These Are The 10 States With The Highest Dietary Aide Salaries For 2017

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

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings, Salaries - 3 months ago




Advertisement. Article Continues Below.

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 dietary aides 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 dietary aides 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 dietary aides 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 dietary aides after this adjustment? That would be Food Preparation Workers.

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

  1. Michigan
  2. Washington
  3. North Dakota
  4. Minnesota
  5. Wyoming
  6. Nevada
  7. Illinois
  8. Texas
  9. Nebraska
  10. Iowa

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:

Advertisement. Article Continues Below.

How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for dietary aides 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 $25350, so our index value would be:

$25,350 * (100 / 135.9) = $18,653

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

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

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Dietary Aide Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Michigan $26,921 $23,960 89.0
2 Washington $26,663 $28,050 105.2
3 North Dakota $26,317 $26,160 99.4
4 Minnesota $25,406 $25,610 100.8
5 Wyoming $25,239 $23,170 91.8
6 Nevada $24,453 $25,260 103.3
7 Illinois $23,985 $22,690 94.6
8 Texas $23,925 $21,700 90.7
9 Nebraska $23,722 $21,730 91.6
10 Iowa $23,483 $21,370 91.0
11 Florida $23,346 $22,950 98.3
12 Colorado $23,256 $24,140 103.8
13 Ohio $23,230 $21,790 93.8
14 Tennessee $23,131 $20,680 89.4
15 Kentucky $23,071 $20,880 90.5
16 Arkansas $23,065 $20,090 87.1
17 Utah $22,956 $21,350 93.0
18 Indiana $22,916 $20,510 89.5
19 Missouri $22,732 $20,550 90.4
20 Arizona $22,561 $22,110 98.0
21 Delaware $22,504 $22,820 101.4
22 West Virginia $22,462 $20,980 93.4
23 North Carolina $22,321 $20,960 93.9
24 Oklahoma $22,253 $19,850 89.2
25 Kansas $22,157 $19,920 89.9
26 Georgia $22,067 $20,170 91.4
27 Mississippi $22,025 $18,920 85.9
28 Alabama $22,017 $20,080 91.2
29 New Mexico $21,968 $21,200 96.5
30 Idaho $21,834 $20,110 92.1
31 Virginia $21,825 $22,000 100.8
32 Pennsylvania $21,765 $22,070 101.4
33 Wisconsin $21,559 $20,870 96.8
34 Connecticut $21,542 $27,510 127.7
35 Montana $21,418 $21,590 100.8
36 South Carolina $21,169 $21,000 99.2
37 Maine $20,983 $23,250 110.8
38 Oregon $20,951 $24,220 115.6
39 Alaska $20,793 $27,260 131.1
40 South Dakota $20,732 $21,500 103.7
41 Rhode Island $20,480 $24,720 120.7
42 Massachusetts $19,797 $26,410 133.4
43 Vermont $19,760 $23,930 121.1
44 Louisiana $19,261 $18,260 94.8
45 Maryland $19,131 $24,010 125.5
46 New Hampshire $19,094 $22,340 117.0
47 New York $19,038 $24,940 131.0
48 New Jersey $18,785 $22,900 121.9
49 California $18,653 $25,350 135.9
50 Hawaii $15,241 $25,590 167.9

Facebook Discussion

Why Zippia is Better

Zippia empowers you to make the correct career decisions, not just find your next job.

You can access millions of others' career paths with the Career Graph to help you identify what skills and experiences you need to achieve your career goals. And when you're ready to take the next step in your career, you can research jobs and really understand the implications for your career aspirations.