What kind of jobs are there in Boise, ID?

Boise functions as a hub for many industries. The region has long served as a trading and financial capital for the logging, mining, livestock and farming activities taking place nearby. More recently, a growing technology sector has powered Boise's economy, led by Micron Technology Inc., a memory chip manufacturer. HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have offices in Boise's western suburbs. Other companies, like Clearwater Analytics, Bodybuilding.com and Cradlepoint, are headquartered in Boise, too.

As Idaho's capital, Boise is home to many state government agencies, as well as offices for the federal Bureau of Reclamation, National Interagency Fire Center and U.S. Forest Service, and a federal courthouse. St. Alphonsus Health System and St. Luke's Health System both have large hospitals in Boise, and employ a lot of residents in the health care sector.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.8 /10

How we calculate this.

Boise has a healthier job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate 2019

of people are without a job

0.9% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Boise

Health Care and Social Assistance

Total Employment
Nursing Aide
Salary: $24.34k - $33.58k

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18.82k - $28.28k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
Salary: $21.99k - $33.49k