Research Salaries in Wyoming

In terms of average earnings, the Equality State can be an excellent place to work as a Wyoming certified teacher. Indeed, Wyoming boasts some of the best teacher salaries in the nation, with most of the positions ranking above the national average. It could be argued, in fact, that Wyoming has the absolute best, since other states with similar salaries have higher costs of living. Becoming a teacher in Wyoming can yield an admirable salary. Of course, other factors besides having a teaching certification in Wyoming influence an educator’s wages, including years of experience and level of education.

After completing their teaching requirements in Wyoming, education students might be curious to know what salaries they can expect to receive. Below are the annual mean wages of certain classes of teachers, alongside the national averages. All of the information has been culled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Occupation Annual mean wage in Wyoming Annual mean wage in U.S.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary $74,380 $119,410
Physics Teachers Postsecondary N/A $90,570
Psychology Teachers Postsecondary $68,660 $76,060
Education Teachers Postsecondary $63,120 $65,630
English Language and Literature Teachers Postsecondary $63,880 $68,360
Preschool Teachers Except Special Education $27,650 $31,420
Kindergarten Teachers Except Special Education $54,150 $52,840
Elementary School Teachers Except Special Education $57,470 $56,320
Middle School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $60,330 $56,630
Secondary School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $59,440 $58,260
Special Education Teachers Kindergarten and Elementary School $57,250 $56,690
Special Education Teachers Middle School $60,920 $39,370
Special Education Teachers Secondary School $57,070 $39,370

Salaries can also vary from region to region and school district to school district, and Wyoming is no exception. As can be seen in the chart below, there is a great difference between the average teacher salary in a metropolitan area like Cheyenne and a nonmetropolitan, mostly rural area of the state, like the Northwest.

City Annual mean wage
Cheyenne – Southeastern Wyoming $50,320
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area $43,660

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Casper College

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125 College Dr
Casper, WY 82601-4699
(307) 268-2110

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 2-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Certificate

Eastern Wyoming College

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3200 West C St
Torrington, WY 82240-1699
(307) 532-8200

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 2-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Laramie County Community College

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1400 E College Dr
Cheyenne, WY 82007-3299
(307) 778-5222 Ext: 1357

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 2-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Certificate

Northwest College

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231 W 6th St
Powell, WY 82435
(307) 754-6000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 2-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Certificate

Sheridan College

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3059 S Coffeen Ave
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 674-6446

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 2-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Certificate

University of Wyoming

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Corner of Ninth and Ivinson
Laramie, WY 82071
(307) 766-1121

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
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  • Post-Masters
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