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:
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.
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 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:
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.
Total Jobs: 1,580
Average Annual Salary: $49,930
Average Entry Level Salary: $20,460
Average Experienced Salary: $77,860
Location Quotient: 0.82
Total Jobs: 10,700
Average Annual Salary: $42,150
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,480
Average Experienced Salary: $64,670
Location Quotient: 2.21
Total Jobs: 1,160
Average Annual Salary: $52,310
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,380
Average Experienced Salary: $95,600
Location Quotient: 0.65
Total Jobs: 3,280
Average Annual Salary: $47,320
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,660
Average Experienced Salary: $83,590
Location Quotient: 0.72
Total Jobs: 8,060
Average Annual Salary: $40,270
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,220
Average Experienced Salary: $78,130
Location Quotient: 0.85
Total Jobs: 560
Average Annual Salary: $53,430
Average Entry Level Salary: $24,460
Average Experienced Salary: $74,590
Location Quotient: 0.48
Total Jobs: 12,270
Average Annual Salary: $47,340
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,610
Average Experienced Salary: $82,310
Location Quotient: 0.65
Total Jobs: 1,720
Average Annual Salary: $48,520
Average Entry Level Salary: $19,680
Average Experienced Salary: $78,290
Location Quotient: 0.55
Total Jobs: 4,440
Average Annual Salary: $44,730
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,810
Average Experienced Salary: $77,520
Location Quotient: 0.66
Total Jobs: 6,320
Average Annual Salary: $50,500
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,860
Average Experienced Salary: $88,110
Location Quotient: 0.49
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: