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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.

Jobs in Casper

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 40640 $47090 $22.64 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 5500 $36360 $17.48 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 4560 $38080 $18.31 10.15
4 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3950 $47880 $23.02 4.4
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 3810 $24880 $11.96 8.3
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2810 $43390 $20.86 6.45
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2530 $74300 $35.72 5.75
8 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2510 $49000 $23.56 3.8
9 Production Occupations 2400 $46110 $22.17 5.85
10 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2230 $54340 $26.13 6.15
11 Management Occupations 1700 $107320 $51.59 6.05
12 Retail Salespersons 1560 $25930 $12.47 3.1
13 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1360 $28940 $13.91 3.7
14 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1320 $26500 $12.74 4.1
15 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1200 $71430 $34.34 5.05
16 Healthcare Support Occupations 1110 $32660 $15.7 3.05
17 Office Clerks, General 1070 $35460 $17.05 2
18 Registered Nurses 980 $59800 $28.75 1.9
19 Cashiers 950 $22730 $10.93 2.25
20 Protective Service Occupations 900 $43580 $20.95 2.25
21 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 870 $52400 $25.19 1.2
22 General and Operations Managers 810 $128140 $61.6 1.4
23 Waiters and Waitresses 780 $27120 $13.04 1.6
24 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 720 $37000 $17.79 1.6
25 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 720 $82980 $39.89 1.65
26 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 720 $19300 $9.28 2.15
27 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 680 $62960 $30.27 1
28 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 660 $27420 $13.18 1.6
29 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 640 $35100 $16.88 1.6
30 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 590 $29480 $14.17 1.2
31 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 580 $50810 $24.43 0.3
32 Community and Social Service Occupations 560 $45020 $21.64 1.65
33 Nursing Assistants 500 $28840 $13.87 1.05
34 Electricians 490 $56930 $27.37 0.4
35 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 470 $60090 $28.89 0.9
36 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 470 $39250 $18.87 1.1
37 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 460 $41530 $19.97 1
38 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 440 $55030 $26.46 0.2
39 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 410 $76110 $36.59 0.4
40 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 410 $39380 $18.93 1.7
41 Cooks, Restaurant 400 $25380 $12.2 0.75
42 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 390 $35850 $17.23 0.9
43 Personal Care Aides 380 $23880 $11.48 1.3
44 Carpenters 370 $43170 $20.76 0.6
45 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 360 $35400 $17.02 0.6
46 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 340 $32390 $15.57 0.8
47 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 330 $48860 $23.49 0
48 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 320 $49650 $23.87 0.3
49 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 320 $61840 $29.73 2.8
50 Childcare Workers 300 $22910 $11.02 0.8
51 Construction Laborers 300 $32680 $15.71 0.8
52 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 300 $36300 $17.45 0.6
53 Accountants and Auditors 290 $83850 $40.31 0.9
54 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 290 $51550 $24.78 1
55 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 290 $23780 $11.43 0.3
56 Medical Secretaries 280 $33940 $16.32 0.4
57 Bartenders 270 $21360 $10.27 0.4
58 Security Guards 270 $31670 $15.23 0.7
59 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 260 $45610 $21.93 0.2
60 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 260 $48830 $23.48 0.3
61 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 260 $22010 $10.58 1
62 Receptionists and Information Clerks 250 $28310 $13.61 0.7
63 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 240 $71600 $34.42 0.3
64 Legal Occupations 240 $96330 $46.31 0.8
65 Customer Service Representatives 230 $36050 $17.33 1.75
66 Food Preparation Workers 230 $24700 $11.88 0.6
67 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 230 $41730 $20.06 0.5
68 Counter and Rental Clerks 220 $27970 $13.45 0.3
69 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 220 $46840 $22.52 0.1
70 Dishwashers 210 $19730 $9.49 0.3
71 Parts Salespersons 200 $41080 $19.75 0.2
72 Insulation Workers, Mechanical 200 $38540 $18.53 0
73 Machinists 190 $49450 $23.77 0.3
74 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 190 $71480 $34.37 0.4
75 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 190 $57560 $27.67 0.1
76 Petroleum Engineers 190 $103970 $49.99 0
77 Protective Service Workers, All Other 180 $34260 $16.47 0.1
78 Cooks, Fast Food 170 $20720 $9.96 0.3
79 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 150 $36940 $17.76 0.4
80 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 150 $25020 $12.03 0.2
81 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 150 $46780 $22.49 0.2
82 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 150 $81690 $39.27 0.7
83 Medical Assistants 140 $33280 $16 0.45
84 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 140 $38590 $18.55 0.2
85 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 130 $62770 $30.18 0
86 Tellers 130 $25720 $12.37 0.3
87 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 120 $46450 $22.33 0.5
88 Helpers--Production Workers 120 $30040 $14.44 0.3
89 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 120 $34330 $16.5 0.2
90 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 120 $34120 $16.41 0.35
91 Phlebotomists 120 $33050 $15.89 0.1
92 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 120 $46590 $22.4 0.2
93 Lawyers 120 $136820 $65.78 0.5
94 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 110 $60380 $29.03 0.6
95 Social and Human Service Assistants 110 $28700 $13.8 0.3
96 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 110 $59800 $28.75 0
97 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 110 $28300 $13.6 0.3
98 Recreation Workers 110 $24470 $11.77 0.3
99 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 110 $21330 $10.26 0.25
100 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 110 $38260 $18.39 0.3
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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
All Occupations 47,090 40,640
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,360 5,500
Sales and Related Occupations 38,080 4,560
Construction and Extraction Occupations 47,880 3,950
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 24,880 3,810
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 43,390 2,810
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 74,300 2,530
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 49,000 2,510
Production Occupations 46,110 2,400
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 54,340 2,230
Management Occupations 107,320 1,700
Retail Salespersons 25,930 1,560
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 28,940 1,360
Personal Care and Service Occupations 26,500 1,320
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 71,430 1,200
Healthcare Support Occupations 32,660 1,110
Office Clerks, General 35,460 1,070
Registered Nurses 59,800 980
Cashiers 22,730 950
Protective Service Occupations 43,580 900
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 52,400 870
General and Operations Managers 128,140 810
Waiters and Waitresses 27,120 780
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 37,000 720
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 82,980 720
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,300 720
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 62,960 680
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 27,420 660
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 35,100 640
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 29,480 590
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 50,810 580
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,020 560
Nursing Assistants 28,840 500
Electricians 56,930 490
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 60,090 470
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 39,250 470
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,530 460
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 55,030 440
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 76,110 410
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 39,380 410
Cooks, Restaurant 25,380 400
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,850 390
Personal Care Aides 23,880 380
Carpenters 43,170 370
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35,400 360
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 32,390 340
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 48,860 330
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 49,650 320
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 61,840 320
Childcare Workers 22,910 300

