Sample Salaries

The table below provides sample salaries by occupation found in Pottawatomie County, Kansas compared to the regions of Kansas City and Denver. 

Source: Economic Research Institute, first quarter 2017.

Manufacturing

Occupation Pott. County Kansas City Denver
Welder      
w/ 1 year experience 35,086 41,292 42,558
w/ 5 year experience 41,074 48,197 49,379
w/ 10 year experience 47,279 55,247 56,466
Welding Machine Operator      
w/ 1 year experience 32,315 38,049 39,198
w/ 5 year experience 38,372 45,088 46,339
w/ 10 year experience 44,183 51,729 52,909
Metal Fabricator      
w/ 1 year experience 32,674 39,719 39,581
w/ 5 year experience 39,210 47,532 47,186
w/ 10 year experience 45,280 54,755 54,053
Grinding Mill Operator      
w/ 1 year experience 32,545 38,226 36,573
w/ 5 year experience 38,036 44,593 46,095
w/ 10 year experience 43,757 51,129 52,585
Numerical Control Machine Operator      
w/ 1 year experience 28,916 34,061 34,900
w/ 5 year experience 34,137 40,185 43,541
w/ 10 year experience 39,315
46,182
47,411
Maintenance Mechanic      
w/ 1 year experience 37,546 42,470 45,472
w/ 5 year experience 44,829 50,698 54,195
w/ 10 year experience 52,264 59,159 32,882
Machinist General      
w/ 1 year experience 34,909 41,085 42,348
w/ 5 year experience 41,008 48,122 49,306
w/ 10 year experience 47,296 55,266 56,485
Machinist Computer Aided      
w/ 1 year experience 32,374 37,764 40,331
w/ 5 year experience 38,446 44,638 47,473
w/ 10 year experience 44,708 51,698 54,618

Retail

Occupation                                           Pott. County Kansas City Denver
Cashier      
w/ 1 year experience 20,425 22,718 24,576
w/ 5 year experience 23,632 26.718 28.307
w/ 10 year experience 27,080 30,792 32,611
Cashier Supervisor      
w/ 1 year experience 31,960 36,530 39,065
w/ 5 year experience 37,604 42,799 46,148
w/ 10 year experience 52,320 48,135 51,809
Customer Service Clerk      
w/ 1 year experience 22,804 25,734 27,519
w/ 5 year experience 27,194 30,490 32,564
w/ 10 year experience 29,735 34,794 37,172
Stock Clerk Retail      
w/ 1 year experience 19,864 23,402 25,372
w/ 5 year experience 23,549 28,306 30,183
w/ 10 year experience 26,839 32,369 34,620
Sales Clerk Retail      
w/ 1 year experience 20,712 22,676 24,267
w/ 5 year experience 24,708 26,402 28,108
w/ 10 year experience 28,176 30,157 32,049
Retail Store Assistant Manager      
w/ 1 year experience 36,572 41,654 44,886
w/ 5 year experience 45,660 51,969 55,729
w/ 10 year experience 53,716 61,189 64,967
Retail Store Manager      
w/ 1 year experience 43,929 49,969 44,886
w/ 5 year experience 51,937 59,142 62,928
w/10 year experience 60,539 68,884 72,618

Biotech

Occupation                                            Pott. County Kansas City Denver
Laboratory Analyst      
w/ 1 year experience 25,770 28,382 30,703
w/ 5 year experience 31,323 34,379 37,502
w/ 10 year experience 37,100 40,526 44,294
Laboratory Supervisor      
w/ 1 year experience 51,590 55,780 61,733
w/ 5 year experience 63,379 68,051 75,292
w/ 10 year experience 75,939 81,207 89,247
Food Technologist      
w/ 1 year experience 39,758 43,265 46,558
w/ 5 year experience 49,564 53,978 57,540
w/ 10 year experience 59,559 64,847 68,675
Chemical Laboratory Technician      
w/ 1 year experience 40,578 44,278 48,255
w/ 5 year experience 46,889 51,194 55,530
w/ 10 year experience 53,883 85,878 63,666
Biochemist      
w/ 1 year experience 66,505 72,249 76,295
w/ 5 year experience 79,111 85,228 89,762
w/ 10 year experience 92,685 98,898 104,045

