Topeka Jobs

  • CDL Truck Driver - Team Over The Road. We Train!

    C.R. England - Topeka, KS

    C.R. England is now hiring Team Truck Drivers. Have you always wanted to become a truck driver, but dont like the sound of a solo life on the road Try Team Driving Whether you...

    from C.R. England - 30+ days ago
  • Military Police - Police Officer - Part-Time

    Army National Guard - Topeka, KS

    Looking for a law enforcement career? The Army National Guard is looking for dedicated team members to serve their community, state, and nation as Military Police (MPs). MPs...

    from Army National Guard - 1 day ago
  • New Lease Program for CDL Truck Drivers + $1000 Sign-On Bonus

    US Xpress - Topeka, KS

    Lease a 2013 Freightliner Cascadia with US Xpress and your first two weeks of payments are deferred. Call a recruiter now and get on the road to being your own boss. Compensation...

    from US Xpress - 6 days ago
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Topeka, Kansas

:This article is about the state capital of Kansas. For other uses, see Topeka . Topeka is the capital of the State of Kansas and the county seat of Shawnee County, which is named after the Shawnee Indians. It has a population of 122,377 as of the 2000 census. The Topeka Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Shawnee, Jackson, Jefferson, Osage, and Wabaunsee counties, has an estimated population of 226,268 in the year 2003. Three ships of the US Navy have been named USS Topeka in honor of the city. The name "Topeka" comes from a Kansas tribal name meaning "a good place to grow potatoes". in the pea family, native to prairies and plains in central North America, and having a tuberous, starchy root that was an important food for many Native Americans. Topeka, laid out in 1854, was one of the Free-State towns founded by Eastern antislavery men immediately after the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Bill. In 1857, Topeka was chartered as a city.

Topeka Careers

Among the most common occupations in Topeka are Management, professional, and related occupations, 32%; Sales and office occupations, 27%; and Service occupations, 15%. Approximately 70 percent of workers in Topeka, Kansas work for companies, 19 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed.

Topeka Industries

The leading industries in Topeka, Kansas are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 21%; Retail trade, 11%; and Public administration, 8%. Simply Hired's Topeka job listings indicate that the following industries in Topeka are hiring the most workers:

Topeka Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Topeka, Kansas is $31,996, and the median income of households in Topeka was $35,726.

Average Salaries in Topeka, KS

Topeka, KS


According to our Topeka Trends data, the number of Topeka, Kansas jobs has decreased by 3% since October 2013.
Topeka job trends

Topeka Employment Statistics

Population of Topeka
Total population 117,326
Male 47.96%
Female 52.04%
Median age 36.0
Topeka Housing
Owner-occupied homes 61.5%
Median cost of a home $82,600
Median mortgage payment $485
Renter-occupied homes 38.5%
Vacant housing 7.6%
Median monthly rent $570
Average Income
Median for all workers $24,031
Median for all male full-time $37,260
Median for all female full-time $26,731
Household Income
Less than $10,000 9%
$10,000 to $14,999 9%
$15,000 to $24,999 16%
$25,000 to $34,999 15%
$35,000 to $49,999 15%
$50,000 to $74,999 18%
$75,000 to $99,999 8%
$100,000 to $149,999 7%
$150,000 to $199,999 2%
$200,000 or more 2%
Less than 9th grade 3%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 10%
High school graduate 35%
Some college, no degree 22%
Associate's degree 4%
Bachelor's degree 17%
Graduate degree 9%
Marital Status
Never married 27%
Currently married 49%
Separated 3%
Widowed 6%
Divorced 15%
White 79%
Black or African American 11%
Asian 1%
Other 8%
Topeka Commute
Carpool 9.7%
Public transportation 1.2%
Average travel time 17 minutes