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Employment and Job Market Info for U.S. Metro Areas

Topeka, Kansas Metro Area

MSA: Topeka, KS
counties: Jackson, Jefferson, Osage, Shawnee, Wabaunsee
Population (2016 estimate): 233,000
Unemployment Rate (July 2017): 4.2%
NFP Employment (2016): 113,000
Average Earnings (2016): $36,710

Click on an occupational group in the table below for data on specific occupations:

data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational
Group
Total
Employment
Jobs
per 1000
Location
Quotient
Median Annual
Earnings
Management 5,610 51.1 1.0 $80,760
Business and Financial Operations 6,110 55.6 1.1 $55,570
IT and Mathematical 2,980 27.1 0.9 $61,750
Architecture and Engineering 1,470 13.4 0.8 $60,690
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 860 7.8 1.0 $52,760
Community and Social Services 1,830 16.6 1.2 $38,720
Legal and Judicial 1,150 10.5 1.4 $60,670
Education, Training, and Library 6,880 62.6 1.0 $42,460
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 1,130 10.3 0.8 $42,770
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 7,350 66.9 1.1 $56,750
Healthcare Support 4,880 44.4 1.5 $25,930
Protective Services 3,170 28.8 1.2 $32,260
Food Preparation and Serving Related 8,730 79.4 0.9 $19,210
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 3,930 35.7 1.1 $22,370
Personal Care and Services 3,470 31.6 1.0 $21,410
Sales and Related 8,980 81.7 0.8 $23,710
Office and Administrative Support 18,480 168.2 1.1 $32,000
Construction and Extraction 4,980 45.3 1.1 $39,400
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 4,610 42.0 1.1 $44,250
Production 6,280 57.1 0.9 $37,850
Transportation and Material Moving 6,770 61.6 0.9 $31,000

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