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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations49520$43,200$20.77100
2Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations7080$21,560$10.378.55
3Office and Administrative Support Occupations6640$34,120$16.414.35
4Education, Training, and Library Occupations5330$59,440$28.586.05
5Sales and Related Occupations5030$30,670$14.759.9
6Production Occupations3060$34,060$16.385.7
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations2330$71,450$34.355.8
8Transportation and Material Moving Occupations2290$31,440$15.126.55
9Management Occupations2200$89,330$42.956.15
10Personal Care and Service Occupations2200$24,090$11.584.3
11Business and Financial Operations Occupations1990$63,450$30.515.25
12Retail Salespersons1770$25,620$12.322.85
13Computer and Mathematical Occupations1760$85,560$41.142.9
14Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations1670$44,590$21.443.8
15Cashiers1550$19,380$9.322.2
16Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1550$19,300$9.282.3
17Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1540$27,050$13.013.65
18Construction and Extraction Occupations1430$44,350$21.324.45
19Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1270$34,970$16.811.5
20Waiters and Waitresses1130$22,430$10.791.7
21Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations1050$37,490$18.031.8
22Protective Service Occupations950$42,190$20.292.2
23Architecture and Engineering Occupations940$82,250$39.541.7
24Healthcare Support Occupations920$28,290$13.63
25Cooks, Restaurant820$22,840$10.980.8
26Office Clerks, General740$24,860$11.951.9
27Customer Service Representatives720$28,980$13.931.75
28Registered Nurses710$61,750$29.691.95
29Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners630$26,260$12.631.55
30First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers610$30,740$14.780.6
31Personal Care Aides610$19,680$9.461.5
32First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers600$40,320$19.391
33Maintenance and Repair Workers, General590$39,800$19.140.9
34Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand580$33,590$16.151.7
35Community and Social Service Occupations560$42,800$20.581.65
36Nursing Assistants540$26,150$12.571
37Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks530$37,600$18.081.05
38Food Preparation Workers530$21,500$10.340.6
39Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers520$18,290$8.790.3
40Printing Press Operators520$32,440$15.60.1
41Bartenders480$18,990$9.130.4
42Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants440$53,270$25.610.35
43First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers400$49,510$23.80.95
44Receptionists and Information Clerks400$25,660$12.340.7
45Stock Clerks and Order Fillers390$24,770$11.911.3
46Accountants and Auditors360$68,970$33.160.9
47Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners360$20,330$9.780.9
48Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop350$19,540$9.390.3
49Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers340$39,260$18.881.2
50Childcare Workers320$20,690$9.950.8
51Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations320$62,330$29.970.8
52Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products310$57,790$27.780.9
53Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers300$25,700$12.360.8
54Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers290$33,040$15.890
55Carpenters280$41,900$20.150.7
56Dishwashers270$18,830$9.050.3
57Helpers--Production Workers270$27,890$13.410.3
58Packers and Packagers, Hand270$23,940$11.510.45
59Production Workers, All Other270$22,340$10.740.2
60Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop260$17,780$8.550.3
61First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers250$50,820$24.430.4
62Computer User Support Specialists240$43,580$20.950.4
63Instructional Coordinators240$55,360$26.610.1
64Recreation Workers240$20,120$9.670.25
65Security Guards240$26,080$12.540.7
66Tellers240$24,770$11.910.3
67Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria230$25,400$12.210.3
68Education Administrators, Postsecondary230$111,510$53.610.1
69Construction Laborers220$35,170$16.910.8
70Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics210$35,820$17.220.5
71Legal Occupations210$62,920$30.250.8
72Network and Computer Systems Administrators210$77,240$37.140.25
73Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors200$25,280$12.160.2
74Pharmacists190$80,580$38.740.2
75Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers190$55,720$26.790.4
76Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers180$24,270$11.670.6
77Managers, All Other180$82,720$39.770.6
78Cooks, Fast Food170$17,930$8.620.3
79Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors170$42,730$20.540.2
80Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic170$37,740$18.150
81Human Resources Specialists170$49,580$23.840.35
82Medical Secretaries170$37,210$17.890.4
83First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers160$61,490$29.560.4
84First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers160$63,180$30.370.3
85Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks160$19,920$9.580.2
86Sales Representatives, Services, All Other160$67,460$32.430.6
87Electricians150$46,890$22.540.4
88Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists150$30,670$14.750.4
89Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators150$38,170$18.350.35
90Computer and Information Systems Managers140$85,200$40.960.2
91Counter and Rental Clerks140$28,140$13.530.3
92Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers140$39,080$18.790.3
93Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan140$30,080$14.460.1
94Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses140$42,850$20.60.5
95Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists140$51,470$24.740.4
96Pharmacy Technicians140$31,110$14.960.3
97Substitute Teachers140$25,530$12.270
98Advertising Sales Agents130$41,170$19.80.1
99Firefighters130$44,840$21.560.2
100Industrial Machinery Mechanics130$57,930$27.850.2
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

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,20049,520
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,5607,080
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,1206,640
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$59,4405,330
Sales and Related Occupations$30,6705,030
Production Occupations$34,0603,060
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$71,4502,330
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,4402,290
Management Occupations$89,3302,200
Personal Care and Service Occupations$24,0902,200
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$63,4501,990
Retail Salespersons$25,6201,770
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$85,5601,760
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,5901,670
Cashiers$19,3801,550
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,3001,550
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,0501,540
Construction and Extraction Occupations$44,3501,430
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,9701,270
Waiters and Waitresses$22,4301,130
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$37,4901,050
Protective Service Occupations$42,190950
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$82,250940
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,290920
Cooks, Restaurant$22,840820
Office Clerks, General$24,860740
Customer Service Representatives$28,980720
Registered Nurses$61,750710
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,260630
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$30,740610
Personal Care Aides$19,680610
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$40,320600
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$39,800590
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$33,590580
Community and Social Service Occupations$42,800560
Nursing Assistants$26,150540
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,600530
Food Preparation Workers$21,500530
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers$18,290520
Printing Press Operators$32,440520
Bartenders$18,990480
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$53,270440
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$49,510400
Receptionists and Information Clerks$25,660400
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$24,770390
Accountants and Auditors$68,970360
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$20,330360
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop$19,540350
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$39,260340
Childcare Workers$20,690320

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,20049,520
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,1206,640
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$59,4405,330
Sales and Related Occupations$30,6705,030
Production Occupations$34,0603,060
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$71,4502,330
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,4402,290
Management Occupations$89,3302,200
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$63,4501,990
Retail Salespersons$25,6201,770
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$85,5601,760
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,5901,670
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,0501,540
Construction and Extraction Occupations$44,3501,430
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,9701,270
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$37,4901,050
Protective Service Occupations$42,190950
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$82,250940
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,290920
Customer Service Representatives$28,980720
Registered Nurses$61,750710
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,260630
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$30,740610
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$40,320600
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$39,800590
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$33,590580
Community and Social Service Occupations$42,800560
Nursing Assistants$26,150540
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,600530
Printing Press Operators$32,440520
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$53,270440
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$49,510400
Receptionists and Information Clerks$25,660400
Accountants and Auditors$68,970360
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$39,260340
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$62,330320
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$57,790310
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$25,700300
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$33,040290
Carpenters$41,900280
Helpers--Production Workers$27,890270
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$50,820250
Computer User Support Specialists$43,580240
Instructional Coordinators$55,360240
Security Guards$26,080240
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria$25,400230
Education Administrators, Postsecondary$111,510230
Construction Laborers$35,170220
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$35,820210
Legal Occupations$62,920210

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.