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Top 200 Popular Jobs in Kansas

What professions have the highest employment in Kansas? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Kansas. We note that the total employment in Kansas is 1,359,500. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 39,510 people (2.91 percent of the total employment in Kansas). The second most common job is the cashier profession which employs 35,070 people (2.58 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Kansas is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Kansas

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
1,359,500
100.00% $32,930
2 Retail Salespersons
39,510
2.91% $21,000
3 Cashiers
35,070
2.58% $18,430
4 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
28,530
2.10% $29,510
5 Office Clerks, General
28,500
2.10% $26,500
6 Customer Service Representatives
26,660
1.96% $30,480
7 Registered Nurses
26,380
1.94% $55,880
8 Waiters and Waitresses
23,570
1.73% $17,920
9 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
22,240
1.64% $22,050
10 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
21,720
1.60% $18,050
11 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
21,480
1.58% $25,380
12 Nursing Assistants
20,880
1.54% $22,720
13 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
20,510
1.51% $22,580
14 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
19,730
1.45% $38,750
15 Teacher Assistants
19,380
1.43% $22,940
16 General and Operations Managers
18,470
1.36% $86,460
17 Personal Care Aides
18,190
1.34% $20,530
18 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
16,100
1.18% $33,620
19 Team Assemblers
15,990
1.18% $33,470
20 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
15,010
1.10% $56,030
21 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
13,450
0.99% $44,590
22 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
13,130
0.97% $35,730
23 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
12,420
0.91% $34,610
24 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
11,910
0.88% $44,850
25 Accountants and Auditors
11,310
0.83% $58,570
26 Receptionists and Information Clerks
10,670
0.78% $24,950
27 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
9,880
0.73% $46,010
28 Restaurant Cooks
9,600
0.71% $19,110
29 Food Preparation Workers
9,490
0.70% $18,470
30 Other Business Operations Specialists
9,320
0.69% $62,030
31 Fast Food Cooks
9,050
0.67% $17,740
32 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
8,880
0.65% $26,110
33 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
8,860
0.65% $44,250
34 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
8,510
0.63% $23,820
35 Substitute Teachers
8,480
0.62% $26,040
36 Construction Laborers
8,240
0.61% $30,160
37 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
8,220
0.60% $30,280
38 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
7,940
0.58% $54,050
39 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
7,780
0.57% $29,410
40 Other Sales Representatives
7,210
0.53% $50,690
41 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
7,090
0.52% $18,470
42 Computer User Support Specialists
6,810
0.50% $42,800
43 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
6,790
0.50% $24,540
44 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
6,520
0.48% $35,400
45 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
6,480
0.48% $38,700
46 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
6,220
0.46% $21,610
47 Carpenters
6,210
0.46% $36,920
48 Helpers--Production Workers
6,140
0.45% $25,680
49 Billing and Posting Clerks
6,110
0.45% $32,160
50 Home Health Aides
6,040
0.44% $22,020
51 Packers and Packagers
6,030
0.44% $19,510
52 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
6,030
0.44% $34,020
53 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
6,030
0.44% $42,180
54 Tellers
6,020
0.44% $23,380
55 Childcare Workers
5,910
0.43% $18,860
56 Security Guards
5,910
0.43% $23,920
57 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
5,750
0.42% $55,590
58 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
5,730
0.42% $46,700
59 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
5,700
0.42% $36,600
60 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
5,670
0.42% $39,650
61 Electricians
5,520
0.41% $48,500
62 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
5,460
0.40% $55,990
63 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
5,020
0.37% $63,730
64 Bill and Account Collectors
5,010
0.37% $30,090
65 Bartenders
4,900
0.36% $18,000
66 Driver/Sales Workers
4,870
0.36% $23,690
67 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
4,850
0.36% $28,580
68 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
4,810
0.35% $28,090
69 Machinists
4,780
0.35% $37,870
70 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
4,520
0.33% $30,750
71 Chief Executives
4,520
0.33% $142,310
72 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
4,350
0.32% $55,890
73 Medical Assistants
4,240
0.31% $27,570
74 Counter and Rental Clerks
4,220
0.31% $24,950
75 Human Resources Specialists
4,210
0.31% $54,880
76 Dishwashers
4,090
0.30% $18,030
77 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
4,080
0.30% $18,010
78 Pharmacy Technicians
4,000
0.29% $28,080
79 Correctional Officers and Jailers
3,910
0.29% $32,650
80 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
3,880
0.29% $45,410
81 Lawyers
3,860
0.28% $79,250
82 Loan Officers
3,820
0.28% $61,100
83 Management Analysts
3,790
0.28% $72,400
84 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
3,770
0.28% $50,890
85 Financial Managers
3,750
0.28% $95,000
86 Coaches and Scouts
3,720
0.27% $24,980
87 Firefighters
3,710
0.27% $35,840
88 Social and Human Service Assistants
3,710
0.27% $30,570
89 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
3,640
0.27% $18,160
90 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
3,610
0.27% $17,950
91 Unknown
3,610
0.27% $47,990
92 Applications Software Developers
3,600
0.26% $85,160
93 Other Physicians and Surgeons
3,570
0.26% n/a
94 Slaughterers and Meat Packers
3,460
0.25% $27,400
95 Recreation Workers
3,450
0.25% $21,170
96 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
3,420
0.25% $75,820
97 Computer Systems Analysts
3,370
0.25% $75,650
98 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
3,330
0.24% $57,980
99 Insurance Sales Agents
3,320
0.24% $56,990
100 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
3,300
0.24% $18,010
