These Are The 10 Best States For Custodians

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

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

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

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

  1. Wyoming
  2. North Dakota
  3. Minnesota
  4. Ohio
  5. Illinois
  6. Michigan
  7. Iowa
  8. Washington
  9. Nebraska
  10. Indiana

So there you have it — Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners is the best of the best when it comes to being a custodian.

How did Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners end up here and does it really deserve this ranking? Read on to see how we completed our research on the best states for custodians 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 custodian

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 custodians in America we needed to figure out where the jobs are and how well custodians 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 custodians in California is $30,350 and the average salary in Illinois is $29,830, 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 custodians in America.

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

1. Wyoming

Best States For Custodians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 5,090
Average Annual Salary: $28,490
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,690
Average Experienced Salary: $39,600
Location Quotient: 1.2

2. North Dakota

Best States For Custodians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 7,050
Average Annual Salary: $30,000
Average Entry Level Salary: $20,150
Average Experienced Salary: $43,370
Location Quotient: 1.08

3. Minnesota

Best States For Custodians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 45,610
Average Annual Salary: $29,630
Average Entry Level Salary: $19,600
Average Experienced Salary: $44,090
Location Quotient: 1.05

4. Ohio

Best States For Custodians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 85,470
Average Annual Salary: $26,610
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,050
Average Experienced Salary: $40,010
Location Quotient: 1.04

5. Illinois

Best States For Custodians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 86,230
Average Annual Salary: $29,830
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,820
Average Experienced Salary: $46,690
Location Quotient: 0.95

6. Michigan

Best States For Custodians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 59,850
Average Annual Salary: $26,120
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,390
Average Experienced Salary: $38,240
Location Quotient: 0.92

7. Iowa

Best States For Custodians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 23,870
Average Annual Salary: $26,400
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,300
Average Experienced Salary: $38,520
Location Quotient: 1.01

8. Washington

Best States For Custodians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 42,890
Average Annual Salary: $31,420
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,590
Average Experienced Salary: $44,020
Location Quotient: 0.91

9. Nebraska

Best States For Custodians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 14,210
Average Annual Salary: $25,590
Average Entry Level Salary: $19,170
Average Experienced Salary: $36,120
Location Quotient: 0.95

10. Indiana

Best States For Custodians

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 44,630
Average Annual Salary: $25,170
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,130
Average Experienced Salary: $36,710
Location Quotient: 0.97

There You Have It – The Best States To Be A Custodian

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

  1. California
  2. Maryland
  3. North Carolina

Detailed List Of The Best States For custodians

Rank State Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Wyoming $28,490 $18,690 5,090
2 North Dakota $30,000 $20,150 7,050
3 Minnesota $29,630 $19,600 45,610
4 Ohio $26,610 $18,050 85,470
5 Illinois $29,830 $18,820 86,230
6 Michigan $26,120 $18,390 59,850
7 Iowa $26,400 $17,300 23,870
8 Washington $31,420 $21,590 42,890
9 Nebraska $25,590 $19,170 14,210
10 Indiana $25,170 $17,130 44,630
11 Montana $27,420 $18,450 8,190
12 Kansas $25,150 $17,080 20,770
13 Missouri $24,570 $17,550 43,190
14 Nevada $28,470 $17,300 31,090
15 Delaware $26,310 $18,200 8,630
16 Wisconsin $25,960 $17,280 42,760
17 Connecticut $32,620 $20,320 30,550
18 Kentucky $24,500 $16,940 24,250
19 Pennsylvania $26,780 $17,320 89,770
20 New Jersey $30,920 $19,140 64,260
21 Utah $23,390 $16,480 21,710
22 New York $32,370 $19,430 196,790
23 Idaho $24,480 $16,930 9,130
24 West Virginia $24,480 $18,640 8,630
25 Colorado $27,120 $18,690 36,060
26 Virginia $25,390 $17,050 63,110
27 Maine $28,040 $18,670 10,530
28 Mississippi $21,400 $16,420 16,990
29 Tennessee $23,580 $16,720 36,990
30 Massachusetts $34,130 $21,480 53,960
31 Alaska $32,370 $20,930 6,240
32 Arkansas $22,020 $17,250 16,520
33 South Dakota $24,740 $19,040 8,330
34 Alabama $22,380 $16,610 30,520
35 Oklahoma $22,580 $16,650 21,170
36 Texas $22,800 $16,680 168,060
37 Georgia $23,300 $16,710 53,000
38 Vermont $29,100 $20,860 4,970
39 Arizona $24,440 $17,920 36,490
40 New Mexico $23,080 $17,200 12,580
41 New Hampshire $28,450 $19,320 9,800
42 Rhode Island $28,810 $19,980 7,060
43 Florida $23,140 $17,840 121,760
44 Hawaii $27,970 $18,390 13,070
45 Oregon $28,160 $20,470 24,530
46 South Carolina $22,060 $16,460 30,990
47 Louisiana $21,490 $16,400 28,240
48 North Carolina $22,480 $16,630 55,430
49 Maryland $26,600 $18,200 41,550
50 California $30,350 $20,820 224,110

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