Culinary Arts Programs in Wyoming

This site offers in depth data on education options for chefs, bakers and pastry chefs, food preparers and other food service professionals in the state of Wyoming. Additionally, we provide in depth facts employment prospects and pay rates in the state of Wyoming. [En Español]

Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in May 2016, there were approximately 7,040 people working as head chefs, chefs and other cooks in the state of Wyoming. Moreover, there were 310 persons employed as bakers, as well as a further 1,430 working in food prep. There were 450 employed as food service managers. Jobs for cooks in the cowboy state, in the decade to 2024, are predicted to expand by 8.5%, which is greater than 4.5% growth predicted nationwide.

Cooks and Chef Salaries in Wyoming

In 2016, the mean salary for chefs working in restaurants in the nation’s 51st most populous state was $26,470 (BLS), or about $12.72 per hour. Experienced senior cooks and chefs made a mean salary of $48,230 during the same year, and baking and pastry specialists made $26,440 or $12.71 per hour.

Salaries in Wyoming by Occupation

Job TitleTotal EmployedMean Hourly PayMean Annual Salary10th Percentile25th PercentileMedian75th Percentile90th Percentile
Bakers310$12.71$26,440$17,800$20,860$24,820$31,940$37,840
Butchers and Meat Cutters270$15.26$31,740$22,090$27,110$32,190$37,100$40,480
Chefs and Head Cooks300$23.19$48,230$32,770$36,820$45,150$55,560$64,900
Fast Food Cooks1,030$9.75$20,270$16,500$17,750$19,870$23,100$25,210
Food Preparation Workers1,430$11.14$23,170$16,920$18,840$22,010$25,440$32,180
Food Service Managers450$25.54$53,120$31,630$39,000$50,430$65,650$79,160
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks1,320$13.49$28,060$19,060$22,620$27,540$32,240$38,210
Other Cooks**$25.25$52,520$28,400$52,510$56,390$60,270$62,600
Restaurant Cooks2,790$12.72$26,470$17,920$21,110$25,370$31,220$37,370
Short Order Cooks280$10.34$21,500$16,510$17,870$20,190$24,020$30,410

Restaurant Cook Salaries in Wyoming by Region

area_titleTotal EmployedAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Casper, WY400$12.20$25,380
Cheyenne, WY370$11.92$24,790

Popular Colleges

College Programs

Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area Area

Sheridan College

3059 S Coffeen Ave, Sheridan, Wyoming 82801
(307) 674-6446 x0
Culinary Arts – Certificate Program, Culinary Arts – Associate Program

Sheridan College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. Classes are taken at their campus in the town of Sheridan, Wyoming. The majority of of the school’s 4,307 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. The cost of tuition for in-state students is usually in the order of $3,156 and for students from outside the state in the order of $7,428 per year. Learning materials may cost in the order of $1,500, although this will vary with the program.

Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area Area

Central Wyoming College

2660 Peck Avenue, Riverton, Wyoming 82501
(800) 735-8418
Culinary Arts – Certificate Program, Culinary – Associate Program

Central Wyoming College offers various Certificate program options for chefs, a Certificate program and an Associate program. Classes are taken at their campus in the town of Riverton. The college has around 2,116 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. Fees for tuition for in-state students are about $2,856 and for students from other states likely to be about $7,128 yearly, while study materials may cost about $1,200, although this will depend on the program.

* Tuition fees and accredition status are correct at the time of writing, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (http://nces.ed.gov/). Confirm with college before applying.

Neighbor States

Residents of Wyoming may also wish to review their options in Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah and Idaho.