What kind of jobs are there in Tampa, FL?

Publix Super Markets, MacDill Air Force Base, health care organizations like BayCare Health System and educational institutions, such as the University of South Florida, are among the area's largest employers. The tourism and hospitality industries, counted as part of the retail sector, are also significant employers, especially in St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Unemployment rates have been falling steadily in both Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. 

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.6 /10

How we calculate this.

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

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate 2018

of people are without a job

0.5% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Tampa

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18.69k - $27.67k

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Total Employment
Salary: $54.25k - $91.77k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
Salary: $20.92k - $32.28k