These Are The 10 Best States For Curriculum Developers

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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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:

  1. Texas
  2. Virginia
  3. Kentucky
  4. Wyoming
  5. Michigan
  6. Alabama
  7. Delaware
  8. Mississippi
  9. Tennessee
  10. Colorado

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:

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How we determined the best states to be a curriculum developer

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 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:

  • 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 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.

1. Texas

Best States For Curriculum Developers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 13,500
Average Annual Salary: $68,250
Average Entry Level Salary: $44,190
Average Experienced Salary: $95,240
Location Quotient: 1.1

2. Virginia

Best States For Curriculum Developers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 4,650
Average Annual Salary: $74,950
Average Entry Level Salary: $39,840
Average Experienced Salary: $109,240
Location Quotient: 1.18

3. Kentucky

Best States For Curriculum Developers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 2,390
Average Annual Salary: $60,690
Average Entry Level Salary: $34,890
Average Experienced Salary: $93,120
Location Quotient: 1.22

4. Wyoming

Best States For Curriculum Developers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 330
Average Annual Salary: $65,100
Average Entry Level Salary: $41,510
Average Experienced Salary: $84,770
Location Quotient: 1.15

5. Michigan

Best States For Curriculum Developers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 4,330
Average Annual Salary: $64,380
Average Entry Level Salary: $33,120
Average Experienced Salary: $96,300
Location Quotient: 0.98

6. Alabama

Best States For Curriculum Developers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 1,210
Average Annual Salary: $71,370
Average Entry Level Salary: $46,370
Average Experienced Salary: $96,880
Location Quotient: 0.6

7. Delaware

Best States For Curriculum Developers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 840
Average Annual Salary: $66,340
Average Entry Level Salary: $41,120
Average Experienced Salary: $93,480
Location Quotient: 1.81

8. Mississippi

Best States For Curriculum Developers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 1,120
Average Annual Salary: $56,960
Average Entry Level Salary: $35,010
Average Experienced Salary: $85,220
Location Quotient: 0.95

9. Tennessee

Best States For Curriculum Developers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 1,930
Average Annual Salary: $62,960
Average Entry Level Salary: $39,650
Average Experienced Salary: $91,470
Location Quotient: 0.64

10. Colorado

Best States For Curriculum Developers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 3,180
Average Annual Salary: $67,870
Average Entry Level Salary: $40,500
Average Experienced Salary: $97,530
Location Quotient: 1.21

There You Have It – The Best States To Be A Curriculum Developer

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.

If you’re curious, here are the worst states to be a curriculum developer in America:

  1. Montana
  2. Massachusetts
  3. New Hampshire

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best States For curriculum developers

Rank State Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Texas $68,250 $44,190 13,500
2 Virginia $74,950 $39,840 4,650
3 Kentucky $60,690 $34,890 2,390
4 Wyoming $65,100 $41,510 330
5 Michigan $64,380 $33,120 4,330
6 Alabama $71,370 $46,370 1,210
7 Delaware $66,340 $41,120 840
8 Mississippi $56,960 $35,010 1,120
9 Tennessee $62,960 $39,650 1,930
10 Colorado $67,870 $40,500 3,180
11 Arkansas $56,860 $35,010 1,640
12 Iowa $63,210 $27,870 1,830
13 North Dakota $65,150 $38,750 270
14 Wisconsin $66,950 $36,880 1,650
15 Nebraska $61,140 $37,010 590
16 Illinois $62,700 $29,610 4,290
17 West Virginia $55,820 $31,880 1,530
18 Connecticut $84,020 $41,520 1,270
19 Utah $59,560 $27,650 1,530
20 Georgia $56,860 $26,570 5,310
21 North Carolina $57,670 $36,580 4,310
22 Maryland $69,980 $44,020 6,510
23 Indiana $60,020 $26,190 1,690
24 Minnesota $61,510 $34,350 2,970
25 South Dakota $62,500 $43,050 370
26 Pennsylvania $62,270 $33,190 5,180
27 New Jersey $79,060 $42,460 2,760
28 New Mexico $63,350 $28,380 510
29 Ohio $58,170 $32,150 2,930
30 Oklahoma $53,110 $31,260 1,190
31 Florida $57,210 $31,540 9,820
32 Alaska $73,080 $43,290 490
33 Vermont $62,810 $27,430 570
34 Washington $64,100 $40,760 1,920
35 Arizona $53,000 $31,750 4,610
36 Kansas $52,960 $28,580 1,000
37 New York $70,560 $39,650 11,650
38 California $75,530 $40,930 18,570
39 Missouri $53,580 $26,750 1,990
40 Louisiana $51,750 $31,660 1,910
41 Nevada $60,980 $40,900 270
42 Oregon $69,550 $35,030 1,040
43 South Carolina $55,720 $28,860 1,950
44 Maine $60,120 $36,460 530
45 Rhode Island $55,070 $33,750 930
46 Idaho $54,450 $23,710 500
47 Hawaii $67,330 $42,300 1,260
48 New Hampshire $62,910 $33,890 680
49 Massachusetts $67,310 $33,540 4,010
50 Montana $54,240 $27,680 260