What kind of jobs are there in Fort Myers, FL?

Sales, office and administrative support jobs account for nearly a third of the job market in Fort Myers, while the construction industry is making a comeback with the growth of the economy. In 2015, Hertz's corporate headquarters relocated to the greater Fort Myers area and brought more jobs to the region. The renovation of the new JetBlue Park at Fenway South, the spring training camp for the Red Sox, was another boon for the area.

Employment prospects in Fort Myers are on the rise. Some industries predicted to expand in the next 10 years include advanced manufacturing, financial and professional services and information technology, according to the Lee County Economic Development Office.

The unemployment rate is lower than the nation's, and the average annual salary is much lower.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.3 /10

How we calculate this.


Fort Myers has a comparable job market to similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary


Fort Myers
$43,000

USA
$51,960

Unemployment Rate 2019

3.2%
of people are without a job

0.5% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.