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:
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 youre 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 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:
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.
Total Jobs: 2,720
Average Annual Salary: $54,180
Average Entry Level Salary: $29,950
Average Experienced Salary: $77,940
Location Quotient: 4.31
Total Jobs: 1,740
Average Annual Salary: $46,510
Average Entry Level Salary: $23,880
Average Experienced Salary: $83,680
Location Quotient: 1.21
Total Jobs: 4,720
Average Annual Salary: $45,930
Average Entry Level Salary: $23,090
Average Experienced Salary: $68,770
Location Quotient: 0.81
Total Jobs: 1,560
Average Annual Salary: $45,830
Average Entry Level Salary: $22,040
Average Experienced Salary: $72,210
Location Quotient: 0.75
Total Jobs: 2,040
Average Annual Salary: $43,520
Average Entry Level Salary: $22,470
Average Experienced Salary: $67,770
Location Quotient: 0.98
Total Jobs: 2,590
Average Annual Salary: $42,950
Average Entry Level Salary: $23,460
Average Experienced Salary: $73,580
Location Quotient: 0.88
Total Jobs: 1,290
Average Annual Salary: $43,710
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,790
Average Experienced Salary: $79,580
Location Quotient: 1.89
Total Jobs: 1,440
Average Annual Salary: $49,050
Average Entry Level Salary: $19,480
Average Experienced Salary: $112,570
Location Quotient: 1.1
Total Jobs: 1,550
Average Annual Salary: $46,380
Average Entry Level Salary: $24,570
Average Experienced Salary: $77,180
Location Quotient: 0.83
Total Jobs: 1,190
Average Annual Salary: $41,270
Average Entry Level Salary: $22,850
Average Experienced Salary: $63,020
Location Quotient: 0.87
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: