These Are The 10 Best States For Audio Visual Technicians

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

Since audio visual technicians are such a prominent occupation, we at Zippia wanted to look at where audio visual technicians 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 audio visual technicians.

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

  1. Nevada
  2. Tennessee
  3. Texas
  4. Michigan
  5. Georgia
  6. Illinois
  7. Utah
  8. Arizona
  9. Virginia
  10. Missouri

So there you have it — Audio And Video Equipment Technicians is the best of the best when it comes to being an audio visual technician.

How did Audio And Video Equipment Technicians end up here and does it really deserve this ranking? Read on to see how we completed our research on the best states for audio visual technicians and for more on the top ten states.

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

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How we determined the best states to be an audio visual technician

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 audio visual technicians in America we needed to figure out where the jobs are and how well audio visual technicians 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 audio visual technicians in California is $53,850 and the average salary in Illinois is $42,950, 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 audio visual technicians in America.

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

1. Nevada

Best States For Audio Visual Technicians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 2,720
Average Annual Salary: $54,180
Average Entry Level Salary: $29,950
Average Experienced Salary: $77,940
Location Quotient: 4.31

2. Tennessee

Best States For Audio Visual Technicians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 1,740
Average Annual Salary: $46,510
Average Entry Level Salary: $23,880
Average Experienced Salary: $83,680
Location Quotient: 1.21

3. Texas

Best States For Audio Visual Technicians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 4,720
Average Annual Salary: $45,930
Average Entry Level Salary: $23,090
Average Experienced Salary: $68,770
Location Quotient: 0.81

4. Michigan

Best States For Audio Visual Technicians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 1,560
Average Annual Salary: $45,830
Average Entry Level Salary: $22,040
Average Experienced Salary: $72,210
Location Quotient: 0.75

5. Georgia

Best States For Audio Visual Technicians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 2,040
Average Annual Salary: $43,520
Average Entry Level Salary: $22,470
Average Experienced Salary: $67,770
Location Quotient: 0.98

6. Illinois

Best States For Audio Visual Technicians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 2,590
Average Annual Salary: $42,950
Average Entry Level Salary: $23,460
Average Experienced Salary: $73,580
Location Quotient: 0.88

7. Utah

Best States For Audio Visual Technicians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 1,290
Average Annual Salary: $43,710
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,790
Average Experienced Salary: $79,580
Location Quotient: 1.89

8. Arizona

Best States For Audio Visual Technicians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 1,440
Average Annual Salary: $49,050
Average Entry Level Salary: $19,480
Average Experienced Salary: $112,570
Location Quotient: 1.1

9. Virginia

Best States For Audio Visual Technicians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 1,550
Average Annual Salary: $46,380
Average Entry Level Salary: $24,570
Average Experienced Salary: $77,180
Location Quotient: 0.83

10. Missouri

Best States For Audio Visual Technicians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 1,190
Average Annual Salary: $41,270
Average Entry Level Salary: $22,850
Average Experienced Salary: $63,020
Location Quotient: 0.87

There You Have It – The Best States To Be An Audio Visual Technician

If you’re looking to start out your career as an audio visual technician 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 audio visual technician in America:

  1. South Dakota
  2. Vermont
  3. Iowa

Detailed List Of The Best States For audio visual technicians

Rank State Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Nevada $54,180 $29,950 2,720
2 Tennessee $46,510 $23,880 1,740
3 Texas $45,930 $23,090 4,720
4 Michigan $45,830 $22,040 1,560
5 Georgia $43,520 $22,470 2,040
6 Illinois $42,950 $23,460 2,590
7 Utah $43,710 $18,790 1,290
8 Arizona $49,050 $19,480 1,440
9 Virginia $46,380 $24,570 1,550
10 Missouri $41,270 $22,850 1,190
11 Nebraska $42,210 $25,990 410
12 New Jersey $55,640 $33,780 1,550
13 Florida $40,760 $25,070 4,250
14 Washington $45,600 $24,590 1,340
15 Wyoming $43,720 $27,780 70
16 New York $54,000 $26,700 6,580
17 Delaware $46,100 $32,620 150
18 North Dakota $45,190 $20,360 170
19 North Carolina $41,600 $22,070 1,010
20 Connecticut $51,570 $29,340 1,020
21 California $53,850 $26,800 15,340
22 Alabama $37,720 $17,350 690
23 South Carolina $42,600 $19,010 660
24 Minnesota $41,780 $22,070 880
25 New Mexico $38,020 $23,970 280
26 Idaho $36,640 $17,630 290
27 Kentucky $39,330 $21,560 320
28 Rhode Island $49,550 $29,280 170
29 Colorado $41,970 $19,120 1,030
30 Alaska $51,490 $26,100 140
31 Pennsylvania $40,200 $24,040 2,040
32 Maryland $45,410 $27,030 1,380
33 Massachusetts $48,990 $28,200 2,020
34 Kansas $36,850 $18,290 340
35 Ohio $37,910 $18,910 990
36 Indiana $34,170 $19,900 920
37 Wisconsin $37,830 $20,760 390
38 Oklahoma $31,850 $16,720 590
39 Arkansas $31,660 $19,120 240
40 Hawaii $45,900 $22,710 610
41 West Virginia $32,050 $20,790 140
42 New Hampshire $42,250 $24,790 120
43 Montana $35,270 $19,520 140
44 Maine $37,340 $26,880 70
45 Mississippi $30,540 $16,990 170
46 Oregon $39,850 $21,570 540
47 Iowa $30,970 $16,660 280
48 Vermont $33,570 $22,960 90
49 South Dakota $34,170 $18,940 60