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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.

Jobs in Cheyenne

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 45430 $46220 $22.22 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7010 $34280 $16.48 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 4540 $35160 $16.91 10.15
4 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4070 $37200 $17.88 6.45
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 3730 $22010 $10.58 8.3
6 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3110 $46080 $22.15 4.4
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3050 $48700 $23.41 6.15
8 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2910 $83380 $40.09 5.75
9 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2420 $64470 $31 5.05
10 Management Occupations 2180 $94520 $45.44 6.05
11 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2090 $48340 $23.24 3.8
12 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1750 $25540 $12.28 3.7
13 Retail Salespersons 1700 $27940 $13.44 3.1
14 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1310 $24060 $11.57 4.1
15 Office Clerks, General 1140 $32190 $15.48 2
16 Cashiers 1140 $22020 $10.58 2.25
17 Production Occupations 1120 $43770 $21.04 5.85
18 Healthcare Support Occupations 1070 $33060 $15.9 3.05
19 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1030 $25420 $12.22 1.6
20 Registered Nurses 1020 $67720 $32.56 1.9
21 Protective Service Occupations 950 $50290 $24.18 2.25
22 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 900 $63260 $30.41 2.8
23 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 890 $25980 $12.49 1.2
24 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 830 $45660 $21.95 1.2
25 Waiters and Waitresses 810 $21360 $10.27 1.6
26 Community and Social Service Occupations 770 $51000 $24.52 1.65
27 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 770 $20190 $9.71 2.15
28 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 740 $71370 $34.31 1.65
29 General and Operations Managers 730 $101210 $48.66 1.4
30 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 610 $35050 $16.85 1.6
31 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 590 $67620 $32.51 0.9
32 Accountants and Auditors 580 $62320 $29.96 0.9
33 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 550 $47250 $22.72 1.7
34 Legal Occupations 540 $83620 $40.2 0.8
35 Nursing Assistants 530 $28960 $13.92 1.05
36 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 500 $34240 $16.46 0.35
37 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 500 $42140 $20.26 1
38 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 500 $33500 $16.1 1.6
39 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 470 $37390 $17.98 1.1
40 Carpenters 470 $48050 $23.1 0.6
41 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 440 $50760 $24.4 1
42 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 440 $71420 $34.34 0.7
43 Driver/Sales Workers 430 $23130 $11.12 0.3
44 Construction Laborers 420 $32360 $15.56 0.8
45 Customer Service Representatives 390 $32410 $15.58 1.75
46 Personal Care Aides 390 $22940 $11.03 1.3
47 Cooks, Restaurant 370 $24790 $11.92 0.75
48 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 370 $30040 $14.44 0.6
49 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 350 $64020 $30.78 0.4
50 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 340 $37750 $18.15 0.9
51 Managers, All Other 320 $103330 $49.68 0.65
52 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 310 $35070 $16.86 0.2
53 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 300 $54080 $26 1
54 Lawyers 300 $108400 $52.11 0.5
55 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 290 $26490 $12.74 0.8
56 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 290 $19550 $9.4 1
57 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 270 $34840 $16.75 0.6
58 Childcare Workers 270 $18780 $9.03 0.8
59 Cooks, Fast Food 270 $21850 $10.51 0.3
60 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 270 $44300 $21.3 0.5
61 Food Preparation Workers 270 $19810 $9.53 0.6
62 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 260 $44540 $21.42 0.5
63 Electricians 250 $56930 $27.37 0.4
64 Medical Secretaries 250 $31590 $15.19 0.4
65 Bartenders 240 $18200 $8.75 0.4
66 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 240 $42480 $20.43 0.2
67 Receptionists and Information Clerks 240 $27200 $13.08 0.7
68 Civil Engineers 220 $77650 $37.33 0.2
69 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 220 $61800 $29.71 0.3
70 Medical and Health Services Managers 210 $95080 $45.71 0.2
71 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 200 $72530 $34.87 0.6
72 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 190 $50760 $24.41 0.1
73 Human Resources Specialists 190 $54320 $26.11 0.3
74 Tellers 190 $27160 $13.06 0.3
75 Computer User Support Specialists 190 $53180 $25.57 0.4
76 Security Guards 190 $35160 $16.9 0.7
77 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 180 $24000 $11.54 0.3
78 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 170 $21680 $10.42 0.2
79 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 170 $50560 $24.31 0.3
80 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 160 $66540 $31.99 0.1
81 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 160 $50400 $24.23 0.2
82 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 160 $39500 $18.99 0.1
83 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 160 $256020 $123.09 0.2
84 Parts Salespersons 160 $35610 $17.12 0.2
85 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 160 $47110 $22.65 0.2
86 Counter and Rental Clerks 160 $30420 $14.62 0.3
87 Dishwashers 160 $20120 $9.67 0.3
88 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 150 $34880 $16.77 0.3
89 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 150 $43020 $20.68 0.5
90 Pharmacy Technicians 140 $35710 $17.17 0.25
91 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 140 $52340 $25.16 0.2
92 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 140 $52540 $25.26 0.2
93 Social and Human Service Assistants 140 $38220 $18.37 0.3
94 Financial Managers 140 $92090 $44.27 0.4
95 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 130 $39880 $19.17 0.3
96 Medical Assistants 130 $33480 $16.09 0.45
97 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 130 $19170 $9.21 0.25
98 Loan Officers 130 $51030 $24.53 0.2
99 Dental Hygienists 130 $71370 $34.31 0.1
100 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 $64430 $30.98 0.3
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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
All Occupations 46,220 45,430
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,280 7,010
Sales and Related Occupations 35,160 4,540
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37,200 4,070
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 22,010 3,730
Construction and Extraction Occupations 46,080 3,110
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 48,700 3,050
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 83,380 2,910
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 64,470 2,420
Management Occupations 94,520 2,180
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 48,340 2,090
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,540 1,750
Retail Salespersons 27,940 1,700
Personal Care and Service Occupations 24,060 1,310
Office Clerks, General 32,190 1,140
Cashiers 22,020 1,140
Production Occupations 43,770 1,120
Healthcare Support Occupations 33,060 1,070
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,420 1,030
Registered Nurses 67,720 1,020
Protective Service Occupations 50,290 950
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 63,260 900
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,980 890
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 45,660 830
Waiters and Waitresses 21,360 810
Community and Social Service Occupations 51,000 770
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 20,190 770
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 71,370 740
General and Operations Managers 101,210 730
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 35,050 610
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 67,620 590
Accountants and Auditors 62,320 580
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 47,250 550
Legal Occupations 83,620 540
Nursing Assistants 28,960 530
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 34,240 500
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 42,140 500
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 33,500 500
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 37,390 470
Carpenters 48,050 470
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 50,760 440
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 71,420 440
Driver/Sales Workers 23,130 430
Construction Laborers 32,360 420
Customer Service Representatives 32,410 390
Personal Care Aides 22,940 390
Cooks, Restaurant 24,790 370
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,040 370
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 64,020 350
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 37,750 340

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 46,220 45,430
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,280 7,010
Sales and Related Occupations 35,160 4,540
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37,200 4,070
Construction and Extraction Occupations 46,080 3,110
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 48,700 3,050
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 83,380 2,910
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 64,470 2,420
Management Occupations 94,520 2,180
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 48,340 2,090
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,540 1,750
Retail Salespersons 27,940 1,700
Office Clerks, General 32,190 1,140
Production Occupations 43,770 1,120
Healthcare Support Occupations 33,060 1,070
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,420 1,030
Registered Nurses 67,720 1,020
Protective Service Occupations 50,290 950
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 63,260 900
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,980 890
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 45,660 830
Community and Social Service Occupations 51,000 770
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 71,370 740
General and Operations Managers 101,210 730
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 35,050 610
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 67,620 590
Accountants and Auditors 62,320 580
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 47,250 550
Legal Occupations 83,620 540
Nursing Assistants 28,960 530
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 34,240 500
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 42,140 500
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 33,500 500
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 37,390 470
Carpenters 48,050 470
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 50,760 440
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 71,420 440
Construction Laborers 32,360 420
Customer Service Representatives 32,410 390
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,040 370
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 64,020 350
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 37,750 340
Managers, All Other 103,330 320
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 35,070 310
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 54,080 300
Lawyers 108,400 300
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,490 290
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 34,840 270
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 44,300 270
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 44,540 260

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