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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations224130$46,330$22.28100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations36810$37,360$17.9614.35
3Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations23440$22,570$10.858.55
4Sales and Related Occupations23160$37,800$18.179.9
5Transportation and Material Moving Occupations19920$35,560$17.16.55
6Construction and Extraction Occupations13540$49,470$23.784.45
7Production Occupations12530$34,590$16.635.7
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations11630$52,480$25.236.05
9Management Occupations11400$110,050$52.916.15
10Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations11160$90,320$43.425.8
11Personal Care and Service Occupations9460$26,230$12.614.3
12Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations8900$26,030$12.513.65
13Business and Financial Operations Occupations8780$71,430$34.345.25
14Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand8680$29,450$14.161.7
15Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations8520$45,310$21.783.8
16Retail Salespersons7280$26,830$12.92.85
17Cashiers6220$21,870$10.512.2
18Waiters and Waitresses5310$20,270$9.741.7
19Customer Service Representatives5210$33,380$16.051.75
20Office Clerks, General5150$37,780$18.161.9
21Healthcare Support Occupations4420$34,200$16.443
22Protective Service Occupations4400$44,720$21.52.2
23Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food4080$19,760$9.52.3
24Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers3960$48,580$23.361.2
25Registered Nurses3910$78,350$37.671.95
26Stock Clerks and Order Fillers3780$30,050$14.451.3
27Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners3750$23,970$11.521.55
28Computer and Mathematical Occupations3740$71,340$34.32.9
29General and Operations Managers3470$118,330$56.891.5
30Cooks, Restaurant3150$26,760$12.860.8
31Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations2900$51,610$24.811.8
32Architecture and Engineering Occupations2780$80,930$38.911.7
33Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers2720$27,880$13.410
34Maintenance and Repair Workers, General2700$38,640$18.580.9
35Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive2690$38,150$18.341.5
36Community and Social Service Occupations2630$51,690$24.851.65
37Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations2580$61,460$29.550.8
38Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks2540$36,760$17.670.4
39Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2400$21,140$10.160.9
40Carpenters2230$51,900$24.950.7
41Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks2200$42,500$20.431.05
42Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers2120$30,250$14.550.8
43Receptionists and Information Clerks2070$29,670$14.260.7
44Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products2060$64,720$31.120.9
45First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1940$54,760$26.330.95
46Personal Care Aides1870$22,140$10.641.5
47Bartenders1860$19,590$9.420.4
48Security Guards1860$24,210$11.640.7
49First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1680$39,640$19.061
50Sales Representatives, Services, All Other1680$68,670$33.020.6
51Construction Laborers1660$37,830$18.190.8
52Gaming Dealers1580$17,650$8.490.1
53Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers1570$38,620$18.570.6
54Accountants and Auditors1530$70,500$33.90.9
55First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1450$33,230$15.970.6
56Dishwashers1380$20,340$9.780.3
57Business Operations Specialists, All Other1300$78,650$37.810.7
58Legal Occupations1220$119,810$57.60.8
59Cooks, Fast Food1220$20,880$10.040.3
60Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1210$46,130$22.180.5
61Medical Assistants1200$35,570$17.10.45
62Food Preparation Workers1180$20,260$9.740.6
63Substitute Teachers1150$22,510$10.820
64Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers1150$18,220$8.760.3
65Nursing Assistants1060$33,030$15.881
66Electricians1030$56,480$27.150.4
67Financial Managers1010$123,470$59.360.4
68Childcare Workers990$24,220$11.650.8
69Managers, All Other980$101,410$48.750.6
70First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors960$54,620$26.260
71Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers950$29,440$14.160
72Billing and Posting Clerks930$38,070$18.30.3
73Packers and Packagers, Hand930$24,860$11.950.45
74Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters910$55,200$26.540.3
75Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators890$35,660$17.150.35
76Counter and Rental Clerks890$27,170$13.060.3
77First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers840$65,940$31.70.4
78Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers840$64,500$31.010.4
79Painters, Construction and Maintenance810$45,420$21.840.2
80Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers780$44,660$21.470.3
81Human Resources Specialists770$56,520$27.170.35
82Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other720$35,950$17.280.2
83Construction Managers720$88,790$42.690.3
84Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other710$50,230$24.150.1
85First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers710$55,910$26.880.4
86Lawyers700$160,470$77.150.5
87Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop690$24,660$11.860.3
88Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators680$55,210$26.540.2
89Computer User Support Specialists670$45,990$22.110.4
90Software Developers, Applications670$87,070$41.860.55
91Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop640$19,220$9.240.3
92Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors640$47,510$22.840.2
93Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers640$21,520$10.350.1
94Sales Managers640$129,500$62.260.2
95Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment630$26,830$12.90.2
96Management Analysts620$107,620$51.740.5
97Driver/Sales Workers610$28,990$13.940.3
98Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers600$61,370$29.50.2
99Insurance Sales Agents560$105,850$50.890.3
100Nonfarm Animal Caretakers540$24,530$11.80.2
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Jobs More Common Near Reno Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$46,330224,130
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,36036,810
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$22,57023,440
Sales and Related Occupations$37,80023,160
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$35,56019,920
Construction and Extraction Occupations$49,47013,540
Production Occupations$34,59012,530
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$52,48011,630
Management Occupations$110,05011,400
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$90,32011,160
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,2309,460
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,0308,900
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$71,4308,780
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,4508,680
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$45,3108,520
Retail Salespersons$26,8307,280
Cashiers$21,8706,220
Waiters and Waitresses$20,2705,310
Customer Service Representatives$33,3805,210
Office Clerks, General$37,7805,150
Healthcare Support Occupations$34,2004,420
Protective Service Occupations$44,7204,400
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,7604,080
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$48,5803,960
Registered Nurses$78,3503,910
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$30,0503,780
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,9703,750
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$71,3403,740
General and Operations Managers$118,3303,470
Cooks, Restaurant$26,7603,150
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$51,6102,900
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$80,9302,780
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$27,8802,720
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$38,6402,700
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$38,1502,690
Community and Social Service Occupations$51,6902,630
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$61,4602,580
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$36,7602,540
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$21,1402,400
Carpenters$51,9002,230
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$42,5002,200
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$30,2502,120
Receptionists and Information Clerks$29,6702,070
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$64,7202,060
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,7601,940
Personal Care Aides$22,1401,870
Bartenders$19,5901,860
Security Guards$24,2101,860
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,6401,680
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$68,6701,680

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$46,330224,130
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,36036,810
Sales and Related Occupations$37,80023,160
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$35,56019,920
Construction and Extraction Occupations$49,47013,540
Production Occupations$34,59012,530
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$52,48011,630
Management Occupations$110,05011,400
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$90,32011,160
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,2309,460
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,0308,900
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$71,4308,780
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,4508,680
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$45,3108,520
Retail Salespersons$26,8307,280
Customer Service Representatives$33,3805,210
Office Clerks, General$37,7805,150
Healthcare Support Occupations$34,2004,420
Protective Service Occupations$44,7204,400
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$48,5803,960
Registered Nurses$78,3503,910
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$30,0503,780
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$71,3403,740
General and Operations Managers$118,3303,470
Cooks, Restaurant$26,7603,150
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$51,6102,900
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$80,9302,780
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$27,8802,720
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$38,6402,700
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$38,1502,690
Community and Social Service Occupations$51,6902,630
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$61,4602,580
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$36,7602,540
Carpenters$51,9002,230
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$42,5002,200
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$30,2502,120
Receptionists and Information Clerks$29,6702,070
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$64,7202,060
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,7601,940
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,6401,680
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$68,6701,680
Construction Laborers$37,8301,660
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$38,6201,570
Accountants and Auditors$70,5001,530
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$33,2301,450
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$78,6501,300
Legal Occupations$119,8101,220
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$46,1301,210
Medical Assistants$35,5701,200
Nursing Assistants$33,0301,060

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