The 10 Best States For Assistant Managers In 2019

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

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

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

  1. Delaware
  2. Texas
  3. Michigan
  4. Colorado
  5. Florida
  6. Washington
  7. Wyoming
  8. North Carolina
  9. Indiana
  10. Arizona

So there you have it — First-Line Supervisors Of Food Preparation And Serving Workers is the best of the best when it comes to being an assistant manager.

How did First-Line Supervisors Of Food Preparation And Serving Workers end up here and does it really deserve this ranking? Read on to see how we completed our research on the best states for assistant managers and for more on the top ten states.

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

How we determined the best states to be an assistant manager

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 assistant managers in America we needed to figure out where the jobs are and how well assistant managers get paid. This led to the following criteria taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’s Occupational Employment Statistics for 2018:

  • 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 assistant managers in California is $37,230 and the average salary in Illinois is $32,490, 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 assistant managers in America.

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

1. Delaware

Best States For Assistant Managers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 3,250
Average Annual Salary: $41,830
Average Entry Level Salary: $27,230
Average Experienced Salary: $59,340
Location Quotient: 1.09

2. Texas

Best States For Assistant Managers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 84,060
Average Annual Salary: $39,420
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,870
Average Experienced Salary: $61,710
Location Quotient: 1.04

3. Michigan

Best States For Assistant Managers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 30,200
Average Annual Salary: $35,140
Average Entry Level Salary: $22,080
Average Experienced Salary: $52,020
Location Quotient: 1.05

4. Colorado

Best States For Assistant Managers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 18,180
Average Annual Salary: $40,650
Average Entry Level Salary: $25,080
Average Experienced Salary: $62,070
Location Quotient: 1.04

5. Florida

Best States For Assistant Managers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 67,690
Average Annual Salary: $38,540
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,610
Average Experienced Salary: $60,980
Location Quotient: 1.18

6. Washington

Best States For Assistant Managers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 21,740
Average Annual Salary: $41,430
Average Entry Level Salary: $25,880
Average Experienced Salary: $62,800
Location Quotient: 1.0

7. Wyoming

Best States For Assistant Managers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 2,280
Average Annual Salary: $34,250
Average Entry Level Salary: $19,740
Average Experienced Salary: $57,180
Location Quotient: 1.27

8. North Carolina

Best States For Assistant Managers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 36,160
Average Annual Salary: $34,360
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,090
Average Experienced Salary: $52,070
Location Quotient: 1.24

9. Indiana

Best States For Assistant Managers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 22,540
Average Annual Salary: $32,420
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,220
Average Experienced Salary: $49,550
Location Quotient: 1.11

10. Arizona

Best States For Assistant Managers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 21,470
Average Annual Salary: $35,030
Average Entry Level Salary: $22,770
Average Experienced Salary: $55,640
Location Quotient: 1.16

There You Have It – The Best States To Be An Assistant Manager

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

  1. California
  2. Alaska
  3. Massachusetts

Detailed List Of The Best States For assistant managers

Rank State Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Delaware $41,830 $27,230 3,250
2 Texas $39,420 $21,870 84,060
3 Michigan $35,140 $22,080 30,200
4 Colorado $40,650 $25,080 18,180
5 Florida $38,540 $21,610 67,690
6 Washington $41,430 $25,880 21,740
7 Wyoming $34,250 $19,740 2,280
8 North Carolina $34,360 $21,090 36,160
9 Indiana $32,420 $21,220 22,540
10 Arizona $35,030 $22,770 21,470
11 Minnesota $38,290 $26,260 16,130
12 Tennessee $32,420 $20,790 20,270
13 Missouri $34,010 $20,490 18,830
14 Kansas $31,750 $20,800 10,710
15 Alabama $31,600 $20,190 17,190
16 Mississippi $30,180 $17,970 9,490
17 Nevada $36,850 $22,750 10,910
18 Arkansas $29,470 $19,890 12,190
19 Virginia $37,070 $20,610 27,380
20 Iowa $32,480 $20,710 10,460
21 Pennsylvania $38,570 $20,800 37,440
22 North Dakota $35,680 $24,680 2,510
23 Louisiana $32,360 $21,620 16,060
24 Ohio $33,050 $20,290 39,220
25 Kentucky $31,130 $19,610 14,580
26 Rhode Island $42,590 $25,780 3,470
27 Montana $35,090 $22,090 3,640
28 New Jersey $44,120 $26,880 20,170
29 Vermont $43,460 $29,850 1,480
30 Oklahoma $29,190 $18,560 15,500
31 Maine $38,740 $23,390 3,800
32 Utah $32,230 $20,900 7,790
33 West Virginia $30,140 $20,370 5,280
34 Nebraska $30,690 $21,590 6,630
35 South Carolina $32,550 $20,060 17,580
36 Illinois $32,490 $20,780 28,330
37 Georgia $29,940 $19,000 33,750
38 New Mexico $30,030 $20,110 7,360
39 New Hampshire $39,730 $24,450 3,900
40 Idaho $31,090 $20,230 4,060
41 South Dakota $34,380 $26,640 1,940
42 Wisconsin $31,830 $20,940 17,650
43 Hawaii $42,330 $24,260 5,850
44 Connecticut $42,050 $24,460 8,640
45 Maryland $38,510 $22,460 18,390
46 Oregon $34,760 $23,320 12,870
47 New York $41,510 $25,510 47,640
48 Massachusetts $42,270 $26,640 18,750
49 Alaska $37,240 $24,300 1,870
50 California $37,230 $24,450 93,570
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