Can Makers are one of the most common jobs in America. Additionally, a significant number of people work as can makers in every state in the union — it’s not like they are all just concentrated in California or the South.
Since can makers are such a prominent occupation, we at Zippia wanted to look at where can makers 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 can makers.
After all the numbers had been crunched, we were left with this list of the best of best for America’s can makers:
So there you have it — Food Batchmakers is the best of the best when it comes to being a can maker.
How did Food Batchmakers end up here and does it really deserve this ranking? Read on to see how we completed our research on the best states for can makers 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 can makers in America we needed to figure out where the jobs are and how well can makers 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 can makers in California is $29,160 and the average salary in Illinois is $29,950, 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 can makers in America.
So without further ado, let’s get into just what made each state so great for can makers.
Total Jobs: 4,040
Average Annual Salary: $39,500
Average Entry Level Salary: $25,350
Average Experienced Salary: $58,960
Location Quotient: 2.49
Total Jobs: 5,650
Average Annual Salary: $32,870
Average Entry Level Salary: $20,300
Average Experienced Salary: $46,300
Location Quotient: 1.94
Total Jobs: 4,200
Average Annual Salary: $32,860
Average Entry Level Salary: $20,740
Average Experienced Salary: $47,240
Location Quotient: 0.94
Total Jobs: 4,580
Average Annual Salary: $33,930
Average Entry Level Salary: $22,900
Average Experienced Salary: $48,320
Location Quotient: 1.54
Total Jobs: 2,330
Average Annual Salary: $32,050
Average Entry Level Salary: $19,000
Average Experienced Salary: $49,630
Location Quotient: 1.18
Total Jobs: 10,020
Average Annual Salary: $34,630
Average Entry Level Salary: $19,000
Average Experienced Salary: $49,010
Location Quotient: 3.38
Total Jobs: 1,250
Average Annual Salary: $30,050
Average Entry Level Salary: $19,800
Average Experienced Salary: $42,110
Location Quotient: 1.78
Total Jobs: 5,950
Average Annual Salary: $31,880
Average Entry Level Salary: $20,970
Average Experienced Salary: $45,850
Location Quotient: 1.05
Total Jobs: 5,100
Average Annual Salary: $29,930
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,810
Average Experienced Salary: $45,150
Location Quotient: 1.67
Total Jobs: 2,930
Average Annual Salary: $29,010
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,600
Average Experienced Salary: $42,990
Location Quotient: 2.02
If you’re looking to start out your career as a can maker 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 can maker in America: