What kind of jobs are there in Miami, FL?

Most people would assume that tourism is Miami's top job market due to the region's amazing weather and the presence of the largest cruise port in the world. And they'd be right. Tourism accounts for thoursands of jobs in Miami-Dade County, with more than 22 million people flying into Miami International Airport in 2016 and more than 5 million cruisers boarding ships in PortMiami.

Given Miami's position as a major international port, trade and manufacturing are also key industries in the area, as is finance. Miami is also undergoing a new-construction boom, providing a large number of industry-related job opportunities in areas including architecture, interior design and real estate. Still, the unemployment rate is around that of the entire country, while the average annual salary falls below the national average.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.3 /10

How we calculate this.

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

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate this Year

of people are without a job

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Miami

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18k - $26k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
Salary: $20k - $31k

Finance and Insurance

Total Employment
Customer Service Representative
Salary: $25k - $41k


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