These Are The 10 Best States For Art Instructors

We used the most recent data to determine the best states for Art Instructors to open up shop.

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Art Instructors are one of the most common jobs in America. Additionally, a significant number of people work as art instructors in every state in the union — it’s not like they are all just concentrated in California or the South.

Since art instructors are such a prominent occupation, we at Zippia wanted to look at where art instructors have it the best: where there are plenty of jobs to go around, and people get paid what they deserve during every phase of their career.

To that end, we dove into the numbers from the BLS to figure out which states have the best opportunities for art instructors. After all the numbers had been crunched, we were left with this list of the best of best for America’s art instructors:

  1. New Hampshire
  2. Kentucky
  3. Ohio
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. Indiana
  6. Massachusetts
  7. Missouri
  8. Florida
  9. Utah
  10. Michigan

So there you have it — New Hampshire is the best of the best when it comes to being a art instructors.

How did it end up here and does it really deserve this ranking? Read on to see how we completed our research on the best states for art instructors and for more on the top ten states.

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How we determined the best states to be a art instructor

Here at Zippia, we talk to a lot of people of all different backgrounds looking for jobs. Our research has concluded that there are two common things people want in a job:

  • Availability of jobs
  • Pay

So in order to find out the best states for art instructors in America we needed to figure out where the jobs are and how well art instructors get paid. This led to the following criteria taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’s Occupational Employment Statistics for 2015:

  • Location quotient. A measure of how common a job is a given state.
  • Average annual salary.
  • Average annual salary for entry level work.
  • Average annual salary for experienced professionals.

To make all the salary numbers more apples to apples across states, we compared the salary data relative to the state’s cost of living.

Applying this standardization allows us to account for that fact that it costs more to live in certain in states. For example, the average salary for art instructors in California is $88,090 and the average salary in Oregon is $79,920, but the Illinois salary actually goes further in paying for life’s essentials.

In order to develop and overall ranking, we ranked each state for each criteria from 1 to 50 where 1 was the best.

We then averaged all the rankings for a state into a Job Score with the state having the lowest overall Job Score earning the distinction of being the best state for art instructors in America.

So without further ado, let’s get into just what made each state so great for art instructors.

1. New Hampshire

Best States For Art Instructors

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 570
Average Annual Salary: $87,200
Average Entry Level Salary: $45,730
Average Experienced Salary: $145,250
Location Quotient: 1.27

2. Kentucky

Best States For Art Instructors

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 1,180
Average Annual Salary: $71,450
Average Entry Level Salary: $37,700
Average Experienced Salary: $102,790
Location Quotient: 0.9

3. Ohio

Best States For Art Instructors

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 4,670
Average Annual Salary: $79,240
Average Entry Level Salary: $30,490
Average Experienced Salary: $137,070
Location Quotient: 1.24

4. Pennsylvania

Best States For Art Instructors

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 5,840
Average Annual Salary: $70,990
Average Entry Level Salary: $39,440
Average Experienced Salary: $110,830
Location Quotient: 1.43

5. Indiana

Best States For Art Instructors

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 1,660
Average Annual Salary: $69,970
Average Entry Level Salary: $34,960
Average Experienced Salary: $106,320
Location Quotient: 0.79

6. Massachusetts

Best States For Art Instructors

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 4,790
Average Annual Salary: $96,110
Average Entry Level Salary: $41,830
Average Experienced Salary: $164,790
Location Quotient: 1.98

7. Missouri

Best States For Art Instructors

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 1,630
Average Annual Salary: $70,240
Average Entry Level Salary: $31,860
Average Experienced Salary: $118,830
Location Quotient: 0.84

8. Florida

Best States For Art Instructors

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 3,390
Average Annual Salary: $78,460
Average Entry Level Salary: $36,220
Average Experienced Salary: $118,050
Location Quotient: 0.6

9. Utah

Best States For Art Instructors

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 1,510
Average Annual Salary: $66,390
Average Entry Level Salary: $29,920
Average Experienced Salary: $102,070
Location Quotient: 1.6

10. Michigan

Best States For Art Instructors

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 2,310
Average Annual Salary: $68,570
Average Entry Level Salary: $30,210
Average Experienced Salary: $115,460
Location Quotient: 0.78

There You Have It

If you’re looking to start out your career as a art instructor these are the states that should be at the top of your list. You’ll find high pay, available jobs, and chances for career advancement.

If you’re curious, here are the worst states to be a art instructor in America:

  1. Montana
  2. Hawaii
  3. Nebraska

Detailed List Of The Best States For Art Instructors

Rank State Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 New Hampshire $87,200 $45,730 570
2 Kentucky $71,450 $37,700 1,180
3 Ohio $79,240 $30,490 4,670
4 Pennsylvania $70,990 $39,440 5,840
5 Indiana $69,970 $34,960 1,660
6 Massachusetts $96,110 $41,830 4,790
7 Missouri $70,240 $31,860 1,630
8 Florida $78,460 $36,220 3,390
9 Utah $66,390 $29,920 1,510
10 Michigan $68,570 $30,210 2,310
11 Illinois $79,920 $31,000 2,410
12 Arkansas $58,890 $35,850 600
13 North Carolina $61,320 $35,520 2,740
14 Mississippi $56,570 $33,820 630
15 California $88,090 $42,730 14,600
16 Kansas $69,380 $30,780 390
17 Maryland $84,800 $38,500 1,600
18 Delaware $62,920 $37,540 320
19 Oregon $70,150 $42,400 1,760
20 Iowa $63,030 $31,540 840
21 New York $109,700 $38,750 11,020
22 Minnesota $72,240 $31,080 1,510
23 Alabama $62,860 $33,080 730
24 Georgia $62,860 $31,040 1,270
25 Virginia $65,260 $30,760 2,750
26 Wisconsin $59,110 $33,710 1,820
27 North Dakota $66,110 $36,930 160
28 Maine $80,750 $30,350 230
29 Wyoming $58,200 $32,440 180
30 Tennessee $53,330 $27,270 2,370
31 Washington $60,250 $36,740 2,550
32 Arizona $65,590 $27,490 1,070
33 Texas $60,740 $18,230 6,400
34 New Jersey $71,700 $32,960 2,630
35 South Dakota $60,290 $42,020 180
36 Rhode Island $73,490 $20,040 630
37 Vermont $60,410 $32,080 390
38 Connecticut $68,970 $32,890 1,090
39 Colorado $55,380 $28,080 2,260
40 Oklahoma $51,280 $29,600 740
41 West Virginia $54,430 $34,180 260
42 Nevada $54,140 $32,870 430
43 South Carolina $55,950 $20,730 980
44 Idaho $53,410 $18,740 260
45 Louisiana $53,850 $17,770 560
46 Nebraska $0 $0 550
47 Hawaii $65,430 $27,600 350
48 Montana $46,410 $18,650 190

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