What kind of jobs are there in Omaha, NE?

Omaha is home to a handful of large companies: Berkshire Hathaway, Union Pacific Railroad, Kiewit Corporation, Mutual of Omaha, TD Ameritrade, West Corporation, Werner Enterprises Inc., Green Plains Inc. and Valmont Industries. Health services and education are both strong and expanding career fields in Omaha. With numerous hospitals, health care options, universities and public school districts, professionals in either field can expect a wide variety of job options and opportunities.

The number of tech jobs in the Omaha area has earned the region the nickname "Silicon Prairie." The metro area's low cost of living has drawn those looking to start a company on a budget. In turn, Omaha has started to attract those in the information technology and computer science fields.

The Omaha metropolitan area has a lower unemployment rate than the nation's, though the mean annual salary is lower than the national mean.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.9 /10

How we calculate this.

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

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate 2019

of people are without a job

0.6% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Omaha

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

Finance and Insurance

Total Employment
Customer Service Representative
Salary: $26.73k - $42.97k