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Carson City Employment

Employment and Industries in the Carson City, Nevada Area

Carson City has a diverse economy. It's regarded as the regional commercial and retail hub for Northwestern Nevada. The region emphasizes irrigated farming, livestock and mining of silver and other minerals. Carson City is also the state's leading manufacturing city. Some of the manufacturing industries which provide jobs are refurbished aircraft engines, calculators and computers, plastic moldings, fiberglass light poles, plumbing supplies and aerospace components.

The state of Nevada is often ranked as the #1 business-friendly state in the nation based on taxes, worker's compensation costs, electricity costs, total crime rate, number of bureaucrats, state minimum wage and right to work.

The service industry represents about 30% of the workforce and is the city's largest employment sector. The services industry primarily consists of gaming, hotel and tourism jobs. The second largest job providing sector is the government. Carson City is the seat of state government and is also a center for the federal government.

The state's "Train Employees Now" program offers customized training programs to help new and expanding companies train new employees. The Job Opportunities in Nevada organization provides training and educational opportunities for those looking for jobs. Nevadaworks program helps companies in developing the skills of their employees.

Details about Carson City, Nevada: The estimated median household income in 2007 was $50,000. The cost of living index in 2008 was near the nation's average. In Carson City, 19% of the adult population has earned a bachelor's degree or better.

The largest employers in Carson City are:

  • State of Nevada
  • Carson City School District
  • Carson-Tahoe Hospital
  • City of Carson City
  • Nevada Department of Transportation
  • Western Nevada Community College
  • Carson City Nugget
  • Casino Fandango
  • Chromalloy Nevada
  • Legislative Counsel Bureau

Provided below is a list of the leading non-agricultural job providing segments in Carson City:

  • Government
  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional and business services

Carson City businesses seeking assistance can contact:

People interested in local business activities can visit NevadaAppeal.com.

