National Salary » Most Popular Jobs in Florida

Top 200 Popular Jobs in Florida

What professions have the highest employment in Florida? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Florida. We note that the total employment in Florida is 7,665,280. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 331,060 people (4.32 percent of the total employment in Florida). The second most common job is the combined food preparation and serving worker, including fast food profession which employs 223,240 people (2.91 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Florida is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Florida

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
7,665,280
100.00% $31,060
2 Retail Salespersons
331,060
4.32% $20,720
3 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
223,240
2.91% $18,430
4 Cashiers
217,060
2.83% $18,760
5 Customer Service Representatives
215,860
2.82% $28,020
6 Waiters and Waitresses
203,060
2.65% $18,620
7 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
164,680
2.15% $29,650
8 Registered Nurses
163,950
2.14% $60,920
9 Office Clerks, General
145,470
1.90% $25,570
10 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
128,830
1.68% $22,850
11 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
118,720
1.55% $22,340
12 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
112,740
1.47% $20,010
13 Restaurant Cooks
91,740
1.20% $23,360
14 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
91,250
1.19% $33,780
15 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
91,180
1.19% $46,820
16 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
86,850
1.13% $38,890
17 Nursing Assistants
86,280
1.13% $23,390
18 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
84,360
1.10% $48,150
19 Security Guards
81,260
1.06% $21,410
20 Receptionists and Information Clerks
77,050
1.01% $26,120
21 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
76,100
0.99% $19,210
22 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
75,190
0.98% $31,410
23 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
74,200
0.97% $22,380
24 Accountants and Auditors
72,900
0.95% $60,580
25 General and Operations Managers
72,390
0.94% $105,930
26 Other Sales Representatives
71,120
0.93% $47,720
27 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
70,910
0.93% $45,560
28 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
70,320
0.92% $34,770
29 Other Business Operations Specialists
67,710
0.88% $60,910
30 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
57,900
0.76% $30,420
31 Food Preparation Workers
48,260
0.63% $20,330
32 Construction Laborers
45,900
0.60% $26,270
33 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
45,510
0.59% $44,020
34 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
43,890
0.57% $41,130
35 Lawyers
43,540
0.57% $96,920
36 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
43,460
0.57% $47,320
37 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
42,430
0.55% $28,530
38 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
42,040
0.55% $36,280
39 Management Analysts
40,890
0.53% $67,130
40 Medical Assistants
40,770
0.53% $28,740
41 Teacher Assistants
40,710
0.53% $22,310
42 Team Assemblers
39,430
0.51% $24,630
43 Packers and Packagers
39,280
0.51% $19,020
44 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
38,390
0.50% $55,230
45 Bartenders
37,540
0.49% $19,280
46 Dishwashers
35,260
0.46% $18,650
47 Carpenters
35,220
0.46% $34,020
48 Correctional Officers and Jailers
34,160
0.45% $36,580
49 Tellers
34,080
0.44% $27,920
50 Childcare Workers
33,320
0.43% $19,230
51 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
33,140
0.43% $27,000
52 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
33,000
0.43% $53,950
53 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
32,180
0.42% $46,080
54 Billing and Posting Clerks
31,860
0.42% $32,340
55 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
31,580
0.41% $18,650
56 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
30,300
0.40% $18,770
57 Electricians
30,240
0.39% $38,890
58 Counter and Rental Clerks
29,720
0.39% $22,370
59 Home Health Aides
28,850
0.38% $21,150
60 Computer User Support Specialists
27,990
0.37% $41,760
61 Applications Software Developers
27,630
0.36% $82,760
62 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
27,340
0.36% $18,390
63 Insurance Sales Agents
27,120
0.35% $50,570
64 Telemarketers
26,940
0.35% $23,220
65 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
26,850
0.35% $57,550
66 Human Resources Specialists
26,420
0.34% $49,150
67 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
25,800
0.34% $19,350
68 Pharmacy Technicians
25,310
0.33% $28,160
69 Real Estate Sales Agents
24,610
0.32% $32,600
70 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
23,660
0.31% $37,720
71 Firefighters
23,650
0.31% $48,060
72 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
23,370
0.30% $52,140
73 Substitute Teachers
23,130
0.30% $21,460
74 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
23,000
0.30% $46,310
75 Bill and Account Collectors
22,740
0.30% $32,240
76 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
22,420
0.29% $23,090
77 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
22,210
0.29% $19,200
78 Recreation Workers
21,440
0.28% $21,090
79 Driver/Sales Workers
21,240
0.28% $19,210
80 Loan Officers
20,970
0.27% $69,070
81 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
20,660
0.27% $23,580
82 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
20,600
0.27% $56,940
83 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
20,580
0.27% $71,950
84 Pharmacists
20,180
0.26% $116,620
85 Computer Systems Analysts
19,670
0.26% $80,190
86 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
19,290
0.25% $64,730
87 Property, Real Estate Managers
18,880
0.25% $48,190
88 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
18,700
0.24% $30,410
89 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
18,600
0.24% $33,970
90 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
18,590
0.24% $26,770
91 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
18,590
0.24% $37,080
92 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
18,470
0.24% $53,630
93 Medical Secretaries
17,950
0.23% $29,250
94 Postal Service Mail Carriers
17,910
0.23% $57,200
95 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
17,680
0.23% $21,440
96 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
