These Are The 10 Best States For Detailers

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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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. Illinois
  2. Nebraska
  3. North Dakota
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Arkansas
  6. Wyoming
  7. Washington
  8. Kansas
  9. Iowa
  10. Wisconsin

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

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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 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 detailers in California is $25,630 and the average salary in Illinois is $27,420, 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. Illinois

Best States For Detailers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 17,910
Average Annual Salary: $27,420
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,270
Average Experienced Salary: $52,690
Location Quotient: 1.22

2. Nebraska

Best States For Detailers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 2,910
Average Annual Salary: $26,320
Average Entry Level Salary: $19,240
Average Experienced Salary: $36,570
Location Quotient: 1.21

3. North Dakota

Best States For Detailers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 1,270
Average Annual Salary: $29,930
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,530
Average Experienced Salary: $49,110
Location Quotient: 1.2

4. Oklahoma

Best States For Detailers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 4,070
Average Annual Salary: $24,500
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,090
Average Experienced Salary: $36,070
Location Quotient: 1.03

5. Arkansas

Best States For Detailers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 3,330
Average Annual Salary: $23,240
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,000
Average Experienced Salary: $30,620
Location Quotient: 1.13

6. Wyoming

Best States For Detailers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 560
Average Annual Salary: $26,510
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,630
Average Experienced Salary: $39,980
Location Quotient: 0.82

7. Washington

Best States For Detailers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 7,380
Average Annual Salary: $28,090
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,150
Average Experienced Salary: $38,240
Location Quotient: 0.97

8. Kansas

Best States For Detailers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 3,870
Average Annual Salary: $23,810
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,790
Average Experienced Salary: $33,770
Location Quotient: 1.13

9. Iowa

Best States For Detailers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 3,810
Average Annual Salary: $24,310
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,020
Average Experienced Salary: $32,320
Location Quotient: 1.0

10. Wisconsin

Best States For Detailers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 6,990
Average Annual Salary: $26,950
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,330
Average Experienced Salary: $41,030
Location Quotient: 1.0

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. Alaska
  3. Rhode Island

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best States For detailers

Rank State Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Illinois $27,420 $18,270 17,910
2 Nebraska $26,320 $19,240 2,910
3 North Dakota $29,930 $18,530 1,270
4 Oklahoma $24,500 $17,090 4,070
5 Arkansas $23,240 $18,000 3,330
6 Wyoming $26,510 $17,630 560
7 Washington $28,090 $21,150 7,380
8 Kansas $23,810 $16,790 3,870
9 Iowa $24,310 $17,020 3,810
10 Wisconsin $26,950 $17,330 6,990
11 Ohio $24,560 $17,940 12,410
12 Idaho $22,810 $16,330 2,150
13 Tennessee $24,130 $16,860 5,690
14 Minnesota $25,170 $19,310 6,990
15 Texas $22,790 $16,660 35,180
16 Indiana $23,330 $16,700 7,320
17 Montana $24,910 $18,560 1,330
18 Missouri $22,040 $17,000 8,040
19 Florida $23,400 $17,730 25,650
20 Utah $23,370 $16,860 3,780
21 Alabama $22,740 $16,750 5,420
22 Mississippi $22,600 $16,800 1,880
23 Kentucky $22,970 $16,520 3,970
24 Michigan $22,200 $18,130 9,010
25 West Virginia $22,770 $18,500 1,300
26 Oregon $26,790 $20,540 5,150
27 Arizona $22,520 $17,790 7,080
28 New York $32,090 $19,050 17,120
29 Georgia $22,290 $16,570 8,060
30 Virginia $23,130 $16,450 9,700
31 New Mexico $21,820 $17,330 2,400
32 North Carolina $22,260 $16,480 9,680
33 Colorado $24,010 $18,390 6,150
34 Louisiana $22,110 $16,390 4,310
35 South Dakota $22,200 $18,630 1,220
36 Nevada $22,090 $16,480 3,860
37 South Carolina $23,260 $16,740 3,580
38 Delaware $23,170 $17,780 920
39 Pennsylvania $22,910 $16,640 11,350
40 California $25,630 $20,810 49,270
41 Vermont $26,570 $20,130 540
42 Connecticut $26,960 $19,980 3,270
43 Massachusetts $28,680 $20,810 4,450
44 Hawaii $26,600 $18,640 1,810
45 Maine $24,330 $17,790 1,020
46 New Jersey $24,480 $18,310 8,180
47 New Hampshire $25,470 $18,540 1,100
48 Rhode Island $25,150 $20,080 750
49 Alaska $26,420 $20,310 530
50 Maryland $24,710 $17,930 4,550
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