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:
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:
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 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:
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.
Total Jobs: 46,840
Average Annual Salary: $39,010
Average Entry Level Salary: $22,920
Average Experienced Salary: $60,120
Location Quotient: 3.16
Total Jobs: 105,140
Average Annual Salary: $35,360
Average Entry Level Salary: $20,540
Average Experienced Salary: $57,970
Location Quotient: 3.15
Total Jobs: 82,450
Average Annual Salary: $34,660
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,120
Average Experienced Salary: $57,480
Location Quotient: 3.48
Total Jobs: 14,110
Average Annual Salary: $35,120
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,490
Average Experienced Salary: $53,040
Location Quotient: 1.3
Total Jobs: 35,410
Average Annual Salary: $34,480
Average Entry Level Salary: $20,250
Average Experienced Salary: $57,630
Location Quotient: 2.34
Total Jobs: 19,710
Average Annual Salary: $31,530
Average Entry Level Salary: $19,760
Average Experienced Salary: $48,780
Location Quotient: 2.23
Total Jobs: 62,800
Average Annual Salary: $31,980
Average Entry Level Salary: $20,600
Average Experienced Salary: $48,010
Location Quotient: 2.74
Total Jobs: 23,380
Average Annual Salary: $34,900
Average Entry Level Salary: $20,990
Average Experienced Salary: $51,910
Location Quotient: 1.07
Total Jobs: 8,900
Average Annual Salary: $32,920
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,830
Average Experienced Salary: $46,710
Location Quotient: 1.16
Total Jobs: 41,740
Average Annual Salary: $36,150
Average Entry Level Salary: $20,180
Average Experienced Salary: $60,300
Location Quotient: 0.99
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: