Industry Overview

Manufacturing

Florida's advanced manufacturing industries are diverse and include sectors producing intermediate and finished products ranging from plastics, to tortillas, to motor vehicles. In total, Florida is home to over 18,200 manufacturers employing more than 317,000 workers. These strong industry assets can help your manufacturing business ramp up fast in Florida.

Employment & Wages in Florida’s 

Top 20 Manufacturing Segments

Manufacturing Sector

Employment

Avg. Wage ($)

Aerospace Product and Parts

19,157

77,343

Medical Equipment and Supplies

18,784

56,189

Printing and Related Support Activities

17,598

38,878

Semiconductor and Electronic Components

15,947

76,878

Electronic Instruments

15,703

69,191

Architectural and Structural Metals

12,153

38,679

Cement and Concrete Products

10,857

45,239

Plastics Products

9,173

39,976

Other Miscellaneous Mfg

8,971

37,537

Bakeries and Tortilla

8,169

31,197

Ship and Boat Building

7,808

43,642

Beverage Manufacturing

7,544

53,530

Communications Equipment

7,256

92,067

Commercial and Service Industry Machinery

7,185

75,081

Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinets

6,658

31,989

Converted Paper Products

6,317

52,037

Other General Purpose Machinery

6,128

50,860

Other Fabricated Metal Products

5,996

46,013

Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Foods

5,850

53,349

Machine Shops, Turned Product, and Screws, Nuts & Bolts

5,718

42,299