What kind of jobs are there in Las Vegas, NV?

Given the number and scale of casinos and resorts in Las Vegas – and the nearly 43 million tourists who visit the metro area each year – it's no surprise that tourism and gaming are the top industries. But while they certainly employ a large number of Las Vegas residents, the single largest employer in the area is the Clark County School District, followed by the Clark County government. Other major industries in Las Vegas are food service, technology and ambulatory health care services.

The unemployment rate in Las Vegas is higher than the national average. The average annual salary is below the national average; however, Las Vegans in certain industries, like health care, earn slightly more than their counterparts elsewhere in the country.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 5.8 /10

How we calculate this.

Las Vegas has a less healthy job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary

Las Vegas


Unemployment Rate this Year

of people are without a job

0.7% higher than national average.

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Las Vegas

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18k - $26k

Health Care and Social Assistance

Total Employment
Nursing Aide
Salary: $22k - $31k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
Salary: $20k - $31k