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Cheyenne Employment

Employment and Industries in the Cheyenne, Wyoming Area

The major economic elements for Cheyenne, Wyoming are the military, light manufacturing, agriculture, transportation and tourism. Fertilizer processing plants are also economic assets for Cheyenne. Cattle and sheep ranching are important to the region. In addition, oil is a significant economic element.

Cheyenne's largest employer is F.E. Warren U.S. Air Force Base, which is the location of a major installation of the Strategic Air Command. The federal, state and county governments have offices situated in Cheyenne. Some of the largest private sector job providers are Union Pacific Railroad, United Medical Center, Sierra Trading Post, Lowe's Companies, Inc., and Echo Star Communications.

Employment in Cheyenne, Wyoming is provided by industries that produce items such as precision instruments, electronic products, restaurant equipment and ski wear.

Cheyenne's top nonagricultural employment sectors are government; trade, transportation and utilities; leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, educational services, and healthcare.

Notable details about Cheyenne, Wyoming: Average salary in 2009: $28,000. Adult population which has earned a bachelor's degree or higher: 25%. Cost of living index in 2008: 85.0 (U.S. average: 100).

Cheyenne's largest employers

  • F.E. Warren U.S. Air Force Base
  • State of Wyoming
  • U.S. Government
  • Laramie County School District #1
  • United Medical Center
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Qwest Corporation
  • Lowe's Companies
  • Echo Star Communications
  • Frontier Refining Inc
  • Walmart
  • Cheyenne Medical Investors LTD
  • Hitching Post
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Kindred Nursing Centers West LLC
  • Capital Business Systems, Inc

Some of the most popular jobs in Cheyenne, Wyoming that are mostly filled by college graduates are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, management analysts, medical and health services managers, computer systems analysts, health educators and civil engineers.

Cheyenne businesses can work with associations such as:

Information about local business and industry is provided by the Wyoming Tribune Eagle Online.