Most Popular Jobs in Carson City, Nevada Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Registered nurses 580 $65,990 $33,540 - 83,510 24% 56%
2 Management analysts 360 $61,320 $46,390 - 79,420 22% 78%
3 Computer specialists, all other 330 $70,050 $54,250 - 82,950 15% 68%
4 Accountants and auditors 300 $59,570 $37,740 - 83,320 18% 79%
5 Civil engineers 250 $65,020 $47,070 - 81,870 18% 87%
6 Managers, all other 240 $85,490 $59,810 - 113,760 7% 55%
7 Lawyers 220 $101,650 $71,400 - 137,870 11% 99%
8 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 200 $46,110 $19,270 - 62,720 8% 51%
9 Financial managers 130 $93,660 $53,380 - 133,430 13% 60%
10 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 110 $66,420 $47,370 - 90,660 25% 93%
11 Medical and health services managers 90 $95,330 $57,730 - 131,750 16% 57%
12 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 90 $60,920 $44,540 - 79,480 5% 58%
13 Engineering managers 80 $100,250 $79,450 - 138,790 7% 84%
14 Computer and information systems managers 80 $82,080 $48,340 - 103,830 16% 73%
15 Pharmacists 70 $111,780 $92,310 - 133,850 22% 97%
16 Sales managers 60 $111,490 $51,560 - 10% 69%
17 Public relations specialists 60 $54,180 $33,710 - 79,080 18% 81%
18 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 60 $38,550 $22,410 - 110,700 25% 67%
19 Environmental engineers 50 $72,770 $56,980 - 91,590 25% 86%
20 Social and community service managers 50 $66,360 $44,330 - 93,850 25% 72%
21 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 50 $44,280 $27,380 - 65,420 18% 56%
22 Education, training, and library workers, all other 50 $0 $ - 11% 79%
23 Physical therapists 40 $72,250 $58,480 - 86,500 27% 89%
24 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 40 $67,360 $37,310 - 118,160 12% 51%
25 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 40 $58,710 $46,200 - 74,620 18% 56%
26 Training and development specialists 40 $57,100 $37,410 - 76,870 18% 56%
27 Dentists, general 30 $178,960 $29,140 - 9% 100%
28 Hydrologists 30 $75,430 $51,350 - 100,140 24% 93%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 1,020 $37,340 $27,120 - 49,440 1% 18%
2 Office clerks, general 730 $27,630 $16,370 - 41,820 13% 19%
3 Retail salespersons 680 $25,740 $16,170 - 39,430 12% 25%
4 Cashiers 680 $20,820 $14,880 - 28,730 -3% 10%
5 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 600 $37,620 $25,260 - 55,940 13% 16%
6 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 590 $15,890 $12,920 - 20,060 18% 5%
7 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 480 $22,450 $16,150 - 31,990 15% 4%
8 Waiters and waitresses 480 $16,700 $12,890 - 25,670 11% 14%
9 General and operations managers 470 $86,130 $36,000 - 148,160 2% 48%
10 Stock clerks and order fillers 380 $25,790 $16,560 - 38,600 -8% 8%
11 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 370 $22,660 $15,730 - 30,950 2% 5%
12 Business operations specialists, all other 350 $58,140 $36,200 - 81,840 21% 49%
13 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 340 $42,790 $26,660 - 62,460 6% 29%
14 Customer service representatives 310 $32,850 $21,520 - 48,880 25% 22%
15 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 310 $27,910 $21,530 - 33,640 18% 7%
16 Office and administrative support workers, all other 290 $32,080 $19,050 - 49,180 -9% 32%
17 Cooks, restaurant 290 $23,750 $17,920 - 30,810 12% 5%
18 Receptionists and information clerks 280 $24,330 $18,050 - 31,230 17% 13%
19 Helpers--production workers 260 $27,630 $22,180 - 33,660 -1% 4%
20 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 250 $39,830 $20,330 - 65,300 4% 25%
21 Maintenance and repair workers, general 250 $35,690 $15,710 - 54,060 10% 6%
22 Bartenders 210 $16,790 $13,010 - 20,380 11% 17%
23 Team assemblers 200 $25,440 $13,940 - 41,680 0% 5%
24 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 190 $29,800 $22,650 - 39,970 -7% 14%
25 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 190 $21,130 $14,820 - 28,160 13% 5%
26 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 180 $57,680 $32,620 - 80,340 -5% 15%
27 Computer support specialists 180 $46,760 $32,040 - 64,580 13% 43%
28 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 180 $27,020 $19,760 - 41,080 18% 6%
29 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 180 $19,540 $16,320 - 24,000 10% 5%
30 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 170 $42,670 $25,290 - 60,900 15% 18%
31 Machinists 170 $37,110 $26,110 - 49,810 -3% 3%
32 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 160 $38,830 $15,000 - 61,610 14% 4%
33 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 160 $27,240 $19,240 - 37,900 4% 6%
34 Tellers 160 $26,460 $21,350 - 32,910 14% 16%
35 Dishwashers 160 $19,660 $14,860 - 24,630 10% 3%
36 Medical assistants 150 $31,450 $23,130 - 40,110 35% 10%
37 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 150 $29,180 $17,430 - 44,730 8% 4%
38 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 150 $16,120 $12,940 - 21,040 12% 6%
39 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 140 $64,460 $43,190 - 85,650 9% 10%
40 Carpenters 140 $53,850 $35,640 - 75,360 10% 6%
41 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 140 $35,970 $24,830 - 49,940 11% 14%
42 Gaming dealers 140 $14,680 $12,840 - 16,630 24% 11%
43 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 130 $66,180 $40,540 - 97,570 7% 13%
44 Food preparation workers 130 $20,580 $16,300 - 28,100 15% 7%
45 Gaming change persons and booth cashiers 130 $16,380 $12,990 - 20,780 7% 10%
46 Electricians 120 $50,480 $42,660 - 62,480 7% 7%
47 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 120 $47,470 $38,210 - 60,400 14% 7%
48 Home health aides 120 $20,650 $13,750 - 24,710 49% 7%
49 Construction managers 110 $88,260 $50,270 - 147,320 16% 29%
50 Administrative services managers 110 $68,370 $48,150 - 94,050 12% 40%
51 Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 110 $34,690 $24,220 - 47,330 -3% 6%
52 Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 110 $33,510 $24,170 - 42,370 0% 3%
53 Security guards 110 $28,800 $18,650 - 40,280 17% 13%
54 Construction laborers 100 $39,200 $27,490 - 68,990 11% 5%
55 Insurance sales agents 100 $38,200 $22,360 - 52,180 13% 45%
