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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations37590$48,470$23.3100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations5170$37,580$18.0714.35
3Sales and Related Occupations4200$40,140$19.39.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations3560$24,670$11.868.55
5Construction and Extraction Occupations3050$49,280$23.694.45
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations2780$44,930$21.66.55
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations2530$81,180$39.035.8
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations2250$52,050$25.026.05
9Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2220$50,410$24.233.8
10Production Occupations2060$48,440$23.295.7
11Management Occupations1620$111,650$53.686.15
12Retail Salespersons1530$27,810$13.372.85
13Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1340$30,380$14.63.65
14Personal Care and Service Occupations1250$26,440$12.714.3
15Business and Financial Operations Occupations1230$72,220$34.725.25
16Healthcare Support Occupations1170$32,410$15.583
17Office Clerks, General1130$36,320$17.461.9
18Registered Nurses940$62,500$30.051.95
19Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food840$20,020$9.622.3
20Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers830$54,470$26.191.2
21Protective Service Occupations820$44,780$21.532.2
22Cashiers790$22,810$10.972.2
23Waiters and Waitresses770$26,150$12.571.7
24General and Operations Managers760$132,240$63.581.5
25Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners630$29,030$13.961.55
26Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand600$34,840$16.751.7
27Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive600$38,590$18.551.5
28Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products590$77,250$37.140.9
29Community and Social Service Occupations520$47,740$22.951.65
30Nursing Assistants520$29,010$13.951
31Architecture and Engineering Occupations500$80,340$38.631.7
32Stock Clerks and Order Fillers490$30,060$14.451.3
33Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers420$56,440$27.130.3
34Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks410$39,720$19.11.05
35First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers390$42,580$20.471
36Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers390$40,490$19.470.6
37Cooks, Restaurant370$25,610$12.310.8
38Electricians370$57,920$27.840.4
39Maintenance and Repair Workers, General370$38,850$18.680.9
40Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations360$39,170$18.831.8
41Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations360$59,880$28.790.8
42Computer and Mathematical Occupations350$62,400$302.9
43Industrial Machinery Mechanics350$58,610$28.180.2
44Personal Care Aides350$24,410$11.741.5
45Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers340$49,310$23.710.3
46Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers340$33,270$15.990.8
47First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers330$76,600$36.830.4
48Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining330$47,050$22.620
49First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers310$35,960$17.290.6
50Carpenters300$49,220$23.660.7
51First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers290$59,400$28.560.95
52Accountants and Auditors280$88,250$42.430.9
53Childcare Workers280$23,060$11.080.8
54Receptionists and Information Clerks260$28,650$13.770.7
55Bartenders250$20,710$9.960.4
56Medical Secretaries250$34,760$16.710.4
57Customer Service Representatives240$38,640$18.581.75
58Legal Occupations240$94,050$45.220.8
59Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners230$23,800$11.440.9
60First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers220$73,950$35.550.3
61Roustabouts, Oil and Gas210$43,100$20.720
62Security Guards210$32,590$15.670.7
63Construction Laborers200$33,900$16.30.8
64Machinists200$49,020$23.570.25
65Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics180$43,650$20.990.5
66Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists180$48,880$23.50.2
67Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators180$47,050$22.620.2
68Parts Salespersons180$41,460$19.930.2
69Food Preparation Workers170$23,020$11.070.6
70Insulation Workers, Mechanical170$40,180$19.320
71Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria160$30,080$14.460.3
72Counter and Rental Clerks160$27,950$13.440.3
73Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers150$42,390$20.380
74First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors150$66,560$320
75Medical Assistants150$31,540$15.160.45
76Physicians and Surgeons, All Other150$214,850$103.290.25
77Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters150$53,590$25.770.3
78Sales Representatives, Services, All Other150$50,180$24.130.6
79Business Operations Specialists, All Other140$73,860$35.510.7
80First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers140$77,300$37.160.4
81Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks140$23,570$11.330.2
82Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines140$58,720$28.230.1
83Dishwashers130$19,740$9.490.3
84Helpers--Production Workers130$29,180$14.030.3
85Insurance Sales Agents130$45,650$21.950.3
86Tellers130$26,480$12.730.3
87Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment120$27,200$13.080.2
88Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers120$24,440$11.750.3
89Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors120$38,970$18.730.2
90Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers120$48,740$23.430.2
91Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop110$21,770$10.470.3
92Lawyers110$136,800$65.770.5
93Loan Officers110$72,650$34.930.2
94Medical and Health Services Managers110$101,300$48.70.25
95Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks110$38,960$18.730.4
96Social and Human Service Assistants110$29,220$14.050.25
97Billing and Posting Clerks100$39,390$18.940.3
98Dental Assistants100$35,650$17.140.2
99Human Resources Specialists100$51,520$24.770.35
100Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators100$35,110$16.880.35
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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$48,47037,590
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,5805,170
Sales and Related Occupations$40,1404,200
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$24,6703,560
Construction and Extraction Occupations$49,2803,050
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$44,9302,780
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$81,1802,530
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$52,0502,250
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$50,4102,220
Production Occupations$48,4402,060
Management Occupations$111,6501,620
Retail Salespersons$27,8101,530
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$30,3801,340
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,4401,250
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$72,2201,230
Healthcare Support Occupations$32,4101,170
Office Clerks, General$36,3201,130
Registered Nurses$62,500940
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,020840
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$54,470830
Protective Service Occupations$44,780820
Cashiers$22,810790
Waiters and Waitresses$26,150770
General and Operations Managers$132,240760
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$29,030630
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$34,840600
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$38,590600
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$77,250590
Community and Social Service Occupations$47,740520
Nursing Assistants$29,010520
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$80,340500
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$30,060490
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$56,440420
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$39,720410
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$42,580390
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$40,490390
Cooks, Restaurant$25,610370
Electricians$57,920370
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$38,850370
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$39,170360
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$59,880360
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$62,400350
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$58,610350
Personal Care Aides$24,410350
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$49,310340
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$33,270340
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$76,600330
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining$47,050330
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$35,960310
Carpenters$49,220300

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$48,47037,590
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,5805,170
Sales and Related Occupations$40,1404,200
Construction and Extraction Occupations$49,2803,050
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$44,9302,780
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$81,1802,530
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$52,0502,250
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$50,4102,220
Production Occupations$48,4402,060
Management Occupations$111,6501,620
Retail Salespersons$27,8101,530
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$30,3801,340
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,4401,250
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$72,2201,230
Healthcare Support Occupations$32,4101,170
Office Clerks, General$36,3201,130
Registered Nurses$62,500940
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$54,470830
Protective Service Occupations$44,780820
Waiters and Waitresses$26,150770
General and Operations Managers$132,240760
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$29,030630
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$34,840600
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$38,590600
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$77,250590
Community and Social Service Occupations$47,740520
Nursing Assistants$29,010520
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$80,340500
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$30,060490
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$56,440420
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$39,720410
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$42,580390
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$40,490390
Cooks, Restaurant$25,610370
Electricians$57,920370
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$38,850370
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$39,170360
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$59,880360
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$62,400350
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$58,610350
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$49,310340
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$33,270340
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$76,600330
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining$47,050330
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$35,960310
Carpenters$49,220300
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$59,400290
Accountants and Auditors$88,250280
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,650260
Medical Secretaries$34,760250

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