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Careers with Largest Employment
These are the occupations that employed the most people in 2016 (for states) or 2019 (nationally). You can view this list for any state by changing the location shown to the left.
We found 607 occupations in Nevada.
Rank Occupation
2016
 Employment
Earnings Typical Education
1
Retail salespersons
49,230
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
2
Waiters and waitresses
39,380
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
3
Cashiers
34,770
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
4
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners
32,020
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
5
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food
31,210
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
6
Maids and housekeeping cleaners
28,570
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
7
Office clerks, general
27,920
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
8
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand
27,110
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
9
Customer service representatives
24,070
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
10
Gaming dealers
21,220
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
11
Security guards
21,090
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
12
Cooks, restaurant
20,930
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
13
Stock clerks and order fillers
18,670
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
14
General and operations managers
17,570
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
15
Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive
17,260
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
16
Registered nurses
16,660
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
17
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs
16,280
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
18
Maintenance and repair workers, general
15,010
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
19
Bartenders
14,800
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
20
Carpenters
13,780
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
21
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers
13,650
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
22
Managers, all other
13,540
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
23
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers
13,100
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
24
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks
12,790
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearSome college, no degree
25
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers
12,580
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
26
Food preparation workers
12,090
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
27
First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers
11,930
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
28
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers
11,460
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
29
Personal care aides
11,380
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
30
Construction laborers
11,030
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
31
Office and administrative support workers, all other
10,680
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
32
Dishwashers
10,450
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
33
Police and sheriff's patrol officers
10,090
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
34
Receptionists and information clerks
9,980
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
35
First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers
9,540
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
36
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products
9,240
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
37
Sales representatives, services, all other
9,140
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
38
Elementary school teachers, except special education
8,950
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
39
Cooks, fast food
8,490
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
40
Accountants and auditors
8,450
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
41
Light truck or delivery services drivers
7,810
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
42
Electricians
7,100
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
43
Lawyers
7,050
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearDoctoral or professional degree
44
Business operations specialists, all other
6,830
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
45
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks
6,600
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
46
Automotive service technicians and mechanics
6,390
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
47
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop
5,980
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
48
Child, family, and school social workers
5,830
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
49
Medical assistants
5,810
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
50
Financial managers
5,630
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree