Average salary in Wyoming

4 mins readLast updated April 19, 2023by Kate Morgan

The state of Wyoming, located in the western United States, has a relatively smaller population and workforce compared to other states. However, it still offers competitive salaries in certain industries and regions. Whether you already live in Wyoming, or are thinking of making the move, it can be helpful to establish what the financial landscape looks like.

The average salary in Wyoming varies by county, industry, and job type. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for all occupations in Wyoming is around $47,000, which is slightly lower than the national average. However, some counties in Wyoming offer significantly higher salaries, particularly in the energy and natural resources sectors. But which cities and counties offer the highest average salaries? 

The US Census Bureau’s latest American Community Survey has calculated the average earnings for the largest cities in Wyoming, which you can find ranked below.  

CityAverage earnings
Gillette $73,426
Rock Springs $70,918
Casper $57,511
Cheyenne $54,845
Sheridan $49,314
Laramie $38,451

Average salary in Wyoming by county

Reviewing average salaries in Wyoming by city is not necessarily an adequate metric for average salaries across the state, since it’s entirely urban focused. A good idea is to weigh these figures up against the average salary in Wyoming by county, as this will take areas outside the main cities into account and offer a broader idea of salary ranges.  

The same survey from the US Census Bureau gives further insight this way, with the average household income calculated for each county.    

County Average household income
Teeton County $70,271
Campbell County $76,576
Sublette County $70,147
Sweetwater County $69,828
Washakie County $48,379
Weston County $53,853
Natrona County $50,936
Converse County $54,599
Laramie County $52,824
Sheridan County $48,141
Johnson County $45,638
Park County $46,637
Carbon County $56,565
Albany County $42,890
Hot Springs County $42,469
Crook County $49,980
Big Horn County $48,270
Uinta County $58,346
Lincoln County $57,794
Platte County $42,947
Fremont County $46,397
Goshen County $42,590
Niobrara County $45,813

Highest paying jobs in Wyoming

There’s another weighty factor that will influence how much you earn if you live in Wyoming: your job type. Average salaries for various sectors and job roles can vary massively across the state, so it’s absolutely something to consider when looking at salaries by location.  

Zippia has calculated a comprehensive list of annual salaries by job title. You can also find the top 10 highest-paying titles in Wyoming below.  

Occupation Average salary
Finance Services Director $229,767
Anesthesiologist, Pain Management Specialist $211,833
Medical Consultant $180,011
Vice President Of Sales & Operations $177,830
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist $175,303
Senior Vice President Of Marketing $167,260
Marketing Vice President $164,529
Executive Vice President Marketing $157,996
Vice President, Field Operations $157,186
Director, Network Operations $156,191

Frequently asked questions about salaries in Wyoming

What is the average salary in Wyoming by age? 

Alongside location and occupation, salaries in Wyoming are also dependent on age, since more senior workers will be paid more. Then, when they retire, their income will dip again as they will rely on pensions and other forms of set income.  

The Census Bureau data finds that householders under 25 have a median household income of $32,827; householders aged 24 to 44 years old have a median income of $60,759; those aged 45 to 64 years old have a median income of $69,813; and those 65 and older have a median income of $44,820.  

What is a ‘good’ salary in Wyoming? 

The median income in Wyoming is around $52,000, which is slightly lower than the national median. However, salaries can be higher in certain counties and industries. For example, a salary of $80,000 or more may be considered 'good' in certain areas of Wyoming, particularly in the energy, mining, or tourism industries. 

What is the average salary in Wyoming by hour? 

If Americans work an average of 1,801 hours per year—at 37.5 hours a week—then the average hourly salary in Wyoming is $25.44.  

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Kate Morgan

Kate has written for leading publications and blue chip companies over the last 20 years.