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:
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:
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 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 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 assistant managers in California is $35,960 and the average salary in Illinois is $33,270, 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.
Total Jobs: 3,380
Average Annual Salary: $38,380
Average Entry Level Salary: $23,520
Average Experienced Salary: $55,780
Location Quotient: 1.18
Total Jobs: 79,620
Average Annual Salary: $38,720
Average Entry Level Salary: $20,480
Average Experienced Salary: $59,850
Location Quotient: 1.05
Total Jobs: 62,790
Average Annual Salary: $36,800
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,430
Average Experienced Salary: $58,340
Location Quotient: 1.18
Total Jobs: 2,170
Average Annual Salary: $33,790
Average Entry Level Salary: $19,710
Average Experienced Salary: $54,360
Location Quotient: 1.21
Total Jobs: 27,660
Average Annual Salary: $32,990
Average Entry Level Salary: $19,910
Average Experienced Salary: $50,990
Location Quotient: 1.01
Total Jobs: 35,780
Average Annual Salary: $32,820
Average Entry Level Salary: $20,880
Average Experienced Salary: $48,920
Location Quotient: 1.31
Total Jobs: 9,380
Average Annual Salary: $37,160
Average Entry Level Salary: $23,660
Average Experienced Salary: $53,770
Location Quotient: 1.14
Total Jobs: 19,140
Average Annual Salary: $38,370
Average Entry Level Salary: $23,310
Average Experienced Salary: $56,830
Location Quotient: 0.96
Total Jobs: 22,240
Average Annual Salary: $31,140
Average Entry Level Salary: $19,560
Average Experienced Salary: $47,900
Location Quotient: 1.15
Total Jobs: 25,810
Average Annual Salary: $36,610
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,320
Average Experienced Salary: $56,450
Location Quotient: 1.06
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: