dcsimg

Lawrence Employment

Employment and Industries in the Lawrence, Kansas Area

Lawrence is known as a college town. It's home to the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University. Lawrence is home to an emerging bio-science industry, a notable call center industry and numerous small technology companies.

The Lawrence Technology Association offers networking opportunities for researchers, scientists, entrepreneurs and businesses. The Lawrence Regional Technology Center, is a business incubator, which offers useful resources and services for technology based firms. The Kansas University's Office of Technology works with companies and industries in order to connect technology development with commercial applications.

The largest job providers in the Lawrence region are:

  • The University of Kansas - Education
  • Lawrence Public Schools
  • Pearson Government Solutions - Information service company
  • City of Lawrence - Government
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital - Hospitals
  • Hallmark Cards, Inc - Social expression products
  • The World Company - Newspaper and cable/Internet/telephone company
  • Berry Plastics - Manufactures plastic containers and lids
  • Baker University - Education
  • Amarr Garage Doors - Manufacturer of garage door components
  • DCCCA Center - Counseling services
  • Community Living Opportunities Inc - Provides services for adults with developmental disabilities
  • K-Mart Distribution Center - Distribution Center
  • Douglas County - Government
  • Allen Press - Publishing
  • Cottonwood Incorporated - Provides services for people with developmental disabilities
  • Hamm Companies - Rock production and sales, highway construction asphalt and waste management
  • Haskell Indian Nations University - Education
  • DST - Financial processing services
  • Lawrence Paper Company - Manufactures cardboard boxes

The top job providing sectors in Lawrence Kansas include:

  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Government
  • Finance and insurance

Pertinent data regarding Lawrence Kansas: In 2007 the estimated median household income was $39,000. In 2008 the cost of living index in the city was 86.8 which is less than the country's average of 100. About 48% of the adult population has earned a bachelor's degree of higher.

In Lawrence, businesses collaborate with organizations such as:

Those interested in staying current with local business activities can visit LJWorld.com

