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  • Share of workers in physically demanding jobs: 10.2%
  • Average wage for physically demanding jobs: $44,147
  • Average wage for all occupations: $45,600
  • Total employment in protective services: 34,150
  • Total employment in construction & extraction: 47,960
  • Total employment in installation & repair: 33,800

In Las Vegas, 3.5 percent of all employees are in protective services occupations, which is more than 45 percent higher than the national proportion of 2.4 percent. Notably, one of the occupations categorized as “protective services” is “gaming surveillance officer,” which is a security guard that monitors casinos. Las Vegas workers in physically demanding jobs earn just 3.2 percent less than the average worker, which is the smallest difference on this list.

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