These Are The 10 Best States For Coachs

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Coachs are one of the most common jobs in America. Additionally, a significant number of people work as coachs in every state in the union — it’s not like they are all just concentrated in California or the South.

Since coachs are such a prominent occupation, we at Zippia wanted to look at where coachs 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 coachs. After all the numbers had been crunched, we were left with this list of the best of best for America’s coachs:

  1. Arkansas
  2. Washington
  3. Mississippi
  4. Tennessee
  5. Illinois
  6. West Virginia
  7. Texas
  8. Louisiana
  9. Georgia
  10. Florida

So there you have it — Arkansas is the best of the best when it comes to being a coachs.

How did it end up here and does it really deserve this ranking? Read on to see how we completed our research on the best states for coachs and for more on the top ten states.

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How we determined the best states to be a coach

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
  • Pay

So in order to find out the best states for coachs in America we needed to figure out where the jobs are and how well coachs get paid. This led to the following criteria taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’s Occupational Employment Statistics for 2015:

  • 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 coachs in California is $40,630 and the average salary in Oregon is $40,270, 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 coachs in America.

So without further ado, let’s get into just what made each state so great for coachs.

1. Arkansas

Best States For Coachs

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 1,580
Average Annual Salary: $49,930
Average Entry Level Salary: $20,460
Average Experienced Salary: $77,860
Location Quotient: 0.82

2. Washington

Best States For Coachs

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 10,700
Average Annual Salary: $42,150
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,480
Average Experienced Salary: $64,670
Location Quotient: 2.21

3. Mississippi

Best States For Coachs

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 1,160
Average Annual Salary: $52,310
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,380
Average Experienced Salary: $95,600
Location Quotient: 0.65

4. Tennessee

Best States For Coachs

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 3,280
Average Annual Salary: $47,320
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,660
Average Experienced Salary: $83,590
Location Quotient: 0.72

5. Illinois

Best States For Coachs

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 8,060
Average Annual Salary: $40,270
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,220
Average Experienced Salary: $78,130
Location Quotient: 0.85

6. West Virginia

Best States For Coachs

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 560
Average Annual Salary: $53,430
Average Entry Level Salary: $24,460
Average Experienced Salary: $74,590
Location Quotient: 0.48

7. Texas

Best States For Coachs

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 12,270
Average Annual Salary: $47,340
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,610
Average Experienced Salary: $82,310
Location Quotient: 0.65

8. Louisiana

Best States For Coachs

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 1,720
Average Annual Salary: $48,520
Average Entry Level Salary: $19,680
Average Experienced Salary: $78,290
Location Quotient: 0.55

9. Georgia

Best States For Coachs

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 4,440
Average Annual Salary: $44,730
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,810
Average Experienced Salary: $77,520
Location Quotient: 0.66

10. Florida

Best States For Coachs

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 6,320
Average Annual Salary: $50,500
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,860
Average Experienced Salary: $88,110
Location Quotient: 0.49

There You Have It

If you’re looking to start out your career as a coach 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 coach in America:

  1. Maryland
  2. California
  3. Hawaii

Detailed List Of The Best States For Coachs

Rank State Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Arkansas $49,930 $20,460 1,580
2 Washington $42,150 $21,480 10,700
3 Mississippi $52,310 $17,380 1,160
4 Tennessee $47,320 $17,660 3,280
5 Illinois $40,270 $18,220 8,060
6 West Virginia $53,430 $24,460 560
7 Texas $47,340 $17,610 12,270
8 Louisiana $48,520 $19,680 1,720
9 Georgia $44,730 $17,810 4,440
10 Florida $50,500 $18,860 6,320
11 Alabama $37,480 $16,320 3,010
12 South Carolina $44,240 $17,370 3,150
13 North Carolina $40,130 $17,070 5,710
14 Oklahoma $37,070 $16,840 2,140
15 Indiana $33,460 $16,430 6,730
16 Ohio $34,560 $17,580 9,410
17 Missouri $36,590 $16,840 3,360
18 Michigan $32,990 $17,950 10,850
19 Kentucky $39,250 $16,950 2,110
20 Kansas $33,840 $16,450 3,780
21 Nevada $36,890 $20,070 1,620
22 Minnesota $43,140 $18,380 3,150
23 Nebraska $33,310 $17,440 1,310
24 Connecticut $47,470 $19,360 5,320
25 Alaska $48,420 $32,180 500
26 Rhode Island $44,590 $19,160 1,120
27 Utah $34,780 $16,550 2,520
28 Virginia $36,530 $16,870 8,360
29 Arizona $36,320 $17,680 3,380
30 New Jersey $48,780 $21,330 5,040
31 South Dakota $33,520 $25,470 730
32 Pennsylvania $38,830 $17,020 6,950
33 Iowa $28,000 $16,120 4,850
34 Wyoming $29,650 $16,340 840
35 Massachusetts $46,280 $19,090 7,230
36 Colorado $34,400 $18,270 7,410
37 Wisconsin $33,060 $16,750 5,370
38 Delaware $34,650 $18,000 620
39 Vermont $37,900 $19,480 1,070
40 Montana $29,140 $17,510 1,410
41 New Mexico $32,210 $16,990 1,010
42 North Dakota $34,460 $16,950 600
43 Oregon $39,700 $19,500 3,330
44 Idaho $25,070 $16,180 2,010
45 New Hampshire $37,680 $17,260 1,330
46 New York $46,040 $19,820 10,720
47 Maine $23,340 $16,470 1,910
48 Hawaii $53,630 $18,080 900
49 California $40,630 $20,380 29,900
50 Maryland $45,040 $18,190 2,900

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