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Kansas Jobs and Career Information

RELATIVE POPULARITY

Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in Kansas Than Elsewhere

Whether you're looking for a career to pursue, or just want to get a feel for occupations in the state, the table below should be helpful. And we haven't seen anything like it from anyone else.

This table tells us which jobs are more common in Kansas, relative to the state population, compared to their popularity in every other US state. A Local Popularity Index of 1.0 matches the average across all US states; higher and lower numbers indicate the job is proportionally more or less popular here.

RankJobMean Local Salary .Local Jobs .Local Popularity Index
1Wellhead pumpers$43,25014023.7
2Slaughterers and meat packers$25,74077023.1
3Avionics technicians$43,68071020.2
4Farm equipment mechanics$30,9352005.6
5Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation$23,8102605.6
6Commercial pilots$67,6602205.3
7Fiberglass laminators and fabricators$34,2401805.0
8Helpers, construction trades$14,6703304.8
9Bus drivers, school$23,1905,3304.3
10Survey researchers$28,3851703.9
11Legislators$28,8603603.3
12Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$34,2801803.1
13Psychiatric aides$20,1203503.1
14Industrial engineers$61,0251,7403.0
15Painters, transportation equipment$40,6703702.8
16Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators$28,7253402.6
17Meter readers, utilities$29,6902202.5
18Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic$36,7708502.4
19Electrical and electronics drafters$48,1302002.3
20Electrical power-line installers and repairers$47,7864402.3
21Bindery workers$19,4103902.3
22Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$27,6702202.3
23Upholsterers$35,2801702.3
24Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$32,2101202.2
25Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders$31,2303902.2
26Legal support workers$39,4503902.1
27Civil engineering technicians$36,2005702.1
28Service station attendants$19,0154802.0
29Radio and television announcers$44,1051802.0
30Couriers and messengers$17,7406502.0
31Child care workers$17,1203,3601.9
32Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists$57,5756001.9
33Cardiovascular technologists and technicians$38,9302201.9
34Crushing, grinding, and polishing machine setters, operators, and tenders$36,1301301.9
35Drywall and ceiling tile installers$33,5537301.9
36Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders$45,8702901.9
37Printing machine operators$33,5151,1101.8
38Child, family, and school social workers$34,2401,3501.8
39Nonfarm animal caretakers$15,7855401.8
40Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters$25,3702901.8
41Grinding and polishing workers, hand$23,2001901.8
42Tire repairers and changers$19,1404501.8
43Court, municipal, and license clerks$28,4633801.8
44Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers$15,1605301.8
45Data entry keyers$23,1031,7201.7
46Physical therapist assistants$38,8503001.7
47Fire fighters$42,6409601.7
48Production workers$25,2501,2801.7
49Cooks, institution and cafeteria$20,6261,8301.7
50Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors$44,2202101.7
51Medical transcriptionists$28,8264201.7
52Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary$61,7602801.7
53Coaches and scouts$27,8766901.7
54Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products$37,4537401.7
55Environmental scientists and specialists, including health$49,3603601.6
56Tool and die makers$48,5604401.6
57Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$31,8302701.6
58Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders$31,5004201.6
59Medical records and health information technicians$26,1237901.6
60Social and human service assistants$23,1261,5001.6
61Cooks, short order$15,9258501.6
62Food cooking machine operators and tenders$29,7951201.6
63Cement masons and concrete finishers$33,8909801.6
64Veterinarians$60,2002101.6
65Production, planning, and expediting clerks$38,6201,4001.6
66Mental health and substance abuse social workers$35,5705201.5
67First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives$58,9603301.5
68Cost estimators$49,8961,0501.5
69First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers$46,5933,0901.5
70Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products$48,3901,3301.5
71Driver/sales workers$23,6531,8501.5
72Teacher assistants$18,8105,3701.5
73Team assemblers$26,6465,0101.5
74Procurement clerks$28,9303201.5
75Mechanical engineers$62,5651,0101.5
76Food service managers$41,9869101.5
77Diagnostic medical sonographers$52,1801801.5
78Chief executives$127,6961,5101.5
79First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers$52,1532,0501.4
80Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers$36,4132,1601.4
81Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service$19,6856701.4
82Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders$26,9101,6301.4
83Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants$21,5265,7901.4
84Executive secretaries and administrative assistants$30,6406,7401.4
85Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment$42,6952701.4
86Helpers--carpenters$23,1303701.4
87First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators$46,0709401.4
88Graphic designers$34,8638201.3
89Helpers--production workers$24,5851,9701.3
90Structural metal fabricators and fitters$28,6353201.3
91Vocational education teachers, secondary school$41,5102501.3
92Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists$32,2602201.3
93First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers$23,6003,1301.3
94First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers$49,9802,3501.3
95Medical and public health social workers$44,4754501.3
96Hazardous materials removal workers$35,1301401.3
97Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers$18,8852501.3
98Broadcast technicians$21,4301201.3
99Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education$36,7253,5601.3
100Financial analysts$56,5537801.3

ABSOLUTE POPULARITY

The Most Common Jobs in Kansas

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in Kansas are unusually common compared to other states, the table below lists jobs which are the most common in raw numbers in the state.

