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RELATIVE POPULARITY

Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in Florida Than Elsewhere

Whether you're looking for a career to pursue, or just want to get a feel for occupations in the state, the table below should be helpful. And we haven't seen anything like it from anyone else.

This table tells us which jobs are more common in Florida, relative to the state population, compared to their popularity in every other US state. A Local Popularity Index of 1.0 matches the average across all US states; higher and lower numbers indicate the job is proportionally more or less popular here.

RankJobMean Local Salary .Local Jobs .Local Popularity Index
1Commercial divers$33,93016016.1
2Hoist and winch operators$30,2801008.0
3Construction and related workers$30,13513,8507.9
4Building cleaning workers$20,9401,2207.6
5Motorboat operators$31,2602706.4
6Aerospace engineering and operations technicians$50,1007804.3
7Farm and home management advisors$37,1603604.3
8Forensic science technicians$40,1861,2503.6
9Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment$38,8016102.9
10Fiberglass laminators and fabricators$27,0341,7402.9
11Amusement and recreation attendants$16,68530,2502.8
12Pest control workers$26,4968,7602.7
13Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation$25,7652,0202.6
14Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks$28,75116,9002.5
15Surveying and mapping technicians$28,5167,6202.5
16Helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons$21,4381,8602.4
17Helpers, construction trades$21,3912,7502.4
18Education, training, and library workers$37,8996,0602.4
19Motor vehicle operators$21,2147,5202.4
20Personal care and service workers$21,0245,6902.3
21Health diagnosing and treating practitioners$69,9554,9402.3
22Protective service workers$29,74615,9702.3
23Private detectives and investigators$36,9501,9202.2
24Family and general practitioners$152,17810,6202.2
25Insulation workers, mechanical$33,9008802.2
26Security and fire alarm systems installers$30,6124,2502.1
27Telemarketers$23,56439,2702.1
28Baggage porters and bellhops$17,2504,9202.1
29Airfield operations specialists$31,1251802.0
30Pipelayers$27,2244,9502.0
31Bridge and lock tenders$21,9601302.0
32Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators$33,8605802.0
33Biological scientists$47,9902,0602.0
34Recreational vehicle service technicians$31,6464302.0
35Glaziers$30,7423,5501.9
36Plasterers and stucco masons$32,1073,9101.9
37Zoologists and wildlife biologists$51,4586801.9
38Graders and sorters, agricultural products$15,5942,5301.9
39Maintenance workers, machinery$33,1166,4101.9
40Court reporters$39,6286101.9
41Sales and related workers$33,76017,3201.9
42Concierges$22,4071,3601.9
43Elevator installers and repairers$48,6401,5301.9
44Massage therapists$33,9352,9301.8
45Communications equipment operators$34,5951001.8
46Medical equipment preparers$21,3013,1301.8
47Dental laboratory technicians$35,7763,2501.8
48Transportation workers$26,3082,7101.7
49First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers$50,11250,8801.7
50Locker room, coatroom, and dressing room attendants$19,4281,3901.7
51Chiropractors$76,1341,6001.7
52Respiratory therapy technicians$38,3351,2401.7
53Environmental science and protection technicians, including health$32,6942,2101.7
54Real estate sales agents$40,53311,8801.7
55Diagnostic medical sonographers$49,2443,4401.7
56Operations research analysts$52,9294,2601.7
57Cooks$23,8906201.7
58Earth drillers, except oil and gas$32,5733601.7
59Landscape architects$60,7501,3001.6
60Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists$36,5904,5201.6
61Construction managers$84,25017,3501.6
62Postsecondary teachers$55,64014,6901.6
63Aircraft mechanics and service technicians$43,2486,9801.6
64Loan interviewers and clerks$29,91315,6101.6
65Sales representatives, services$50,43636,9501.6
66Paperhangers$30,8002001.6
67Roofers$27,9109,5201.6
68Interior designers$43,4854,1801.6
69Costume attendants$20,5202101.6
70Surveyors$49,5224,2101.6
71Landscaping and groundskeeping workers$20,41075,5901.6
72Electrical power-line installers and repairers$47,6205,0101.6
73Home appliance repairers$31,9932,2901.6
74File clerks$21,30418,8701.6
75Tile and marble setters$31,9912,8801.6
76Cardiovascular technologists and technicians$36,0402,9701.6
77Agricultural inspectors$35,1723501.5
78Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks$18,64714,9501.5
79Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers$30,0215,6101.5
80Tax preparers$28,7953,1801.5
81Community and social service specialists$34,3907,4301.5
82Motorboat mechanics$35,3086001.5
83Helpers--electricians$20,6656,1301.5
84Self-enrichment education teachers$32,85010,3501.5
85Detectives and criminal investigators$52,7085,8201.5
86First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers$64,3742,3401.5
87Public relations specialists$45,98016,0501.5
88Food cooking machine operators and tenders$19,4271,8901.5
89Ophthalmic laboratory technicians$27,6601,2601.5
90Food preparation and serving related workers$22,7423,3401.5
91Embalmers$35,8302301.5
92Maids and housekeeping cleaners$17,03166,1601.5
93Helpers--roofers$19,8659101.5
94Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers$33,29517,7101.5
95Fire inspectors and investigators$50,9515801.5
96Architectural and civil drafters$38,3288,0101.5
97Reinforcing iron and rebar workers$30,5281,2701.4
98Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators$29,0733,3601.4
99Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, postsecondary$53,9732701.4
100Personal financial advisors$63,3337,8801.4

ABSOLUTE POPULARITY

The Most Common Jobs in Florida

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in Florida are unusually common compared to other states, the table below lists jobs which are the most common in raw numbers in the state.