17,540
0.23% $48,360
97 Financial Managers
17,420
0.23% $114,600
98 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
17,410
0.23% $59,350
99 Parking Lot Attendants
16,990
0.22% $18,840
100 Unknown
16,960
0.22% $33,680
101 Construction Managers
16,620
0.22% $76,510
102 File Clerks
16,570
0.22% $27,340
103 Dental Assistants
16,450
0.21% $34,620
104 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
16,430
0.21% $18,920
105 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
16,390
0.21% $37,220
106 Data Entry Keyers
16,350
0.21% $26,810
107 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
16,190
0.21% $36,050
108 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks
16,140
0.21% $30,690
109 Computer Network Architects
15,800
0.21% $65,700
110 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
15,420
0.20% $29,950
111 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
15,310
0.20% $19,280
112 Legal Secretaries
14,950
0.20% $37,140
113 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
14,720
0.19% $76,550
114 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
14,580
0.19% $18,970
115 Sales Managers
14,520
0.19% $117,310
116 Computer Programmers
14,180
0.18% $72,490
117 Compliance Officers
13,940
0.18% $57,300
118 Other Physicians and Surgeons
13,580
0.18% n/a
119 Roofers
13,530
0.18% $31,180
120 Parts Salespersons
13,520
0.18% $29,020
121 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
13,500
0.18% $54,310
122 Social and Human Service Assistants
13,480
0.18% $28,920
123 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
13,430
0.18% $23,980
124 Advertising Sales Agents
13,410
0.17% $40,530
125 All Other Managers
13,340
0.17% $93,640
126 Cost Estimators
13,270
0.17% $53,460
127 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
13,250
0.17% $31,080
128 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
13,120
0.17% $34,250
129 Chief Executives
13,080
0.17% n/a
130 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
13,020
0.17% $33,920
131 Radiologic Technologists
12,850
0.17% $50,200
132 Civil Engineers
12,720
0.17% $79,780
133 Training and Development Specialists
12,580
0.16% $53,270
134 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
12,330
0.16% $24,150
135 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
12,100
0.16% $35,250
136 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
11,950
0.16% $30,700
137 Bakers
11,740
0.15% $23,920
138 Personal Financial Advisors
11,560
0.15% $80,010
139 Physical Therapists
11,510
0.15% $81,980
140 Graphic Designers
11,430
0.15% $40,980
141 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
11,240
0.15% $29,390
142 Medical and Health Services Managers
11,190
0.15% $95,640
143 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
11,180
0.15% $28,990
144 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
11,060
0.14% $44,640
145 Systems Software Developers
11,060
0.14% $90,290
146 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
10,970
0.14% $31,010
147 Family and General Practitioners
10,890
0.14% n/a
148 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
10,800
0.14% $45,180
149 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
10,790
0.14% $32,130
150 Dental Hygienists
10,690
0.14% $64,890
151 Public Relations Specialists
10,560
0.14% $52,550
152 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
10,440
0.14% $31,890
153 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
10,360
0.14% $53,570
154 Order Clerks
10,300
0.13% $27,640
155 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
10,250
0.13% $36,860
156 Computer and Information Systems Managers
10,110
0.13% $126,820
157 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
10,070
0.13% $42,610
158 Graduate Teaching Assistants
10,070
0.13% $32,900
159 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
10,040
0.13% $57,700
160 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
9,940
0.13% $54,160
161 Butchers and Meat Cutters
9,790
0.13% $29,690
162 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
9,750
0.13% $39,940
163 Financial Analysts
9,750
0.13% $67,960
164 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
9,730
0.13% $30,370
165 All Other Special Education Teachers
9,550
0.12% $47,580
166 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
9,490
0.12% $21,220
167 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
9,480
0.12% $20,720
168 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
9,420
0.12% $83,050
169 Baggage Porters and Bellhops
9,360
0.12% $19,520
170 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
9,320
0.12% $32,240
171 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
9,290
0.12% $37,800
172 Industrial Engineers
9,270
0.12% $70,720
173 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
9,200
0.12% $35,100
174 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
9,140
0.12% $37,510
175 Pest Control Workers
9,130
0.12% $28,670
176 Administrative Services Managers
9,130
0.12% $98,820
177 Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers
9,090
0.12% $29,510
178 Other Community and Social Service Specialists
8,960
0.12% $41,420
179 Computer Network Support Specialists
8,950
0.12% $49,490
180 Instructional Coordinators
8,910
0.12% $53,730
181 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
8,810
0.11% $53,910
182 Machinists
8,770
0.11% $37,370
183 Helpers--Production Workers
8,620
0.11% $23,480
184 Food Service Managers
8,200
0.11% $58,720
185 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
8,190
0.11% $29,570
186 Printing Press Operators
8,020
0.10% $31,060
187 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
7,810
0.10% $45,350
188 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
7,780
0.10% $46,900
189 Tire Repairers and Changers
7,770
0.10% $19,110
190 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
7,730
0.10% $37,000
191 Other Postsecondary Teachers
7,660
0.10% $63,420
192 Cargo and Freight Agents
7,630
0.10% $37,890
193 Web Developers
7,580
0.10% $56,280
194 Other Financial Specialists
7,580
0.10% $57,810
195 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
7,570
0.10% $52,060
196 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
7,530
0.10% $48,130
197 Respiratory Therapists
7,510
0.10% $53,390
198 Other Education, Training, and Library Workers
7,490
0.10% $51,710
199 Flight Attendants
7,400
0.10% $53,850
200 Architectural and Engineering Managers
7,350
0.10% $113,940

Also see The top paying jobs in Florida.