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.

Jobs in Casper

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations38940$49,980$24.03100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations4660$39,810$19.1413.75
3Sales and Related Occupations4100$42,450$20.419.5
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations3540$24,900$11.978.7
5Transportation and Material Moving Occupations3440$41,930$20.166.7
6Construction and Extraction Occupations3160$51,650$24.834.6
7Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2650$51,770$24.893.75
8Production Occupations2620$52,630$25.35.6
9Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations2490$78,210$37.65.85
10Educational Instruction and Library Occupations2150$51,900$24.956
11Management Occupations1740$106,540$51.226.35
12Healthcare Support Occupations1520$33,200$15.962.85
13Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1330$28,520$13.713.6
14Office Clerks, General1310$38,910$18.711.9
15Business and Financial Operations Occupations1260$74,960$36.045.35
16Retail Salespersons1210$31,000$14.92.7
17Registered Nurses1070$64,360$30.941.95
18Cashiers950$25,290$12.162.2
19Fast Food and Counter Workers820$21,900$10.532.45
20Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers820$48,450$23.291.2
21Personal Care and Service Occupations800$29,640$14.254.65
22Protective Service Occupations800$49,190$23.652.2
23General and Operations Managers790$110,140$52.951.5
24Waiters and Waitresses730$23,760$11.421.65
25Architecture and Engineering Occupations710$92,780$44.611.7
26Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers680$57,480$27.630.3
27Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products610$78,550$37.770.85
28Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners600$29,160$14.021.5
29Nursing Assistants530$30,840$14.830.95
30Community and Social Service Occupations520$50,950$24.491.75
31Stockers and Order Fillers520$30,740$14.781.25
32Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand490$35,110$16.881.8
33Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations490$66,310$31.880.8
34Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas460$49,260$23.680
35Cooks, Restaurant450$27,100$13.030.9
36First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers450$43,990$21.150.95
37Home Health and Personal Care Aides450$28,180$13.550
38Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers450$54,130$26.030.35
39Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks430$42,090$20.241.05
40Electricians420$59,840$28.770.45
41Industrial Machinery Mechanics400$53,910$25.920.2
42Light Truck Drivers400$43,630$20.980.6
43Maintenance and Repair Workers, General390$38,260$18.390.9
44Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations380$38,500$18.511.8
45Construction Laborers360$35,270$16.960.9
46Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers360$26,860$12.920.75
47Computer and Mathematical Occupations340$66,150$31.83
48First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers340$74,960$36.040.4
49Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive340$43,910$21.111.4
50Bartenders320$25,220$12.120.4
51First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers290$36,220$17.410.6
52Receptionists and Information Clerks280$28,330$13.620.7
53Accountants and Auditors270$76,530$36.790.9
54Roustabouts, Oil and Gas270$47,290$22.740
55Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners260$23,540$11.320.9
56Customer Service Representatives250$39,410$18.951.75
57First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers230$70,010$33.660.3
58First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers230$60,470$29.070.95
59Food Preparation Workers230$25,470$12.250.5
60Legal Occupations220$72,730$34.970.8
61Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines220$61,110$29.380.1
62Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists210$52,890$25.430.2
63Carpenters210$52,760$25.370.6
64Driver/Sales Workers210$30,180$14.510.3
65First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers210$89,790$43.170.4
66Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants210$34,500$16.590.4
67Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics200$49,230$23.670.5
68Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators200$41,350$19.880.8
69Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators200$46,810$22.50.25
70First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors190$72,850$35.020.3
71Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers190$50,090$24.080.2
72Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity190$35,560$17.10.3
73Machinists180$55,830$26.840.2
74Petroleum Engineers180$122,320$58.810
75School Bus Monitors and Protective Service Workers, All Other180$40,080$19.270.1
76Parts Salespersons170$41,970$20.180.2
77Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel170$43,140$20.740.7
78Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other160$75,850$36.460.7
79Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria140$31,080$14.940.3
80Counter and Rental Clerks140$31,920$15.340.3
81Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks140$23,830$11.460.15
82Insurance Sales Agents140$46,320$22.270.3
83Medical Assistants140$32,230$15.50.45
84Childcare Workers130$21,710$10.440.7
85Dishwashers130$21,590$10.380.3
86Medical and Health Services Managers130$103,010$49.520.3
87Tellers130$28,230$13.570.25
88Billing and Posting Clerks120$38,620$18.570.3
89Human Resources Specialists120$53,640$25.790.4
90Civil Engineers110$106,560$51.230.2
91Financial Managers110$153,140$73.620.4
92Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists110$44,930$21.60.4
93Loan Officers110$67,520$32.460.2
94Occupational Health and Safety Specialists110$77,090$37.060.1
95Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric110$176,840$85.020.3
96Security Guards110$43,770$21.040.7
97Social and Human Service Assistants110$32,400$15.580.3
98Animal Caretakers100$22,880$110.2
99Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment100$27,500$13.220.3
100Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors100$37,390$17.980.2
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov
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Jobs More Common Near Casper Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$49,98038,940
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$39,8104,660
Sales and Related Occupations$42,4504,100
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$24,9003,540
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$41,9303,440
Construction and Extraction Occupations$51,6503,160
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$51,7702,650
Production Occupations$52,6302,620
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$78,2102,490
Educational Instruction and Library Occupations$51,9002,150
Management Occupations$106,5401,740
Healthcare Support Occupations$33,2001,520
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$28,5201,330
Office Clerks, General$38,9101,310
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$74,9601,260
Retail Salespersons$31,0001,210
Registered Nurses$64,3601,070
Cashiers$25,290950
Fast Food and Counter Workers$21,900820
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$48,450820
Personal Care and Service Occupations$29,640800
Protective Service Occupations$49,190800
General and Operations Managers$110,140790
Waiters and Waitresses$23,760730
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$92,780710
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$57,480680
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$78,550610
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$29,160600
Nursing Assistants$30,840530
Community and Social Service Occupations$50,950520
Stockers and Order Fillers$30,740520
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$35,110490
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$66,310490
Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas$49,260460
Cooks, Restaurant$27,100450
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$43,990450
Home Health and Personal Care Aides$28,180450
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$54,130450
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$42,090430
Electricians$59,840420
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$53,910400
Light Truck Drivers$43,630400
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$38,260390
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$38,500380
Construction Laborers$35,270360
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$26,860360
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$66,150340
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$74,960340
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$43,910340
Bartenders$25,220320

