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

Wichita, Kansas Metro Area

MSA: Wichita, KS
counties: Butler, Harvey, Kingman, Sedgwick, Sumner
Population (2016 estimate): 645,000
Unemployment Rate (July 2017): 4.9%
NFP Employment (2016): 297,000
Average Earnings (2016): $38,260

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 13,150 44.3 0.9 $82,740
Business and Financial Operations 12,980 43.7 0.8 $60,040
IT and Mathematical 5,960 20.1 0.7 $64,970
Architecture and Engineering 7,020 23.6 1.3 $76,620
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 1,070 3.6 0.4 $60,550
Community and Social Services 3,580 12.1 0.8 $37,930
Legal and Judicial 1,430 4.8 0.6 $56,750
Education, Training, and Library 17,870 60.2 1.0 $38,980
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 3,640 12.3 0.9 $37,830
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 17,330 58.3 1.0 $51,940
Healthcare Support 8,240 27.7 1.0 $24,620
Protective Services 5,990 20.2 0.8 $35,850
Food Preparation and Serving Related 27,970 94.2 1.0 $18,950
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 8,160 27.5 0.9 $24,010
Personal Care and Services 10,020 33.7 1.1 $21,790
Sales and Related 27,930 94.0 0.9 $25,720
Office and Administrative Support 48,020 161.7 1.0 $31,010
Construction and Extraction 14,210 47.9 1.2 $37,730
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 13,750 46.3 1.2 $44,780
Production 31,200 105.1 1.6 $38,050
Transportation and Material Moving 17,190 57.9 0.8 $29,080

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