101 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
3,290
0.24% $43,450
102 Postal Service Mail Carriers
3,270
0.24% $54,680
103 Parts Salespersons
3,240
0.24% $26,950
104 All Other Managers
3,240
0.24% $81,070
105 Pharmacists
3,220
0.24% $122,620
106 Training and Development Specialists
3,140
0.23% $56,440
107 Data Entry Keyers
3,130
0.23% $29,880
108 Sales Managers
3,120
0.23% $96,770
109 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
3,100
0.23% $59,200
110 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
3,070
0.23% $21,480
111 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
3,060
0.23% $20,050
112 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
3,050
0.22% $27,300
113 Aerospace Engineers
2,930
0.22% $99,450
114 Printing Press Operators
2,900
0.21% $36,750
115 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
2,900
0.21% $41,340
116 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
2,870
0.21% $67,950
117 Medical and Health Services Managers
2,840
0.21% $75,770
118 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
2,820
0.21% $51,300
119 Systems Software Developers
2,760
0.20% $90,830
120 Dental Assistants
2,700
0.20% $35,520
121 Computer Programmers
2,690
0.20% $69,560
122 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
2,630
0.19% $44,200
123 Other Production Workers
2,620
0.19% $27,300
124 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
2,620
0.19% $45,880
125 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
2,600
0.19% $26,440
126 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
2,560
0.19% $37,150
127 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
2,550
0.19% $18,600
128 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
2,500
0.18% $37,770
129 Compliance Officers
2,480
0.18% $54,570
130 Sheet Metal Workers
2,430
0.18% $38,670
131 Computer and Information Systems Managers
2,400
0.18% $101,940
132 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
2,370
0.17% $33,670
133 Administrative Services Managers
2,370
0.17% $74,870
134 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
2,360
0.17% $31,720
135 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
2,350
0.17% $38,880
136 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
2,300
0.17% $32,360
137 Telemarketers
2,290
0.17% $23,520
138 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
2,230
0.16% $26,590
139 Short Order Cooks
2,220
0.16% $18,070
140 Mechanical Engineers
2,220
0.16% $69,440
141 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
2,210
0.16% $81,100
142 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
2,190
0.16% $37,950
143 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
2,180
0.16% $31,740
144 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
2,150
0.16% $64,000
145 Medical Secretaries
2,130
0.16% $29,590
146 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
2,100
0.15% $35,650
147 Cost Estimators
2,090
0.15% $57,370
148 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
2,080
0.15% $33,540
149 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
2,060
0.15% $52,930
150 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
2,060
0.15% $35,260
151 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers
2,050
0.15% $35,020
152 Radiologic Technologists
2,040
0.15% $48,110
153 Food Service Managers
2,020
0.15% $44,370
154 Other Assemblers and Fabricators
2,000
0.15% $28,390
155 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
1,990
0.15% $31,030
156 Construction Managers
1,970
0.14% $71,900
157 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
1,920
0.14% $17,740
158 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
1,920
0.14% $50,350
159 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
1,870
0.14% $18,670
160 Public Relations Specialists
1,870
0.14% $47,730
161 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
1,860
0.14% $27,860
162 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
1,850
0.14% $40,670
163 Personal Financial Advisors
1,850
0.14% $91,930
164 Graphic Designers
1,840
0.14% $40,610
165 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
1,830
0.13% $18,060
166 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
1,810
0.13% $29,590
167 Dental Hygienists
1,780
0.13% $69,790
168 Industrial Engineers
1,760
0.13% $72,980
169 Industrial Production Managers
1,760
0.13% $78,430
170 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
1,750
0.13% $46,460
171 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
1,750
0.13% $28,700
172 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
1,750
0.13% $48,700
173 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
1,720
0.13% $56,460
174 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
1,690
0.12% $20,100
175 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
1,690
0.12% $33,410
176 Conveyor Operators and Tenders
1,670
0.12% $28,820
177 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
1,650
0.12% $34,790
178 Advertising Sales Agents
1,650
0.12% $44,230
179 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
1,640
0.12% $83,600
180 Electrical Engineers
1,630
0.12% $82,090
181 Physical Therapists
1,620
0.12% $78,940
182 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
1,570
0.12% $36,360
183 Architectural and Engineering Managers
1,560
0.11% $109,290
184 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
1,550
0.11% $35,460
185 File Clerks
1,540
0.11% $23,860
186 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
1,530
0.11% $36,400
187 Civil Engineers
1,530
0.11% $71,970
188 Order Clerks
1,520
0.11% $31,620
189 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
1,520
0.11% $29,150
190 Other Computer Occupations
1,510
0.11% $67,920
191 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
1,500
0.11% $82,390
192 Tire Repairers and Changers
1,490
0.11% $24,630
193 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
1,490
0.11% $45,660
194 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
1,490
0.11% $56,770
195 Psychiatric Aides
1,480
0.11% $26,840
196 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
1,470
0.11% $47,060
197 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
1,460
0.11% $45,080
198 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
1,440
0.11% $62,630
199 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
1,430
0.11% $32,510
200 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
1,430
0.11% $33,680

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