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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations45310$47,330$22.76100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations7300$35,320$16.9814.35
3Sales and Related Occupations4430$34,630$16.659.9
4Transportation and Material Moving Occupations4020$36,950$17.766.55
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations3550$23,700$11.398.55
6Education, Training, and Library Occupations3100$49,100$23.616.05
7Construction and Extraction Occupations2930$47,840$234.45
8Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations2790$85,680$41.195.8
9Management Occupations2370$98,290$47.266.15
10Business and Financial Operations Occupations2330$65,420$31.455.25
11Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2300$49,780$23.933.8
12Retail Salespersons1720$27,590$13.272.85
13Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1490$27,250$13.13.65
14Personal Care and Service Occupations1390$25,770$12.394.3
15Office Clerks, General1300$32,940$15.841.9
16Production Occupations1240$46,120$22.175.7
17Cashiers1150$22,480$10.812.2
18Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1070$31,230$15.021.3
19Healthcare Support Occupations1040$34,000$16.343
20Computer and Mathematical Occupations970$66,890$32.162.9
21Registered Nurses930$71,570$34.411.95
22Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners910$27,020$12.991.55
23General and Operations Managers890$104,490$50.241.5
24Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers890$46,100$22.161.2
25Protective Service Occupations880$51,720$24.872.2
26Waiters and Waitresses750$22,740$10.931.7
27Community and Social Service Occupations710$50,790$24.421.65
28Architecture and Engineering Occupations700$71,560$34.41.7
29Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food630$22,270$10.72.3
30Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations590$47,460$22.821.8
31Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand580$29,170$14.031.7
32Legal Occupations570$68,160$32.770.8
33Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations540$65,570$31.530.8
34First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers530$40,040$19.251
35Accountants and Auditors520$60,390$29.040.9
36Personal Care Aides510$24,920$11.981.5
37Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive510$35,420$17.031.5
38Driver/Sales Workers490$30,640$14.730.3
39First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers460$49,790$23.940.95
40Business Operations Specialists, All Other440$74,180$35.670.7
41Carpenters440$50,910$24.480.7
42Cooks, Restaurant430$25,500$12.260.8
43First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers430$32,570$15.660.6
44Nursing Assistants430$31,610$15.21
45Customer Service Representatives410$33,170$15.951.75
46Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks400$37,750$18.151.05
47Maintenance and Repair Workers, General400$38,650$18.580.9
48Construction Laborers350$33,590$16.150.8
49Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks340$35,770$17.20.2
50Cooks, Fast Food330$21,130$10.160.3
51Managers, All Other320$106,930$51.410.6
52First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers310$65,620$31.550.4
53Lawyers290$84,840$40.790.5
54Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics280$49,630$23.860.5
55Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners260$20,360$9.790.9
56Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products260$55,930$26.890.9
57Bartenders250$18,870$9.070.4
58Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants250$47,260$22.720.35
59First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers250$65,700$31.590.3
60Medical Secretaries250$32,830$15.790.4
61Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education250$21,880$10.520.3
62First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors230$53,260$25.610
63Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers230$31,860$15.320.8
64Receptionists and Information Clerks230$28,060$13.490.7
65Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks230$28,480$13.690.4
66Civil Engineers220$76,460$36.760.2
67Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators220$45,400$21.830.2
68Medical and Health Services Managers210$97,350$46.80.25
69Electricians200$56,910$27.360.4
70Medical Assistants200$32,820$15.780.45
71Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters200$47,420$22.80.3
72Tellers200$27,540$13.240.3
73Computer User Support Specialists190$54,240$26.080.4
74Human Resources Specialists190$56,260$27.050.35
75Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers190$52,210$25.10.15
76Security Guards180$35,790$17.210.7
77Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians170$55,720$26.790.1
78Child, Family, and School Social Workers170$49,950$24.020.2
79Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks170$20,760$9.980.2
80Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers170$28,690$13.790.6
81Bus Drivers, School or Special Client160$36,000$17.310.3
82Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health160$65,730$31.60.1
83Physicians and Surgeons, All Other160$258,540$124.30.25
84Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists150$47,560$22.860.2
85Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers150$39,420$18.950.1
86Dishwashers140$21,210$10.20.3
87Financial Managers140$95,140$45.740.4
88Industrial Machinery Mechanics140$57,190$27.50.2
89Loan Officers140$61,380$29.510.2
90Paralegals and Legal Assistants140$49,860$23.970.2
91Pharmacy Technicians140$38,000$18.270.3
92Database Administrators130$60,460$29.070.1
93Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop130$21,310$10.240.3
94Loan Interviewers and Clerks130$36,620$17.60.15
95Amusement and Recreation Attendants120$20,940$10.070.2
96Computer Programmers120$58,710$28.230.2
97Dental Hygienists120$70,090$33.70.1
98Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses120$44,130$21.220.5
99Network and Computer Systems Administrators120$65,700$31.590.25
100Parts Salespersons120$37,190$17.880.2
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Jobs More Common Near Cheyenne Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$47,33045,310
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,3207,300
Sales and Related Occupations$34,6304,430
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$36,9504,020
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$23,7003,550
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$49,1003,100
Construction and Extraction Occupations$47,8402,930
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$85,6802,790
Management Occupations$98,2902,370
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,4202,330
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$49,7802,300
Retail Salespersons$27,5901,720
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,2501,490
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,7701,390
Office Clerks, General$32,9401,300
Production Occupations$46,1201,240
Cashiers$22,4801,150
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$31,2301,070
Healthcare Support Occupations$34,0001,040
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$66,890970
Registered Nurses$71,570930
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,020910
General and Operations Managers$104,490890
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$46,100890
Protective Service Occupations$51,720880
Waiters and Waitresses$22,740750
Community and Social Service Occupations$50,790710
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$71,560700
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$22,270630
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$47,460590
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,170580
Legal Occupations$68,160570
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$65,570540
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$40,040530
Accountants and Auditors$60,390520
Personal Care Aides$24,920510
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$35,420510
Driver/Sales Workers$30,640490
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$49,790460
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$74,180440
Carpenters$50,910440
Cooks, Restaurant$25,500430
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$32,570430
Nursing Assistants$31,610430
Customer Service Representatives$33,170410
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,750400
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$38,650400
Construction Laborers$33,590350
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks$35,770340
Cooks, Fast Food$21,130330

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$47,33045,310
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,3207,300
Sales and Related Occupations$34,6304,430
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$36,9504,020
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$49,1003,100
Construction and Extraction Occupations$47,8402,930
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$85,6802,790
Management Occupations$98,2902,370
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,4202,330
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$49,7802,300
Retail Salespersons$27,5901,720
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,2501,490
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,7701,390
Office Clerks, General$32,9401,300
Production Occupations$46,1201,240
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$31,2301,070
Healthcare Support Occupations$34,0001,040
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$66,890970
Registered Nurses$71,570930
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,020910
General and Operations Managers$104,490890
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$46,100890
Protective Service Occupations$51,720880
Community and Social Service Occupations$50,790710
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$71,560700
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$47,460590
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,170580
Legal Occupations$68,160570
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$65,570540
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$40,040530
Accountants and Auditors$60,390520
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$35,420510
Driver/Sales Workers$30,640490
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$49,790460
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$74,180440
Carpenters$50,910440
Cooks, Restaurant$25,500430
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$32,570430
Nursing Assistants$31,610430
Customer Service Representatives$33,170410
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,750400
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$38,650400
Construction Laborers$33,590350
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks$35,770340
Managers, All Other$106,930320
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$65,620310
Lawyers$84,840290
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$49,630280
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$55,930260
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$47,260250

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