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Aerospace & Defense

High-Flying Opportunities

In Northwest Florida, aircraft manufacturers, engine and parts manufacturers, guided missile and space vehicle manufacturers and more are all within a 300-mile radius.

Aviation jobs in Northwest Florida are growing, too, with seven times the national average of turbine manufacturing jobs and two times the aircraft mechanics and service technician jobs. Join the more than 3,400 currently employed by the region’s aerospace defense companies.

Featured Employers

Locations in: Fort Walton, Fort Walton Beach, Panama City
Locations in: Pensacola
Locations in: Panama City
Locations in: Pensacola
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Locations in: Fort Walton
Locations in: Fort Walton
7x National average turbine and turbine generator set manufacturing jobs Florida’s Great Northwest
3,400+ Employed in aerospace parts manufacturing or maintenance Florida’s Great Northwest
6 Major aerospace OEMs in Northwest Florida’s four adjacent states Florida’s Great Northwest
500+ Aerospace companies Northwest Florida Made
$57,904 Average annual wage for manufacturing Northwest Florida Made

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With no state income tax and overall costs typically less than Florida and U.S. averages, Northwest Florida loves to keep your pocketbook in its happy place.

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Major Employers

Hundreds of employers with quality benefits are ready to hire in Northwest Florida. Find your next opportunity here.

Major Employers

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