What kind of jobs are there in Sarasota, FL?


Major industries in Sarasota include education, trade, transportation and, of course, tourism. Unemployment rates in the leisure and hospitality sector are several percentage points lower than the region’s overall rate (which is still slightly lower than the national average). Health care is also a prominent sector, with facilities like the Venice Regional Bayfront Health, the Englewood Community Hospital and the Doctors Hospital of Sarasota employing a large number of residents. There is also an enthusiastic small business community.

Because of a high volume of low-paying jobs in the service industry, the average annual income in Sarasota is lower than the national average.

Average Annual Salary

Sarasota $40,600                                        USA $48,320


Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.1 /10

How we calculate this.

Sarasota has a comparable job marketto similarly sized metro areas.


Top Industries in Sarasota

Health Care and Social AssistanceTotal Employment

Nursing Aide
Salary: $21k – $30k

Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers

Total Employment

Retail Salesperson
Salary: $18k – $28k

All Other Specialty Trade Contractors

Total Employment

Sales Representative
Salary: $37k – $79k
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