Wichita, Kansas 

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Wichita is known as the Air Capital of the World due to its involvement with the aviation industry. The city houses some major companies like Cessna and Beechcraft that offer many jobs related to aircraft manufacturing and maintenance. It also offers jobs in education, healthcare, transportation and logistics.

The unemployment rate in Wichita is 5.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%)


- That Job Growth in Wichita has been Positive.
- Jobs have Increased by 0.5% over the past year.
- The average salary in Wichita is $45,907.
- The median home cost in Wichita is $172,400


- Best paying jobs in Wichita? Architecture, Engineering ($74,144)
- Worst paying jobs? Food Prep, Serving ($12,004)
- Highest paying industry jobs? Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction ($68,297)
- Lowest paying industry jobs? Accommodation and Food Services ($12,471)
- Average Income of Residents in Wichita ($26,527) compared to USA ($31,177)
- The Unemployment Rate in Wichita (5.9) is lower than USA (6)


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Diverse and inclusive employers are looking for job seekers with a wide range of skills and experience. You can find jobs in Wichita, Kansas that match your qualifications.

  EMPLOYMENT INFORMATIONWichita, KansasUnited States
  AVERAGE SALARY BY OCCUPATIONWichita, KansasUnited States
  Business, Financial$49,240$55,431
  Computer, Math$57,500$73,554
  Architecture, Engineering$74,144$74,001
  Social Service$33,674$38,592
  Arts, Entertainment$30,703$36,374
  Health Practitioners$52,229$64,417
  Health Technicians$31,769$35,954
  Healthcare Support$20,481$22,334
  Fire Fighters$30,532$29,766
  Law Enforcement$56,224$55,397
  Food Prep, Serving$12,004$13,351
  Cleaning, Maintenance$17,208$18,423
  Personal Care$15,883$15,351
  Sales, Related$25,143$26,485
  Office Admin, Support$26,505$29,268
  Farming, Fishing, Forestry$23,732$19,254
  Construction, Extraction$31,539$32,468
  Maintence, Repair$41,471$40,948
  Material Moving$21,967$22,126
  AVERAGE SALARY BY INDUSTRYWichita, KansasUnited States
  Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting$32,750$24,135
  Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction$68,297$62,204
  Wholesale Trade$39,935$41,714
  Retail Trade$22,077$21,666
  Transportation and Warehousing$34,024$40,449
  Finance and Insurance$37,615$50,584
  Real Estate and Rental and Leasing$28,024$36,265
  Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services$44,564$59,897
  Management of Companies and Enterprises$62,813$61,392
  Administrative and Support and Waste Services$21,226$23,873
  Educational Services$34,458$37,346
  Health Care and Social Assistance$29,208$33,234
  Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation$13,125$21,042
  Accommodation and Food Services$12,471$14,790
  Other Services$24,108$22,627
  Public Administration$43,713$51,719
UNEMPLOYMENT BY YEAR (Years 1990 to 2021)


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Reviews for Wichita    58 Reviews
Wichita, great for families or starter city. - 7/27/2020
My comparison is to living in AZ, CO, NE & WY. Wichita is a nice city with a lot to do. It has history, art, live music, breweries, plenty of biking and walking trails.... Read More

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Great city - 4/12/2020
I lived in Wichita for several years and it was a great place to live, low crime for such a large city. Very diverse, lots to do, plenty of jobs and beautiful... Read More

It has nice and not so nice qualities - 7/8/2019
I grew up there. Here's the good, bad and ugly. First the bad- the worst thing about this place is the weather. It absolutely sucks all year. It's windy and freezing all... Read More

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