These Are The 10 States With The Highest Curriculum Developer 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 curriculum developers 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 curriculum developers 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 curriculum developers 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 curriculum developers after this adjustment? That would be Instructional Coordinators.

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

  1. Alabama
  2. Texas
  3. Virginia
  4. Michigan
  5. Wyoming
  6. Tennessee
  7. Iowa
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Indiana
  10. Kentucky

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 curriculum developers 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 $75530, so our index value would be:

$75,530 * (100 / 135.9) = $55,577

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

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

Detailed List Of Curriculum Developer Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Alabama $78,256 $71,370 91.2
2 Texas $75,248 $68,250 90.7
3 Virginia $74,355 $74,950 100.8
4 Michigan $72,337 $64,380 89.0
5 Wyoming $70,915 $65,100 91.8
6 Tennessee $70,425 $62,960 89.4
7 Iowa $69,461 $63,210 91.0
8 Wisconsin $69,163 $66,950 96.8
9 Indiana $67,061 $60,020 89.5
10 Kentucky $67,060 $60,690 90.5
11 Nebraska $66,746 $61,140 91.6
12 Mississippi $66,309 $56,960 85.9
13 Illinois $66,279 $62,700 94.6
14 Connecticut $65,794 $84,020 127.7
15 New Mexico $65,647 $63,350 96.5
16 North Dakota $65,543 $65,150 99.4
17 Delaware $65,424 $66,340 101.4
18 Colorado $65,385 $67,870 103.8
19 Arkansas $65,281 $56,860 87.1
20 New Jersey $64,856 $79,060 121.9
21 Utah $64,043 $59,560 93.0
22 Georgia $62,210 $56,860 91.4
23 Ohio $62,014 $58,170 93.8
24 North Carolina $61,416 $57,670 93.9
25 Pennsylvania $61,410 $62,270 101.4
26 Minnesota $61,021 $61,510 100.8
27 Washington $60,931 $64,100 105.2
28 South Dakota $60,270 $62,500 103.7
29 Oregon $60,164 $69,550 115.6
30 West Virginia $59,764 $55,820 93.4
31 Oklahoma $59,540 $53,110 89.2
32 Missouri $59,269 $53,580 90.4
33 Idaho $59,120 $54,450 92.1
34 Nevada $59,031 $60,980 103.3
35 Kansas $58,909 $52,960 89.9
36 Florida $58,199 $57,210 98.3
37 South Carolina $56,169 $55,720 99.2
38 Maryland $55,760 $69,980 125.5
39 Alaska $55,743 $73,080 131.1
40 California $55,577 $75,530 135.9
41 Louisiana $54,588 $51,750 94.8
42 Maine $54,259 $60,120 110.8
43 Arizona $54,081 $53,000 98.0
44 New York $53,862 $70,560 131.0
45 Montana $53,809 $54,240 100.8
46 New Hampshire $53,769 $62,910 117.0
47 Vermont $51,866 $62,810 121.1
48 Massachusetts $50,457 $67,310 133.4
49 Rhode Island $45,625 $55,070 120.7
50 Hawaii $40,101 $67,330 167.9