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Reno Employment

Employment and Industries in the Reno, Nevada Area

Reno's major industry is tourism. The hotel and casino industry typically attracts over five million visitors on a yearly basis. Other notable industries include electronics, computers, communications and financial services. Jobs are also provided by companies that produce items including labeling devices, cement, dairy and food products, livestock, agricultural produce and pet food. The region's recreational activities also contribute to the economy.

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

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

The largest job providers in the Reno Region:

  • Washoe County School District - Education
  • University of Nevada-Reno - Education
  • Reno Hilton - Hotels and motels
  • Washoe County Comptroller - Executive and legislative combined
  • Washoe Medical Center, Inc - Hospitals
  • Silver Legacy Resort Casino - Hotels and motels
  • Eldorado Hotel & Casino - Hotels and motels
  • Sparks Nugget Hotel and motels
  • International Game Technology - Manufacturing
  • Peppermill Hotel Casino - Hotels and motels
  • Circus Circus Casinos, Inc - Hotels and motels
  • Harrah's Reno - Hotels and motels
  • Atlantis Casino Resort - Hotels and motels
  • City of Reno - Government
  • St. Mary's - Hospitals
  • State of Nevada - Government
  • Cal-Neva, Club - Amusement and recreation
  • United Parcel Service - Air courier services
  • Flamingo Hilton - Hotels and motels
  • Boomtown Hotel & Casino - Hotels and motels

Some of the most common occupations that are filled by those with college degrees are registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, financial managers, computer systems software engineers, sales managers, management analysts and computer systems analysts.

The leading non-agricultural fields of employment in Reno Nevada:

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

Reno businesses have opportunities to work with useful associations such as:

People interested in staying informed about local business activities may want to read the Reno Gazette-Journal.

