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:
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.
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:
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:
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.
Total Jobs: 570
Average Annual Salary: $87,200
Average Entry Level Salary: $45,730
Average Experienced Salary: $145,250
Location Quotient: 1.27
Total Jobs: 1,180
Average Annual Salary: $71,450
Average Entry Level Salary: $37,700
Average Experienced Salary: $102,790
Location Quotient: 0.9
Total Jobs: 4,670
Average Annual Salary: $79,240
Average Entry Level Salary: $30,490
Average Experienced Salary: $137,070
Location Quotient: 1.24
Total Jobs: 5,840
Average Annual Salary: $70,990
Average Entry Level Salary: $39,440
Average Experienced Salary: $110,830
Location Quotient: 1.43
Total Jobs: 1,660
Average Annual Salary: $69,970
Average Entry Level Salary: $34,960
Average Experienced Salary: $106,320
Location Quotient: 0.79
Total Jobs: 4,790
Average Annual Salary: $96,110
Average Entry Level Salary: $41,830
Average Experienced Salary: $164,790
Location Quotient: 1.98
Total Jobs: 1,630
Average Annual Salary: $70,240
Average Entry Level Salary: $31,860
Average Experienced Salary: $118,830
Location Quotient: 0.84
Total Jobs: 3,390
Average Annual Salary: $78,460
Average Entry Level Salary: $36,220
Average Experienced Salary: $118,050
Location Quotient: 0.6
Total Jobs: 1,510
Average Annual Salary: $66,390
Average Entry Level Salary: $29,920
Average Experienced Salary: $102,070
Location Quotient: 1.6
Total Jobs: 2,310
Average Annual Salary: $68,570
Average Entry Level Salary: $30,210
Average Experienced Salary: $115,460
Location Quotient: 0.78
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: