These Are The 10 States With The Highest Concession Worker Salaries For 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 8 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 concession workers 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 concession workers 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 concession workers 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 concession workers after this adjustment? That would be Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop.

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

  1. Nevada
  2. North Dakota
  3. Washington
  4. Michigan
  5. Illinois
  6. Arkansas
  7. Arizona
  8. Nebraska
  9. Utah
  10. Wyoming

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 concession workers 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 $25760, so our index value would be:

$25,760 * (100 / 135.9) = $18,955

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

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

Detailed List Of Concession Worker Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Nevada $24,211 $25,010 103.3
2 North Dakota $24,064 $23,920 99.4
3 Washington $23,555 $24,780 105.2
4 Michigan $23,393 $20,820 89.0
5 Illinois $22,959 $21,720 94.6
6 Arkansas $22,675 $19,750 87.1
7 Arizona $22,500 $22,050 98.0
8 Nebraska $22,401 $20,520 91.6
9 Utah $22,397 $20,830 93.0
10 Wyoming $22,309 $20,480 91.8
11 Ohio $22,217 $20,840 93.8
12 Mississippi $22,153 $19,030 85.9
13 Iowa $21,868 $19,900 91.0
14 Missouri $21,814 $19,720 90.4
15 Oklahoma $21,692 $19,350 89.2
16 Colorado $21,483 $22,300 103.8
17 Texas $21,278 $19,300 90.7
18 Kansas $21,190 $19,050 89.9
19 West Virginia $21,081 $19,690 93.4
20 Idaho $21,031 $19,370 92.1
21 Kentucky $20,895 $18,910 90.5
22 Minnesota $20,813 $20,980 100.8
23 Tennessee $20,805 $18,600 89.4
24 Indiana $20,659 $18,490 89.5
25 Georgia $20,656 $18,880 91.4
26 Alabama $20,646 $18,830 91.2
27 Florida $20,630 $20,280 98.3
28 Wisconsin $20,557 $19,900 96.8
29 Delaware $20,493 $20,780 101.4
30 Louisiana $20,232 $19,180 94.8
31 North Carolina $20,191 $18,960 93.9
32 South Dakota $20,135 $20,880 103.7
33 Oregon $20,129 $23,270 115.6
34 Virginia $20,069 $20,230 100.8
35 Montana $19,890 $20,050 100.8
36 New Mexico $19,626 $18,940 96.5
37 Pennsylvania $19,092 $19,360 101.4
38 Alaska $19,031 $24,950 131.1
39 California $18,955 $25,760 135.9
40 Vermont $18,868 $22,850 121.1
41 South Carolina $18,679 $18,530 99.2
42 New Hampshire $18,547 $21,700 117.0
43 Maryland $18,079 $22,690 125.5
44 Rhode Island $17,986 $21,710 120.7
45 New York $17,969 $23,540 131.0
46 Maine $17,527 $19,420 110.8
47 Connecticut $17,243 $22,020 127.7
48 Massachusetts $17,001 $22,680 133.4
49 New Jersey $16,784 $20,460 121.9
50 Hawaii $14,038 $23,570 167.9