Lawrence Jobs

  • CDL Truck Driver/OTR Owner Operators - NEW Rate Increase

    Dart Transit - Lawrence, KS

    NEW CONTRACT RATE INCREASE. CDL A Owner Operators Dart Transit Company has raised the contract rate .04 RPM - so you will earn $1.00 RPM on every mile. And, you will get a $3,000...

    from Dart Transit - 2 hours ago
  • Journeyman Electrician

    Marsh Creek - Lawrence, KS

    Journeyman Electrician Marsh Creek LLC – Lawrence, KS GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION: We are a multi-division company, based in Anchorage, Alaska, seeking Electricians for our...

    from Marsh Creek LLC - 20 days ago
  • Infantryman - Management Training - Part-Time

    Army National Guard - Lawrence, KS

    Discipline. Loyalty. Experience. Every employer wants someone with these qualities because these are the people who become leaders. And those are exactly the qualities you'll...

    from Army National Guard - 2 days ago
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Lawrence, Kansas

Lawrence is a river city in Douglas County, Kansas, United States, 41 miles west of Kansas City, along the banks of both the Kansas and Wakarusa Rivers. It is considered governmentally independent and is the principal city within the Lawrence, Kansas, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Douglas County. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 80,098, making it the sixth largest city in Kansas. Lawrence is the county seat of Douglas County, and is the home of the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University.

Lawrence Careers

Among the most common occupations in Lawrence are Management, professional, and related occupations, 40%; Sales and office occupations, 21%; and Service occupations, 20%. Approximately 67 percent of workers in Lawrence, Kansas work for companies, 23 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed.

Lawrence Industries

The leading industries in Lawrence, Kansas are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 26%; Retail trade, 12%; and Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation, and food services, 12%. Simply Hired's Lawrence job listings indicate that the following industries in Lawrence are hiring the most workers:

Lawrence Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Lawrence, Kansas is $34,464, and the median income of households in Lawrence was $35,989.

Average Salaries in Lawrence, KS

Lawrence, KS


According to our Lawrence Trends data, the number of Lawrence, Kansas jobs has increased by 11% since September 2013.
Lawrence job trends

Lawrence Employment Statistics

Population of Lawrence
Total population 74,951
Male 51.88%
Female 48.12%
Median age 28.6
Lawrence Housing
Owner-occupied homes 45.2%
Median cost of a home $161,700
Median mortgage payment $882
Renter-occupied homes 54.8%
Vacant housing 7.0%
Median monthly rent $690
Average Income
Median for all workers $20,117
Median for all male full-time $35,610
Median for all female full-time $33,319
Household Income
Less than $10,000 12%
$10,000 to $14,999 6%
$15,000 to $24,999 15%
$25,000 to $34,999 15%
$35,000 to $49,999 16%
$50,000 to $74,999 14%
$75,000 to $99,999 9%
$100,000 to $149,999 8%
$150,000 to $199,999 2%
$200,000 or more 2%
Less than 9th grade 2%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2%
High school graduate 17%
Some college, no degree 23%
Associate's degree 6%
Bachelor's degree 24%
Graduate degree 26%
Marital Status
Never married 42%
Currently married 43%
Separated 2%
Widowed 3%
Divorced 10%
White 86%
Black or African American 6%
Asian 5%
Other 4%
Lawrence Commute
Carpool 6.7%
Public transportation 0.8%
Average travel time 20 minutes