Bussers are one of the most common jobs in America. Additionally, a significant number of people work as bussers in every state in the union — it’s not like they are all just concentrated in California or the South.
Since bussers are such a prominent occupation, we at Zippia wanted to look at where bussers 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 bussers.
After all the numbers had been crunched, we were left with this list of the best of best for America’s bussers:
So there you have it — Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers is the best of the best when it comes to being a busser.
How did Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers end up here and does it really deserve this ranking? Read on to see how we completed our research on the best states for bussers 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 bussers in America we needed to figure out where the jobs are and how well bussers 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 bussers in California is $24,970 and the average salary in Illinois is $21,080, 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 bussers in America.
So without further ado, let’s get into just what made each state so great for bussers.
Total Jobs: 8,240
Average Annual Salary: $25,420
Average Entry Level Salary: $20,490
Average Experienced Salary: $33,960
Location Quotient: 0.89
Total Jobs: 7,280
Average Annual Salary: $21,340
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,830
Average Experienced Salary: $29,680
Location Quotient: 0.88
Total Jobs: 9,610
Average Annual Salary: $22,430
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,570
Average Experienced Salary: $30,860
Location Quotient: 1.2
Total Jobs: 34,940
Average Annual Salary: $22,180
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,580
Average Experienced Salary: $30,080
Location Quotient: 1.41
Total Jobs: 19,410
Average Annual Salary: $21,080
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,880
Average Experienced Salary: $28,050
Location Quotient: 1.09
Total Jobs: 13,070
Average Annual Salary: $24,810
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,580
Average Experienced Salary: $35,840
Location Quotient: 3.41
Total Jobs: 37,690
Average Annual Salary: $19,970
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,250
Average Experienced Salary: $27,060
Location Quotient: 1.06
Total Jobs: 3,680
Average Annual Salary: $19,890
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,210
Average Experienced Salary: $26,180
Location Quotient: 0.89
Total Jobs: 8,790
Average Annual Salary: $20,760
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,020
Average Experienced Salary: $25,030
Location Quotient: 0.69
Total Jobs: 7,020
Average Annual Salary: $20,000
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,190
Average Experienced Salary: $26,110
Location Quotient: 0.78
If you’re looking to start out your career as a busser 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 a busser in America:
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