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Casper Employment

Employment and Industries in the Casper, Wyoming Area

The Casper region's economy is primarily based on oil and mineral industries and cattle and sheep ranching. Companies involved in the care and feeding of livestock have a significant presence in Casper and the surrounding area. Healthcare is also an economic asset primarily due to the Wyoming Medical Center. Casper is also a regional hub for banking and commerce.

Tourism is an important economic element in Casper, Wyoming which can be partially attributed to the city having a Wild West history and rodeos. The city also brings in tourism dollars due to the nearby Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone. Local government and construction are also important economic factors for Casper.

Items and goods produced in the area include oil, natural gas, coal, agricultural products and fire equipment.

The Casper Workforce Center is part of a statewide network of workforce development resources which includes a variety of services for companies and job seekers.

Notable information about Casper, Wyoming: Casper was named by Forbes magazine as one of the nation's "Top 25 Best Small Places for Business." Average salary in 2009: $28,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 87.1 (U.S. average: 100). Adult population which has earned a bachelor's degree or better: 22%.

Casper's largest employers:

  • Natrona County School District #1
  • Wyoming Medical Center
  • The Industrial Company
  • Key Energy
  • City of Casper
  • Casper College
  • Wyoming Machinery Company
  • OfficeMax
  • Natrona County Government
  • McMurry Ready Mix

The top nonagricultural employment sectors in Casper, Wyoming:

  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Educational services
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Natural resources and mining
  • Professional and business services

Casper businesses can receive assistance from the following associations:

People looking for local business and economic news can read the Casper Star Tribune.

