What kind of jobs are there in Lakeland, FL?

One of the South's largest supermarket chains, Publix, is based in Lakeland. Other large employers include Amazon, Geico, Saddle Creek Logistics Services, Sykes and GC Services. The area also has opportunities for those in the education and health care sectors. The Lakeland area is home to Florida Polytechnic University, Southeastern University and Polk State College, and the Lakeland Regional Health employs a large number of residents.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 5.9 /10

How we calculate this.

Lakeland has a less healthy job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate 2019

of people are without a job

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.