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 47,090 40,640
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,360 5,500
Sales and Related Occupations 38,080 4,560
Construction and Extraction Occupations 47,880 3,950
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 43,390 2,810
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 74,300 2,530
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 49,000 2,510
Production Occupations 46,110 2,400
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 54,340 2,230
Management Occupations 107,320 1,700
Retail Salespersons 25,930 1,560
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 28,940 1,360
Personal Care and Service Occupations 26,500 1,320
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 71,430 1,200
Healthcare Support Occupations 32,660 1,110
Office Clerks, General 35,460 1,070
Registered Nurses 59,800 980
Protective Service Occupations 43,580 900
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 52,400 870
General and Operations Managers 128,140 810
Waiters and Waitresses 27,120 780
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 37,000 720
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 82,980 720
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 62,960 680
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 27,420 660
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 35,100 640
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 29,480 590
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 50,810 580
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,020 560
Nursing Assistants 28,840 500
Electricians 56,930 490
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 60,090 470
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 39,250 470
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,530 460
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 55,030 440
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 76,110 410
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 39,380 410
Cooks, Restaurant 25,380 400
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,850 390
Carpenters 43,170 370
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35,400 360
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 32,390 340
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 48,860 330
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 49,650 320
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 61,840 320
Construction Laborers 32,680 300
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 36,300 300
Accountants and Auditors 83,850 290
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,550 290
Medical Secretaries 33,940 280

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