Regional Profiles

West Central Region

About the Region

The West Central Region is comprised of 13 counties, with its largest cities being Sedalia and Warrensburg. Health Care and Social Assistance and Manufacturing are the region’s top industries. The University of Central Missouri is a large government employer in this region. Some of the largest private employers in the West Central Region are Walmart, Tyson Poultry, and ConAgra Foods. The average annual wage for all industries in the West Central Region is $35,504

 West Central Dashboard

Now

SOC Code SOC Title Grade Annual Openings Avg. Wage
35-3021 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food B 602 $19,294
39-9021 Personal Care Aides A 468 $22,218
41-2031 Retail salespersons B 373 $25,676
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners B+ 219 $27,589
53-7062 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand B 162 $26,524
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse A 161 $33,713
47-2061 Construction Laborers A 144 $36,344
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers B+ 142 $35,266
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals B 125 $29,654
37-3011 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers B+ 121 $29,155
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers B 112 $23,342
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client A 91 $24,686
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers B+ 84 $27,991
53-7061 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment B+ 65 $24,302
43-6013 Medical Secretaries B 58 $29,498
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers B+ 50 $29,183
33-3051 Police and sheriff's patrol officers B 48 $36,466
43-4131 Loan interviewers and clerks B 46 $30,416
47-2073 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators B+ 44 $54,349
41-3021 Insurance sales agents B+ 39 $60,233
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders B 38 $0
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers B 36 $19,148
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators B+ 28 $42,201
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers B 13 $46,165
41-3099 Sales representatives, services, all other B 8 $45,118

Next

SOC Code SOC Title Grade Annual Openings Avg. Wage
31-1014 Nursing Assistants B 212 $22,251
53-3032 Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers B+ 188 $39,550
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant B+ 170 $22,568
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General B 128 $34,769
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers B 112 $38,291
25-9041 Teacher Assistants B 89 $23,291
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses B 66 $39,085
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers B 61 $52,080
47-2031 Carpenters A 48 $45,441
31-9092 Medical Assistants B 47 $27,833
49-1011 First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers B 30 $64,851
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics B 26 $50,741
51-4041 Machinists B 25 $46,170
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians B 23 $65,637
45-1011 First-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers B 22 $50,766
37-1011 First-line supervisors of housekeeping and janitorial workers B 20 $36,725
47-2111 Electricians B 20 $47,303
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers B 20 $41,658
49-3042 Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines B 19 $53,818
49-9051 Electrical power-line installers and repairers B 19 $74,759
37-1012 First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers B 13 $46,071
15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists B 8 $46,729
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters B 7 $51,114
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment B 6 $72,718
29-1126 Respiratory therapists B 5 $50,542
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers B 3 $59,951

Later

SOC Code SOC Title Grade Annual Openings Avg. Wage
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education B+ 147 $45,457
11-1021 General and Operations Managers A 116 $73,006
25-3098 Substitute Teachers B 116 $30,749
29-1141 Registered nurses A 88 $60,109
25-2021 Elementary school teachers, except special education B 81 $40,163
13-2072 Loan Officers B 36 $59,111
13-2011 Accountants and auditors B 33 $54,293
27-2022 Coaches and scouts B 27 $38,934
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other B 25 $61,805
47-1011 First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers B+ 25 $55,216
11-9032 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school B+ 22 $83,616
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers A 18 $97,566
13-1161 Market research analysts and marketing specialists B+ 18 $46,642
11-9199 Managers, All Other B 12 $72,472
17-2112 Industrial engineers B+ 12 $75,599
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers B 11 $39,902
11-9151 Social and community service managers B 9 $58,181
13-1111 Management Analysts B+ 9 $71,764
11-3031 Financial managers A 8 $98,586
11-3051 Industrial production managers B 8 $100,592
13-1051 Cost estimators B+ 8 $68,062
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary A 8 $122,794
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners A 8 $95,676
11-3011 Administrative services managers B 6 $74,061
11-9033 Education administrators, postsecondary B+ 6 $99,967
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other B 6 $67,337
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary A 6 $130,899
29-1127 Speech-language pathologists B+ 6 $67,364
13-1081 Logisticians B 5 $75,554
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary A 5 $109,718
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary B+ 5 $98,524
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary B+ 5 $107,021
29-1123 Physical therapists B+ 5 $95,874
29-1131 Veterinarians A 5 $87,102
11-2022 Sales managers A 4 $122,098
11-9021 Construction managers A 4 $0
23-1011 Lawyers B 4 $58,912
25-1022 Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary B+ 4 $193,213
29-1062 Family and general practitioners B 4 $245,950
11-3021 Computer and information systems managers B 3 $93,375
17-2141 Mechanical engineers B 3 $73,440
17-2199 Engineers, all other B 3 $84,275
29-1122 Occupational therapists B 2 $77,916