High-Skill, Low Labor Costs
In the Greater Wichita region, low labor costs give businesses more room to grow. According to the Wichita Metro Area Occupational Wage Survey, Wichita MSA average annual pay is $44,923. That is $11,938 or 21% below the national metro area average of $56,861.
The region offers a low cost of operation, the number one skilled manufacturing workforce in the nation, and a pro-business environment, all of which contribute to lowering worker's compensation rates. Kansas has the nation’s sixth lowest worker's compensation premium rates among the 50 states and the District of Columbia — about 32 percent below the national median.*