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Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in Wyoming Than Elsewhere

Whether you're looking for a career to pursue, or just want to get a feel for occupations in the state, the table below should be helpful. And we haven't seen anything like it from anyone else.

This table tells us which jobs are more common in Wyoming, relative to the state population, compared to their popularity in every other US state. A Local Popularity Index of 1.0 matches the average across all US states; higher and lower numbers indicate the job is proportionally more or less popular here.

RankJobMean Local Salary 2006Local Jobs 2006Local Popularity Index
1Petroleum engineers$59,75014026.1
2Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators$33,7552009.7
3Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines$39,3204909.6
4Health educators$41,0201306.1
5Court, municipal, and license clerks$24,2451805.7
6Medical transcriptionists$23,8051604.3
7Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers$24,8751404.3
8Community and social service specialists$25,5851303.0
9Radiologic technologists and technicians$41,8102402.9
10Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers$31,4704102.9
11Service station attendants$16,6951002.8
12Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators$34,0304502.8
13Installation, maintenance, and repair workers$37,3201602.7
15Paralegals and legal assistants$29,5052502.3
16Civil engineers$49,6152602.3
17First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers$51,9306002.3
18Parts salespersons$25,0052102.1
19Medical records and health information technicians$26,7701502.1
20Child, family, and school social workers$36,1052202.0
21Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer$38,2351,3802.0
22General and operations managers$64,1751,6102.0
23All other information and record clerks$35,0352802.0
24Dental hygienists$56,0651402.0
25Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers$19,6801401.9
26Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers$47,4351301.9
27Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks$24,6651,6301.9
28Payroll and timekeeping clerks$25,8251801.9
29First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers$49,5553901.9
30First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators$44,9451901.8
31Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters$39,2703701.8
32Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants$21,6351,1101.8
34First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers$27,4551601.8
35Driver/sales workers$20,2253301.8
36Industrial machinery mechanics$51,4201701.8
37Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products$65,7703101.8
38Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks$15,2501501.7
39Medical secretaries$24,0252601.7
40Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive$22,3151,3301.6
41Food service managers$34,2451501.6
42Cooks, fast food$13,7004601.6
43Laundry and dry-cleaning workers$17,0501601.6
44Cooks, restaurant$18,3306001.6
45First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers$29,9858101.6
48Taxi drivers and chauffeurs$15,1401001.5
49Advertising sales agents$29,9651101.5
50Waiters and waitresses$13,5351,6501.5
51Maids and housekeeping cleaners$14,7456001.5
52Educational, vocational, and school counselors$41,7701401.5
53First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers$23,2305201.5
54Automotive service technicians and mechanics$32,1604501.5
55Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists$33,8201601.4
56Cooks, institution and cafeteria$20,3252301.4
58Healthcare support workers$36,2101101.4
59Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food$14,3901,5101.4
61Registered nurses$51,2301,5501.4
62Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators$41,2501501.4
63Cement masons and concrete finishers$30,7451301.4
64Retail salespersons$20,1402,9101.4
65Painters, construction and maintenance$31,6201701.4
66Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand$21,0451,5301.4
67Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop$14,2702201.4
68Police and sheriff's patrol officers$37,7103201.4
69Assemblers and fabricators$27,7301101.3
70Office and administrative support workers$24,4851701.3
71Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists$20,8052201.3
72Truck drivers, light or delivery services$22,3905901.3
73Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping$29,7201001.3
74Cost estimators$53,3951301.3
75Accountants and auditors$43,1956901.3
76Administrative services managers$53,9101501.3
78Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers$13,4302401.2
79First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers$38,2758101.2
80Engineering managers$80,8351101.2
81Maintenance and repair workers, general$29,1657201.2
82Business operations specialists$51,0755301.2
83Switchboard operators, including answering service$20,7001101.2
84Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners$19,0251,1601.1
85Interviewers, except eligibility and loan$20,7701001.1
86Postal service mail carriers$46,9101801.1
87Sales managers$60,9751801.1
88Stock clerks and order fillers$22,3808501.1
89Dental assistants$26,9901401.1
91Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products$46,4901401.1
92Home health aides$20,5103101.1
93Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks$24,7303801.1
94Order clerks$23,3101201.0
95Helpers--production workers$21,8952201.0
96Receptionists and information clerks$19,3155201.0
97Customer service representatives$24,5801,0201.0
98Landscaping and groundskeeping workers$22,3904201.0
99Chief executives$109,5351501.0
100First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers$38,1702901.0


The Most Common Jobs in Wyoming

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in Wyoming are unusually common compared to other states, the table below lists jobs which are the most common in raw numbers in the state.

