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Kansas City Metro Area Pay Trends

Updated October 9, 2018

Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri and the sixth largest city in the Midwest. The city is well known for its barbecue, and its largest employer is the federal government; more than 146 federal agencies maintain a presence there. The Social Security Administration has more than 1,700 employees in the Kansas City area, and the Internal Revenue Service maintains a large service center in Kansas City that occupies nearly 1,400,000 square feet.

Wage Growth for Kansas City Metro Area, Q3 2018


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