The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Wyoming For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Wyoming

Ever wonder who gets paid the most? Or how much your dentist makes for all the pain they put you through?

We had that same burning desire to know more about the highest paid professions in Wyoming. And if you can’t tell by that sentence, we’re a bit of what you’d call data nerds.

We decided to go directly to the source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics.

After scrounging through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we discovered that Anesthesiologists are the highest paid people in Wyoming.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Wyoming:

  1. Anesthesiologists
  2. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  3. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
  4. Nurse Anesthetists
  5. Family Medicine Physicians
  6. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  7. Pediatricians, General
  8. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  9. Chief Executives
  10. Industrial Production Managers

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 11 on the list of highest paid professions in the Equality State. So the next time you sit there while they drill you can dwell on the fact that they are getting extremely well paid for it.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Wyoming For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 491 job classifications in Wyoming in order to identify those that get paid the most.

Pretty straightforward and easy to do when the government does your job for you 🙂

We used the most recently released data on March 29, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Wyoming

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $281,070 $200,450 50
2 General Internal Medicine Physicians $273,570 $183,010 60
3 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $269,830 $152,010 120
4 Nurse Anesthetists $243,310 $169,180 50
5 Family Medicine Physicians $233,260 $125,650 250
6 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $225,190 $72,710 480
7 Pediatricians, General $215,250 $131,860 50
8 Architectural And Engineering Managers $136,240 $93,560 180
9 Chief Executives $130,410 $27,800 120
10 Industrial Production Managers $130,130 $84,620 440
11 Dentists, General $127,990 $57,600 300
12 Optometrists $125,260 $54,890 80
13 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $124,160 $67,980 130
14 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $123,710 $67,830 250
15 Pharmacists $122,720 $96,550 560
16 Sales Managers $122,390 $52,050 220
17 Financial Managers $118,900 $59,270 710
18 Nurse Practitioners $118,110 $84,970 310
19 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $117,370 $45,600 30
20 Physician Assistants $116,820 $83,780 230
21 Personal Financial Advisors $116,560 $43,470 320
22 Computer Network Architects $114,300 $50,810 100
23 Petroleum Engineers $112,640 $66,010 530
24 Marketing Managers $109,700 $49,950 60
25 Industrial Engineers $108,890 $82,710 140
26 Computer And Information Systems Managers $106,110 $70,830 200
27 Chemical Engineers $104,920 $57,000 90
28 Purchasing Managers $104,480 $73,270 30
29 General And Operations Managers $102,040 $42,150 4,990
30 Medical And Health Services Managers $101,120 $62,690 850
31 Human Resources Managers $100,860 $49,460 160
32 Lawyers $100,090 $56,330 860
33 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other $99,400 $58,030 750
34 Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $98,580 $78,720 400
35 Engineers, All Other $98,120 $61,240 100
36 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $97,620 $60,570 120
37 Acupuncturists And Healthcare Diagnosing Or Treating Practitioners, All Other $97,200 $23,880 60
38 Natural Sciences Managers $97,110 $73,380 150
39 Management Analysts $96,500 $50,890 380
40 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $95,980 $60,200 40
41 Construction Managers $95,530 $54,160 680
42 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $94,140 $84,890 70
43 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $94,020 $68,830 160
44 Environmental Engineers $93,370 $50,400 160
45 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $93,280 $48,880 170
46 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $92,520 $67,110 220
47 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $92,020 $74,720 30
48 Education Administrators, All Other $92,010 $63,660 80
49 Physical Therapists $91,030 $64,870 480
50 Roof Bolters, Mining $90,990 $81,460 80
51 Civil Engineers $90,570 $55,320 900
52 Electrical Engineers $90,140 $59,190 250
53 Financial And Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, And Financial Specialists, All Other $88,590 $40,270 180
54 Veterinarians $88,040 $47,740 220
55 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $87,660 $67,700 70
56 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $87,510 $46,830 350
57 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $87,280 $61,220 80
58 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $86,700 $54,190 30
59 Mechanical Engineers $86,410 $54,230 290
60 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $86,030 $45,840 60
61 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $84,680 $54,390 120
62 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $84,480 $40,510 140
63 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $84,340 $36,200 170
64 First-Line Supervisors Of Production And Operating Workers $84,040 $44,310 1,310
65 Occupational Therapists $83,890 $60,090 330
66 Locomotive Engineers $83,670 $56,110 560
67 Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other $83,320 $61,230 90
68 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $81,890 $53,310 150
69 Power Plant Operators $81,350 $55,370 260
70 Speech-Language Pathologists $81,140 $54,730 300
71 Landscape Architects $81,120 $50,020 30
72 Continuous Mining Machine Operators $80,700 $68,270 200
73 Computer Programmers $80,380 $36,300 190
74 First-Line Supervisors Of Mechanics, Installers, And Repairers $80,330 $49,860 1,880
75 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $79,840 $53,820 40
76 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, And Gaugers $79,610 $66,820 730
77 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $79,330 $57,690 320
78 Electrical Power-Line Installers And Repairers $79,030 $56,830 640
79 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, And Still Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $79,030 $39,930 320
80 Information Security Analysts $79,010 $56,410 50
81 Chiropractors $78,780 $23,630 100
82 Occupational Health And Safety Specialists $78,650 $48,160 470
83 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $78,620 $40,520 290
84 First-Line Supervisors Of Firefighting And Prevention Workers $78,150 $55,770 80
85 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $77,610 $43,830 130
86 Electrical And Electronic Engineering Technologists And Technicians $77,150 $52,050 180
87 Commercial Pilots $77,080 $53,760 80
88 Railroad Conductors And Yardmasters $77,080 $51,110 640
89 Project Management Specialists And Business Operations Specialists, All Other $77,060 $42,520 1,490
90 Logisticians $76,980 $50,590 80
91 Gas Plant Operators $76,590 $58,180 410
92 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $76,440 $45,470 200
93 Chemical Equipment Operators And Tenders $76,060 $54,010 260
94 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $75,800 $67,160 40
95 Chemical Plant And System Operators $75,770 $44,920 170
96 Stationary Engineers And Boiler Operators $74,970 $43,870 90
97 First-Line Supervisors Of Construction Trades And Extraction Workers $74,520 $45,810 2,850
98 Conservation Scientists $74,440 $54,000 190
99 Loading And Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining $73,190 $51,560 130
100 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Commercial And Industrial Equipment $72,950 $53,800 200

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