RankJob Local Jobs 2006Mean Local Salary 2006Local Popularity Index
1Retail salespersons2,910$20,1401.4
3Waiters and waitresses1,650$13,5351.5
4Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks1,630$24,6651.9
5General and operations managers1,610$64,1752.0
6Registered nurses1,550$51,2301.4
7Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand1,530$21,0451.4
8Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food1,510$14,3901.4
9Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer1,380$38,2352.0
10Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive1,330$22,3151.6
11Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners1,160$19,0251.1
12Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants1,110$21,6351.8
13Customer service representatives1,020$24,5801.0
14Office clerks, general860$22,1350.6
15Stock clerks and order fillers850$22,3801.1
16First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers810$29,9851.6
17First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers810$38,2751.2
19Maintenance and repair workers, general720$29,1651.2
20Accountants and auditors690$43,1951.3
21Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products640$43,5900.9
22Executive secretaries and administrative assistants630$31,2750.9
23First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers600$51,9302.3
24Cooks, restaurant600$18,3301.6
25Maids and housekeeping cleaners600$14,7451.5
26Truck drivers, light or delivery services590$22,3901.3
27Business operations specialists530$51,0751.2
28First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers520$23,2301.5
29Receptionists and information clerks520$19,3151.0
30Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines490$39,3209.6
31Cooks, fast food460$13,7001.6
32Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators450$34,0302.8
33Automotive service technicians and mechanics450$32,1601.5
35Landscaping and groundskeeping workers420$22,3901.0
36Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers410$31,4702.9
37First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers390$49,5551.9
38Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks380$24,7301.1
39Security guards380$20,7550.7
40Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters370$39,2701.8
41Construction laborers370$25,0550.8
45Food preparation workers350$17,3050.8
46Driver/sales workers330$20,2251.8
48Police and sheriff's patrol officers320$37,7101.4
49Team assemblers320$21,8500.6
50Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products310$65,7701.8
51Home health aides310$20,5101.1
52First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers290$38,1701.0
53All other information and record clerks280$35,0352.0
54Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses280$33,0000.9
55Civil engineers260$49,6152.3
56Medical secretaries260$24,0251.7
58Paralegals and legal assistants250$29,5052.3
59Radiologic technologists and technicians240$41,8102.9
60Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers240$13,4301.2
61Cooks, institution and cafeteria230$20,3251.4
62Child, family, and school social workers220$36,1052.0
63Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop220$14,2701.4
64Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists220$20,8051.3
65Helpers--production workers220$21,8951.0
66Parts salespersons210$25,0052.1
67Counter and rental clerks210$17,1151.0
68Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators200$33,7559.7
69Billing and posting clerks and machine operators200$23,5350.8
70First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators190$44,9451.8
71Court, municipal, and license clerks180$24,2455.7
72Payroll and timekeeping clerks180$25,8251.9
73Postal service mail carriers180$46,9101.1
74Sales managers180$60,9751.1
75Packers and packagers, hand180$13,8300.5
76Industrial machinery mechanics170$51,4201.8
78Painters, construction and maintenance170$31,6201.4
79Office and administrative support workers170$24,4851.3
80Financial managers170$66,7700.7
81Medical transcriptionists160$23,8054.3
82Installation, maintenance, and repair workers160$37,3202.7
83First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers160$27,4551.8
84Laundry and dry-cleaning workers160$17,0501.6
85Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists160$33,8201.4
86Bill and account collectors160$23,3550.8
87Medical records and health information technicians150$26,7702.1
88Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks150$15,2501.7
89Food service managers150$34,2451.6
90Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators150$41,2501.4
91Administrative services managers150$53,9101.3
92Chief executives150$109,5351.0
94Petroleum engineers140$59,75026.1
95Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers140$24,8754.3
96Dental hygienists140$56,0652.0
97Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers140$19,6801.9
98Educational, vocational, and school counselors140$41,7701.5
99Dental assistants140$26,9901.1
100Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products140$46,4901.1

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