What kind of jobs are there in Reno, NV?

With more companies relocating to the Reno area, the region's economy continues to grow. While Reno's unemployment rate is roughly on par with the national average, the number of job opportunities in many of the metro area's primary industries are on the rise.

True to its reputation as a gambling destination, Reno's primary industry is hospitality and gaming. The hotels and casinos, such as the Peppermill, Atlantis, Silver Legacy and Grand Sierra, are some of the largest employers in the metro area. Opportunities in the education and health care sectors are also available with employers like the Washoe County School District, the University of Nevada-Reno and Renown Regional Medical Center.

Reno continues to diversify its economic focus, concentrating more on high-tech, entrepreneurial startups, clean energy, and research and development. It is home to outposts for Apple, International Gaming Technology and Microsoft, among others. The Reno metro area is also the site of Tesla Motors Inc.'s Gigafactory, which produces lithium-ion batteries.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.5 /10

How we calculate this.

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

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate 2018

of people are without a job

0.2% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Reno

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18.69k - $27.67k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
Salary: $20.92k - $32.28k

Finance and Insurance

Total Employment
Customer Service Representative
Salary: $25.98k - $42.04k