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Las Vegas Employment

Employment and Industries in the Las Vegas, Nevada Area

Las Vegas is an internationally known major resort location for gambling, dining, shopping and entertainment. The gambling, tourist and convention industries are major parts of the economy and provide a large number of jobs. About 20% of the jobs are gaming-related. The city serves as the headquarters for two of the world's largest gaming companies, Harrah's Entertainment and MGM Mirage. In addition, the housing construction industry has been a significant economic factor due to the population growth Las Vegas has experienced.

The city also has a high concentration of technology companies in the telecommunications and electronic gaming industries. Some of the notable technology firms situated in the region are CommPartners, Bigelow Aerospace, eVital Communications, Datanamics, SkywireMedia, Petroglyph, WorldDoc and Switch Communications.

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation provides training programs to employers and job seekers. The Train Employees Now program, managed by the State of Nevada Commission on Economic Development, assists new and expanding companies by offering skill-based training programs customized for the needs of the company.

Facts about Las Vegas, Nevada: In 2007 the estimated median household income was $54,000. In 2008 the cost of living index in Las Vegas was at 93.4 which is less than the nation's average of 100. In Las Vegas 18% of the population 25 years of age and older have earned a bachelor's degree or better.

The leading job providers in Las Vegas Nevada:

  • Clark County School District
  • Clark County
  • Venetian Casino Resort Inc
  • Las Vegas Sands, Inc
  • New Castle Corp
  • Paris Hotel Casino Resort
  • Resorts International Destination
  • Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, LLC
  • Sam-Will, Inc
  • Hotel Ramada of Nevada
  • Coast Hotels and Casinos, Inc
  • New York, New York Hotel and Casino
  • Station Casinos, Inc
  • University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
  • Ivantage Network Solutions
  • Stratosphere Gaming Inc
  • Boulder Station, Inc
  • Fiesta Palm LLC
  • Wynn Resorts, Limited
  • Boyd Gaming Corporation
  • Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc
  • Bally Technologies Inc

The primary non-agricultural job providing segments in Las Vegas are:

  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Professional and business services
  • Government
  • Construction
  • Educational and health services
  • Financial activities

Local companies are invited to work with helpful associations such as:

People interested in Las Vegas business news may want to read the Las Vegas Business Press.