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$49,98038,940
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$39,8104,660
Sales and Related Occupations$42,4504,100
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$41,9303,440
Construction and Extraction Occupations$51,6503,160
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$51,7702,650
Production Occupations$52,6302,620
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$78,2102,490
Educational Instruction and Library Occupations$51,9002,150
Management Occupations$106,5401,740
Healthcare Support Occupations$33,2001,520
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$28,5201,330
Office Clerks, General$38,9101,310
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$74,9601,260
Retail Salespersons$31,0001,210
Registered Nurses$64,3601,070
Cashiers$25,290950
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$48,450820
Personal Care and Service Occupations$29,640800
Protective Service Occupations$49,190800
General and Operations Managers$110,140790
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$92,780710
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$57,480680
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$78,550610
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$29,160600
Nursing Assistants$30,840530
Community and Social Service Occupations$50,950520
Stockers and Order Fillers$30,740520
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$35,110490
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$66,310490
Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas$49,260460
Cooks, Restaurant$27,100450
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$43,990450
Home Health and Personal Care Aides$28,180450
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$54,130450
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$42,090430
Electricians$59,840420
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$53,910400
Light Truck Drivers$43,630400
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$38,260390
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$38,500380
Construction Laborers$35,270360
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$26,860360
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$66,150340
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$74,960340
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$43,910340
Bartenders$25,220320
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$36,220290
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,330280
Accountants and Auditors$76,530270

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