RankJob Local Jobs .Mean Local Salary .Local Popularity Index
1Retail salespersons268,750$24,7041.1
2Cashiers188,860$16,7451.0
3Office clerks, general188,700$22,0201.2
4Waiters and waitresses172,350$16,2351.4
5Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food142,260$15,4581.2
6Customer service representatives139,790$25,9341.2
7Registered nurses131,930$51,6001.1
8Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand128,460$20,0481.0
9Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks117,370$28,3101.2
10Stock clerks and order fillers116,760$20,0671.3
11Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners106,980$19,5640.9
12Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive103,890$25,0771.1
13Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products96,330$51,2061.2
14Executive secretaries and administrative assistants91,020$33,7851.1
15Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants76,170$21,0071.1
16Landscaping and groundskeeping workers75,590$20,4101.6
17Maintenance and repair workers, general71,950$28,6611.1
18Construction laborers68,020$22,9241.4
19Receptionists and information clerks67,630$21,1251.1
20Security guards67,420$20,0651.2
21Maids and housekeeping cleaners66,160$17,0311.5
22Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer64,320$31,1090.8
23First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers64,240$42,1650.9
24Accountants and auditors61,500$53,5871.0
25Truck drivers, light or delivery services58,380$25,8241.1
26Cooks, restaurant57,180$20,9351.4
27General and operations managers54,720$92,8520.6
28Carpenters52,240$30,5621.1
29First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers52,190$42,0810.9
30First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers50,880$50,1121.7
31Business operations specialists44,820$56,9130.9
32Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses44,560$35,3931.3
33Food preparation workers43,520$18,2920.9
34Telemarketers39,270$23,5642.1
35Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks38,890$24,5691.0
36Electricians38,350$33,0451.2
37Automotive service technicians and mechanics38,120$33,7301.1
38First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers37,960$31,0061.0
39Packers and packagers, hand37,930$16,9880.9
40Team assemblers37,880$22,4990.7
41Sales representatives, services36,950$50,4361.6
42Lawyers35,650$97,8831.2
43Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop34,350$16,3561.3
44Child care workers33,520$16,7941.2
45Dishwashers33,230$15,7411.3
46Police and sheriff's patrol officers31,420$41,7381.2
47Tellers31,090$22,5641.1
48Amusement and recreation attendants30,250$16,6852.8
49Computer support specialists29,970$35,5681.1
50Management analysts28,970$77,6751.1
51Billing and posting clerks and machine operators28,460$26,2261.0
52Bartenders26,770$17,1721.1
53Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers26,360$15,2081.2
54Home health aides25,580$19,2410.8
55Bill and account collectors25,370$26,9221.1
56Medical assistants25,260$24,2501.2
57Industrial truck and tractor operators24,850$25,3010.8
58Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop24,700$16,3971.4
59Driver/sales workers24,370$23,3111.2
60Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters23,290$33,6251.0
61Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products22,370$62,1731.1
62Elementary school teachers, except special education22,310$40,5450.3
63Computer systems analysts22,300$57,7340.8
64Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators21,600$30,9581.2
65Insurance sales agents21,550$54,4371.4
66Cooks, fast food21,480$15,8920.7
67Counter and rental clerks21,420$21,0530.9
68Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists20,910$23,6421.1
69First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers20,570$51,3620.9
70Data entry keyers20,480$23,2951.3
71Loan officers20,420$56,3861.2
72Computer programmers20,060$61,6250.9
73First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers19,670$49,4460.6
74Painters, construction and maintenance19,300$27,8701.4
75File clerks18,870$21,3041.6
76Legal secretaries18,620$32,6681.3
77Postal service mail carriers18,570$44,7081.0
78Cleaners of vehicles and equipment18,560$18,3011.0
79First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers18,470$67,6261.1
80Chief executives18,270$144,1741.1
81All other information and record clerks17,720$31,3511.1
82Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers17,710$33,2951.5
83Pharmacy technicians17,380$22,8681.2
84Construction managers17,350$84,2501.6
85Sales and related workers17,320$33,7601.9
86Financial managers16,930$86,2450.6
87Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks16,900$28,7512.5
88Recreation workers16,610$21,8451.3
89Paralegals and legal assistants16,580$39,7271.4
90Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents16,060$94,0521.2
91Public relations specialists16,050$45,9801.5
92Protective service workers15,970$29,7462.3
93Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators15,910$47,2061.3
94Loan interviewers and clerks15,610$29,9131.6
95Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks14,950$18,6471.5
96Correctional officers and jailers14,760$34,3041.2
97Postsecondary teachers14,690$55,6401.6
98Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders14,570$21,6810.8
99Cost estimators14,390$50,1191.3
100Switchboard operators, including answering service14,290$20,6891.3

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