These Are The 10 States With The Highest Assembler Salaries For 2017

We used the most recent data to determine the states that pay assemblers the best.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings, Salaries - 3 months ago




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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do assemblers get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for assemblers by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for assemblers by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for assemblers after this adjustment? That would be Electrical And Electronic Equipment Assemblers.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Wyoming
  2. Iowa
  3. West Virginia
  4. Utah
  5. Arizona
  6. Louisiana
  7. Kentucky
  8. Arkansas
  9. Missouri
  10. Kansas

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

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How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for assemblers from the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $34620, so our index value would be:

$34,620 * (100 / 135.9) = $25,474

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for assemblers.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

Detailed List Of Assembler Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Wyoming $44,847 $41,170 91.8
2 Iowa $41,989 $38,210 91.0
3 West Virginia $40,535 $37,860 93.4
4 Utah $38,591 $35,890 93.0
5 Arizona $38,561 $37,790 98.0
6 Louisiana $38,259 $36,270 94.8
7 Kentucky $37,657 $34,080 90.5
8 Arkansas $37,439 $32,610 87.1
9 Missouri $37,389 $33,800 90.4
10 Kansas $37,041 $33,300 89.9
11 Ohio $36,972 $34,680 93.8
12 Georgia $36,444 $33,310 91.4
13 Washington $36,292 $38,180 105.2
14 Mississippi $35,704 $30,670 85.9
15 Oklahoma $35,358 $31,540 89.2
16 Pennsylvania $35,345 $35,840 101.4
17 Virginia $35,238 $35,520 100.8
18 Nebraska $35,207 $32,250 91.6
19 Colorado $35,086 $36,420 103.8
20 Texas $34,818 $31,580 90.7
21 South Carolina $34,667 $34,390 99.2
22 Illinois $34,577 $32,710 94.6
23 Alabama $34,177 $31,170 91.2
24 Wisconsin $33,987 $32,900 96.8
25 New Mexico $33,834 $32,650 96.5
26 Tennessee $33,758 $30,180 89.4
27 Montana $33,660 $33,930 100.8
28 Michigan $33,595 $29,900 89.0
29 Minnesota $33,472 $33,740 100.8
30 North Dakota $33,179 $32,980 99.4
31 North Carolina $33,024 $31,010 93.9
32 Nevada $33,020 $34,110 103.3
33 Indiana $32,770 $29,330 89.5
34 Rhode Island $32,402 $39,110 120.7
35 Vermont $32,295 $39,110 121.1
36 Florida $31,749 $31,210 98.3
37 Delaware $31,735 $32,180 101.4
38 Oregon $31,185 $36,050 115.6
39 Massachusetts $29,385 $39,200 133.4
40 Maine $29,133 $32,280 110.8
41 New Hampshire $29,111 $34,060 117.0
42 Connecticut $28,762 $36,730 127.7
43 Maryland $27,992 $35,130 125.5
44 New Jersey $27,752 $33,830 121.9
45 South Dakota $26,181 $27,150 103.7
46 California $25,474 $34,620 135.9
47 New York $25,450 $33,340 131.0

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