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Kansas City Region

The Kansas City region is comprised of five counties and is the state’s second largest region for employment. This region accounts for 20% of the state’s employment. Health Care and Social Assistance and Retail Trade are the largest industries in the Kansas City Region. Some of the top private employers for this region are Cerner, Walmart, and Ford Motor Company. The average annual wage for all industries in the Kansas City Region is $47,225. The top jobs below are from the 2024 long-term occupational projections.
Average Wages for Top Employing Industries in the Kansas City Region 2015
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Top Job Outlook-Kansas City    Top Job Openings-Kansas City
Grade Occupation Title Total
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Grade Occupation Title Total
Openings
Average
Wages
A+ 4,429 $63,941   B 6,630 $19,026
A+ 3,538 $106,351   B 5,764 $23,585
A 2,458 $45,734   B 5,738 $20,315
A+ 2,118 $71,550   B 5,716 $20,778
A 1,806 $20,773   A+ 4,429 $63,941
A 1,603 $41,653   B+ 3,621 $34,920
A+ 1,376 $95,343   A+ 3,538 $106,351
A 1,200 $60,859   B 2,596 $32,759
A 1,175 $57,970   B 2,497 $25,609
A+ 1,049 $88,317   A 2,458 $45,734