These Are The 10 Best States For Crew Members

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

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Crew Members are one of the most common jobs in America. Additionally, a significant number of people work as crew members in every state in the union — it’s not like they are all just concentrated in California or the South.

Since crew members are such a prominent occupation, we at Zippia wanted to look at where crew members 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 crew members.

After all the numbers had been crunched, we were left with this list of the best of best for America’s crew members:

  1. Michigan
  2. Washington
  3. Nebraska
  4. Missouri
  5. Ohio
  6. Texas
  7. Iowa
  8. Illinois
  9. Tennessee
  10. Arkansas

So there you have it — Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food is the best of the best when it comes to being a crew member.

How did Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food end up here and does it really deserve this ranking? Read on to see how we completed our research on the best states for crew members 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 crew member

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 crew members in America we needed to figure out where the jobs are and how well crew members 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 crew members in California is $23,680 and the average salary in Illinois is $20,600, 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 crew members in America.

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

1. Michigan

Best States For Crew Members

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 114,410
Average Annual Salary: $20,350
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,970
Average Experienced Salary: $24,770
Location Quotient: 1.11

2. Washington

Best States For Crew Members

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 81,160
Average Annual Salary: $24,220
Average Entry Level Salary: $20,580
Average Experienced Salary: $29,950
Location Quotient: 1.08

3. Nebraska

Best States For Crew Members

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 23,240
Average Annual Salary: $21,220
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,910
Average Experienced Salary: $25,630
Location Quotient: 0.98

4. Missouri

Best States For Crew Members

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 73,810
Average Annual Salary: $19,700
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,760
Average Experienced Salary: $24,740
Location Quotient: 1.1

5. Ohio

Best States For Crew Members

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 163,790
Average Annual Salary: $19,860
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,590
Average Experienced Salary: $24,340
Location Quotient: 1.26

6. Texas

Best States For Crew Members

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 330,510
Average Annual Salary: $19,520
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,200
Average Experienced Salary: $24,850
Location Quotient: 1.15

7. Iowa

Best States For Crew Members

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 40,890
Average Annual Salary: $19,230
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,180
Average Experienced Salary: $24,610
Location Quotient: 1.09

8. Illinois

Best States For Crew Members

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 140,420
Average Annual Salary: $20,600
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,070
Average Experienced Salary: $24,930
Location Quotient: 0.97

9. Tennessee

Best States For Crew Members

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 74,390
Average Annual Salary: $18,800
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,120
Average Experienced Salary: $23,780
Location Quotient: 1.05

10. Arkansas

Best States For Crew Members

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 30,910
Average Annual Salary: $18,820
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,010
Average Experienced Salary: $21,250
Location Quotient: 1.06

There You Have It – The Best States To Be A Crew Member

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

  1. New York
  2. Maryland
  3. Hawaii

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best States For crew members

Rank State Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Michigan $20,350 $17,970 114,410
2 Washington $24,220 $20,580 81,160
3 Nebraska $21,220 $18,910 23,240
4 Missouri $19,700 $16,760 73,810
5 Ohio $19,860 $17,590 163,790
6 Texas $19,520 $16,200 330,510
7 Iowa $19,230 $16,180 40,890
8 Illinois $20,600 $18,070 140,420
9 Tennessee $18,800 $16,120 74,390
10 Arkansas $18,820 $17,010 30,910
11 Mississippi $18,810 $16,070 19,750
12 Utah $19,460 $16,180 41,490
13 West Virginia $19,880 $18,390 20,910
14 Indiana $18,390 $16,120 85,810
15 Minnesota $21,620 $19,190 66,370
16 North Dakota $23,420 $17,390 7,370
17 Florida $20,050 $17,560 228,350
18 Wyoming $20,060 $16,290 4,750
19 Arizona $20,340 $17,520 64,110
20 Kansas $18,930 $16,150 25,980
21 Georgia $18,460 $16,030 112,540
22 Kentucky $18,140 $16,080 68,350
23 Colorado $21,310 $17,980 65,140
24 Idaho $19,340 $16,220 11,350
25 North Carolina $18,530 $16,100 151,900
26 Oklahoma $18,190 $16,080 34,520
27 Montana $20,440 $17,610 11,050
28 Delaware $20,120 $17,550 11,720
29 Vermont $24,600 $20,010 6,150
30 Alabama $18,090 $16,020 49,320
31 Virginia $19,980 $16,220 92,780
32 Nevada $20,440 $16,310 30,950
33 Wisconsin $19,010 $16,130 71,230
34 New Mexico $18,690 $16,610 20,740
35 Oregon $22,930 $19,920 34,950
36 Pennsylvania $19,260 $16,150 146,380
37 South Dakota $20,190 $18,370 9,390
38 South Carolina $18,200 $16,050 52,450
39 Alaska $24,200 $20,290 4,530
40 Connecticut $23,760 $19,980 29,790
41 Louisiana $18,260 $16,110 29,030
42 Rhode Island $22,050 $19,980 9,560
43 Massachusetts $24,430 $20,810 57,700
44 California $23,680 $20,810 372,200
45 New Hampshire $20,570 $16,390 12,800
46 New Jersey $21,990 $18,220 52,720
47 Maine $19,290 $16,660 9,700
48 Hawaii $23,030 $18,150 12,880
49 Maryland $20,790 $17,630 48,940
50 New York $21,770 $18,960 158,160

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