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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.

Jobs in Carson City

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations28100$48,710$23.42100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations5150$37,990$18.2714.35
3Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations2540$23,330$11.228.55
4Sales and Related Occupations2500$35,750$17.199.9
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations2040$86,640$41.665.8
6Business and Financial Operations Occupations1940$64,850$31.185.25
7Management Occupations1610$101,340$48.726.15
8Production Occupations1480$38,180$18.365.7
9Education, Training, and Library Occupations1270$47,390$22.786.05
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations1150$43,120$20.733.8
11Personal Care and Service Occupations1100$26,600$12.794.3
12Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1080$37,800$18.171.5
13Transportation and Material Moving Occupations920$32,400$15.586.55
14Protective Service Occupations910$49,140$23.622.2
15Retail Salespersons900$30,340$14.592.85
16Construction and Extraction Occupations890$45,020$21.654.45
17Healthcare Support Occupations830$35,180$16.913
18Computer and Mathematical Occupations810$66,750$32.092.9
19Registered Nurses800$82,760$39.791.95
20Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations760$28,790$13.843.65
21Office Clerks, General700$44,630$21.461.9
22Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food690$19,850$9.542.3
23Architecture and Engineering Occupations660$66,330$31.891.7
24Cashiers620$23,140$11.132.2
25Business Operations Specialists, All Other570$64,920$31.210.7
26Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks480$38,350$18.441.05
27Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations480$62,240$29.930.8
28Computer User Support Specialists480$64,040$30.790.4
29Community and Social Service Occupations470$56,130$26.981.65
30Waiters and Waitresses460$20,980$10.091.7
31Management Analysts440$62,810$30.20.5
32Personal Care Aides410$24,420$11.741.5
33General and Operations Managers410$107,940$51.91.5
34Legal Occupations390$87,890$42.260.8
35Correctional Officers and Jailers350$48,660$23.390.25
36Nursing Assistants310$33,620$16.161
37Cooks, Restaurant300$27,100$13.030.8
38Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners300$27,790$13.361.55
39Customer Service Representatives280$34,190$16.441.75
40Civil Engineers240$71,260$34.260.2
41Stock Clerks and Order Fillers240$29,170$14.021.3
42Accountants and Auditors240$78,750$37.860.9
43Maintenance and Repair Workers, General230$38,560$18.540.9
44Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations200$50,270$24.171.8
45Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers200$31,280$15.040.8
46First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers200$42,980$20.671
47Receptionists and Information Clerks200$29,400$14.130.7
48First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers200$35,330$16.990.6
49Managers, All Other190$110,190$52.980.6
50Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks190$32,510$15.630.4
51Financial Managers190$92,430$44.440.4
52Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners190$22,480$10.810.9
53Medical Assistants180$34,030$16.360.45
54First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers180$51,850$24.930.95
55Lawyers170$97,210$46.730.5
56Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics170$48,500$23.320.5
57Dishwashers170$19,710$9.470.3
58Tellers170$30,130$14.490.3
59Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand170$27,270$13.111.7
60Bartenders160$24,200$11.640.4
61Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other150$33,340$16.030.2
62Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers150$34,110$16.40
63Machinists140$38,560$18.540.25
64Social and Human Service Assistants140$45,620$21.930.25
65Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products130$80,820$38.860.9
66Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers120$42,010$20.20.3
67Electricians120$59,040$28.380.4
68Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment120$22,590$10.860.2
69Childcare Workers110$23,480$11.290.8
70Sales Representatives, Services, All Other110$53,390$25.670.6
71Medical and Health Services Managers110$102,060$49.070.25
72Compliance Officers110$67,340$32.380.2
73Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other110$44,780$21.530.1
74Counter and Rental Clerks110$25,390$12.210.3
75Packers and Packagers, Hand100$22,810$10.970.45
76Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers100$34,880$16.770.6
77Amusement and Recreation Attendants100$21,270$10.220.2
78Construction Laborers100$34,030$16.360.8
79Carpenters100$46,070$22.150.7
80Medical Secretaries100$39,930$19.20.4
81Security Guards100$30,280$14.560.7
82Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers90$19,290$9.280
83Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists90$30,360$14.60.4
84Paralegals and Legal Assistants90$56,440$27.130.2
85Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria90$30,760$14.790.3
86Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers90$47,930$23.051.2
87Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses90$54,200$26.060.5
88Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers90$49,630$23.860.2
89Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers90$35,740$17.180
90Bill and Account Collectors90$32,810$15.780.2
91First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers90$66,190$31.820.4
92Parts Salespersons80$41,670$20.040.2
93Gaming Dealers80$24,640$11.850.1
94Insurance Sales Agents80$61,440$29.540.3
95Training and Development Specialists80$62,000$29.810.2
96Computer Occupations, All Other80$58,100$27.930.2
97Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks80$21,090$10.140.2
98Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters70$40,410$19.430.1
99Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers70$43,200$20.770.3
100Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters70$52,180$25.090.3
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Jobs More Common Near Carson City Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$48,71028,100
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,9905,150
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$23,3302,540
Sales and Related Occupations$35,7502,500
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$86,6402,040
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$64,8501,940
Management Occupations$101,3401,610
Production Occupations$38,1801,480
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$47,3901,270
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$43,1201,150
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,6001,100
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$37,8001,080
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$32,400920
Protective Service Occupations$49,140910
Retail Salespersons$30,340900
Construction and Extraction Occupations$45,020890
Healthcare Support Occupations$35,180830
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$66,750810
Registered Nurses$82,760800
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$28,790760
Office Clerks, General$44,630700
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,850690
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$66,330660
Cashiers$23,140620
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$64,920570
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,350480
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$62,240480
Computer User Support Specialists$64,040480
Community and Social Service Occupations$56,130470
Waiters and Waitresses$20,980460
Management Analysts$62,810440
Personal Care Aides$24,420410
General and Operations Managers$107,940410
Legal Occupations$87,890390
Correctional Officers and Jailers$48,660350
Nursing Assistants$33,620310
Cooks, Restaurant$27,100300
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,790300
Customer Service Representatives$34,190280
Civil Engineers$71,260240
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,170240
Accountants and Auditors$78,750240
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$38,560230
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$50,270200
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$31,280200
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$42,980200
Receptionists and Information Clerks$29,400200
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$35,330200
Managers, All Other$110,190190
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$32,510190

