These Are The 10 States With The Highest Chairperson Salaries For 2017

We used the most recent data to determine the states that pay chairpersons the best.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings, Salaries - 3 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 chairpeople 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 chairpeople 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 chairpeople 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 chairpeople after this adjustment? That would be Education Administrators, Postsecondary.

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

  1. Texas
  2. Florida
  3. Michigan
  4. Georgia
  5. Wyoming
  6. Nevada
  7. Alabama
  8. Indiana
  9. North Carolina
  10. Missouri

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 chairpeople 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 $123040, so our index value would be:

$123,040 * (100 / 135.9) = $90,537

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

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

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Detailed List Of Chairperson Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Texas $130,639 $118,490 90.7
2 Florida $128,158 $125,980 98.3
3 Michigan $125,842 $112,000 89.0
4 Georgia $122,045 $111,550 91.4
5 Wyoming $116,252 $106,720 91.8
6 Nevada $114,743 $118,530 103.3
7 Alabama $114,649 $104,560 91.2
8 Indiana $112,960 $101,100 89.5
9 North Carolina $112,811 $105,930 93.9
10 Missouri $112,289 $101,510 90.4
11 Iowa $111,813 $101,750 91.0
12 South Dakota $111,600 $115,730 103.7
13 Arkansas $111,389 $97,020 87.1
14 Wisconsin $110,981 $107,430 96.8
15 Ohio $110,980 $104,100 93.8
16 Nebraska $109,246 $100,070 91.6
17 Utah $104,526 $97,210 93.0
18 Mississippi $104,516 $89,780 85.9
19 Pennsylvania $104,349 $105,810 101.4
20 Virginia $103,293 $104,120 100.8
21 Illinois $102,441 $96,910 94.6
22 Tennessee $101,442 $90,690 89.4
23 Idaho $98,610 $90,820 92.1
24 Washington $95,057 $100,000 105.2
25 Kansas $94,838 $85,260 89.9
26 Oklahoma $93,789 $83,660 89.2
27 Kentucky $93,082 $84,240 90.5
28 Montana $93,055 $93,800 100.8
29 Louisiana $92,900 $88,070 94.8
30 Rhode Island $92,808 $112,020 120.7
31 California $90,537 $123,040 135.9
32 Oregon $89,480 $103,440 115.6
33 Colorado $89,344 $92,740 103.8
34 South Carolina $89,294 $88,580 99.2
35 New Mexico $87,989 $84,910 96.5
36 Alaska $87,688 $114,960 131.1
37 New Hampshire $87,512 $102,390 117.0
38 New York $87,305 $114,370 131.0
39 Minnesota $86,071 $86,760 100.8
40 Maine $80,072 $88,720 110.8
41 Connecticut $71,761 $91,640 127.7
42 Vermont $65,433 $79,240 121.1

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