Jobs in Lawrence

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 49500 $42780 $20.57 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7090 $33340 $16.03 14.8
3 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 7050 $20990 $10.09 8.3
4 Sales and Related Occupations 5220 $30330 $14.58 10.15
5 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 4770 $56110 $26.98 6.15
6 Production Occupations 2890 $33540 $16.13 5.85
7 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2380 $23050 $11.08 4.1
8 Management Occupations 2340 $94260 $45.32 6.05
9 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2250 $70860 $34.07 5.75
10 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 1940 $30390 $14.61 6.45
11 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1770 $84970 $40.85 2.8
12 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1750 $45210 $21.74 3.8
13 Retail Salespersons 1640 $21570 $10.37 3.1
14 Cashiers 1610 $18670 $8.97 2.25
15 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1550 $27800 $13.37 3.7
16 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1380 $42750 $20.55 4.4
17 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1230 $32160 $15.46 1.6
18 Waiters and Waitresses 1210 $22160 $10.65 1.6
19 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1190 $18770 $9.03 2.15
20 Office Clerks, General 1030 $27660 $13.3 2
21 Healthcare Support Occupations 990 $26680 $12.83 3.05
22 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 960 $35150 $16.9 1.7
23 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 960 $81160 $39.02 1.65
24 Protective Service Occupations 910 $41040 $19.73 2.25
25 General and Operations Managers 780 $102110 $49.09 1.4
26 Food Preparation Workers 780 $20330 $9.77 0.6
27 Cooks, Restaurant 760 $22000 $10.58 0.75
28 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 750 $28170 $13.54 1.2
29 Registered Nurses 660 $61500 $29.57 1.9
30 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 660 $27930 $13.43 1.6
31 Personal Care Aides 650 $19020 $9.14 1.3
32 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 620 $37340 $17.95 1
33 Team Assemblers 580 $33870 $16.29 0.75
34 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 560 $29460 $14.17 0.6
35 Customer Service Representatives 560 $28570 $13.74 1.75
36 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 550 $38570 $18.55 1.1
37 Nursing Assistants 550 $25160 $12.1 1.05
38 Community and Social Service Occupations 530 $42110 $20.24 1.65
39 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 520 $39940 $19.2 0.9
40 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 500 $18460 $8.88 0.3
41 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 500 $17590 $8.46 0.3
42 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 450 $28230 $13.57 1.6
43 Childcare Workers 410 $19460 $9.36 0.8
44 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 380 $38190 $18.36 1.2
45 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 380 $63320 $30.44 1
46 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 380 $50540 $24.3 0.5
47 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 370 $46720 $22.46 1
48 Accountants and Auditors 350 $66390 $31.92 0.9
49 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 340 $26340 $12.66 0.8
50 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 340 $67170 $32.29 0.9
51 Receptionists and Information Clerks 340 $25160 $12.09 0.7
52 Bartenders 340 $18800 $9.04 0.4
53 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 300 $19930 $9.58 1
54 Carpenters 290 $38770 $18.64 0.6
55 Dishwashers 290 $18080 $8.69 0.3
56 Computer Occupations, All Other 280 $77960 $37.48 0.2
57 Helpers--Production Workers 260 $27030 $12.99 0.3
58 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 260 $24270 $11.67 0.3
59 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 250 $17660 $8.49 0.25
60 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 250 $74010 $35.58 0.3
61 Recreation Workers 250 $19680 $9.46 0.3
62 Production Workers, All Other 240 $19070 $9.17 0.2
63 Computer User Support Specialists 220 $38260 $18.39 0.4
64 Counter and Rental Clerks 220 $29540 $14.2 0.3
65 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 220 $34230 $16.46 0.5
66 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 220 $50030 $24.05 0.4
67 Pharmacists 220 $98230 $47.23 0.2
68 Packers and Packagers, Hand 200 $22940 $11.03 0.45
69 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 200 $60070 $28.88 0.6
70 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 200 $53340 $25.65 0.45
71 Tellers 200 $24600 $11.83 0.3
72 Security Guards 190 $26040 $12.52 0.7
73 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 190 $36880 $17.73 0.35
74 Pharmacy Technicians 180 $30740 $14.78 0.25
75 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 170 $53280 $25.62 0.2
76 Managers, All Other 170 $84620 $40.68 0.65
77 Construction Laborers 170 $33630 $16.17 0.8
78 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 150 $28790 $13.84 0.4
79 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 150 $61380 $29.51 0.4
80 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 150 $64070 $30.8 0.3
81 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 150 $52270 $25.13 0.35
82 Medical Secretaries 140 $37660 $18.1 0.4
83 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 140 $23630 $11.36 0.6
84 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 140 $28670 $13.78 0.1
85 Firefighters 140 $43300 $20.82 0.2
86 Dental Assistants 130 $32520 $15.64 0.2
87 Librarians 130 $53440 $25.69 0.1
88 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 130 $29640 $14.25 0.4
89 Electricians 130 $43290 $20.81 0.4
90 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 120 $19660 $9.45 0.2
91 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 120 $40130 $19.29 0.5
92 Dental Hygienists 120 $80220 $38.57 0.1
93 Social and Human Service Assistants 110 $33860 $16.28 0.3
94 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 110 $40150 $19.3 0.3
95 Graphic Designers 110 $41680 $20.04 0.2
96 Substitute Teachers 110 $27330 $13.14 0
97 Insurance Sales Agents 110 $71920 $34.58 0.3
98 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 110 $18230 $8.76 0.2
99 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 110 $45430 $21.84 0.2
100 Medical and Health Services Managers 110 $97910 $47.07 0.2
You are visiting:

Additional Details

Lawrence Colleges
Lawrence colleges and trade schools.
Lawrence Graduate Schools
Lawrence Graduate and Business Schools

Jobs More Common Near Lawrence Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 42,780 49,500
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,340 7,090
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,990 7,050
Sales and Related Occupations 30,330 5,220
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 56,110 4,770
Production Occupations 33,540 2,890
Personal Care and Service Occupations 23,050 2,380
Management Occupations 94,260 2,340
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 70,860 2,250
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,390 1,940
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 84,970 1,770
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,210 1,750
Retail Salespersons 21,570 1,640
Cashiers 18,670 1,610
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,800 1,550
Construction and Extraction Occupations 42,750 1,380
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,160 1,230
Waiters and Waitresses 22,160 1,210
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,770 1,190
Office Clerks, General 27,660 1,030
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,680 990
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 35,150 960
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 81,160 960
Protective Service Occupations 41,040 910
General and Operations Managers 102,110 780
Food Preparation Workers 20,330 780
Cooks, Restaurant 22,000 760
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,170 750
Registered Nurses 61,500 660
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 27,930 660
Personal Care Aides 19,020 650
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,340 620
Team Assemblers 33,870 580
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 29,460 560
Customer Service Representatives 28,570 560
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,570 550
Nursing Assistants 25,160 550
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,110 530
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 39,940 520
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 18,460 500
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 17,590 500
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,230 450
Childcare Workers 19,460 410
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 38,190 380
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 63,320 380
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 50,540 380
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 46,720 370
Accountants and Auditors 66,390 350
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,340 340
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 67,170 340

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Lawrence, Kansas Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 42,780 49,500
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,340 7,090
Sales and Related Occupations 30,330 5,220
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 56,110 4,770
Production Occupations 33,540 2,890
Management Occupations 94,260 2,340
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 70,860 2,250
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,390 1,940
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 84,970 1,770
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,210 1,750
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,800 1,550
Construction and Extraction Occupations 42,750 1,380
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,160 1,230
Office Clerks, General 27,660 1,030
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,680 990
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 35,150 960
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 81,160 960
Protective Service Occupations 41,040 910
General and Operations Managers 102,110 780
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,170 750
Registered Nurses 61,500 660
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 27,930 660
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,340 620
Team Assemblers 33,870 580
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 29,460 560
Customer Service Representatives 28,570 560
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,570 550
Nursing Assistants 25,160 550
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,110 530
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 39,940 520
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,230 450
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 38,190 380
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 63,320 380
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 50,540 380
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 46,720 370
Accountants and Auditors 66,390 350
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,340 340
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 67,170 340
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,160 340
Carpenters 38,770 290
Computer Occupations, All Other 77,960 280
Helpers--Production Workers 27,030 260
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 74,010 250
Computer User Support Specialists 38,260 220
Counter and Rental Clerks 29,540 220
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 34,230 220
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 50,030 220
Pharmacists 98,230 220
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 60,070 200
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 53,340 200

Career and College Resources on CityTownInfo

Real-World Career Reports

Career Stories from workers: daily activities, job tips, best/worst job aspects, training, etc.
Daily Career & Education News from our staff. We're an approved Google News provider!

Career References and Original Articles

Resource Center. A starting point for all CityTownInfo career and college resources.
Career Overviews of hundreds of careers: descriptions, salaries, forecasts, schools, more.
Best Careers Not Requiring Degrees: Good pay, job growth, low need for degrees.
Helpful Articles, many in "how-to" format; e.g., "How to Become a Chef".
Infographics covering employment and educational trends.

College Directories and Lists

These lists link to thousands of detailed school profiles.

Colleges by State. Nearly every college and trade school in the country.
Colleges Listed Alphabetically. About 7,000 colleges & trade schools, including online schools.
Colleges by Major City. Browse cities with multiple college options.
Online Colleges. Colleges with online degree programs.
Graduate Schools by State. Colleges offering graduate degree programs.
Graduate Schools by Major City. Find cities with multiple graduate school options.
Back to Top