Wyoming's Highest Paying Jobs by Education Level

           Work Experience, Plus Bachelorís Degree or Higher

Engineering, math and natural sciences managers

$33.96

Education administrators

$33.83

Communications, trans. and utilities managers $27.64
General managers and top executives $27.04

Financial managers

$24.79

Personnel, training and labor relations managers

$23.83

Medicine and health services managers

$23.38

 

First Professional Degree

Physicians, general practice

$55.12

Dentists

$54.23

Optometrists

$31.78

Pharmacists

$30.25

Lawyers

$22.64

Veterinarians and veterinary inspectors

$19.85

Clergy

$19.51


  Education Level Unknown

Health diagnosing and treating practitioners $36.05

Mining, quarrying and well drilling managers

$32.12

Health diagnosing and treating practitioners

$36.05

Safety engineers, except mining

$28.85

Mining machine operators

$18.21

Dragline operators

$20.32

Estimators and drafters, utilities

$25.43

Powerhouse, substation and relay electricians

$23.19

Dragline operators $20.32
Mining machine operators $18.21

 

  Short-Term On-The-Job Training

Postal mail carriers

$17.90

Industrial truck and tractor operators

$16.75

Meter readers, utilities

$14.40

Prod., planning and expediting clerks

$14.28

Fallers and buckers

$12.67

Roustabouts

$11.77

All other motor vehicle operators

$11.75

 
Education pays...

           Unemployment rate in 1998  

       Median earnings in 1997                     

                  Professional degree
Doctorate
                  Masterís degree
Bachelorís degree

                 Associate degree
Some college, no degree
                High school graduate
< Less than a high school diploma
 Source:  U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics    Note:  This figure reflects national data.

Long-Term On-The-Job Training

Insurance adjusters, examiners and investigators

$20.95

Mobile heavy equipment mechanics

$19.45

Electrical power-line installers and repairers

$18.41

Stationary engineers

$17.19

Electro and biomedical equipment repairers

$16.82

Millwrights

$16.24

Precision instrument repairers

$14.67


 Master's Degree

Physical therapists

$24.39

Psychologists

$23.23

Urban and regional planners

$19.56

Speech pathologists and audiologists

$19.43

Librarians, professional

$17.79

Vocational and educational counselors

$17.13

Curators, archivists and conservators

$14.43


Associate Degree

Dental hygienists

$23.84

Funeral directors and morticians

$21.76

Registered nurses

$17.93

Nuclear medicine technologists

$17.58

Radiologic technologists

$17.39

Respiratory therapists

$14.53

Computer support specialists

$12.24


          Post Secondary Vocational Training

Central office and PBX installers/repairers

$20.42

Sales agents, real estate

$19.86

Electronics repairers, commercial equip.

$19.76

Station installers and repairers, telephone

$17.38

Home entertainment equipment repairers

$14.08

Stenographers and/or court reporters

$12.66

Radio mechanics

$11.88


2008 projected employment shows all educational categories will experience job growth

Associate degree
First professional degree
Post secondary vocational training
Experience plus bachelor's or higher
Bachelor's degree
Lon-term on-the-job training
Short-term on-the-job training
Doctoral degree
Master's degree
Experience on a related job
                     Source: Research & Planning, Wyoming Department of Employment.

          Work Experience in Related Job

Fire fighting and prevention supervisors

$21.59

Police and detective supervisors

$20.83

Teachers and instructors, vocational education

$20.68

Postmasters and mail superintendents

$19.51

Railroad conductors and yardmasters

$18.66

Compliance officers and inspectors, except const.

$18.53

Construction and building inspectors

$17.28


Moderate-Term On-The-Job Training

Hoist and winch operators

$21.26

Crushing and related machine operators

$18.91

Crane and tower operators

$18.02

Still and related machine operators

$16.10

Operating engineers

$14.94

Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, or kettle operators

$14.68

Welfare eligibility workers and interviewers

$13.72


Bachelor's Degree

Petroleum engineers

$31.23

Stockbrokers

$33.10

Chemical engineers

$31.69

Industrial engineers, except safety

$29.66

Physician's assistants

$28.89

Mining engineers, including mine safety

$28.78

Geologists, geophysicists and oceanographers

$28.50


Doctoral Degree

Biological scientists

$23.99

 

Training increases median weekly earnings of full-time workers at every educational level



Fewer than 12 years

High school graduate

1 to 3 years of college

College graduate

 

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce et al.  "21st Century Skills for 21st                Note: This figure reflects 1991 national data.
Century Jobs."  (15 June 1999).

For more information on Wyoming's wages, contact Research & Planning's Occupational Employment Statistics unit at (307) 473-3805 or visit our website.

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