Jobs in Las Vegas

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 935420 $43480 $20.91 100
2 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 146660 $27440 $13.19 8.3
3 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 143400 $36000 $17.31 14.8
4 Sales and Related Occupations 105940 $35030 $16.84 10.15
5 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 66420 $36540 $17.57 6.45
6 Personal Care and Service Occupations 60750 $27310 $13.13 4.1
7 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 59620 $30790 $14.8 3.7
8 Management Occupations 42310 $102240 $49.15 6.05
9 Construction and Extraction Occupations 42120 $49290 $23.7 4.4
10 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 40630 $88990 $42.78 5.75
11 Retail Salespersons 39070 $27370 $13.16 3.1
12 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 34910 $48200 $23.17 6.15
13 Protective Service Occupations 32910 $41200 $19.81 2.25
14 Waiters and Waitresses 32040 $26390 $12.69 1.6
15 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 31490 $63870 $30.71 5.05
16 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 31240 $49490 $23.79 3.8
17 Production Occupations 25430 $35540 $17.09 5.85
18 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25120 $29400 $14.14 1.6
19 Cashiers 24830 $22130 $10.64 2.25
20 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 24460 $20610 $9.91 2.15
21 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 22390 $31750 $15.26 1
22 Office Clerks, General 19230 $34960 $16.81 2
23 Gaming Dealers 18860 $17930 $8.62 0
24 Security Guards 18800 $28450 $13.68 0.7
25 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 17930 $29500 $14.18 1.6
26 Customer Service Representatives 17920 $33260 $15.99 1.75
27 Healthcare Support Occupations 17240 $35060 $16.85 3.05
28 Cooks, Restaurant 16640 $32300 $15.53 0.75
29 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 15910 $51960 $24.98 1.7
30 Registered Nurses 14960 $86150 $41.42 1.9
31 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 13730 $27680 $13.31 1.2
32 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 12810 $77100 $37.07 2.8
33 General and Operations Managers 12230 $112180 $53.93 1.4
34 Bartenders 12060 $29880 $14.37 0.4
35 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 11480 $25700 $12.36 0.3
36 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 11170 $28840 $13.87 0.2
37 Food Preparation Workers 9970 $26210 $12.6 0.6
38 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 9880 $37580 $18.07 1.6
39 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 9660 $46690 $22.45 0.9
40 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 8790 $54010 $25.97 1
41 Personal Care Aides 8670 $22940 $11.03 1.3
42 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 8290 $38970 $18.73 1.1
43 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 8250 $42290 $20.33 1
44 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 8130 $26720 $12.85 0.8
45 Community and Social Service Occupations 7930 $50930 $24.49 1.65
46 Receptionists and Information Clerks 7560 $27600 $13.27 0.7
47 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 7530 $78700 $37.84 1.65
48 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 7410 $51250 $24.64 0.6
49 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 7230 $38390 $18.46 0.6
50 Carpenters 7050 $48960 $23.54 0.6
51 Legal Occupations 6560 $105880 $50.9 0.8
52 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 6520 $28020 $13.47 0.2
53 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 6240 $67000 $32.21 1
54 Cooks, Fast Food 6060 $22160 $10.66 0.3
55 Accountants and Auditors 5600 $63050 $30.31 0.9
56 Construction Laborers 5550 $37360 $17.96 0.8
57 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 5080 $27470 $13.21 0.25
58 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 5080 $35750 $17.19 0.6
59 Gaming Supervisors 4890 $59640 $28.67 0
60 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 4840 $48380 $23.26 1.2
61 Medical Assistants 4820 $32290 $15.52 0.45
62 Electricians 4810 $63240 $30.41 0.4
63 Managers, All Other 4350 $96600 $46.44 0.65
64 Substitute Teachers 4200 $28790 $13.84 0
65 Nursing Assistants 4070 $34970 $16.81 1.05
66 Lawyers 4050 $132890 $63.89 0.5
67 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 3940 $70130 $33.72 0.7
68 Financial Managers 3850 $112120 $53.9 0.4
69 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 3810 $33240 $15.98 0.2
70 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 3750 $34390 $16.53 0.1
71 Counter and Rental Clerks 3730 $29990 $14.42 0.3
72 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 3700 $25440 $12.23 0.3
73 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 3580 $41390 $19.9 0.5
74 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 3560 $34130 $16.41 0.4
75 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 3500 $51750 $24.88 0.3
76 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 3410 $22780 $10.95 0.2
77 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 3370 $69030 $33.19 0.9
78 Driver/Sales Workers 3240 $31420 $15.11 0.3
79 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 3220 $21590 $10.38 0.2
80 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 3050 $65590 $31.54 0.4
81 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 3050 $78360 $37.67 0.45
82 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 3030 $24780 $11.91 0.1
83 Chefs and Head Cooks 2850 $54530 $26.22 0.1
84 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 2830 $40650 $19.54 0.2
85 Gaming Service Workers, All Other 2770 $30650 $14.74 0
86 Tellers 2720 $29380 $14.13 0.3
87 Telemarketers 2710 $33240 $15.98 0.15
88 Parking Lot Attendants 2690 $23900 $11.49 0.1
89 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 2660 $25510 $12.27 0.4
90 Pharmacy Technicians 2630 $35620 $17.12 0.25
91 Construction Managers 2620 $85800 $41.25 0.2
92 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2560 $22550 $10.84 0.45
93 Sales Managers 2550 $99770 $47.97 0.2
94 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 2550 $28640 $13.77 0.1
95 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 2490 $29060 $13.97 0
96 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 2490 $58740 $28.24 0.2
97 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 2350 $48290 $23.22 0.2
98 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 2340 $56400 $27.12 0
99 Billing and Posting Clerks 2320 $37250 $17.91 0.35
100 Insurance Sales Agents 2310 $56330 $27.08 0.3
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Jobs More Common Near Las Vegas Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 43,480 935,420
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 27,440 146,660
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,000 143,400
Sales and Related Occupations 35,030 105,940
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 36,540 66,420
Personal Care and Service Occupations 27,310 60,750
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 30,790 59,620
Management Occupations 102,240 42,310
Construction and Extraction Occupations 49,290 42,120
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 88,990 40,630
Retail Salespersons 27,370 39,070
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 48,200 34,910
Protective Service Occupations 41,200 32,910
Waiters and Waitresses 26,390 32,040
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 63,870 31,490
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 49,490 31,240
Production Occupations 35,540 25,430
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 29,400 25,120
Cashiers 22,130 24,830
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 20,610 24,460
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 31,750 22,390
Office Clerks, General 34,960 19,230
Gaming Dealers 17,930 18,860
Security Guards 28,450 18,800
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,500 17,930
Customer Service Representatives 33,260 17,920
Healthcare Support Occupations 35,060 17,240
Cooks, Restaurant 32,300 16,640
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 51,960 15,910
Registered Nurses 86,150 14,960
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,680 13,730
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 77,100 12,810
General and Operations Managers 112,180 12,230
Bartenders 29,880 12,060
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 25,700 11,480
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 28,840 11,170
Food Preparation Workers 26,210 9,970
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 37,580 9,880
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 46,690 9,660
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 54,010 8,790
Personal Care Aides 22,940 8,670
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,970 8,290
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 42,290 8,250
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,720 8,130
Community and Social Service Occupations 50,930 7,930
Receptionists and Information Clerks 27,600 7,560
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 78,700 7,530
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 51,250 7,410
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 38,390 7,230
Carpenters 48,960 7,050

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Las Vegas, Nevada Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 43,480 935,420
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 27,440 146,660
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,000 143,400
Sales and Related Occupations 35,030 105,940
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 36,540 66,420
Personal Care and Service Occupations 27,310 60,750
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 30,790 59,620
Management Occupations 102,240 42,310
Construction and Extraction Occupations 49,290 42,120
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 88,990 40,630
Retail Salespersons 27,370 39,070
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 48,200 34,910
Protective Service Occupations 41,200 32,910
Waiters and Waitresses 26,390 32,040
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 63,870 31,490
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 49,490 31,240
Production Occupations 35,540 25,430
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 29,400 25,120
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 31,750 22,390
Office Clerks, General 34,960 19,230
Security Guards 28,450 18,800
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,500 17,930
Customer Service Representatives 33,260 17,920
Healthcare Support Occupations 35,060 17,240
Cooks, Restaurant 32,300 16,640
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 51,960 15,910
Registered Nurses 86,150 14,960
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,680 13,730
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 77,100 12,810
General and Operations Managers 112,180 12,230
Bartenders 29,880 12,060
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 25,700 11,480
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 28,840 11,170
Food Preparation Workers 26,210 9,970
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 37,580 9,880
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 46,690 9,660
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 54,010 8,790
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,970 8,290
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 42,290 8,250
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,720 8,130
Community and Social Service Occupations 50,930 7,930
Receptionists and Information Clerks 27,600 7,560
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 78,700 7,530
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 51,250 7,410
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 38,390 7,230
Carpenters 48,960 7,050
Legal Occupations 105,880 6,560
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 28,020 6,520
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 67,000 6,240
Accountants and Auditors 63,050 5,600

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