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West Central 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 $32,549. The top jobs below are from the 2024 long-term occupational projections.
Average Wages for Top Employing Industries in the West Central Region 2016
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Top Job Outlook-West Central    Top Job Openings-West Central
Grade Occupation Title Total
Openings
Average
Wages
Grade Occupation Title Total
Openings
Average
Wages
A 614 $18,960   B 1,383 $19,202
A 595 $54,081   B 1,117 $18,221
A 432 $50,760   B 799 $19,919
A 363 $75,128   B 783 $24,696
A 248 $34,580   A 614 $18,960
A 161 $64,678   A 595 $54,081
A+ 137 $108,292   C+ 518 $19,288
A 104 $56,531   B 460 $26,661
A 96 $58,672   A 432 $50,760
A 94 $64,045   B 413 $25,457