The 10 States With The Highest Detailer Salaries For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 1 month 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 detailers 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 detailers 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 detailers 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 detailers after this adjustment? That would be Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment.

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

  1. Nebraska
  2. Wyoming
  3. North Dakota
  4. Kansas
  5. Mississippi
  6. Illinois
  7. Washington
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Tennessee

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

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

How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for detailers from the 2018 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 $28840, so our index value would be:

$28,840 * (100 / 135.9) = $21,221

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

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

Detailed List Of Detailer Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Nebraska $30,764 $28,180 91.6
2 Wyoming $30,043 $27,580 91.8
3 North Dakota $29,889 $29,710 99.4
4 Kansas $29,855 $26,840 89.9
5 Mississippi $29,697 $25,510 85.9
6 Illinois $29,418 $27,830 94.6
7 Washington $29,258 $30,780 105.2
8 Wisconsin $29,090 $28,160 96.8
9 Oklahoma $28,934 $25,810 89.2
10 Tennessee $28,803 $25,750 89.4
11 Iowa $28,758 $26,170 91.0
12 Missouri $28,738 $25,980 90.4
13 Minnesota $28,412 $28,640 100.8
14 Texas $28,114 $25,500 90.7
15 Michigan $28,022 $24,940 89.0
16 Arkansas $27,956 $24,350 87.1
17 Indiana $27,575 $24,680 89.5
18 Ohio $27,281 $25,590 93.8
19 Colorado $26,791 $27,810 103.8
20 Kentucky $26,718 $24,180 90.5
21 West Virginia $26,670 $24,910 93.4
22 Idaho $26,558 $24,460 92.1
23 Georgia $26,455 $24,180 91.4
24 Montana $26,359 $26,570 100.8
25 Alabama $26,304 $23,990 91.2
26 Utah $26,215 $24,380 93.0
27 Arizona $26,193 $25,670 98.0
28 Florida $26,073 $25,630 98.3
29 New York $25,824 $33,830 131.0
30 Virginia $25,734 $25,940 100.8
31 Pennsylvania $25,601 $25,960 101.4
32 New Mexico $25,264 $24,380 96.5
33 North Carolina $25,228 $23,690 93.9
34 Maine $24,873 $27,560 110.8
35 Vermont $24,549 $29,730 121.1
36 New Hampshire $24,478 $28,640 117.0
37 Oregon $24,178 $27,950 115.6
38 Delaware $24,132 $24,470 101.4
39 Massachusetts $23,755 $31,690 133.4
40 South Carolina $23,689 $23,500 99.2
41 South Dakota $23,442 $24,310 103.7
42 Louisiana $23,428 $22,210 94.8
43 Nevada $22,923 $23,680 103.3
44 Connecticut $22,842 $29,170 127.7
45 Alaska $22,631 $29,670 131.1
46 Rhode Island $22,079 $26,650 120.7
47 Maryland $21,824 $27,390 125.5
48 New Jersey $21,345 $26,020 121.9
49 California $21,221 $28,840 135.9
50 Hawaii $16,420 $27,570 167.9
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