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$48,71028,100
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,9905,150
Sales and Related Occupations$35,7502,500
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$86,6402,040
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$64,8501,940
Management Occupations$101,3401,610
Production Occupations$38,1801,480
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$47,3901,270
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$43,1201,150
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,6001,100
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$37,8001,080
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$32,400920
Protective Service Occupations$49,140910
Retail Salespersons$30,340900
Construction and Extraction Occupations$45,020890
Healthcare Support Occupations$35,180830
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$66,750810
Registered Nurses$82,760800
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$28,790760
Office Clerks, General$44,630700
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$66,330660
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$64,920570
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,350480
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$62,240480
Computer User Support Specialists$64,040480
Community and Social Service Occupations$56,130470
Management Analysts$62,810440
General and Operations Managers$107,940410
Legal Occupations$87,890390
Correctional Officers and Jailers$48,660350
Nursing Assistants$33,620310
Cooks, Restaurant$27,100300
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,790300
Customer Service Representatives$34,190280
Civil Engineers$71,260240
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,170240
Accountants and Auditors$78,750240
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$38,560230
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$50,270200
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$31,280200
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$42,980200
Receptionists and Information Clerks$29,400200
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$35,330200
Managers, All Other$110,190190
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$32,510190
Financial Managers$92,430190
Medical Assistants$34,030180
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$51,850180
Lawyers$97,210170
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$48,500170

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