Most Popular Jobs in Cheyenne, 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 900 $59,030 $42,120 - 79,990 24% 56%
2 Accountants and auditors 550 $51,690 $34,050 - 67,200 18% 79%
3 Elementary school teachers, except special education 520 $55,800 $43,400 - 72,730 14% 95%
4 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 300 $42,700 $22,990 - 66,610 8% 51%
5 Managers, all other 280 $84,280 $34,560 - 124,820 7% 55%
6 Lawyers 270 $94,030 $51,460 - 11% 99%
7 Medical and health services managers 180 $76,860 $47,590 - 108,140 16% 57%
8 Management analysts 180 $57,680 $41,360 - 78,120 22% 78%
9 Computer systems analysts 160 $48,510 $35,460 - 61,910 29% 68%
10 Civil engineers 140 $63,450 $50,320 - 79,700 18% 87%
11 Health educators 140 $54,320 $41,390 - 77,440 26% 58%
12 Computer software engineers, applications 120 $57,880 $45,990 - 68,000 45% 85%
13 Pharmacists 110 $97,210 $80,880 - 122,480 22% 97%
14 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 110 $64,000 $48,170 - 82,860 25% 93%
15 Instructional coordinators 110 $52,420 $39,940 - 69,930 23% 79%
16 Training and development specialists 110 $45,620 $30,980 - 64,560 18% 56%
17 Child, family, and school social workers 100 $48,110 $34,360 - 64,750 19% 77%
18 Computer specialists, all other 90 $59,530 $33,050 - 82,620 15% 68%
19 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 90 $51,890 $35,090 - 75,720 13% 73%
20 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 90 $51,260 $41,100 - 68,250 5% 58%
21 Financial managers 80 $80,740 $52,070 - 118,110 13% 60%
22 Mechanical engineers 80 $71,920 $44,610 - 104,570 4% 78%
23 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 80 $33,110 $21,690 - 52,000 30% 77%
24 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 70 $83,270 $64,980 - 103,000 8% 78%
25 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 70 $57,340 $40,360 - 81,160 17% 56%
26 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 70 $53,400 $42,820 - 66,180 12% 51%
27 Public relations specialists 70 $45,150 $32,200 - 60,920 18% 81%
28 Market research analysts 70 $43,750 $35,140 - 53,130 20% 82%
29 Computer and information systems managers 60 $74,340 $61,160 - 92,150 16% 73%
30 Physical therapists 60 $64,520 $53,840 - 84,230 27% 89%
31 Network systems and data communications analysts 60 $61,180 $38,570 - 100,310 53% 57%
32 Social and community service managers 60 $56,420 $32,090 - 82,760 25% 72%
33 Graphic designers 60 $38,770 $24,650 - 60,960 10% 55%
34 Social and human service assistants 60 $28,210 $21,750 - 36,620 34% 58%
35 Chief executives 50 $100,120 $63,680 - 134,080 2% 65%
36 Engineering managers 50 $84,780 $69,610 - 104,080 7% 84%
37 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 50 $65,100 $40,720 - 98,390 16% 99%
38 Network and computer systems administrators 50 $57,980 $42,070 - 80,740 27% 50%
39 Occupational health and safety specialists 50 $48,290 $27,490 - 77,050 8% 72%
40 Mental health counselors 50 $43,040 $33,500 - 52,670 30% 73%
41 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 50 $42,830 $31,200 - 53,430 18% 56%
42 Education, training, and library workers, all other 50 $37,930 $28,230 - 49,530 11% 79%
43 Teachers and instructors, all other 50 $36,410 $20,990 - 60,540 9% 54%
44 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 50 $32,420 $23,300 - 43,950 15% 51%
45 Community and social service specialists, all other 50 $28,300 $22,640 - 35,240 25% 58%
46 Sales managers 40 $54,470 $37,750 - 80,880 10% 69%
47 Financial specialists, all other 40 $53,500 $26,110 - 91,580 12% 50%
48 Advertising sales agents 40 $48,490 $25,370 - 65,020 20% 56%
49 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 40 $31,430 $22,300 - 47,390 24% 78%
50 Human resources managers, all other 30 $68,700 $47,070 - 90,640 11% 58%
51 Speech-language pathologists 30 $67,290 $54,450 - 82,160 11% 98%
52 Occupational therapists 30 $65,520 $48,180 - 91,780 23% 90%
53 Social workers, all other 30 $53,160 $27,660 - 79,010 18% 77%
54 Financial analysts 30 $0 $ - 34% 87%
55 Physician assistants 30 $0 $ - 27% 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 1,490 $21,710 $13,650 - 31,130 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 1,000 $19,930 $14,090 - 28,930 -3% 10%
3 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 990 $26,230 $16,860 - 35,650 1% 18%
4 Waiters and waitresses 870 $14,510 $12,740 - 16,340 11% 14%
5 Stock clerks and order fillers 780 $22,190 $16,310 - 31,730 -8% 8%
6 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 730 $23,190 $13,640 - 35,440 2% 5%
7 General and operations managers 700 $75,850 $35,500 - 127,630 2% 48%
8 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 700 $31,140 $23,480 - 41,740 10% 4%
9 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 700 $30,710 $21,160 - 42,000 13% 16%
10 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 700 $24,180 $14,360 - 34,170 15% 4%
11 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 560 $18,900 $13,350 - 25,670 18% 5%
12 Packers and packagers, hand 530 $0 $ - -12% 3%
13 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 500 $34,350 $20,800 - 52,590 4% 25%
14 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 500 $26,990 $19,950 - 34,030 18% 7%
15 Customer service representatives 500 $25,700 $17,600 - 34,480 25% 22%
16 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 480 $41,810 $25,330 - 61,770 6% 29%
17 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 430 $36,220 $26,710 - 47,380 15% 18%
18 Teacher assistants 410 $23,570 $18,900 - 30,070 10% 18%
19 Driver/sales workers 410 $21,840 $13,260 - 33,420 -5% 4%
20 Electricians 350 $45,920 $29,960 - 63,580 7% 7%
21 Food preparation workers 350 $19,450 $14,230 - 25,940 15% 7%
22 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 340 $24,340 $14,610 - 34,360 18% 6%
23 Cooks, restaurant 340 $21,080 $16,380 - 27,840 12% 5%
24 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 330 $28,030 $17,770 - 46,150 11% 14%
25 Maintenance and repair workers, general 310 $35,530 $20,920 - 58,990 10% 6%
26 Construction laborers 310 $27,180 $21,600 - 34,530 11% 5%
27 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 300 $51,770 $36,470 - 74,930 9% 10%
28 Office clerks, general 300 $24,750 $18,820 - 31,530 13% 19%
29 Industrial truck and tractor operators 290 $30,030 $26,100 - 36,460 -2% 2%
30 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 280 $34,060 $26,470 - 46,280 11% 4%
31 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 280 $17,860 $13,810 - 23,060 13% 5%
32 Business operations specialists, all other 260 $60,030 $37,670 - 88,260 21% 49%
33 Medical secretaries 260 $27,310 $21,030 - 34,320 17% 18%
34 Carpenters 250 $37,300 $27,370 - 49,770 10% 6%
35 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 250 $29,450 $20,990 - 40,080 14% 4%
36 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 250 $22,010 $16,570 - 29,630 11% 5%
37 Child care workers 250 $16,880 $12,950 - 23,500 18% 15%
38 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 240 $58,400 $33,420 - 84,690 7% 13%
39 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 240 $24,880 $13,080 - 51,870 8% 4%
40 Bartenders 240 $15,830 $13,000 - 19,440 11% 17%
41 Receptionists and information clerks 230 $23,360 $17,370 - 30,870 17% 13%
42 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 230 $15,110 $12,780 - 17,250 10% 8%
43 Recreation workers 220 $20,740 $16,860 - 23,100 13% 47%
44 Cooks, fast food 210 $14,960 $12,800 - 18,220 8% 5%
45 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 200 $42,970 $34,690 - 55,360 11% 33%
46 Cement masons and concrete finishers 200 $31,870 $20,690 - 43,870 11% 2%
47 Dishwashers 200 $16,870 $13,360 - 20,190 10% 3%
48 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 190 $39,830 $28,870 - 52,580 14% 7%
49 Tellers 190 $22,410 $17,900 - 27,320 14% 16%
50 All other information and record clerks 180 $31,070 $20,230 - 44,020 -13% 21%
51 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 180 $26,630 $21,360 - 31,970 -9% 5%
52 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 170 $52,620 $31,370 - 65,630 10% 17%
53 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 170 $40,220 $29,290 - 51,610 8% 3%
54 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 160 $29,400 $20,230 - 43,510 4% 6%
55 Team assemblers 160 $26,910 $19,860 - 31,740 0% 5%
56 Bus drivers, school 150 $26,030 $20,760 - 32,820 9% 4%
57 Preschool teachers, except special education 150 $20,840 $14,480 - 29,280 26% 43%
58 Counter and rental clerks 150 $19,670 $13,030 - 32,080 23% 16%
59 Aircraft mechanics and service technicians 140 $46,050 $29,360 - 62,030 11% 11%
60 Paralegals and legal assistants 140 $42,110 $32,600 - 51,540 22% 45%
61 Office and administrative support workers, all other 140 $32,840 $22,940 - 46,300 -9% 32%
62 Healthcare support workers, all other 140 $31,840 $21,480 - 47,260 16% 10%
63 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 140 $28,200 $18,190 - 38,700 12% 6%
64 Security guards 140 $25,770 $16,730 - 39,010 17% 13%
65 Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers 140 $0 $ - 19% 31%
66 Industrial machinery mechanics 130 $50,780 $33,850 - 63,960 9% 5%
67 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 130 $40,290 $29,990 - 50,490 13% 17%
68 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 130 $15,200 $12,810 - 19,040 10% 17%
69 Helpers--carpenters 130 $0 $ - 12% 3%
70 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 120 $49,620 $25,850 - 86,930 -5% 15%
71 Loan officers 120 $44,950 $24,770 - 76,950 12% 49%
72 Radiologic technologists and technicians 120 $39,960 $26,370 - 52,370 15% 25%
73 Computer support specialists 120 $39,220 $24,170 - 52,230 13% 43%
74 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 120 $37,000 $25,370 - 49,890 5% 2%
75 Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 120 $23,450 $18,370 - 30,190 12% 3%
76 Switchboard operators, including answering service 120 $22,950 $17,710 - 28,340 -8% 10%
77 Order clerks 120 $22,210 $17,590 - 26,610 -24% 16%
78 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 120 $18,920 $17,070 - 20,740 10% 24%
79 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 110 $44,960 $33,680 - 51,680 19% 14%
80 Food service managers 110 $42,460 $27,250 - 62,290 5% 24%
81 Pharmacy technicians 110 $29,870 $23,170 - 37,680 32% 16%
82 Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers 100 $56,850 $45,180 - 65,540 -13% 7%
83 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 100 $38,910 $30,070 - 54,440 12% 3%
84 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 100 $18,890 $16,140 - 23,450 17% 14%
85 Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 100 $0 $ - -8% 12%
86 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 90 $51,240 $30,640 - 75,050 0% 42%
87 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 90 $46,820 $29,710 - 60,980 4% 38%
88 Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators 90 $31,260 $22,470 - 45,780 9% 0%
89 Painters, construction and maintenance 90 $29,600 $21,240 - 42,450 12% 6%
90 Postal service mail carriers 90 $0 $ - 1% 11%
91 Physicians and surgeons, all other 80 $155,320 $56,290 - 0% 0%
92 Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 80 $61,940 $42,880 - 80,040 3% 13%
93 Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 80 $44,770 $33,940 - 58,740 12% 3%
94 Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers 80 $39,450 $31,430 - 49,030 14% 11%
95 First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers 80 $36,890 $22,360 - 56,150 18% 15%
96 Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping 80 $35,470 $26,430 - 46,330 11% 29%
97 Dental assistants 80 $29,890 $19,430 - 40,010 29% 9%
98 Parts salespersons 80 $24,880 $16,730 - 37,920 -2% 6%
99 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 80 $21,190 $14,030 - 30,560 27% 47%
100 Insurance sales agents 80 $0 $ - 13% 45%
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Jobs More Common Near Cheyenne Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers 56,850 100 12.2
Health educators 54,320 140 8.6
Helpers--carpenters 0 130 6.8
Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 23,450 120 6.1
Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 64,000 110 5
Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers 0 140 5
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians 46,050 140 4.9
Driver/sales workers 21,840 410 4
Cement masons and concrete finishers 31,870 200 3.6
Instructional coordinators 52,420 110 3.2
All other information and record clerks 31,070 180 2.9
Recreation workers 20,740 220 2.9
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 52,620 170 2.9
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 22,010 250 2.8
Switchboard operators, including answering service 22,950 120 2.7
Healthcare support workers, all other 31,840 140 2.7
Managers, all other 84,280 280 2.7
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 26,630 180 2.6
Packers and packagers, hand 0 530 2.6
First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 40,290 130 2.5
Medical and health services managers 76,860 180 2.5
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 44,960 110 2.3
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 34,060 280 2.3
Radiologic technologists and technicians 39,960 120 2.1
Office and administrative support workers, all other 32,840 140 2
Medical secretaries 27,310 260 2
Food service managers 42,460 110 2
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 18,920 120 2
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 58,400 240 2
Electricians 45,920 350 2
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 26,230 990 1.9
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 51,770 300 1.9
Industrial machinery mechanics 50,780 130 1.9
Paralegals and legal assistants 42,110 140 1.8
Training and development specialists 45,620 110 1.8
Civil engineers 63,450 140 1.8
Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 0 100 1.8
Order clerks 22,210 120 1.8
Industrial truck and tractor operators 30,030 290 1.8
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 40,220 170 1.7
Bartenders 15,830 240 1.7
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 18,890 100 1.7
Accountants and auditors 51,690 550 1.6
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 31,140 700 1.6
Lawyers 94,030 270 1.6
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 15,110 230 1.6
Child care workers 16,880 250 1.5
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 34,350 500 1.5
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 38,910 100 1.5
General and operations managers 75,850 700 1.5

