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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations962720$44,450$21.37100
2Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations150740$27,330$13.148.55
3Office and Administrative Support Occupations148040$36,150$17.3814.35
4Sales and Related Occupations107340$34,970$16.819.9
5Transportation and Material Moving Occupations69610$37,370$17.966.55
6Personal Care and Service Occupations61180$27,810$13.374.3
7Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations58020$30,920$14.873.65
8Construction and Extraction Occupations44950$49,380$23.744.45
9Management Occupations43000$109,970$52.876.15
10Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations42660$90,030$43.285.8
11Retail Salespersons38280$27,200$13.082.85
12Education, Training, and Library Occupations37150$47,960$23.066.05
13Waiters and Waitresses33440$26,270$12.631.7
14Business and Financial Operations Occupations33410$68,750$33.055.25
15Protective Service Occupations33210$43,400$20.862.2
16Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations32930$50,950$24.53.8
17Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food26420$20,610$9.912.3
18Production Occupations25940$36,110$17.365.7
19Cashiers24890$22,560$10.842.2
20Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners23400$30,100$14.471.55
21Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners22430$30,850$14.830.9
22Office Clerks, General20800$35,230$16.941.9
23Customer Service Representatives19850$32,610$15.681.75
24Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand19640$29,710$14.281.7
25Healthcare Support Occupations18620$35,630$17.133
26Gaming Dealers18440$17,920$8.620.1
27Security Guards18440$29,780$14.320.7
28Cooks, Restaurant17760$32,390$15.570.8
29Registered Nurses15620$87,200$41.921.95
30Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations15580$53,330$25.641.8
31Computer and Mathematical Occupations14060$78,760$37.872.9
32Stock Clerks and Order Fillers13900$27,810$13.371.3
33Bartenders12760$28,030$13.470.4
34General and Operations Managers12300$118,740$57.091.5
35Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers10990$25,250$12.140.3
36Maintenance and Repair Workers, General10160$47,480$22.830.9
37Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs10160$26,900$12.930.2
38Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive9710$39,140$18.821.5
39First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers9120$54,010$25.970.95
40Personal Care Aides9090$23,440$11.271.5
41Dishwashers8880$26,760$12.870.3
42First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers8730$42,540$20.451
43Food Preparation Workers8670$27,430$13.190.6
44Community and Social Service Occupations8300$52,110$25.051.65
45Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers8270$27,930$13.430.8
46Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks8170$39,310$18.91.05
47Sales Representatives, Services, All Other8080$53,910$25.920.6
48First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers8010$37,890$18.210.6
49Architecture and Engineering Occupations7660$79,480$38.211.7
50Receptionists and Information Clerks7600$27,660$13.30.7
51Carpenters7490$50,470$24.260.7
52Cooks, Fast Food7110$21,960$10.560.3
53Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other6850$28,520$13.710.2
54Legal Occupations6770$107,710$51.790.8
55Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products6240$63,210$30.390.9
56Construction Laborers5950$37,190$17.880.8
57Accountants and Auditors5730$63,840$30.690.9
58Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers5030$49,020$23.571.2
59Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop4810$27,800$13.370.3
60Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers4770$35,000$16.830.6
61Nursing Assistants4740$35,390$17.011
62Substitute Teachers4660$27,790$13.360
63Electricians4610$63,440$30.50.4
64Medical Assistants4550$33,440$16.080.45
65Managers, All Other4340$100,400$48.270.6
66Business Operations Specialists, All Other4260$76,360$36.710.7
67Lawyers4120$137,630$66.170.5
68Counter and Rental Clerks4040$28,230$13.570.3
69Financial Managers3960$122,070$58.690.4
70Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters3890$53,930$25.930.3
71Amusement and Recreation Attendants3830$22,670$10.90.2
72Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks3790$32,260$15.510.2
73Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers3570$24,980$12.010.1
74Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop3560$25,480$12.250.3
75Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics3480$44,680$21.480.5
76Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks3470$33,960$16.330.4
77Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations3380$69,620$33.470.8
78First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers3310$65,820$31.640.4
79Packers and Packagers, Hand3240$21,950$10.560.45
80Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment3160$22,240$10.690.2
81Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers3110$80,670$38.780.4
82Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks2930$34,400$16.540.1
83Chefs and Head Cooks2920$56,630$27.230.1
84Driver/Sales Workers2910$34,110$16.40.3
85Construction Managers2910$90,070$43.30.3
86Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers2880$32,190$15.480
87Pharmacy Technicians2850$36,640$17.610.3
88Parking Lot Attendants2830$24,600$11.830.1
89First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors2750$53,020$25.490
90Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity2700$32,090$15.430.1
91Medical Secretaries2670$38,020$18.280.4
92First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers2550$41,440$19.930.2
93Gaming Service Workers, All Other2530$31,080$14.940
94Software Developers, Applications2530$104,600$50.290.55
