These Are The 10 States With The Highest Audio Visual Technician Salaries For 2017

We used the most recent data to determine the states that pay audio visual technicians 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 audio visual technicians 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 audio visual technicians 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 audio visual technicians 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 audio visual technicians after this adjustment? That would be Audio And Video Equipment Technicians.

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

  1. Nevada
  2. Tennessee
  3. Michigan
  4. Texas
  5. Arizona
  6. Wyoming
  7. Georgia
  8. Utah
  9. Nebraska
  10. Virginia

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 audio visual technicians 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 $53850, so our index value would be:

$53,850 * (100 / 135.9) = $39,624

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

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

Detailed List Of Audio Visual Technician Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Nevada $52,449 $54,180 103.3
2 Tennessee $52,024 $46,510 89.4
3 Michigan $51,494 $45,830 89.0
4 Texas $50,639 $45,930 90.7
5 Arizona $50,051 $49,050 98.0
6 Wyoming $47,625 $43,720 91.8
7 Georgia $47,614 $43,520 91.4
8 Utah $47,000 $43,710 93.0
9 Nebraska $46,080 $42,210 91.6
10 Virginia $46,011 $46,380 100.8
11 Missouri $45,652 $41,270 90.4
12 New Jersey $45,643 $55,640 121.9
13 Delaware $45,463 $46,100 101.4
14 North Dakota $45,462 $45,190 99.4
15 Illinois $45,401 $42,950 94.6
16 North Carolina $44,302 $41,600 93.9
17 Kentucky $43,458 $39,330 90.5
18 Washington $43,346 $45,600 105.2
19 South Carolina $42,943 $42,600 99.2
20 Florida $41,464 $40,760 98.3
21 Minnesota $41,448 $41,780 100.8
22 Alabama $41,359 $37,720 91.2
23 New York $41,221 $54,000 131.0
24 Rhode Island $41,052 $49,550 120.7
25 Kansas $40,989 $36,850 89.9
26 Colorado $40,433 $41,970 103.8
27 Ohio $40,415 $37,910 93.8
28 Connecticut $40,383 $51,570 127.7
29 Idaho $39,782 $36,640 92.1
30 Pennsylvania $39,644 $40,200 101.4
31 California $39,624 $53,850 135.9
32 New Mexico $39,398 $38,020 96.5
33 Alaska $39,275 $51,490 131.1
34 Wisconsin $39,080 $37,830 96.8
35 Indiana $38,178 $34,170 89.5
36 Massachusetts $36,724 $48,990 133.4
37 Arkansas $36,349 $31,660 87.1
38 Maryland $36,183 $45,410 125.5
39 New Hampshire $36,111 $42,250 117.0
40 Oklahoma $35,706 $31,850 89.2
41 Mississippi $35,552 $30,540 85.9
42 Montana $34,990 $35,270 100.8
43 Oregon $34,472 $39,850 115.6
44 West Virginia $34,314 $32,050 93.4
45 Iowa $34,032 $30,970 91.0
46 Maine $33,700 $37,340 110.8
47 South Dakota $32,950 $34,170 103.7
48 Vermont $27,720 $33,570 121.1
49 Hawaii $27,337 $45,900 167.9

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