DID YOU KNOW? Data for this survey is collected in more than 300 industries.

This table shows the top 20 occupations with the greatest estimated employment in Kansas in the 2007 Survey,
and the average hourly wage paid in each occupation.

Occupation

2006 Q2
Employment

Retail Salespersons........................................................................................
Cashiers......................................................................................................
Registered Nurses.........................................................................................
Waiters and Waitresses.................................................................................
Office Clerks, General...................................................................................
Customer Service Representatives...................................................................
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks................................................
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food..............
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners......................
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants........................................................
Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor - Trailer.........................................................
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand...................................
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education......................................
General and Operations Managers................................................................
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers........................................................................
Teacher Assistants.........................................................................................
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers....
Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants...........................................
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive............................................
Team Assemblers...........................................................................................

37,950
34,970
23,590
23,250
22,830
22,360
21,920
21,160
20,290
19,990
19,300
18,450
17,560
17,500
17,080
16,680
16,360
16,210
16,070
15,080

Mean
Wage
$10.46
$7.90
$23.64
$7.12
$10.50
$13.18
$13.25
$6.94
$9.71
$10.02
$17.02
$10.96
NA
$38.37
$10.83
NA
$19.27
$16.37
$11.47
$12.71

Kansas
Wage
Survey
2007 Edition

AT A GL ANCE

The Kansas Wage Survey is a great tool for everyone.
“The Kansas Wage Survey is comprehensive because it contains data on so many jobs, including the five
metropolitan areas, and the balance of state. It’s another useful tool to assist in establishing wages. It’s
efficient in that these survey results include a wide variety of jobs in one publication. We appreciate the effort
it takes to compile this information.”
Naomi Strong, Human Resources Director, Rhatigan Student Center, Wichita State University

For further information, please contact: Dorothy D. Stites, Director
Labor Market Information Services, Kansas Department of Labor
401 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS 66603-3182
Phone: 785-296-5058
Web site: www.dol.ks.gov
E-mail: Dorothy.Stites@dol.ks.gov

DID YOU KNOW?
This survey represents approximately
15,000 Kansas employers contacted
over a three-year period.

K-R&I- P 442 (Rev. 9-07)

Doniphan County MSA

Kansas City MSA

Lawrence MSA

Topeka MSA

Wichita MSA

Balance of State

Location can play a role in how much a worker
is paid. In the Kansas Wage Survey, the state
is separated into five geographic areas called
Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and the
Balance of State to help compare wages across
the state. (see map above)
Are you curious about the average wage for
an accountant in your area? Hourly wages for
accountants in each of Kansas’s geographic
regions are shown below.
To find wages for all occupations in Kansas or
in your area, refer to the Kansas Wage Survey
results online.

Accountant Wages by MSA

$30

$26.81

$25

$25.65 $23.86

$25.02

$24.22

$20

$10

$ 0

The lowest paying occupation in Kansas is
Fast Food Cooks. The average wage for these
workers is $6.81 an hour, $.86 lower than the
national average.

As shown in the table below, six of the top 10
highest paying wages in Kansas pay more than
the national average.

None of the 10 lowest paying occupations in
Kansas paid more than the national average.

Highest Hourly Mean Wage
Kansas vs National
Chief Executives

$59.33

Pediatricians,
General

$68.00
$63.82

Dentists, General

$67.76
$65.82

Podiatrists

$56.97

National
Kansas

Dishwashers

$77.34
$77.39
$68.38

NA
Doniphan Kansas Lawrence Topeka
City
County

Wichita Balance
of State

Ushers, Lobby Attendants,
and Ticket Takers
Motion Picture
Projectionists

$82.00
$88.63
$82.03

Anesthesiologists

$72.04
$72.11

Psychiatrists

$50.00

Food Servers,
Nonrestaurant

$75.13

Family and
General
Practitioners

Dining Room and
Cafeteria Attendants
and Bartender Helpers

$85.54
$87.00
$85.60
$90.91

$60.00

Lifeguards, Ski Patrol,
and Other Recreational
Protective Service Workers

Waiters and Waitresses

Internists, General
Physicians
and Surgeons,
All Other

Lowest Hourly Mean Wage
Kansas vs National

$69.52

Obstetricians and
Gynecologists

$15

$ 5

Obstetricians and gynecologists have the
highest average wage in Kansas, at $90.91
an hour. Nationally the average hourly wage
for obstetricians and gynecologists is $85.60.

$70.00

$80.00

$90.00

$8.85
National

$7.78
$7.14

Kansas

$8.27
$7.12
$9.48
$7.10
$8.41
$7.08
$7.00

$7.66
$6.94

Counter Attendants,
Cafeteria, Food Concession
and Coffee Shop

$8.15
$6.85

$3.00

$9.70

$7.84
$7.00

Combined Food Preparation
and Serving Workers,
Including Fast Food

Cooks, Fast Food

$100.00

$7.23

$7.67
$6.81
$6.00

$9.00

*The average hourly wage, also called the mean wage, is the estimated total wages
for an occupation divided by the total employment in that occupation.

Do you want to find out more information about wages in Kansas?
Refer to the complete Kansas Wage Survey results, available on the KDOL Web site at

http://www.dol.ks.gov/LMIS/wagesurvey/wagesurvey.html

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