These Are The 10 Best States For Assemblers

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Assemblers are one of the most common jobs in America. Additionally, a significant number of people work as assemblers in every state in the union — it’s not like they are all just concentrated in California or the South.

Since assemblers are such a prominent occupation, we at Zippia wanted to look at where assemblers 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 assemblers.

After all the numbers had been crunched, we were left with this list of the best of best for America’s assemblers:

  1. Kentucky
  2. Michigan
  3. Indiana
  4. Kansas
  5. Alabama
  6. Mississippi
  7. Tennessee
  8. Missouri
  9. Nebraska
  10. Ohio

So there you have it — Team Assemblers is the best of the best when it comes to being an assembler.

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

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

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How we determined the best states to be an assembler

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
  • Higher Pay

So in order to find out the best states for assemblers in America we needed to figure out where the jobs are and how well assemblers get paid. This led to the following criteria taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’s Occupational Employment Statistics for 2016:

  • 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 assemblers in California is $30,920 and the average salary in Illinois is $32,240, 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 assemblers in America.

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

1. Kentucky

Best States For Assemblers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 46,840
Average Annual Salary: $39,010
Average Entry Level Salary: $22,920
Average Experienced Salary: $60,120
Location Quotient: 3.16

2. Michigan

Best States For Assemblers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 105,140
Average Annual Salary: $35,360
Average Entry Level Salary: $20,540
Average Experienced Salary: $57,970
Location Quotient: 3.15

3. Indiana

Best States For Assemblers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 82,450
Average Annual Salary: $34,660
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,120
Average Experienced Salary: $57,480
Location Quotient: 3.48

4. Kansas

Best States For Assemblers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 14,110
Average Annual Salary: $35,120
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,490
Average Experienced Salary: $53,040
Location Quotient: 1.3

5. Alabama

Best States For Assemblers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 35,410
Average Annual Salary: $34,480
Average Entry Level Salary: $20,250
Average Experienced Salary: $57,630
Location Quotient: 2.34

6. Mississippi

Best States For Assemblers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 19,710
Average Annual Salary: $31,530
Average Entry Level Salary: $19,760
Average Experienced Salary: $48,780
Location Quotient: 2.23

7. Tennessee

Best States For Assemblers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 62,800
Average Annual Salary: $31,980
Average Entry Level Salary: $20,600
Average Experienced Salary: $48,010
Location Quotient: 2.74

8. Missouri

Best States For Assemblers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 23,380
Average Annual Salary: $34,900
Average Entry Level Salary: $20,990
Average Experienced Salary: $51,910
Location Quotient: 1.07

9. Nebraska

Best States For Assemblers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 8,900
Average Annual Salary: $32,920
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,830
Average Experienced Salary: $46,710
Location Quotient: 1.16

10. Ohio

Best States For Assemblers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 41,740
Average Annual Salary: $36,150
Average Entry Level Salary: $20,180
Average Experienced Salary: $60,300
Location Quotient: 0.99

There You Have It – The Best States To Be An Assembler

If you’re looking to start out your career as an assembler 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 an assembler in America:

  1. Hawaii
  2. Maryland
  3. New Jersey

Detailed List Of The Best States For assemblers

Rank State Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Kentucky $39,010 $22,920 46,840
2 Michigan $35,360 $20,540 105,140
3 Indiana $34,660 $21,120 82,450
4 Kansas $35,120 $21,490 14,110
5 Alabama $34,480 $20,250 35,410
6 Mississippi $31,530 $19,760 19,710
7 Tennessee $31,980 $20,600 62,800
8 Missouri $34,900 $20,990 23,380
9 Nebraska $32,920 $21,830 8,900
10 Ohio $36,150 $20,180 41,740
11 Iowa $32,020 $22,770 19,480
12 Arkansas $29,550 $19,640 12,420
13 Wyoming $36,110 $21,870 290
14 South Carolina $33,000 $20,280 44,460
15 Wisconsin $32,030 $20,300 41,480
16 North Dakota $34,800 $23,400 2,460
17 Illinois $32,240 $19,600 43,730
18 Oklahoma $30,420 $19,790 9,920
19 Idaho $29,170 $18,560 6,000
20 Georgia $29,340 $18,830 48,540
21 Washington $35,020 $23,950 14,620
22 Louisiana $33,220 $19,730 5,300
23 Utah $29,980 $20,300 12,350
24 North Carolina $29,620 $17,930 46,310
25 West Virginia $30,530 $19,050 2,990
26 Texas $30,400 $17,880 47,930
27 Minnesota $32,090 $20,150 23,300
28 Delaware $33,920 $21,730 730
29 Pennsylvania $31,590 $19,440 37,170
30 Maine $34,650 $23,220 2,450
31 Virginia $30,460 $19,760 16,340
32 New Hampshire $34,740 $21,940 4,370
33 South Dakota $28,140 $20,820 3,300
34 Colorado $32,520 $19,800 3,790
35 Florida $28,690 $19,010 39,160
36 Montana $29,840 $19,230 990
37 Connecticut $34,240 $21,520 9,740
38 Arizona $28,050 $18,630 9,220
39 Nevada $28,380 $18,960 4,740
40 Rhode Island $29,670 $20,060 3,060
41 New Mexico $27,480 $18,100 1,390
42 Vermont $30,970 $22,540 1,370
43 Oregon $30,960 $21,150 4,990
44 Massachusetts $32,580 $21,370 15,130
45 California $30,920 $20,910 83,860
46 New York $31,360 $19,670 39,100
47 Alaska $32,410 $22,570 240
48 New Jersey $27,730 $19,430 5,450
49 Maryland $27,820 $18,260 3,630
50 Hawaii $25,210 $18,130 470