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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 27820 $47410 $22.79 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 5190 $36810 $17.7 14.8
3 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 2480 $22690 $10.91 8.3
4 Sales and Related Occupations 2380 $36300 $17.45 10.15
5 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1940 $63190 $30.38 5.05
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 1800 $86780 $41.72 5.75
7 Production Occupations 1670 $36910 $17.75 5.85
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 1600 $45570 $21.91 6.15
9 Management Occupations 1590 $93180 $44.8 6.05
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1140 $44440 $21.37 3.8
11 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1040 $36700 $17.64 1.6
12 Protective Service Occupations 930 $47490 $22.83 2.25
13 Personal Care and Service Occupations 930 $25770 $12.39 4.1
14 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 920 $31310 $15.05 6.45
15 Retail Salespersons 850 $32420 $15.59 3.1
16 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 800 $64420 $30.97 2.8
17 Healthcare Support Occupations 780 $33100 $15.92 3.05
18 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 770 $19580 $9.41 2.15
19 Office Clerks, General 750 $41250 $19.83 2
20 Construction and Extraction Occupations 740 $44870 $21.57 4.4
21 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 740 $27050 $13.01 3.7
22 Registered Nurses 700 $80580 $38.74 1.9
23 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 690 $65490 $31.49 1.65
24 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 610 $64460 $30.99 0.7
25 Cashiers 590 $22950 $11.03 2.25
26 Waiters and Waitresses 480 $20920 $10.06 1.6
27 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 480 $37250 $17.91 1.1
28 Computer User Support Specialists 470 $61640 $29.64 0.4
29 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 460 $62880 $30.23 0.9
30 Community and Social Service Occupations 440 $53960 $25.94 1.65
31 General and Operations Managers 430 $97290 $46.78 1.4
32 Management Analysts 410 $60310 $28.99 0.5
33 Legal Occupations 370 $93570 $44.99 0.8
34 Correctional Officers and Jailers 360 $47390 $22.79 0.3
35 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 340 $25440 $12.23 1.6
36 Personal Care Aides 320 $24430 $11.74 1.3
37 Nursing Assistants 270 $32200 $15.48 1.05
38 Cooks, Restaurant 260 $25320 $12.17 0.75
39 Customer Service Representatives 250 $31470 $15.13 1.75
40 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 250 $28320 $13.62 1.2
41 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 240 $36670 $17.63 0.9
42 Accountants and Auditors 240 $73270 $35.23 0.9
43 Civil Engineers 230 $69820 $33.57 0.2
44 Receptionists and Information Clerks 230 $28770 $13.83 0.7
45 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 220 $47690 $22.93 0.5
46 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 220 $51900 $24.95 1.7
47 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 210 $46360 $22.29 1
48 Managers, All Other 200 $108160 $52 0.65
49 Medical Assistants 200 $33320 $16.02 0.45
50 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 190 $35510 $17.07 0.6
51 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 190 $51650 $24.83 1
52 Bartenders 180 $23600 $11.35 0.4
53 Financial Managers 180 $86980 $41.82 0.4
54 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 180 $22620 $10.88 1
55 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 180 $32000 $15.38 0.2
56 Lawyers 170 $106060 $50.99 0.5
57 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 170 $26090 $12.54 1.6
58 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 160 $31840 $15.31 0.4
59 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 150 $30570 $14.7 0.8
60 Tellers 140 $27930 $13.43 0.3
61 Team Assemblers 140 $36540 $17.57 0.75
62 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 140 $39560 $19.02 0.3
63 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 130 $76350 $36.71 1
64 Counter and Rental Clerks 130 $25690 $12.35 0.3
65 Security Guards 120 $28990 $13.94 0.7
66 Compliance Officers 120 $67830 $32.61 0.2
67 Home Health Aides 120 $30760 $14.79 0.7
68 Machinists 110 $36330 $17.47 0.3
69 Packers and Packagers, Hand 110 $22150 $10.65 0.45
70 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 110 $60260 $28.97 0.4
71 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 110 $61370 $29.5 0.1
72 Construction Laborers 110 $35360 $17 0.8
73 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 110 $33480 $16.1 0.6
74 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 110 $40290 $19.37 0.1
75 Dishwashers 110 $18710 $9 0.3
76 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 110 $50050 $24.06 0.2
77 Electricians 100 $60390 $29.03 0.4
78 Childcare Workers 100 $22170 $10.66 0.8
79 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 100 $47430 $22.8 0.6
80 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $34250 $16.47 0.1
81 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 90 $30150 $14.5 0.4
82 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 90 $23010 $11.06 0.2
83 Gaming Dealers 90 $23460 $11.28 0
84 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 90 $22080 $10.62 0.2
85 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 80 $67840 $32.62 0.3
86 Computer Occupations, All Other 80 $49720 $23.91 0.2
87 Training and Development Specialists 80 $58370 $28.06 0.2
88 Medical and Health Services Managers 80 $98210 $47.22 0.2
89 Carpenters 80 $45800 $22.02 0.6
90 Medical Secretaries 80 $42380 $20.38 0.4
91 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 80 $29740 $14.3 0.3
92 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 80 $52790 $25.38 0.5
93 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 80 $54990 $26.44 0.5
94 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 80 $42770 $20.56 0.25
95 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers 70 $19950 $9.59 0
96 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 70 $22130 $10.64 0.2
97 Billing and Posting Clerks 70 $38170 $18.35 0.35
98 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 70 $59330 $28.52 0.2
99 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $92580 $44.51 0.25
100 Legal Secretaries 70 $45430 $21.84 0.1
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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
All Occupations 47,410 27,820
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,810 5,190
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 22,690 2,480
Sales and Related Occupations 36,300 2,380
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 63,190 1,940
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 86,780 1,800
Production Occupations 36,910 1,670
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 45,570 1,600
Management Occupations 93,180 1,590
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,440 1,140
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 36,700 1,040
Protective Service Occupations 47,490 930
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,770 930
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,310 920
Retail Salespersons 32,420 850
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 64,420 800
Healthcare Support Occupations 33,100 780
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,580 770
Office Clerks, General 41,250 750
Construction and Extraction Occupations 44,870 740
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,050 740
Registered Nurses 80,580 700
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 65,490 690
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 64,460 610
Cashiers 22,950 590
Waiters and Waitresses 20,920 480
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 37,250 480
Computer User Support Specialists 61,640 470
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 62,880 460
Community and Social Service Occupations 53,960 440
General and Operations Managers 97,290 430
Management Analysts 60,310 410
Legal Occupations 93,570 370
Correctional Officers and Jailers 47,390 360
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,440 340
Personal Care Aides 24,430 320
Nursing Assistants 32,200 270
Cooks, Restaurant 25,320 260
Customer Service Representatives 31,470 250
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,320 250
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,670 240
Accountants and Auditors 73,270 240
Civil Engineers 69,820 230
Receptionists and Information Clerks 28,770 230
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 47,690 220
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 51,900 220
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 46,360 210
Managers, All Other 108,160 200
Medical Assistants 33,320 200
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35,510 190

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 Local Jobs
All Occupations 47,410 27,820
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,810 5,190
Sales and Related Occupations 36,300 2,380
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 63,190 1,940
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 86,780 1,800
Production Occupations 36,910 1,670
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 45,570 1,600
Management Occupations 93,180 1,590
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,440 1,140
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 36,700 1,040
Protective Service Occupations 47,490 930
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,770 930
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,310 920
Retail Salespersons 32,420 850
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 64,420 800
Healthcare Support Occupations 33,100 780
Office Clerks, General 41,250 750
Construction and Extraction Occupations 44,870 740
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,050 740
Registered Nurses 80,580 700
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 65,490 690
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 64,460 610
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 37,250 480
Computer User Support Specialists 61,640 470
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 62,880 460
Community and Social Service Occupations 53,960 440
General and Operations Managers 97,290 430
Management Analysts 60,310 410
Legal Occupations 93,570 370
Correctional Officers and Jailers 47,390 360
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,440 340
Nursing Assistants 32,200 270
Cooks, Restaurant 25,320 260
Customer Service Representatives 31,470 250
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,320 250
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,670 240
Accountants and Auditors 73,270 240
Civil Engineers 69,820 230
Receptionists and Information Clerks 28,770 230
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 47,690 220
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 51,900 220
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 46,360 210
Managers, All Other 108,160 200
Medical Assistants 33,320 200
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35,510 190
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,650 190
Financial Managers 86,980 180
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 32,000 180
Lawyers 106,060 170
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,090 170

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