What kind of jobs are there in Salt Lake City, UT?

Salt Lake City has seen a commendable growth in job opportunities over the past few years and has an unemployment rate that's noticeably lower than the national average. The region is currently experiencing an economic boom, as numerous companies like Adobe Systems, 3M Health Information Systems and Microsoft move in.

The largest private sector employment increases are in trade, transportation, technology and utilities, but there are also opportunities for jobs in education, health care, finance, manufacturing and construction. Aside from the state and county government, some of the region's largest employers include Intermountain Healthcare, the University of Utah, Novus Credit Services and Delta Air Lines.

Tourism and hospitality are also growing industries in Salt Lake City. The metro area's international airport sees thousands of international and domestic arrivals each year, with travelers using Salt Lake City as a jumping-off point for skiing or national park visits.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 7.0 /10

How we calculate this.


Salt Lake City has a healthier job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary


Salt Lake City
$47,272

USA
$50,620

Unemployment Rate 2018

3.0%
of people are without a job

0.9% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.