95Tellers2520$28,600$13.750.3
96Childcare Workers2520$21,920$10.540.8
97Insurance Sales Agents2490$51,690$24.850.3
98Human Resources Specialists2470$58,160$27.960.35
99Management Analysts2430$91,350$43.920.5
100Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists2410$60,480$29.080.4
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Jobs More Common Near Las Vegas Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$44,450962,720
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$27,330150,740
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$36,150148,040
Sales and Related Occupations$34,970107,340
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$37,37069,610
Personal Care and Service Occupations$27,81061,180
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$30,92058,020
Construction and Extraction Occupations$49,38044,950
Management Occupations$109,97043,000
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$90,03042,660
Retail Salespersons$27,20038,280
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$47,96037,150
Waiters and Waitresses$26,27033,440
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$68,75033,410
Protective Service Occupations$43,40033,210
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$50,95032,930
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,61026,420
Production Occupations$36,11025,940
Cashiers$22,56024,890
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$30,10023,400
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$30,85022,430
Office Clerks, General$35,23020,800
Customer Service Representatives$32,61019,850
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,71019,640
Healthcare Support Occupations$35,63018,620
Gaming Dealers$17,92018,440
Security Guards$29,78018,440
Cooks, Restaurant$32,39017,760
Registered Nurses$87,20015,620
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$53,33015,580
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$78,76014,060
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,81013,900
Bartenders$28,03012,760
General and Operations Managers$118,74012,300
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers$25,25010,990
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$47,48010,160
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs$26,90010,160
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$39,1409,710
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,0109,120
Personal Care Aides$23,4409,090
Dishwashers$26,7608,880
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$42,5408,730
Food Preparation Workers$27,4308,670
Community and Social Service Occupations$52,1108,300
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$27,9308,270
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$39,3108,170
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$53,9108,080
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$37,8908,010
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$79,4807,660
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,6607,600

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$44,450962,720
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$27,330150,740
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$36,150148,040
Sales and Related Occupations$34,970107,340
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$37,37069,610
Personal Care and Service Occupations$27,81061,180
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$30,92058,020
Construction and Extraction Occupations$49,38044,950
Management Occupations$109,97043,000
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$90,03042,660
Retail Salespersons$27,20038,280
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$47,96037,150
Waiters and Waitresses$26,27033,440
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$68,75033,410
Protective Service Occupations$43,40033,210
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$50,95032,930
Production Occupations$36,11025,940
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$30,10023,400
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$30,85022,430
Office Clerks, General$35,23020,800
Customer Service Representatives$32,61019,850
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,71019,640
Healthcare Support Occupations$35,63018,620
Security Guards$29,78018,440
Cooks, Restaurant$32,39017,760
Registered Nurses$87,20015,620
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$53,33015,580
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$78,76014,060
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,81013,900
Bartenders$28,03012,760
General and Operations Managers$118,74012,300
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers$25,25010,990
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$47,48010,160
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs$26,90010,160
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$39,1409,710
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,0109,120
Dishwashers$26,7608,880
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$42,5408,730
Food Preparation Workers$27,4308,670
Community and Social Service Occupations$52,1108,300
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$27,9308,270
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$39,3108,170
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$53,9108,080
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$37,8908,010
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$79,4807,660
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,6607,600
Carpenters$50,4707,490
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other$28,5206,850
Legal Occupations$107,7106,770
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$63,2106,240

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