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 44,960 1.43 110
Health educators 54,320 1.18 140
Industrial machinery mechanics 50,780 1.14 130
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 26,990 1.12 500
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 28,200 1.12 140
Elementary school teachers, except special education 55,800 1.12 520
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 18,900 1.1 560
Healthcare support workers, all other 31,840 1.09 140
Cashiers 19,930 1.08 1,000
Pharmacy technicians 29,870 1.06 110
Office and administrative support workers, all other 32,840 1.06 140
Teacher assistants 23,570 1.06 410
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 24,180 1.06 700
Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 64,000 1.05 110
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 37,000 1.05 120
Maintenance and repair workers, general 35,530 1.03 310
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 29,400 1.03 160
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 58,400 1.03 240
Security guards 25,770 1.02 140
Business operations specialists, all other 60,030 1.02 260
Managers, all other 84,280 1.02 280
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 52,620 1.01 170
Food preparation workers 19,450 1.01 350
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 39,830 1.01 190
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 26,630 1.01 180
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 24,340 1 340
Industrial truck and tractor operators 30,030 1 290
Bus drivers, school 26,030 1 150
Team assemblers 26,910 0.98 160
Paralegals and legal assistants 42,110 0.98 140
Dishwashers 16,870 0.98 200
Electricians 45,920 0.98 350
Receptionists and information clerks 23,360 0.98 230
Office clerks, general 24,750 0.97 300
Stock clerks and order fillers 22,190 0.97 780
Cooks, restaurant 21,080 0.97 340
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 23,190 0.96 730
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 30,710 0.96 700
Registered nurses 59,030 0.96 900
Carpenters 37,300 0.95 250
Switchboard operators, including answering service 22,950 0.95 120
Tellers 22,410 0.95 190
Medical secretaries 27,310 0.94 260
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 40,220 0.94 170
All other information and record clerks 31,070 0.94 180
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 49,620 0.94 120
First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 40,290 0.94 130
Computer support specialists 39,220 0.93 120
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 36,220 0.93 430
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 17,860 0.93 280

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