These Are The 10 States With The Highest Can Maker Salaries For 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 10 months ago
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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do can makers get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for can makers by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for can makers by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for can makers after this adjustment? That would be Food Batchmakers.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Iowa
  2. Michigan
  3. Missouri
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Kentucky
  6. Kansas
  7. Ohio
  8. Minnesota
  9. Tennessee
  10. Idaho

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

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How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for can makers from the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $29160, so our index value would be:

$29,160 * (100 / 135.9) = $21,456

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for can makers.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

Detailed List Of Can Maker Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Iowa $43,406 $39,500 91.0
2 Michigan $36,921 $32,860 89.0
3 Missouri $36,360 $32,870 90.4
4 Wisconsin $35,774 $34,630 96.8
5 Kentucky $35,414 $32,050 90.5
6 Kansas $34,505 $31,020 89.9
7 Ohio $33,987 $31,880 93.8
8 Minnesota $33,660 $33,930 100.8
9 Tennessee $33,478 $29,930 89.4
10 Idaho $32,627 $30,050 92.1
11 Pennsylvania $32,258 $32,710 101.4
12 Illinois $31,659 $29,950 94.6
13 Indiana $31,240 $27,960 89.5
14 Utah $31,193 $29,010 93.0
15 Nebraska $31,102 $28,490 91.6
16 Georgia $30,962 $28,300 91.4
17 Oklahoma $30,246 $26,980 89.2
18 Maine $30,081 $33,330 110.8
19 Texas $29,900 $27,120 90.7
20 Washington $29,543 $31,080 105.2
21 Vermont $29,537 $35,770 121.1
22 Arkansas $29,322 $25,540 87.1
23 New Mexico $29,129 $28,110 96.5
24 North Carolina $29,020 $27,250 93.9
25 Alabama $29,002 $26,450 91.2
26 South Dakota $28,987 $30,060 103.7
27 South Carolina $28,971 $28,740 99.2
28 Louisiana $27,689 $26,250 94.8
29 Wyoming $27,559 $25,300 91.8
30 New Jersey $27,342 $33,330 121.9
31 Montana $27,013 $27,230 100.8
32 Colorado $26,657 $27,670 103.8
33 North Dakota $26,649 $26,490 99.4
34 Arizona $26,622 $26,090 98.0
35 New Hampshire $26,282 $30,750 117.0
36 Virginia $26,259 $26,470 100.8
37 Nevada $26,137 $27,000 103.3
38 Florida $26,063 $25,620 98.3
39 Oregon $25,397 $29,360 115.6
40 West Virginia $25,160 $23,500 93.4
41 Delaware $24,674 $25,020 101.4
42 Maryland $24,637 $30,920 125.5
43 Rhode Island $22,742 $27,450 120.7
44 Massachusetts $22,263 $29,700 133.4
45 Connecticut $21,777 $27,810 127.7
46 California $21,456 $29,160 135.9
47 New York $21,045 $27,570 131.0
48 Alaska $19,244 $25,230 131.1
49 Hawaii $16,170 $27,150 167.9