Information Technology

Occupation                                                Pott. County Kansas City Denver
Network Analyst Computer      
w/ 1 year experience 57,373 65,461 70,973
w/ 5 year experience 70,453 79,537 85,934
w/ 10 year experience 84,927 94,808 102,123
Computer and Information Research Scientist      
w/ 1 year experience 60,230 68,688 74,407
w/ 5 year experience 73,814 83,102 89,717
w/ 10 year experience 88,384 984,437 105,964
Website Developer      
w/ 1 year experience 49,477 67,752 73,411
w/ 5 year experience 69,606 78,637 84,978
w/ 10 year experience 81,599 91,311 98,420
Information Systems Operations Supervisor      
w/ 1 year experience 62,553 71,705 76,871
w/ 5 year experience 73,593 83,559 89,386
w/ 10 year experience 85,789 96,505 102,930
Software Engineer      
w/ 1 year experience 61,175 69,592 75,368
w/ 5 year experience 77,190 86,668 93,499
w/ 10 year experience 93,249 103,545 111,366
Data Modeler      
w/ 1 year experience 69,882 78,930 85,290
w/ 5 year experience 85,779 95,702 103,069
w/ 10 year experience 101,810 112,554 120,882

Warehousing

Occupation                                                          Pott. County Kansas City Denver
Warehouse Worker      
w/ 1 year experience 23,435 27,094 27,688
w/ 5 year experience 27,976 32,372 33,331
w/ 10 year experience 32,678 37,586 39,220
Forklift operator      
w/ 1 year experience 24,327 26,908 27,961
w/ 5 year experience 29,641 32,693 33,940
w/ 10 year experience 34,083 37,407 38,839
Warehouse Supervisor      
w/ 1 year experience 41,116 47,043 47,656
w/ 5 year experience 48,981 55,951 56,344
w/ 10 year experience 57,266 65,000 65,328
Truck Driver - Light      
w/ 1 year experience 26,585 30,688 31,780
w/ 5 year experience 30,834 35,635 37,169
w/ 10 year experience 34,148 39,442 41,249
Truck Driver - Heavy      
w/ 1 year experience 34,530 39,240 43,205
w/ 5 year experience 40,524 45,897 50,149
w/ 10 year experience 46,454 52,141 57,027
Warehouse Materials Handler      
w/ 1 year experience 25,010 28,974 29,613
w/ 5 year experience 30,874 35,593 36,985
w/ 10 year experience 35,417 40,635 42,480
Shipping Packer      
w/ 1 year experience 22,431 25,863 26,500
w/ 5 year experience 25,884 30,000 30,709
w/ 10 year experience 28,865 33,377 34,465

Office

Occupation                                                            Pott. County Kansas City Denver
Customer Service Clerk      
w/ 1 year experience 22,804 26,160 27,897
w/ 5 year experience 26,848 31,027 33,041
w/ 10 year experience 30,671 35,477 38,013
Customer Service Manager      
w/ 1 year experience 54,994 62,086 70,184
w/ 5 year experience 64,143 71,959 81,383
w/ 10 year experience 74,755 83,223 94,009
Secretary      
w/ 1 year experience 26,353 30,509 32,779
w/ 5 year experience 32,080 37,206 40,299
w/ 10 year experience 97,077 42,911 46,396
Office Manager      
w/ 1 year experience 42,460 49,376 53,108
w/ 5 year experience 47,055 54,627 58,664
w/ 10 year experience 52,645 60,869 65,320
Accountant      
w/ 1 year experience 49,240 55,823 60,686
w/ 5 year experience 52,838 59,767 65,014
w/ 10 year experience 57,957 60,869 65,320
Data Entry Operator      
w/ 1 year experience 23,884 27,582 29,666
w/ 5 year experience 28,135 32,654 35,209
w/ 10 year experience 32,174 37,340 40,498