In the midst of its booming economy, Las Vegas jobs are readily available. From entry-level positions to high-paying careers, there is something for everyone.
The top paying Las Vegas jobs in 2017 were healthcare professionals, executives and pilots. Out of all of the jobs in Las Vegas, food preparation and services hold the most extensive segment at just under 16 percent. This includes numerous hospitality jobs such as servers, waiters/waitresses and bartenders. Right behind that, in a close second place, is office and administrative support at just over 15 percent. This category includes all office positions that are not focused on a specialty and are not managerial.
After these two significant market segments, sales is also a substantial contributor to the Las Vegas jobs available. Sales positions vary widely in nature from outside salespeople to call centers. Another benefit of the jobs in the above industries is that most have relatively low barriers to entry, requiring little to no formal schooling and the potential for on the job training.
In Las Vegas, the minimum wage is either $7.25 for those with qualifying health benefits or $8.25 for those without. Overtime, defined as working more than 40 hours in a week, is paid at time and a half if you're earning less than $10.875 for those with qualifying benefits and $12.375 for those without.
In 2018 Las Vegas had an unemployment rate of 5.2 percent, higher than the national unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. The majority of this growth was seen in the industries that have been the staples of the Las Vegas economy, which include construction, leisure and hospitality. The construction industry has huge growth expectations for the upcoming years, although a there is a shortage of construction workers. This has caused an increase in the average hourly earnings of construction workers by 8.2 percent over the last year.
With such a positive job growth rate in Las Vegas, the employment opportunities will continue to grow. Having such a wide variety of options for employment, the job seeker has plenty of choices in Las Vegas.