Nevada Manufacturing

Although there was a slight job loss in Nevada’s Manufacturing sector, average annual earnings improved by more than $2,300 in the first quarter. Overall, Nevada’s manufacturing sector now employs 42,000 workers who make an average annual wage of $56,700.


With excellent logistics infrastructure and just one day’s drive to Pacific Rim ports and to more than 60 million consumers, manufacturing represents an important segment of Nevada’s economy, employing more than 56,000 workers at over 1,800 manufacturing companies.

Printing and publishing and metals fabrication account for more than 10,000 jobs, and are the largest segments after mining. Other significant segments including electronics, furniture and fixtures, chemicals, industrial machinery and equipment, paper products, lumber and wood, textiles and apparel, rubber and plastics, and transportation equipment.

The Southern region is Nevada's top city for manufacturing employment, home to more than 27,000 jobs with an average annual pay of nearly $49,000 compared to $45,000 for all other jobs. Though small, the industry is also critical to economic innovation such as the robotics manufacturer Pololu, and it's an export sector that attracts outside money. Food and printing are the second and third largest segments, attracting more than one quarter of all Southern manufacturing jobs.

In the Northern Region, Reno and Sparks account for more than 13,000 jobs. Tyco, Trex, James Hardie, Chevron Pipe, are among the leading industrial manufacturers. Food processing, too, is an important segment and is led by NOW health foods, Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressings, French Gourmet frozen dough, and Pacific Cheese.

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Nevada Manufacturing In The News

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Nick Freed, 21, begins his first day of work at Panasonic on Monday. He’s a guinea pig for one of the state’s first accelerated education programs tailored for a specific company. The program ends...


Las Vegas (Jan. 19, 2017) – The Board of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development today voted to approve funding for the training of Panasonic employees at the Tesla Gigafactory through the...

Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board Welcomes Thousands of new Nevada Jobs, Nearly

Las Vegas (Nov. 17, 2016) – The Board of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development today announced the approval of the creation of thousands of new jobs in Nevada through the expansion of...

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