Sample Wages vs Competitor Cities

The following tables are constructed using Economic Resource Institute data. They list Manhattan wages for common occupations as compared to both Competing and Source cities. Competitor cities are cities compete economically with Manhattan. Source cities are cities that Manhattan draws talent from. The data are mean survey results of workers with 1 year experience. 

Welder & CNC Operator

Competing Cities Welder (MIG) CNC Operator
Manhattan, KS $17.35 $14.53
Columbia, MO $17.90 $15.08
Des Moines/ Ames $18.83 $15.90
Omaha $18.79 $15.84
Sioux Falls $17.56 $14.59
Source Cities Welder (MIG) CNC Operator
Manhattan, KS $17.35 $14.53
Denver $20.67 $17.34
Kansas City, MO $19.95 $17.45
Chicago $21.12 $17.55
Philadelphia $21.40 $17.89
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Warehouse Worker $ Inventory Control Planner

Competing Cities Warehouse Worker Inventory Control Planner
Manhattan, KS $10.43 $17.21
Columbia, MO $10.67 $17.75
Des Moines/ Ames $11.64 $19.33
Omaha $11.45 $18.79
Sioux Falls $10.83 $17.33
Source Cities Warehouse Worker Inventory Control Planner
Manhattan, KS $10.43 $17.21
Denver $12.42 $21.24
Kansas City, MO $11.84 $19.59
Chicago $13.04 $21.69
Philadelphia $12.64 $20.96
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Animal Health Scientist & Animal Lab Technician

Competing Cities Animal Health Scientiest Animal Lab Technician
Manhattan, KS $21.73 $17.53
Columbia, MO $21.58 $17.87
Des Moines/ Ames $24.44 $19.47
Omaha $22.89 $19.40
Sioux Falls $21.89  
Source Cities Animal Health Scientist Animal Lab Technician
Manhattan, KS $21.73 $17.53
Denver $24.96 $20.97
Kansas City, MO $23.41 $19.11
Chicago $25.92 $21.35
Philadelphia $25.62 $20.81
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Computer Technical Support Specialist & Customer Service Representative

Competing Cities Computer Technical Support Specialist Customer Service Representative
Manhattan, KS $19.08 $10.52
Columbia, MO $19.23 $10.83
Des Moines/ Ames $20.87 $11.87
Omaha $21.24 $11.42
Sioux Falls $18.95  
Source Cities Computer Technical Support Specialist Customer Service Representative
Manhattan, KS $19.08 $10.52
Denver $24.13 $12.97
Kansas City, MO $21.82 $11.96
Chicago $23.96 $13.42
Philadelphia $23.67 $12.80
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Source: Economic Research Institute, 3rd Quarter, 2018

eDOT Information:

Welder: eDOT: 819684411; Farm Machinery Mgf - CodeseSIC: 3523; NAICS: 333110; usSEC: 3523
Machine Operator: eDOT: 619685062
Computer Support Specialist: eDOT: 039264010
Customer Service Rep (General): eDOT: 299357201
Warehouse Worker: eDOT: 922687058
Inventory Control Planner: eDOT: 222167610
Animal Lab Technician: eDOT: 029261010; Agricultural Animal Production -  Codes: eSIC: 0200; NAICS: 112000; usSEC: 0200
Animal Health Scientist: eDOT: 040061014