These Are The 5 Best Industries For Jobs In Wyoming For 2018

by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 3 years ago

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When we normally think of Wyoming things like great hikes and trails, all time best things to do, and good food and home cooking.

But there’s also a strong economy and job market that has been improving in recent years.

Here at Zippia, we like to take a closer look at local economies to understand what jobs and industries are doing better than others. We think this helps job seekers and people thinking of moving to the area for a job know what to expect.

So we set our sights on uncovering the best industries within Wyoming.

Read on to see how we determined which industries rise above the competition to become the best of the best.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Wyoming job scene here:

How we determined the best industries in the Equality State for jobs

We believe that the data never lies or that it at least lies a lot less than any one person’s opinion. So we went on a mission to collect as much data as we could about the Wyoming job market.

At the end of the day, we were able to find the following, relevant criteria for determining the best industries:

  • Average Salary
  • Job Availability
  • Average Stress Level Of Jobs In The Industry

The sources of data include the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Department of Labor.

Stress level is an index created by self reported statistics from people in the industry. We ranked each industry on these from 1 to 22 where 1 was the best.

Finally, we averaged all the rankings together to create a ‘Best Industry’ index. We crowned the industry with the lowest score, Architecture And Engineering, as the best industry in Wyoming.

For a detail table of the data, check out the bottom of the post. But now, carry on to learn more about why the various industries are so great for jobs.

Detailed List Of The Best Industries In Wyoming

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Architecture And Engineering $78,020 4,860
2 Education, Training, And Library $48,230 20,230
3 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $77,590 14,300
4 Life, Physical, And Social Science $56,270 4,200
5 Management $99,140 11,430
6 Legal $82,390 1,580
7 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $54,490 17,380
8 Community And Social Service $46,730 4,090
9 Construction And Extraction $50,950 27,890
10 Office And Administrative Support $35,290 36,190
11 Business And Financial Operations $68,180 8,480
12 Transportation $43,650 23,600
13 Production And Manufactoring $52,430 12,770
14 Computer And Mathematical $62,170 2,650
15 Personal Care And Service $26,570 8,110
16 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $41,070 3,070
17 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $28,270 11,670
18 Sales $36,660 25,320
19 Food Preparation And Serving Related $23,770 25,180
20 Protective Service $44,820 5,980
21 Healthcare Support $31,200 6,630
22 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $31,580 500

Summing up the best industries in Wyoming

There you have it; Architecture And Engineering is the best industry to be in if you live around Wyoming.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Industry ranks as the worst in Wyoming mostly due to bad pay and scarcity of jobs.

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