The 10 Best States For Audio Visual Technicians In 2019

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. Tennessee
  2. Nevada
  3. Missouri
  4. New Mexico
  5. Virginia
  6. Florida
  7. Washington
  8. Utah
  9. Louisiana
  10. Georgia

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

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 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 audio visual technicians in California is $56,710 and the average salary in Illinois is $43,590, 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. Tennessee

Best States For Audio Visual Technicians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 1,690
Average Annual Salary: $47,660
Average Entry Level Salary: $25,750
Average Experienced Salary: $76,020
Location Quotient: 1.09

2. Nevada

Best States For Audio Visual Technicians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 2,860
Average Annual Salary: $53,570
Average Entry Level Salary: $30,500
Average Experienced Salary: $77,980
Location Quotient: 4.04

3. Missouri

Best States For Audio Visual Technicians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 1,720
Average Annual Salary: $44,510
Average Entry Level Salary: $25,960
Average Experienced Salary: $67,980
Location Quotient: 1.17

4. New Mexico

Best States For Audio Visual Technicians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 350
Average Annual Salary: $50,200
Average Entry Level Salary: $25,760
Average Experienced Salary: $94,360
Location Quotient: 0.82

5. Virginia

Best States For Audio Visual Technicians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 1,810
Average Annual Salary: $50,030
Average Entry Level Salary: $27,450
Average Experienced Salary: $79,520
Location Quotient: 0.9

6. Florida

Best States For Audio Visual Technicians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 4,870
Average Annual Salary: $44,670
Average Entry Level Salary: $25,910
Average Experienced Salary: $78,020
Location Quotient: 1.08

7. Washington

Best States For Audio Visual Technicians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 1,690
Average Annual Salary: $49,970
Average Entry Level Salary: $29,440
Average Experienced Salary: $75,520
Location Quotient: 0.99

8. Utah

Best States For Audio Visual Technicians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 1,630
Average Annual Salary: $44,150
Average Entry Level Salary: $20,470
Average Experienced Salary: $79,260
Location Quotient: 2.13

9. Louisiana

Best States For Audio Visual Technicians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 640
Average Annual Salary: $49,080
Average Entry Level Salary: $24,460
Average Experienced Salary: $107,620
Location Quotient: 0.64

10. Georgia

Best States For Audio Visual Technicians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 2,350
Average Annual Salary: $45,120
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,320
Average Experienced Salary: $76,050
Location Quotient: 1.02

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. Mississippi
  3. Wisconsin

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best States For audio visual technicians

Rank State Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Tennessee $47,660 $25,750 1,690
2 Nevada $53,570 $30,500 2,860
3 Missouri $44,510 $25,960 1,720
4 New Mexico $50,200 $25,760 350
5 Virginia $50,030 $27,450 1,810
6 Florida $44,670 $25,910 4,870
7 Washington $49,970 $29,440 1,690
8 Utah $44,150 $20,470 1,630
9 Louisiana $49,080 $24,460 640
10 Georgia $45,120 $21,320 2,350
11 North Dakota $49,370 $32,810 140
12 South Carolina $51,490 $24,990 600
13 Arizona $46,710 $25,870 1,500
14 Colorado $49,170 $32,380 970
15 North Carolina $46,650 $24,190 1,100
16 Texas $41,680 $23,950 5,340
17 Minnesota $47,180 $25,960 1,230
18 New Jersey $53,950 $31,670 2,240
19 Illinois $43,590 $19,330 2,740
20 New York $55,140 $28,930 7,780
21 Kansas $46,320 $19,320 360
22 California $56,710 $28,720 14,290
23 Pennsylvania $45,890 $25,190 2,410
24 Michigan $40,470 $21,610 1,520
25 Connecticut $55,130 $30,320 730
26 Idaho $39,060 $18,180 360
27 Massachusetts $53,910 $32,650 2,060
28 Delaware $46,570 $31,150 60
29 Indiana $38,190 $20,270 1,240
30 Rhode Island $47,290 $32,050 170
31 Iowa $39,290 $17,690 570
32 Wyoming $41,260 $21,990 70
33 Oklahoma $36,610 $17,690 790
34 Ohio $39,600 $20,950 1,470
35 Oregon $45,750 $24,230 810
36 Maryland $47,340 $28,820 1,150
37 Kentucky $37,250 $20,570 440
38 Nebraska $37,270 $22,440 290
39 Arkansas $35,500 $21,370 230
40 Alabama $34,720 $17,920 770
41 Vermont $40,410 $26,570 130
42 Hawaii $54,720 $27,130 430
43 Maine $41,450 $28,780 100
44 Alaska $42,760 $23,170 170
45 Montana $37,390 $18,810 180
46 New Hampshire $45,700 $25,360 90
47 West Virginia $33,450 $20,590 160
48 Wisconsin $37,740 $19,990 430
49 Mississippi $33,220 $17,920 230
50 South Dakota $32,010 $19,860 90
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