Most Popular Jobs in Casper, Wyoming Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Registered nurses 800 $55,510 $42,610 - 71,720 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 410 $45,250 $22,990 - 71,990 8% 51%
3 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 320 $63,820 $36,710 - 101,600 12% 51%
4 Petroleum engineers 270 $110,970 $61,020 - 5% 80%
5 Accountants and auditors 190 $65,660 $39,950 - 98,040 18% 79%
6 Environmental engineers 140 $0 $ - 25% 86%
7 Managers, all other 130 $62,320 $28,900 - 105,880 7% 55%
8 Child, family, and school social workers 130 $37,660 $22,380 - 53,470 19% 77%
9 Lawyers 90 $124,150 $57,300 - 11% 99%
10 Pharmacists 90 $96,760 $84,740 - 118,340 22% 97%
11 Medical and health services managers 90 $80,450 $46,840 - 118,730 16% 57%
12 Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers 90 $62,240 $36,810 - 86,400 22% 93%
13 Social and human service assistants 80 $23,630 $17,220 - 34,040 34% 58%
14 Physician assistants 70 $90,890 $30,740 - 27% 67%
15 Civil engineers 70 $70,650 $47,830 - 96,930 18% 87%
16 Advertising sales agents 70 $58,960 $23,800 - 101,610 20% 56%
17 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 70 $54,300 $36,030 - 80,230 25% 93%
18 Computer specialists, all other 60 $66,020 $43,250 - 87,620 15% 68%
19 Computer systems analysts 60 $56,740 $36,760 - 83,460 29% 68%
20 Network and computer systems administrators 60 $47,130 $30,960 - 64,020 27% 50%
21 Public relations specialists 60 $39,540 $26,410 - 62,500 18% 81%
22 Tax preparers 60 $30,590 $22,980 - 47,160 -8% 54%
23 Financial managers 50 $79,470 $56,630 - 107,610 13% 60%
24 Sales managers 50 $72,530 $55,070 - 103,080 10% 69%
25 Mechanical engineers 50 $65,920 $44,080 - 80,890 4% 78%
26 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 50 $44,290 $27,830 - 65,580 5% 58%
27 Graphic designers 50 $28,540 $17,610 - 40,510 10% 55%
28 Personal financial advisors 50 $0 $ - 41% 81%
29 Engineering managers 40 $93,580 $69,720 - 131,530 7% 84%
30 Occupational therapists 40 $63,330 $46,890 - 81,520 23% 90%
31 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 40 $58,460 $40,050 - 79,370 17% 56%
32 Occupational health and safety specialists 40 $55,540 $36,680 - 80,560 8% 72%
33 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 40 $49,750 $27,980 - 71,570 13% 73%
34 Social and community service managers 40 $45,980 $30,120 - 74,030 25% 72%
35 Medical and public health social workers 40 $39,170 $23,800 - 55,340 24% 77%
36 Community and social service specialists, all other 40 $31,930 $18,410 - 43,230 25% 58%
37 Coaches and scouts 40 $0 $ - 15% 60%
38 Speech-language pathologists 30 $53,270 $35,000 - 75,960 11% 98%
39 Librarians 30 $53,240 $35,850 - 88,590 4% 85%
40 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 30 $37,820 $26,210 - 56,880 30% 77%
41 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 30 $0 $ - 25% 67%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Retail salespersons 1,530 $23,350 $13,720 - 37,780 12% 25%
2 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 980 $31,780 $20,970 - 47,470 13% 16%
3 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 960 $26,430 $17,390 - 37,570 1% 18%
4 General and operations managers 850 $88,470 $38,960 - 2% 48%
5 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 830 $20,270 $13,410 - 30,990 15% 4%
6 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 820 $43,270 $28,240 - 62,570 10% 4%
7 Waiters and waitresses 740 $15,850 $12,970 - 19,750 11% 14%
8 Cashiers 680 $19,240 $13,610 - 26,740 -3% 10%
9 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 660 $29,710 $21,090 - 37,540 8% 4%
10 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 650 $17,020 $13,180 - 21,890 18% 5%
11 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 640 $40,370 $31,450 - 54,820 5% 2%
12 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 610 $25,460 $20,100 - 31,660 18% 7%
13 Stock clerks and order fillers 610 $25,080 $17,000 - 32,410 -8% 8%
14 Maintenance and repair workers, general 510 $32,120 $17,220 - 50,060 10% 6%
15 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 480 $34,950 $18,340 - 59,270 4% 25%
16 Extraction workers, all other 390 $51,070 $29,630 - 66,470 0% 0%
17 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 380 $39,850 $23,070 - 61,680 6% 29%
18 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 380 $25,590 $17,160 - 35,700 2% 5%
19 Derrick operators, oil and gas 360 $50,630 $34,970 - 66,380 -6% 0%
20 Office clerks, general 360 $24,600 $14,740 - 36,020 13% 19%
21 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 340 $66,380 $36,920 - 104,100 9% 10%
22 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 340 $38,840 $27,950 - 52,490 12% 3%
23 Food preparation workers 340 $18,810 $14,390 - 24,000 15% 7%
24 Carpenters 330 $33,430 $22,030 - 50,860 10% 6%
25 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 330 $20,650 $14,860 - 25,220 13% 5%
26 Construction laborers 310 $28,710 $22,280 - 38,510 11% 5%
27 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 310 $25,900 $18,040 - 36,290 11% 14%
28 Cooks, restaurant 310 $22,120 $17,950 - 25,940 12% 5%
29 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 300 $32,680 $20,300 - 48,230 14% 4%
30 Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining 290 $45,500 $29,110 - 62,120 -5% 0%
31 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 270 $29,080 $20,170 - 39,090 4% 6%
32 Helpers--extraction workers 260 $45,090 $27,120 - 54,620 -0% 0%
33 Roustabouts, oil and gas 260 $33,940 $24,400 - 40,920 -3% 0%
34 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 250 $52,500 $33,660 - 78,450 7% 13%
35 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 240 $19,760 $14,680 - 24,950 14% 3%
36 Rotary drill operators, oil and gas 220 $63,640 $37,530 - 81,790 -5% 0%
37 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 220 $37,140 $26,130 - 52,610 15% 18%
38 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 220 $27,660 $18,750 - 38,770 18% 6%
39 Receptionists and information clerks 220 $22,760 $15,240 - 30,750 17% 13%
40 Industrial machinery mechanics 210 $47,280 $34,280 - 69,120 9% 5%
41 Dishwashers 210 $16,710 $13,280 - 20,270 10% 3%
42 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 190 $37,540 $31,610 - 43,130 8% 3%
43 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 180 $46,110 $34,500 - 62,410 11% 4%
44 Tellers 180 $23,060 $17,840 - 29,940 14% 16%
45 Security guards 170 $24,800 $20,610 - 31,360 17% 13%
46 Child care workers 170 $19,710 $13,570 - 29,220 18% 15%
47 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 160 $51,870 $37,630 - 65,640 11% 33%
48 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 160 $51,030 $31,060 - 79,480 -5% 15%
49 Customer service representatives 160 $29,000 $18,140 - 41,140 25% 22%
50 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 160 $26,380 $19,190 - 35,280 4% 15%
51 Helpers--production workers 160 $24,690 $16,800 - 36,160 -1% 4%
52 Business operations specialists, all other 150 $65,570 $37,820 - 93,660 21% 49%
53 Medical secretaries 150 $28,770 $21,940 - 37,290 17% 18%
54 Driver/sales workers 150 $22,440 $13,350 - 42,280 -5% 4%
55 Bartenders 150 $16,320 $13,000 - 21,440 11% 17%
56 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 140 $47,590 $32,820 - 63,900 10% 17%
57 Machinists 140 $39,010 $28,240 - 52,790 -3% 3%
58 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 130 $24,340 $18,690 - 31,040 11% 5%
59 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 130 $19,680 $16,610 - 26,190 17% 14%
60 Brickmasons and blockmasons 120 $43,170 $24,220 - 56,600 10% 3%
61 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 120 $16,100 $13,080 - 19,520 10% 17%
62 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 120 $15,480 $12,810 - 20,860 12% 6%
63 Packers and packagers, hand 110 $17,240 $13,140 - 24,280 -12% 3%
64 Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 100 $37,420 $27,610 - 50,240 -16% 0%
65 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 100 $36,550 $19,480 - 51,680 9% 3%
66 Paralegals and legal assistants 100 $34,340 $26,290 - 46,390 22% 45%
67 Medical assistants 100 $27,040 $21,800 - 32,580 35% 10%
68 Order clerks 100 $26,750 $18,130 - 36,490 -24% 16%
69 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 100 $19,870 $16,740 - 26,370 10% 5%
70 Loan officers 90 $74,110 $27,470 - 12% 49%
71 Cost estimators 90 $52,810 $27,940 - 82,320 19% 32%
72 Dental assistants 90 $31,600 $22,040 - 40,640 29% 9%
73 Library technicians 90 $26,790 $18,750 - 34,590 9% 27%
74 Insurance sales agents 80 $50,340 $28,030 - 84,240 13% 45%
75 Cement masons and concrete finishers 80 $33,320 $23,180 - 46,100 11% 2%
76 Bill and account collectors 80 $33,210 $22,960 - 48,270 23% 13%
77 First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers 80 $31,610 $22,340 - 46,680 16% 26%
78 Pharmacy technicians 80 $30,340 $22,730 - 39,190 32% 16%
79 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 80 $28,150 $22,990 - 32,480 -1% 22%
80 Tire repairers and changers 80 $25,140 $17,270 - 34,170 20% 6%
81 Preschool teachers, except special education 80 $24,020 $13,970 - 42,030 26% 43%
82 Switchboard operators, including answering service 80 $21,150 $13,890 - 29,170 -8% 10%
83 Postal service mail carriers 80 $0 $ - 1% 11%
84 Dental hygienists 70 $56,390 $45,060 - 74,170 30% 33%
85 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 70 $49,660 $34,670 - 74,350 4% 38%
86 Property, real estate, and community association managers 70 $49,170 $19,360 - 79,090 15% 36%
87 Recreation workers 70 $27,210 $15,950 - 39,120 13% 47%
88 Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 70 $25,350 $16,850 - 37,810 12% 0%
89 Cooks, fast food 70 $17,340 $13,610 - 22,410 8% 5%
90 Radiologic technologists and technicians 60 $49,600 $38,710 - 62,130 15% 25%
91 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 60 $47,930 $30,990 - 69,210 0% 42%
92 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 60 $43,230 $34,560 - 51,980 14% 7%
93 Food service managers 60 $38,120 $22,350 - 52,770 5% 24%
94 Painters, construction and maintenance 60 $33,960 $22,230 - 53,020 12% 6%
95 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 60 $33,590 $24,070 - 42,560 -7% 14%
96 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 60 $31,950 $22,660 - 45,470 13% 11%
97 Medical transcriptionists 60 $31,620 $25,950 - 38,560 14% 10%
98 Industrial truck and tractor operators 60 $30,430 $23,380 - 39,220 -2% 2%
99 Medical records and health information technicians 60 $29,350 $21,270 - 39,610 18% 12%
100 Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 60 $0 $ - -8% 12%
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Jobs More Common Near Casper Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Extraction workers, all other 51,070 390 2031.6
Helpers--extraction workers 45,090 260 244.5
Derrick operators, oil and gas 50,630 360 152.4
Rotary drill operators, oil and gas 63,640 220 68.3
Petroleum engineers 110,970 270 64.7
Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining 45,500 290 59
Roustabouts, oil and gas 33,940 260 50.6
Environmental engineers 0 140 11.5
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 40,370 640 7.8
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 38,840 340 6
Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 37,420 100 5.5
Brickmasons and blockmasons 43,170 120 5
Industrial machinery mechanics 47,280 210 3.5
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 19,760 240 3
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 63,820 320 3
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 29,710 660 3
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 47,590 140 2.7
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 19,680 130 2.6
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 66,380 340 2.4
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 52,500 250 2.4
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 37,540 190 2.2
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 31,780 980 2.2
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 43,270 820 2.2
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 26,430 960 2.1
General and operations managers 88,470 850 2.1
Child, family, and school social workers 37,660 130 2.1
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 19,870 100 2
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 32,680 300 1.9
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 25,460 610 1.9
Order clerks 26,750 100 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 34,950 480 1.7
Driver/sales workers 22,440 150 1.7
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 46,110 180 1.7
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 24,340 130 1.7
Dishwashers 16,710 210 1.7
Maintenance and repair workers, general 32,120 510 1.7
Food preparation workers 18,810 340 1.6
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 25,900 310 1.6
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 20,270 830 1.6
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 36,550 100 1.6
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 20,650 330 1.6
Carpenters 33,430 330 1.5
Helpers--production workers 24,690 160 1.5
Machinists 39,010 140 1.5
Paralegals and legal assistants 34,340 100 1.5
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 29,080 270 1.4
Managers, all other 62,320 130 1.4
Cooks, restaurant 22,120 310 1.4
Retail salespersons 23,350 1,530 1.4
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 16,100 120 1.3

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Casper, Wyoming Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Helpers--extraction workers 45,090 1.4 260
Rotary drill operators, oil and gas 63,640 1.23 220
Derrick operators, oil and gas 50,630 1.2 360
Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining 45,500 1.15 290
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 43,270 1.15 820
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 40,370 1.15 640
Extraction workers, all other 51,070 1.14 390
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 66,380 1.14 340
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 27,660 1.14 220
Business operations specialists, all other 65,570 1.11 150
Accountants and auditors 65,660 1.1 190
Stock clerks and order fillers 25,080 1.1 610
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 20,650 1.08 330
Roustabouts, oil and gas 33,940 1.07 260
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 51,870 1.07 160
Industrial machinery mechanics 47,280 1.06 210
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 25,460 1.06 610
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 25,590 1.06 380
Machinists 39,010 1.06 140
Helpers--production workers 24,690 1.04 160
Cashiers 19,240 1.04 680
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 24,340 1.03 130
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 29,710 1.03 660
Child care workers 19,710 1.02 170
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 29,080 1.02 270
Cooks, restaurant 22,120 1.02 310
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 19,680 1.01 130
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 46,110 1 180
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 31,780 0.99 980
Medical secretaries 28,770 0.99 150
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 17,020 0.99 650
Petroleum engineers 110,970 0.99 270
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 38,840 0.99 340
Security guards 24,800 0.98 170
Food preparation workers 18,810 0.98 340
Customer service representatives 29,000 0.98 160
Tellers 23,060 0.97 180
Dishwashers 16,710 0.97 210
Office clerks, general 24,600 0.97 360
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 51,030 0.96 160
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 37,140 0.96 220
Retail salespersons 23,350 0.96 1,530
Receptionists and information clerks 22,760 0.95 220
Brickmasons and blockmasons 43,170 0.95 120
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 19,760 0.94 240
Maintenance and repair workers, general 32,120 0.94 510
Child, family, and school social workers 37,660 0.93 130
Construction laborers 28,710 0.92 310
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 52,500 0.92 250
General and operations managers 88,470 0.92 850

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