 $20.15 0.5
60 Human Resources Specialists 880 $47720 $22.94 0.3
61 Psychiatric Aides 860 $23970 $11.53 0.1
62 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 860 $54070 $25.99 1
63 Food Preparation Workers 820 $21370 $10.27 0.6
64 Driver/Sales Workers 810 $22020 $10.59 0.3
65 Computer User Support Specialists 810 $36950 $17.76 0.4
66 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 770 $39620 $19.05 0.5
67 Security Guards 750 $28520 $13.71 0.7
68 Construction Laborers 740 $27990 $13.46 0.8
69 Software Developers, Applications 700 $82430 $39.63 0.5
70 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 680 $19250 $9.25 0.3
71 Public Relations Specialists 680 $81700 $39.28 0.2
72 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 680 $60340 $29.01 0.4
73 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 650 $51830 $24.92 0.1
74 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 640 $19550 $9.4 0.25
75 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 630 $45300 $21.78 0.2
76 Computer Programmers 620 $61110 $29.38 0.2
77 Insurance Sales Agents 610 $64130 $30.83 0.3
78 Counter and Rental Clerks 610 $26830 $12.9 0.3
79 Billing and Posting Clerks 600 $33130 $15.93 0.35
80 Computer Systems Analysts 590 $76490 $36.77 0.4
81 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 580 $55610 $26.74 0.3
82 Civil Engineers 570 $85450 $41.08 0.2
83 Managers, All Other 560 $85560 $41.14 0.65
84 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 560 $71210 $34.23 0.3
85 Childcare Workers 560 $21890 $10.52 0.8
86 Firefighters 560 $45770 $22.01 0.2
87 Recreation Workers 550 $24320 $11.69 0.3
88 Tellers 540 $27050 $13.01 0.3
89 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 540 $56330 $27.08 0.2
90 Carpenters 540 $39710 $19.09 0.6
91 Instructional Coordinators 540 $50060 $24.07 0.1
92 Operations Research Analysts 530 $48900 $23.51 0.1
93 Medical Assistants 510 $28850 $13.87 0.45
94 Pharmacy Technicians 500 $30280 $14.56 0.25
95 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 490 $19130 $9.2 0.3
96 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 480 $60470 $29.07 0.35
97 Home Health Aides 460 $21840 $10.5 0.7
98 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 440 $26490 $12.74 0.6
99 Personal Care Aides 440 $20480 $9.84 1.3
100 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 440 $29090 $13.99 0.3
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Jobs More Common Near Tallahassee Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 44,130 164,140
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,190 25,260
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 53,600 16,920
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 24,750 16,570
Sales and Related Occupations 33,450 16,470
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 54,440 14,560
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 69,990 9,610
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28,560 6,500
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 61,220 6,290
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 39,750 5,940
Management Occupations 104,650 5,750
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 23,830 5,510
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,480 5,400
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,960 5,330
Retail Salespersons 24,750 5,260
Protective Service Occupations 44,540 5,030
Management Analysts 53,450 4,840
Cashiers 19,990 4,710
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 33,440 4,630
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,750 4,360
Personal Care and Service Occupations 26,190 3,730
Waiters and Waitresses 31,920 3,550
Production Occupations 31,570 3,480
Legal Occupations 83,880 3,330
Registered Nurses 60,150 3,230
Office Clerks, General 26,570 2,990
Customer Service Representatives 29,590 2,920
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,010 2,630
Accountants and Auditors 54,110 2,610
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 63,910 2,490
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,500 2,430
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 52,740 2,240
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 23,730 2,230
Lawyers 99,170 2,200
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 64,730 2,200
Cooks, Restaurant 23,870 1,850
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 68,680 1,810
General and Operations Managers 122,540 1,740
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,760 1,510
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 43,310 1,500
Correctional Officers and Jailers 37,820 1,440
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,360 1,420
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 31,850 1,420
Compliance Officers 37,220 1,400
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,900 1,340
Nursing Assistants 22,820 1,290
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 36,090 1,290
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 23,450 1,240
Computer Network Architects 56,680 1,240
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 19,360 1,220

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 44,130 164,140
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,190 25,260
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 53,600 16,920
Sales and Related Occupations 33,450 16,470
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 54,440 14,560
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 69,990 9,610
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28,560 6,500
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 61,220 6,290
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 39,750 5,940
Management Occupations 104,650 5,750
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,480 5,400
Protective Service Occupations 44,540 5,030
Management Analysts 53,450 4,840
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 33,440 4,630
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,750 4,360
Personal Care and Service Occupations 26,190 3,730
Waiters and Waitresses 31,920 3,550
Production Occupations 31,570 3,480
Legal Occupations 83,880 3,330
Registered Nurses 60,150 3,230
Office Clerks, General 26,570 2,990
Customer Service Representatives 29,590 2,920
Accountants and Auditors 54,110 2,610
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 63,910 2,490
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,500 2,430
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 52,740 2,240
Lawyers 99,170 2,200
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 64,730 2,200
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 68,680 1,810
General and Operations Managers 122,540 1,740
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,760 1,510
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 43,310 1,500
Correctional Officers and Jailers 37,820 1,440
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,360 1,420
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 31,850 1,420
Compliance Officers 37,220 1,400
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,900 1,340
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 36,090 1,290
Computer Network Architects 56,680 1,240
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 42,640 1,220
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 52,510 1,140
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 36,020 1,060
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 39,740 920
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 53,010 920
Bartenders 26,390 890
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 32,010 890
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 41,920 880
Human Resources Specialists 47,720 880
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 54,070 860
Computer User Support Specialists 36,950 810

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