Jobs in Reno

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 212530 $45210 $21.74 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36220 $36770 $17.68 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 22550 $37830 $18.19 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21840 $22860 $10.99 8.3
5 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 18580 $34680 $16.67 6.45
6 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 11830 $50400 $24.23 6.15
7 Construction and Extraction Occupations 11460 $47480 $22.83 4.4
8 Management Occupations 11350 $102480 $49.27 6.05
9 Production Occupations 10660 $33850 $16.27 5.85
10 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 10640 $88540 $42.57 5.75
11 Personal Care and Service Occupations 8710 $25140 $12.09 4.1
12 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 8690 $25130 $12.08 3.7
13 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 8120 $45030 $21.65 3.8
14 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 8050 $66900 $32.16 5.05
15 Retail Salespersons 7760 $26630 $12.8 3.1
16 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 7510 $28690 $13.79 1.6
17 Cashiers 5910 $22090 $10.62 2.25
18 Office Clerks, General 5120 $37880 $18.21 2
19 Customer Service Representatives 5010 $32740 $15.74 1.75
20 Waiters and Waitresses 4760 $22750 $10.94 1.6
21 Healthcare Support Occupations 4270 $32990 $15.86 3.05
22 Protective Service Occupations 4020 $43580 $20.95 2.25
23 Registered Nurses 3800 $77780 $37.4 1.9
24 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3750 $23150 $11.13 1.6
25 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3720 $20160 $9.69 2.15
26 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 3710 $49240 $23.67 1.2
27 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 3480 $71290 $34.28 2.8
28 General and Operations Managers 3410 $112440 $54.06 1.4
29 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 3380 $30450 $14.64 1.2
30 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2940 $48630 $23.38 1.7
31 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 2880 $61540 $29.58 0.9
32 Cooks, Restaurant 2770 $25730 $12.37 0.75
33 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2720 $37320 $17.94 1.6
34 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2500 $74620 $35.88 1.65
35 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 2450 $35370 $17.01 0.4
36 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2450 $38780 $18.64 0.9
37 Community and Social Service Occupations 2430 $51390 $24.71 1.65
38 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2270 $20540 $9.88 1
39 Carpenters 2170 $47750 $22.96 0.6
40 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2170 $43080 $20.71 1.1
41 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2140 $64120 $30.83 1
42 Team Assemblers 2130 $26190 $12.59 0.75
43 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1990 $29110 $13.99 0.8
44 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1910 $29800 $14.33 0.7
45 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1880 $53190 $25.57 1
46 Security Guards 1710 $24410 $11.74 0.7
47 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1700 $35280 $16.96 0.6
48 Bartenders 1700 $19100 $9.18 0.4
49 Personal Care Aides 1690 $20960 $10.08 1.3
50 Cooks, Fast Food 1580 $19880 $9.56 0.3
51 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1520 $40200 $19.33 1
52 Accountants and Auditors 1450 $65920 $31.69 0.9
53 Gaming Dealers 1420 $17390 $8.36 0
54 Construction Laborers 1380 $39090 $18.8 0.8
55 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1320 $76650 $36.85 0.6
56 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1290 $75090 $36.1 0.7
57 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1280 $21890 $10.53 0.45
58 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1260 $34340 $16.51 0.6
59 Food Preparation Workers 1250 $19270 $9.27 0.6
60 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1240 $43060 $20.7 0.5
61 Medical Assistants 1190 $34830 $16.75 0.45
62 Financial Managers 1120 $108740 $52.28 0.4
63 Legal Occupations 1120 $116660 $56.09 0.8
64 Substitute Teachers 1110 $22060 $10.61 0
65 Nursing Assistants 1090 $31190 $15 1.05
66 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 1080 $18050 $8.68 0.3
67 Dishwashers 1060 $19800 $9.52 0.3
68 Electricians 950 $57120 $27.46 0.4
69 Billing and Posting Clerks 940 $37680 $18.12 0.35
70 Managers, All Other 890 $92130 $44.29 0.65
71 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 860 $52070 $25.04 0.3
72 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 800 $47320 $22.75 0.1
73 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 790 $34340 $16.51 0.2
74 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 790 $33260 $15.99 0.35
75 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 780 $62850 $30.22 0.45
76 Counter and Rental Clerks 780 $29220 $14.05 0.3
77 Construction Managers 740 $80940 $38.91 0.2
78 Human Resources Specialists 730 $54310 $26.11 0.3
79 Data Entry Keyers 720 $27000 $12.98 0.1
80 Childcare Workers 720 $24440 $11.75 0.8
81 Computer User Support Specialists 700 $44750 $21.52 0.4
82 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 690 $24170 $11.62 0.3
83 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 690 $44150 $21.22 0.2
84 Lawyers 660 $151200 $72.69 0.5
85 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 650 $57260 $27.53 0.2
86 Tellers 640 $29130 $14 0.3
87 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 630 $19440 $9.35 0.25
88 Sales Managers 620 $113810 $54.72 0.2
89 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 620 $66290 $31.87 0.4
90 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 610 $53810 $25.87 0.4
91 Insurance Sales Agents 580 $94360 $45.36 0.3
92 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 580 $42380 $20.37 0.2
93 Software Developers, Applications 570 $98890 $47.54 0.5
94 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 570 $41510 $19.96 0.3
95 Driver/Sales Workers 560 $29680 $14.27 0.3
96 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 540 $55240 $26.56 0.5
97 Gaming Service Workers, All Other 540 $21930 $10.54 0
98 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 520 $52130 $25.06 0.2
99 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 520 $25510 $12.26 0.1
100 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 520 $53050 $25.51 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Reno Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 45,210 212,530
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,770 36,220
Sales and Related Occupations 37,830 22,550
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 22,860 21,840
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,680 18,580
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 50,400 11,830
Construction and Extraction Occupations 47,480 11,460
Management Occupations 102,480 11,350
Production Occupations 33,850 10,660
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 88,540 10,640
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,140 8,710
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,130 8,690
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,030 8,120
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 66,900 8,050
Retail Salespersons 26,630 7,760
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,690 7,510
Cashiers 22,090 5,910
Office Clerks, General 37,880 5,120
Customer Service Representatives 32,740 5,010
Waiters and Waitresses 22,750 4,760
Healthcare Support Occupations 32,990 4,270
Protective Service Occupations 43,580 4,020
Registered Nurses 77,780 3,800
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,150 3,750
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 20,160 3,720
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 49,240 3,710
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 71,290 3,480
General and Operations Managers 112,440 3,410
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 30,450 3,380
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 48,630 2,940
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 61,540 2,880
Cooks, Restaurant 25,730 2,770
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 37,320 2,720
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 74,620 2,500
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 35,370 2,450
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,780 2,450
Community and Social Service Occupations 51,390 2,430
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 20,540 2,270
Carpenters 47,750 2,170
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 43,080 2,170
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 64,120 2,140
Team Assemblers 26,190 2,130
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 29,110 1,990
Receptionists and Information Clerks 29,800 1,910
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,190 1,880
Security Guards 24,410 1,710
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 35,280 1,700
Bartenders 19,100 1,700
Personal Care Aides 20,960 1,690
Cooks, Fast Food 19,880 1,580

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 45,210 212,530
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,770 36,220
Sales and Related Occupations 37,830 22,550
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,680 18,580
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 50,400 11,830
Construction and Extraction Occupations 47,480 11,460
Management Occupations 102,480 11,350
Production Occupations 33,850 10,660
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 88,540 10,640
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,140 8,710
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,130 8,690
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,030 8,120
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 66,900 8,050
Retail Salespersons 26,630 7,760
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,690 7,510
Office Clerks, General 37,880 5,120
Customer Service Representatives 32,740 5,010
Healthcare Support Occupations 32,990 4,270
Protective Service Occupations 43,580 4,020
Registered Nurses 77,780 3,800
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 49,240 3,710
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 71,290 3,480
General and Operations Managers 112,440 3,410
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 30,450 3,380
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 48,630 2,940
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 61,540 2,880
Cooks, Restaurant 25,730 2,770
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 37,320 2,720
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 74,620 2,500
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 35,370 2,450
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,780 2,450
Community and Social Service Occupations 51,390 2,430
Carpenters 47,750 2,170
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 43,080 2,170
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 64,120 2,140
Team Assemblers 26,190 2,130
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 29,110 1,990
Receptionists and Information Clerks 29,800 1,910
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,190 1,880
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 35,280 1,700
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,200 1,520
Accountants and Auditors 65,920 1,450
Construction Laborers 39,090 1,380
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 76,650 1,320
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 75,090 1,290
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 34,340 1,260
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 43,060 1,240
Medical Assistants 34,830 1,190
Financial Managers 108,740 1,120
Legal Occupations 116,660 1,120

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