These Are The 10 Best States For Bussers

We used the most recent data to determine the best states for Bussers to open up shop.

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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:

  1. Washington
  2. Missouri
  3. Arizona
  4. Florida
  5. Illinois
  6. Nevada
  7. Texas
  8. Kansas
  9. Michigan
  10. Indiana

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:

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How we determined the best states to be a busser

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 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:

  • 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 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.

1. Washington

Best States For Bussers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 8,240
Average Annual Salary: $25,420
Average Entry Level Salary: $20,490
Average Experienced Salary: $33,960
Location Quotient: 0.89

2. Missouri

Best States For Bussers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 7,280
Average Annual Salary: $21,340
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,830
Average Experienced Salary: $29,680
Location Quotient: 0.88

3. Arizona

Best States For Bussers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 9,610
Average Annual Salary: $22,430
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,570
Average Experienced Salary: $30,860
Location Quotient: 1.2

4. Florida

Best States For Bussers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 34,940
Average Annual Salary: $22,180
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,580
Average Experienced Salary: $30,080
Location Quotient: 1.41

5. Illinois

Best States For Bussers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 19,410
Average Annual Salary: $21,080
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,880
Average Experienced Salary: $28,050
Location Quotient: 1.09

6. Nevada

Best States For Bussers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 13,070
Average Annual Salary: $24,810
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,580
Average Experienced Salary: $35,840
Location Quotient: 3.41

7. Texas

Best States For Bussers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 37,690
Average Annual Salary: $19,970
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,250
Average Experienced Salary: $27,060
Location Quotient: 1.06

8. Kansas

Best States For Bussers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 3,680
Average Annual Salary: $19,890
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,210
Average Experienced Salary: $26,180
Location Quotient: 0.89

9. Michigan

Best States For Bussers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 8,790
Average Annual Salary: $20,760
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,020
Average Experienced Salary: $25,030
Location Quotient: 0.69

10. Indiana

Best States For Bussers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 7,020
Average Annual Salary: $20,000
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,190
Average Experienced Salary: $26,110
Location Quotient: 0.78

There You Have It – The Best States To Be A Busser

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:

  1. New Hampshire
  2. Connecticut
  3. South Carolina

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best States For bussers

Rank State Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Washington $25,420 $20,490 8,240
2 Missouri $21,340 $16,830 7,280
3 Arizona $22,430 $17,570 9,610
4 Florida $22,180 $17,580 34,940
5 Illinois $21,080 $17,880 19,410
6 Nevada $24,810 $16,580 13,070
7 Texas $19,970 $16,250 37,690
8 Kansas $19,890 $16,210 3,680
9 Michigan $20,760 $18,020 8,790
10 Indiana $20,000 $16,190 7,020
11 Oklahoma $20,000 $16,240 3,700
12 Wyoming $20,900 $16,330 500
13 Nebraska $21,490 $18,920 1,360
14 Utah $21,400 $16,360 2,330
15 Minnesota $22,100 $19,190 4,040
16 Mississippi $18,970 $15,970 1,920
17 West Virginia $20,760 $18,440 980
18 Ohio $19,920 $17,570 11,320
19 Tennessee $19,450 $16,110 5,250
20 New Mexico $19,590 $16,530 2,650
21 New York $25,860 $18,920 33,390
22 North Carolina $19,880 $16,200 8,870
23 South Dakota $20,760 $18,410 3,050
24 Arkansas $18,980 $17,020 1,670
25 Kentucky $19,290 $16,110 3,420
26 Virginia $21,180 $16,500 8,180
27 Colorado $20,770 $17,820 7,490
28 Alaska $25,700 $20,290 920
29 Vermont $24,410 $20,000 1,050
30 Louisiana $18,840 $16,160 7,380
31 Iowa $19,450 $16,170 2,270
32 Alabama $19,680 $16,190 2,160
33 Idaho $18,710 $16,070 1,470
34 Georgia $19,100 $16,080 8,110
35 Hawaii $30,170 $18,460 5,130
36 Montana $20,260 $17,500 1,040
37 Rhode Island $22,860 $19,980 1,750
38 California $24,970 $20,810 71,460
39 Pennsylvania $20,050 $16,230 14,900
40 North Dakota $20,330 $16,450 870
41 Delaware $18,810 $17,420 1,270
42 Wisconsin $18,890 $16,150 6,500
43 Oregon $21,990 $19,850 4,270
44 Maryland $21,750 $17,630 10,580
45 Massachusetts $25,120 $20,810 8,280
46 Maine $21,820 $16,850 800
47 New Jersey $22,260 $18,400 10,710
48 South Carolina $19,390 $16,310 3,050
49 Connecticut $21,490 $19,970 3,430
50 New Hampshire $19,690 $16,280 1,090

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