Wyoming Occupational Statistics

  • Total Employees in the State: 269,320
  • 1 Year Change in Employment: -22,180 (-7.6%)
  • Average Annual Pay in the State: $48,645
  • 1 Year Change in Annual Pay: $4,801 (11.0%)

Occupation Categories

There are 269,320 employed workers in Wyoming. The occupation with the greatest number of workers is Office and Administrative Support Occupations, which employs 34,250 people. This represents 12.7% of all workers in the state. The next 2 occupations that have the most workers are Construction and Extraction Occupations and Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations, which employ 26,820 and 25,310 respectively.

Occupation Category# Employees% of State
Office and Administrative Support Occupations34,25012.7%
Construction and Extraction Occupations26,82010.0%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations25,3109.4%
Sales and Related Occupations23,9208.9%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations22,0708.2%
Education Training and Library Occupations19,5007.2%
Installation Maintenance and Repair Occupations17,1906.4%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations14,6905.5%
Production Occupations12,5404.7%
Management Occupations12,4204.6%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations11,1204.1%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations8,5103.2%
Personal Care and Service Occupations8,3003.1%
Healthcare Support Occupations6,5102.4%
Protective Service Occupations5,9002.2%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations4,3001.6%
Life Physical and Social Science Occupations4,0401.5%
Community and Social Service Occupations4,0001.5%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations3,0301.1%
Arts Design Entertainment Sports and Media Occupations2,7301.0%
Legal Occupations1,6300.6%
Farming Fishing and Forestry Occupations5400.2%

Occupation Changes Since Last Year

The occupation with the largest increase in the number of workers is Construction and Extraction Occupations, which currently employs 26,820 people. In the last year, the number of workers has increased from 25,740 an increase of 1,080 or 4.2%. The next 2 occupations that have the next largest change in workers are Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations and Management Occupations, which increased 740 and 730 respectively.

The occupation with the largest decrease in the number of workers is Office and Administrative Support Occupations, which currently employs 34,250 people. In the last year, the number of workers has decreased from 35,070 or 2.3%. The next 2 occupations that have the next largest decreases in workers are Sales and Related Occupations and Education Training and Library Occupations, which decreased 700 and 670 respectively.


Occupation Changes Since 2009

The occupation with the largest increase in the number of workers, since the recession ended in 2009, is Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations, which currently employs 14,690 people. Since 2009, the number of workers has increased from 12,770 an increase of 1,920 or 15.0%. The next 2 occupations that have the next largest change in workers are Personal Care and Service Occupations and Education Training and Library Occupations, which increased 1,680 and 1,660 respectively.

The occupation with the largest decrease in the number of workers is Construction and Extraction Occupations, which currently employs 26,820 people. Since 2009, the number of workers has decreased from 36,510 or 26.5%. The next 2 occupations that have the next largest decreases in workers are Office and Administrative Support Occupations and Transportation and Material Moving Occupations, which decreased 4,240 and 2,750 respectively.

Occupation Category# Employees% Change
Computer and Mathematical Occupations3,03037.7%
Farming Fishing and Forestry Occupations54035.0%
Personal Care and Service Occupations8,30025.4%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations8,51015.8%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations14,69015.0%
Education Training and Library Occupations19,5009.3%
Community and Social Service Occupations4,0005.8%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations25,3103.6%
Sales and Related Occupations23,9200.3%
Protective Service Occupations5,9000.2%
Healthcare Support Occupations6,5100.2%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations11,120-1.2%
Management Occupations12,420-2.3%
Installation Maintenance and Repair Occupations17,190-4.9%
Legal Occupations1,630-5.2%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations34,250-11.0%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations22,070-11.1%
Production Occupations12,540-11.7%
Arts Design Entertainment Sports and Media Occupations2,730-12.8%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations4,300-14.7%
Life Physical and Social Science Occupations4,040-16.9%
Construction and Extraction Occupations26,820-26.5%


Detailed Occupations

The detailed occupation with the greatest number of workers is Retail Salespersons, which employs 8,200 people. This represents 3.0% of all workers in the state. The next 2 occupations that have the most workers are Office Clerks General and Cashiers, which employ 7,460 and 6,760 respectively.

The Top 10 Occupations in Wyoming are:
Occupation Category# Employees% of State
Retail Salespersons8,2003.0%
Office Clerks General7,4602.8%
Cashiers6,7602.5%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers6,3402.4%
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers Including Fast Food5,4602.0%
General and Operations Managers5,2501.9%
Registered Nurses5,0101.9%
Waiters and Waitresses4,8801.8%
Janitors and Cleaners Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners4,6501.7%
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators4,2401.6%

Detailed Occupations Since 2009

The detailed occupation with the largest increase in the number of workers is Office Clerks General, which currently employs 7,460 people. Since 2009, the number of workers has increased from 2,220 an increase of 5,240 or 236.0%. The next 2 detailed occupations that have the next largest change in workers are Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers Including Fast Food and Personal Care Aides, which increased 1,560 and 1,550 respectively.

The detailed occupation with the largest decrease in the number of workers is Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Except Legal Medical and Executive, which currently employs 3,220 people. In the last year, the number of workers has decreased from 6,970 or 53.8%. The next 2 occupations that have the next largest decreases in workers are Bookkeeping Accounting and Auditing Clerks and Extraction Workers All Other, which decreased 2,580 and 1,340 respectively.


The Top 10 Detailed Occupations With The Largest Increase Since 2009 are:
Occupation Category# Employees% Change
Occupational Therapy Assistants150400.0%
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers640392.3%
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers Except Mechanical Door500284.6%
Human Resources Specialists800263.6%
Separating Filtering Clarifying Precipitating and Still Machine Setters Operators and Tenders350250.0%
Office Clerks General7,460236.0%
Cooks Short Order290222.2%
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters Operators and Tenders370208.3%
Pesticide Handlers Sprayers and Applicators Vegetation260188.9%
Personal Care Aides2,420178.2%


The 10 Occupations With The Largest Decrease Since 2009 are:
Occupation Category# Employees% Change
Extraction Workers All Other150-89.9%
Order Clerks30-88.5%
Office and Administrative Support Workers All Other100-87.0%
Helpers--Carpenters100-85.7%
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters30-85.0%
Derrick Operators Oil and Gas260-83.5%
Switchboard Operators Including Answering Service50-80.8%
Legislators50-80.8%
Mine Shuttle Car Operators40-80.0%
Helpers--Pipelayers Plumbers Pipefitters and Steamfitters50-80.0%

Occupation Pay

The occupation with the highest annual pay is Management Occupations, which pays an average of $99,120 per year. This represents 103.8% above the state average pay. The next 2 occupations that have the highest average pay are Architecture and Engineering Occupations and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations, which pay $80,650 and $80,430 per year, respectively.

Occupation CategoryAvg Payvs State Avg
Management Occupations$99,120203.8%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$80,650165.8%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$80,430165.3%
Legal Occupations$75,490155.2%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$69,360142.6%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$67,380138.5%
Life Physical and Social Science Occupations$59,130121.6%
Installation Maintenance and Repair Occupations$56,360115.9%
Production Occupations$55,340113.8%
Construction and Extraction Occupations$52,340107.6%
Education Training and Library Occupations$49,400101.6%
Community and Social Service Occupations$48,830100.4%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$46,11094.8%
Protective Service Occupations$45,52093.6%
Arts Design Entertainment Sports and Media Occupations$42,94088.3%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,25076.6%
Sales and Related Occupations$35,41072.8%
Healthcare Support Occupations$32,94067.7%
Farming Fishing and Forestry Occupations$32,62067.1%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$29,92061.5%
Personal Care and Service Occupations$28,73059.1%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$24,92051.2%

Occupation Pay Changes Since 2009

The occupation with the largest increase in the average annual pay, since the recession ended in 2009, is Management Occupations, which currently pays an average of $99,120 per year. Since 2009, pay has increased from $77,310 an increase of $21,810 or 28.2%. The next 2 occupations that pay the most to their workers are Architecture and Engineering Occupations and Legal Occupations, which increased $14,390 and $13,590 respectively.

Occupation CategoryAnnual $% Change
Production Occupations$55,34029.7%
Management Occupations$99,12028.2%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$46,11028.2%
Arts Design Entertainment Sports and Media Occupations$42,94027.1%
Installation Maintenance and Repair Occupations$56,36023.8%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,25023.6%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$67,38023.6%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$24,92022.9%
Community and Social Service Occupations$48,83022.2%
Legal Occupations$75,49022.0%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$80,65021.7%
Personal Care and Service Occupations$28,73021.5%
Healthcare Support Occupations$32,94021.4%
Sales and Related Occupations$35,41020.7%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$80,43020.3%
Life Physical and Social Science Occupations$59,13019.8%
Construction and Extraction Occupations$52,34019.7%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$69,36019.5%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$29,92018.7%
Protective Service Occupations$45,52012.3%
Education Training and Library Occupations$49,4006.5%
Farming Fishing and Forestry Occupations$32,6202.8%


Detailed Occupation Annual Compensation

The detailed occupation that pays their workers the most is Internists General, which pays $275,350 per year. This represents 566.0% above the state average of $48,645. The next 2 occupations that pay their workers the most are Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Physicians and Surgeons All Other, which pay $265,190 and $234,610 respectively.

Highest Paid Occupations

The Top 10 Paying Occupations in Wyoming are:
Occupation CategoryAnn'l Pay% of State
Internists General$275,350566.0%
Obstetricians and Gynecologists$265,190545.2%
Physicians and Surgeons All Other$234,610482.3%
Family and General Practitioners$222,750457.9%
Anesthesiologists$215,910443.8%
Pediatricians General$212,070436.0%
Financial Analysts$139,660287.1%
Personal Financial Advisors$135,340278.2%
Optometrists$135,220278.0%
Chief Executives$131,020269.3%

Lowest Paid Occupations

The 10 Lowest Paying Occupations in Wyoming are:
Occupation CategoryAnn'l Pay% of State
Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers$20,05041.2%
Cooks Fast Food$20,21041.5%
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers Including Fast Food$20,64042.4%
Pressers Textile Garment and Related Materials$20,70042.6%
Counter Attendants Cafeteria Food Concession and Coffee Shop$20,84042.8%
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers$21,52044.2%
Ushers Lobby Attendants and Ticket Takers$21,82044.9%
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks$21,90045.0%
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants Except Emergency Medical Technicians$22,01045.2%
Bartenders$22,06045.3%



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