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Greater Wichita Largest Employers

CompanyProduct/ServiceLocal FTE Employment

Spirit AeroSystems

Aircraft Assemblies


Textron Aviation (Beechcraft, Cessna, Hawker)

Aircraft Manufacturer9,500
Unified School District 259 -- WichitaPublic School Distrct7,426
McConnell Air Force BaseAir Force Base6,867
Via Christi HealthHealth Care5,472
State of KansasState Government4,494
Koch IndustriesGlobal HQ -- Diversified3,600
City of WichitaMunicipal Government3,321
U.S. Government Federal Government2,757 a
Sedgwick CountyCounty Government2,550
Wesley HealthcareHealth Care2,214
Wichita State UniversityPublic Higher Education2,134
Bombardier LearjetAircraft Manufacturer1,823
Dillons Food StoresGrocery Stores1,250
AGCO Corp. - Hesston OperationsAgricultural Equipment Manufacturer1,200
Johnson Controls-UPG WichitaAir Conditioner Manufacturer1,115
Unified School District 260 -- DerbyPublic School District1,110
U.S. Postal ServiceFederal Mail Delivery Service1,080
Excel Industries -- HesstonTurf Equipment Manufacturer1,020
Robert J. Dole VA Medical CenterVeterans Medical Center934
Cargill Protein GroupHQ -- Food Products900
Unified School District 261 -- HaysvillePublic School District900
Cox CommunicationsBroadband Communications and Entertainment Company847
T-Mobile USATelecommunications723
Protection 1Security Services710
Unified School District 266 -- MaizePublic School District706
Unified School District 373 -- NewtonPublic School District700
Intrust BankFinancial Services689
Unified School District 265 -- GoddardPublic School District648

Civilians only. Does not include employees of the U.S. Postal Service.