Sample Salaries

2020 Manhattan Statistical Area (MSA) wage data is available in the table below. For a full version of the table (including percentiles and mean and median hourly data), click here.

abridged MSA Wages


The tables below provide sample salaries by occupation found in Manhattan, KS compared to other competitor cities.
(Survey Mean: 1-year Experience  

Source: Economic Research Institute, Third Quarter 2018.

Manufacturing

Competitor Cities Welder (MIG) CNC Op
Manhattan, KS $17.35 $14.53
Colombia, MO $17.90 $15.08
Des Moines/Ames, IA $18.83 $15.90
Omaha, NE $18.79 $15.84
Sioux Falls, SD $17.56 $14.59
Denver, CO $20.67 $17.34
Kansas City, MO $19.95 $17.45
Chicago, IL $21.12 $17.55
Philadelphia, PA $21.40 $17.89

Computer

Competitor Cities Computer Technical Support Specialist CSR
Manhattan, KS $19.08 $10.52
Colombia, MO $19.23 $10.83
Des Moines/Ames, IA $20.87 $11.87
Omaha, NE $21.24 $11.42
Sioux Falls, SD $18.95 $10.63
Denver, CO $24.13 $12.97
Kansas City, MO $21.82 $11.96
Chicago, IL $23.96 $13.42
Philadelphia, PA $23.67 $12.80

Warehouse

Competitor Cities Warehouse Workers Inventory Control Planner
Manhattan, KS $10.43 $17.21
Colombia, MO $10.67 $17.75
Des Moines/Ames, IA $11.64 $19.33
Omaha, NE $11.45 $18.79
Sioux Falls, SD $10.83 $17.33
Denver, CO $12.42 $21.24
Kansas City, MO $11.84 $19.59
Chicago, IL $13.04 $21.69
Philadelphia, PA $12.64 $20.96

Animal Care

Competitor Cities Animal Health Scientist Animal Lab Tech
Manhattan, KS $21.73 $17.53
Colombia, MO $21.58 $17.87
Des Moines/Ames, IA $24.44 $19.47
Omaha, NE $22.89 $19.40
Sioux Falls, SD $21.80 $17.61
Denver, CO $24.96 $20.97
Kansas City, MO $23.41 $19.11
Chicago, IL $25.92 $21.35
Philadelphia, PA $25.62 $20.81

Salaries at a Glance

Pottawatomie County, KS vs. U.S., Average Salary by Industry, 2019
Pottawatomie County, KS vs. U.S., Salary Growth by Industry, 2009-2019


(Greater Manhattan Economic Partnership, 2019)

Payroll Statistics

Pottawatomie County, KS vs. U.S., Payroll Growth Rate, All Industries, 2009-2019
Pottawatomie County, KS, Net New Payroll, All Industries, 2009-2019
Pottawatomie County, KS vs. U.S., Total Growth in Average Salary, All Industries, 2009-2019
Pottawatomie County, KS, Total Payroll, All Industries, 2009-2019

(Greater Manhattan Economic Partnership, 2019)