56 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 100 $36,900 $26,620 - 48,260 10% 4%
57 Pharmacy technicians 100 $32,230 $21,920 - 41,110 32% 16%
58 Parts salespersons 100 $29,580 $21,470 - 39,730 -2% 6%
59 Property, real estate, and community association managers 100 $25,160 $13,320 - 39,270 15% 36%
60 Packers and packagers, hand 100 $20,390 $13,590 - 29,210 -12% 3%
61 Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping 90 $36,380 $24,470 - 48,570 11% 29%
62 Bill and account collectors 90 $31,810 $26,130 - 40,610 23% 13%
63 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 90 $25,840 $16,860 - 33,460 -9% 5%
64 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 90 $19,760 $16,610 - 24,750 14% 3%
65 Legal secretaries 80 $42,220 $33,070 - 51,290 12% 18%
66 Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 80 $27,240 $18,940 - 38,000 -27% 6%
67 Bakers 80 $19,270 $15,210 - 24,760 10% 8%
68 Child care workers 80 $18,670 $13,510 - 26,020 18% 15%
69 Loan officers 70 $64,040 $41,220 - 83,800 12% 49%
70 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 70 $36,160 $26,590 - 54,360 5% 2%
71 Gaming supervisors 70 $33,270 $18,180 - 50,690 23% 30%
72 Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 70 $27,030 $20,930 - 36,650 -16% 0%
73 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 70 $26,680 $20,310 - 38,330 -15% 0%
74 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 70 $25,210 $16,640 - 32,690 11% 5%
75 Postal service mail carriers 70 $0 $ - 1% 11%
76 Dental assistants 60 $39,480 $30,040 - 50,190 29% 9%
77 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 60 $37,200 $24,570 - 50,020 4% 15%
78 Switchboard operators, including answering service 60 $26,270 $17,030 - 45,840 -8% 10%
79 Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders 60 $23,820 $20,580 - 30,040 -8% 0%
80 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 60 $21,410 $14,130 - 28,970 12% 6%
81 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 60 $16,330 $13,170 - 20,090 10% 17%
82 Family and general practitioners 50 $175,240 $123,630 - 0% 0%
83 Real estate sales agents 50 $58,870 $34,980 - 93,820 11% 45%
84 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 50 $50,720 $32,560 - 75,480 0% 42%
85 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 50 $37,850 $23,730 - 50,770 -1% 22%
86 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 50 $35,800 $27,360 - 42,730 4% 30%
87 Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 50 $29,780 $19,840 - 41,690 -23% 0%
88 Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 50 $28,430 $17,780 - 40,660 12% 0%
89 Gaming cage workers 50 $24,070 $17,580 - 31,790 11% 0%
90 File clerks 50 $22,140 $14,670 - 31,090 -41% 20%
91 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 50 $18,190 $13,740 - 23,890 17% 14%
92 Food preparation and serving related workers, all other 50 $18,140 $13,520 - 23,440 13% 6%
93 Industrial production managers 40 $60,850 $29,030 - 95,530 -6% 43%
94 Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 40 $59,450 $32,690 - 82,430 4% 18%
95 Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 40 $58,270 $52,740 - 64,800 3% 13%
96 Tool and die makers 40 $45,900 $36,200 - 54,070 -10% 5%
97 Paralegals and legal assistants 40 $45,560 $30,710 - 69,050 22% 45%
98 Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 40 $44,410 $31,670 - 61,830 8% 9%
99 Food service managers 40 $42,710 $33,640 - 62,690 5% 24%
100 Medical records and health information technicians 40 $35,070 $24,430 - 49,770 18% 12%
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Jobs More Common Near Carson City Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Gaming change persons and booth cashiers 16,380 130 67.9
Gaming dealers 14,680 140 12.5
Computer specialists, all other 70,050 330 9.8
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 33,510 110 9.7
Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 66,420 110 8.4
Office and administrative support workers, all other 32,080 290 7
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 34,690 110 5.5
Civil engineers 65,020 250 5.4
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 19,540 180 5.1
Managers, all other 85,490 240 3.8
Property, real estate, and community association managers 25,160 100 3.7
Management analysts 61,320 360 3.6
Helpers--production workers 27,630 260 3.6
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 37,340 1,020 3.3
Construction managers 88,260 110 2.8
Parts salespersons 29,580 100 2.8
Machinists 37,110 170 2.7
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 29,800 190 2.6
Administrative services managers 68,370 110 2.6
Bartenders 16,790 210 2.5
Lawyers 101,650 220 2.2
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 16,120 150 2.1
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 37,620 600 1.9
Business operations specialists, all other 58,140 350 1.9
Cooks, restaurant 23,750 290 1.9
Pharmacy technicians 32,230 100 1.9
Dishwashers 19,660 160 1.8
Medical assistants 31,450 150 1.8
Computer support specialists 46,760 180 1.8
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 66,180 130 1.8
Insurance sales agents 38,200 100 1.8
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 57,680 180 1.8
General and operations managers 86,130 470 1.7
Tellers 26,460 160 1.7
Office clerks, general 27,630 730 1.5
Accountants and auditors 59,570 300 1.5
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 38,830 160 1.5
Receptionists and information clerks 24,330 280 1.5
Financial managers 93,660 130 1.5
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 64,460 140 1.4
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 42,790 340 1.4
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 27,910 310 1.4
Registered nurses 65,990 580 1.3
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 22,450 480 1.3
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,890 590 1.3
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 21,130 190 1.3
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 39,830 250 1.3
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 27,240 160 1.2
Team assemblers 25,440 200 1.2
Stock clerks and order fillers 25,790 380 1.2

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Carson City, Nevada Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Carpenters 53,850 1.37 140
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 37,340 1.28 1,020
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 47,470 1.2 120
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 35,970 1.19 140
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 37,620 1.18 600
Helpers--production workers 27,630 1.17 260
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 66,180 1.16 130
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 27,910 1.16 310
Dishwashers 19,660 1.14 160
Security guards 28,800 1.14 110
Stock clerks and order fillers 25,790 1.13 380
Cashiers 20,820 1.12 680
Medical assistants 31,450 1.12 150
Tellers 26,460 1.12 160
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 27,020 1.11 180
Computer support specialists 46,760 1.11 180
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 64,460 1.11 140
Customer service representatives 32,850 1.11 310
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 21,130 1.1 190
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 42,670 1.1 170
Cooks, restaurant 23,750 1.09 290
Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 66,420 1.09 110
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 57,680 1.09 180
Office clerks, general 27,630 1.09 730
Electricians 50,480 1.08 120
Food preparation workers 20,580 1.07 130
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 38,830 1.07 160
Registered nurses 65,990 1.07 580
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 33,510 1.06 110
Retail salespersons 25,740 1.05 680
Construction managers 88,260 1.05 110
Maintenance and repair workers, general 35,690 1.04 250
Computer specialists, all other 70,050 1.04 330
Office and administrative support workers, all other 32,080 1.03 290
Managers, all other 85,490 1.03 240
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 39,830 1.03 250
Receptionists and information clerks 24,330 1.02 280
Financial managers 93,660 1.01 130
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 29,180 1.01 150
Machinists 37,110 1 170
Accountants and auditors 59,570 1 300
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 34,690 1 110
Lawyers 101,650 0.99 220
Business operations specialists, all other 58,140 0.99 350
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 19,540 0.98 180
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 22,450 0.98 480
Home health aides 20,650 0.97 120
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 27,240 0.96 160
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 42,790 0.95 340
Administrative services managers 68,370 0.94 110

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