What kind of jobs are there in Wichita, KS?

Education is a prominent industry in Wichita. Higher education institutions here include Wichita State University and the University of Kansas School of Medicine--Wichita, and the Wichita Public School system is one of the area's largest employers.

Wichita's location in oil and cattle country has created jobs with companies like Berexco LLC and Cargill Meat Solutions.

Wichita is a hub for the aviation industry. Prominent aerospace companies Cessna Aircraft Co. and Spirit AeroSystems Inc. utilize manufacturers in the Wichita area. The area is also home to McConnell Air Force Base.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.3 /10

How we calculate this.


Wichita has a comparable job market to similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary


Wichita
$44,500

USA
$51,960

Unemployment Rate 2019

3.4%
of people are without a job

0.3% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Wichita

Health Care and Social Assistance

Total Employment
40,700
Nursing Aide
Salary: $24.34k - $33.58k

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
26,500
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18.82k - $28.28k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
18,900
Janitor
Salary: $21.99k - $33.49k