Curriculum Developers are one of the most common jobs in America. Additionally, a significant number of people work as curriculum developers in every state in the union — it’s not like they are all just concentrated in California or the South.
Since curriculum developers are such a prominent occupation, we at Zippia wanted to look at where curriculum developers 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 curriculum developers.
After all the numbers had been crunched, we were left with this list of the best of best for America’s curriculum developers:
So there you have it — Instructional Coordinators is the best of the best when it comes to being a curriculum developer.
How did Instructional Coordinators end up here and does it really deserve this ranking? Read on to see how we completed our research on the best states for curriculum developers 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 curriculum developers in America we needed to figure out where the jobs are and how well curriculum developers 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 curriculum developers in California is $75,530 and the average salary in Illinois is $62,700, 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 curriculum developers in America.
So without further ado, let’s get into just what made each state so great for curriculum developers.
Total Jobs: 13,500
Average Annual Salary: $68,250
Average Entry Level Salary: $44,190
Average Experienced Salary: $95,240
Location Quotient: 1.1
Total Jobs: 4,650
Average Annual Salary: $74,950
Average Entry Level Salary: $39,840
Average Experienced Salary: $109,240
Location Quotient: 1.18
Total Jobs: 2,390
Average Annual Salary: $60,690
Average Entry Level Salary: $34,890
Average Experienced Salary: $93,120
Location Quotient: 1.22
Total Jobs: 330
Average Annual Salary: $65,100
Average Entry Level Salary: $41,510
Average Experienced Salary: $84,770
Location Quotient: 1.15
Total Jobs: 4,330
Average Annual Salary: $64,380
Average Entry Level Salary: $33,120
Average Experienced Salary: $96,300
Location Quotient: 0.98
Total Jobs: 1,210
Average Annual Salary: $71,370
Average Entry Level Salary: $46,370
Average Experienced Salary: $96,880
Location Quotient: 0.6
Total Jobs: 840
Average Annual Salary: $66,340
Average Entry Level Salary: $41,120
Average Experienced Salary: $93,480
Location Quotient: 1.81
Total Jobs: 1,120
Average Annual Salary: $56,960
Average Entry Level Salary: $35,010
Average Experienced Salary: $85,220
Location Quotient: 0.95
Total Jobs: 1,930
Average Annual Salary: $62,960
Average Entry Level Salary: $39,650
Average Experienced Salary: $91,470
Location Quotient: 0.64
Total Jobs: 3,180
Average Annual Salary: $67,870
Average Entry Level Salary: $40,500
Average Experienced Salary: $97,530
Location Quotient: 1.21
If you’re looking to start out your career as a curriculum developer 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.
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