The 10 Best States For Detailers In 2019

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

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

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

  1. Nebraska
  2. North Dakota
  3. Illinois
  4. Kansas
  5. Arkansas
  6. Wyoming
  7. Missouri
  8. Oklahoma
  9. Washington
  10. Texas

So there you have it — Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment is the best of the best when it comes to being a detailer.

How did Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment end up here and does it really deserve this ranking? Read on to see how we completed our research on the best states for detailers and for more on the top ten states.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

How we determined the best states to be a detailer

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 detailers in America we needed to figure out where the jobs are and how well detailers get paid. This led to the following criteria taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’s Occupational Employment Statistics for 2018:

  • 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 detailers in California is $28,840 and the average salary in Illinois is $27,830, 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 detailers in America.

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

1. Nebraska

Best States For Detailers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 3,910
Average Annual Salary: $28,180
Average Entry Level Salary: $20,700
Average Experienced Salary: $38,210
Location Quotient: 1.53

2. North Dakota

Best States For Detailers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 1,420
Average Annual Salary: $29,710
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,320
Average Experienced Salary: $40,440
Location Quotient: 1.3

3. Illinois

Best States For Detailers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 17,870
Average Annual Salary: $27,830
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,770
Average Experienced Salary: $48,190
Location Quotient: 1.14

4. Kansas

Best States For Detailers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 3,790
Average Annual Salary: $26,840
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,780
Average Experienced Salary: $38,570
Location Quotient: 1.05

5. Arkansas

Best States For Detailers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 4,460
Average Annual Salary: $24,350
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,880
Average Experienced Salary: $32,090
Location Quotient: 1.41

6. Wyoming

Best States For Detailers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 650
Average Annual Salary: $27,580
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,520
Average Experienced Salary: $38,980
Location Quotient: 0.92

7. Missouri

Best States For Detailers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 8,060
Average Annual Salary: $25,980
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,150
Average Experienced Salary: $37,480
Location Quotient: 1.1

8. Oklahoma

Best States For Detailers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 4,190
Average Annual Salary: $25,810
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,590
Average Experienced Salary: $38,420
Location Quotient: 1.0

9. Washington

Best States For Detailers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 8,120
Average Annual Salary: $30,780
Average Entry Level Salary: $24,340
Average Experienced Salary: $39,710
Location Quotient: 0.95

10. Texas

Best States For Detailers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 37,140
Average Annual Salary: $25,500
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,280
Average Experienced Salary: $36,930
Location Quotient: 1.17

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

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

  1. Maryland
  2. New Jersey
  3. Alaska

Detailed List Of The Best States For detailers

Rank State Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Nebraska $28,180 $20,700 3,910
2 North Dakota $29,710 $21,320 1,420
3 Illinois $27,830 $18,770 17,870
4 Kansas $26,840 $17,780 3,790
5 Arkansas $24,350 $18,880 4,460
6 Wyoming $27,580 $18,520 650
7 Missouri $25,980 $18,150 8,060
8 Oklahoma $25,810 $17,590 4,190
9 Washington $30,780 $24,340 8,120
10 Texas $25,500 $17,280 37,140
11 Wisconsin $28,160 $18,480 7,490
12 Iowa $26,170 $17,730 4,420
13 Michigan $24,940 $19,550 10,270
14 Mississippi $25,510 $18,020 2,210
15 Tennessee $25,750 $17,620 6,210
16 Idaho $24,460 $17,330 2,390
17 Indiana $24,680 $16,980 8,100
18 Colorado $27,810 $21,240 6,470
19 Ohio $25,590 $18,520 12,220
20 Montana $26,570 $19,680 1,350
21 Minnesota $28,640 $21,110 5,620
22 Arizona $25,670 $21,850 8,050
23 Florida $25,630 $18,480 27,710
24 West Virginia $24,910 $19,260 1,580
25 Kentucky $24,180 $17,170 4,530
26 Alabama $23,990 $17,140 5,400
27 Utah $24,380 $17,120 4,220
28 New Mexico $24,380 $18,540 2,420
29 Oregon $27,950 $22,070 6,230
30 Virginia $25,940 $17,060 8,930
31 Georgia $24,180 $16,940 9,350
32 New York $33,830 $21,650 19,520
33 Pennsylvania $25,960 $17,490 13,470
34 Vermont $29,730 $22,720 750
35 North Carolina $23,690 $16,950 10,000
36 Nevada $23,680 $16,810 4,580
37 South Dakota $24,310 $19,290 1,140
38 Maine $27,560 $21,020 1,160
39 California $28,840 $22,600 57,770
40 Delaware $24,470 $18,520 960
41 Louisiana $22,210 $16,600 4,140
42 Massachusetts $31,690 $23,960 4,210
43 New Hampshire $28,640 $19,390 1,360
44 South Carolina $23,500 $16,970 4,240
45 Hawaii $27,570 $21,020 1,930
46 Connecticut $29,170 $21,820 3,100
47 Rhode Island $26,650 $21,600 940
48 Alaska $29,670 $21,750 610
49 New Jersey $26,020 $19,150 8,360
50 Maryland $27,390 $19,990 5,360
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