As of 2014, Nevada saw a 3.7% increase in the number of jobs over the previous year according to Forbes. This trend has continued, and an analysis by TriNet indicated that Nevada continues to lead the country in job growth as of early 2015. Economists expect Nevada to continue to have high levels of job growth over the next several years.
That means another 55,200 positions across the state… positions that some HR professional had to design, describe, advertise, and hire for. And it reflects a sustainable job environment that promises job security and wage increases for decades to come.
Overall job growth is good news not only for HR job growth, but for salaries for HR professionals. Of the eight HR job categories we track, four expect growth rates in excess of 20 percent through 2026, while only one showed less than a double-digit growth rate.
More Demand for HR Professionals Means More Attractive Salary Offers
According to 2018 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Nevada human resources professionals typically make around the national average at the median level. Like any position, though, it’s important to take into account total compensation in addition to baseline salary. Also, job growth in the public sector—which employed more than 75,000 in July 2019 according to the Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation—mean better than average benefits to go along with competitive salaries.
Human Resource Manager Salaries in Nevada
For managers, the median level of pay in human resources reach into or close to six-figure salaries at the median level, and anywhere from $143,000 to nearly $200,000 in the top ten percent of the profession.
Las Vegas, dominated by the gaming industry, turns HR managers into high rollers, with both the highest employment levels and the highest salaries in the state.
HR managers in Reno earn salaries that trend a bit lower than those found in the Las Vegas area.
Salaries for Human Resources Specialist and Assistant in Nevada
The gambling industry remains a major employer throughout the state of Nevada, with leisure and hospitality industry job gains far outpacing other sectors. All that hiring requires a lot of records and shuffling, which means plenty of opportunities for HR staff at the assistant and specialist levels.
In general, all specialists and assistants in the Las Vegas metro area will see the most job openings and the highest salaries in the state at the median level.
Reno is clearly the place to be for compensation and benefits specialists, who can make up to $88,000 annually in the top ten percent of the profession and more than $62,000 at the median, both better than their Las Vegas counterparts.
Salary and employment data compiled by the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in May of 2018 for human resources managers, specialists, and assistants – https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nv.htm#11-9111. The BLS salary data shown here represents median – 90th percentile salary ranges for the state and its MSAs (Metropolitan Statistical Areas) and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries.
Job growth projections sourced from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation and published in the U.S. Department of Labor-funded Long Term Occupational Projections (2016-2026) database – https://projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
All salary and job growth data accessed in October 2019.