RankJob Local Jobs .Mean Local Salary .Local Popularity Index
1Retail salespersons13,500$21,0201.0
2Cashiers10,690$16,4061.0
3Registered nurses8,990$46,4361.2
4Office clerks, general8,000$21,5330.8
5Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food7,630$14,2501.1
6Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks7,250$27,9801.3
7Waiters and waitresses7,150$15,0501.0
8Executive secretaries and administrative assistants6,740$30,6401.4
9Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners6,710$20,7831.0
10Stock clerks and order fillers6,050$22,1431.2
11Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants5,790$21,5261.4
12General and operations managers5,790$73,2601.1
13Customer service representatives5,560$24,4200.8
14First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers5,530$38,7061.2
15Teacher assistants5,370$18,8101.5
16Bus drivers, school5,330$23,1904.3
17Elementary school teachers, except special education5,210$35,5651.3
18Team assemblers5,010$26,6461.5
19Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand4,950$20,4300.7
20Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive4,840$24,3200.9
21Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer4,640$32,1731.0
22First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers4,050$33,1101.2
23Maintenance and repair workers, general3,810$32,6260.9
24Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products3,780$52,5230.8
25Accountants and auditors3,570$50,4601.0
26Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education3,560$36,7251.3
27Receptionists and information clerks3,520$20,2101.0
28Food preparation workers3,460$15,2931.2
29Construction laborers3,420$25,2731.1
30Child care workers3,360$17,1201.9
31First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers3,130$23,6001.3
32First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers3,090$46,5931.5
33Business operations specialists3,080$51,5261.0
34Carpenters2,950$34,0901.0
35Truck drivers, light or delivery services2,590$23,3000.8
36Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks2,510$26,1761.0
37Home health aides2,420$21,3751.2
38Cooks, restaurant2,370$17,8100.9
39First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers2,350$49,9801.3
40Cooks, fast food2,350$14,0451.2
41Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses2,280$32,8031.1
42Packers and packagers, hand2,250$20,1560.9
43Maids and housekeeping cleaners2,180$16,2260.8
44Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers2,160$36,4131.4
45First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers2,050$52,1531.4
46Automotive service technicians and mechanics2,040$32,8061.0
47Landscaping and groundskeeping workers2,040$19,9830.7
48Helpers--production workers1,970$24,5851.3
49Security guards1,860$22,6650.5
50Driver/sales workers1,850$23,6531.5
51Counter and rental clerks1,850$20,6801.3
52Cooks, institution and cafeteria1,830$20,6261.7
53Tellers1,830$19,3701.1
54Police and sheriff's patrol officers1,820$37,5161.1
55Electricians1,780$40,3000.9
56Industrial engineers1,740$61,0253.0
57Personal and home care aides1,730$18,9201.1
58Data entry keyers1,720$23,1031.7
59Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders1,630$26,9101.4
60Billing and posting clerks and machine operators1,620$26,4531.0
61Bartenders1,610$15,2831.1
62Industrial truck and tractor operators1,570$27,2900.8
63Medical assistants1,560$21,8901.2
64Chief executives1,510$127,6961.5
65Dishwashers1,510$14,2531.0
66Social and human service assistants1,500$23,1261.6
67Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop1,500$13,7361.0
68Computer support specialists1,500$38,2430.9
69Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters1,410$40,5531.0
70Management analysts1,410$57,1560.9
71Production, planning, and expediting clerks1,400$38,6201.6
72Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists1,380$22,0101.2
73Child, family, and school social workers1,350$34,2401.8
74Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators1,340$33,4561.3
75Computer systems analysts1,340$59,2830.8
76Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products1,330$48,3901.5
77Financial managers1,300$80,8230.8
78Production workers1,280$25,2501.7
79Lawyers1,260$84,0530.7
80Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers1,200$29,2101.2
81Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products1,180$59,1701.0
82Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop1,170$14,7931.1
83Managers1,170$75,0831.1
84Postal service mail carriers1,160$43,8901.1
85Bill and account collectors1,160$25,8400.8
86Cleaners of vehicles and equipment1,150$17,9931.1
87Printing machine operators1,110$33,5151.8
88Machinists1,080$31,7201.0
89Cost estimators1,050$49,8961.5
90Sales representatives, services1,020$51,4260.7
91Mechanical engineers1,010$62,5651.5
92Dental assistants990$27,8961.1
93Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers990$14,3160.8
94Computer software engineers, applications990$65,4760.6
95Cement masons and concrete finishers980$33,8901.6
96Loan officers980$48,9730.9
97Fire fighters960$42,6401.7
98Telemarketers950$19,7200.8
99First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators940$46,0701.4
100Medical secretaries940$25,7430.9

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