These Are The 10 States With The Highest Assistant Manager Salaries For 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 8 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 assistant managers 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 assistant managers 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 assistant managers 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 assistant managers after this adjustment? That would be First-Line Supervisors Of Food Preparation And Serving Workers.

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

  1. Texas
  2. Delaware
  3. Colorado
  4. Florida
  5. Michigan
  6. Wyoming
  7. Washington
  8. Virginia
  9. Nevada
  10. Pennsylvania

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

If you’re interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for assistant managers 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 $35960, so our index value would be:

$35,960 * (100 / 135.9) = $26,460

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

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

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Detailed List Of Assistant Manager Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Texas $42,690 $38,720 90.7
2 Delaware $37,850 $38,380 101.4
3 Colorado $37,475 $38,900 103.8
4 Florida $37,436 $36,800 98.3
5 Michigan $37,067 $32,990 89.0
6 Wyoming $36,808 $33,790 91.8
7 Washington $36,473 $38,370 105.2
8 Virginia $36,319 $36,610 100.8
9 Nevada $35,972 $37,160 103.3
10 Pennsylvania $35,887 $36,390 101.4
11 North Dakota $35,352 $35,140 99.4
12 Ohio $35,330 $33,140 93.8
13 Illinois $35,169 $33,270 94.6
14 North Carolina $34,952 $32,820 93.9
15 Indiana $34,793 $31,140 89.5
16 New Jersey $34,265 $41,770 121.9
17 Arizona $34,081 $33,400 98.0
18 Georgia $33,960 $31,040 91.4
19 Minnesota $33,878 $34,150 100.8
20 Nebraska $33,875 $31,030 91.6
21 Missouri $33,772 $30,530 90.4
22 Alabama $33,530 $30,580 91.2
23 Tennessee $33,501 $29,950 89.4
24 Iowa $33,384 $30,380 91.0
25 Mississippi $32,956 $28,310 85.9
26 Kentucky $32,762 $29,650 90.5
27 New Hampshire $32,649 $38,200 117.0
28 Utah $32,591 $30,310 93.0
29 Vermont $32,493 $39,350 121.1
30 Montana $32,390 $32,650 100.8
31 South Carolina $32,187 $31,930 99.2
32 Arkansas $32,055 $27,920 87.1
33 Kansas $31,902 $28,680 89.9
34 Maine $31,841 $35,280 110.8
35 South Dakota $31,803 $32,980 103.7
36 Oklahoma $31,580 $28,170 89.2
37 Louisiana $31,540 $29,900 94.8
38 Idaho $31,216 $28,750 92.1
39 Wisconsin $30,898 $29,910 96.8
40 Rhode Island $30,778 $37,150 120.7
41 Maryland $30,374 $38,120 125.5
42 New York $29,916 $39,190 131.0
43 New Mexico $29,886 $28,840 96.5
44 West Virginia $29,850 $27,880 93.4
45 Connecticut $29,788 $38,040 127.7
46 Massachusetts $29,445 $39,280 133.4
47 Alaska $28,794 $37,750 131.1
48 Oregon $27,448 $31,730 115.6
49 California $26,460 $35,960 135.9
50 Hawaii $22,721 $38,150 167.9
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