These Are The 10 States With The Highest Education Technician Salaries For 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 10 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 education technicians 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 education technicians 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 education technicians 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 education technicians after this adjustment? That would be Education, Training, And Library Workers, All Other.

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

  1. Florida
  2. North Carolina
  3. Nevada
  4. Ohio
  5. Vermont
  6. Arkansas
  7. Washington
  8. Minnesota
  9. Louisiana
  10. Georgia

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 education technicians 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 $43790, so our index value would be:

$43,790 * (100 / 135.9) = $32,222

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

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

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Detailed List Of Education Technician Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Florida $60,854 $59,820 98.3
2 North Carolina $56,964 $53,490 93.9
3 Nevada $53,407 $55,170 103.3
4 Ohio $53,070 $49,780 93.8
5 Vermont $52,155 $63,160 121.1
6 Arkansas $52,123 $45,400 87.1
7 Washington $51,473 $54,150 105.2
8 Minnesota $49,176 $49,570 100.8
9 Louisiana $49,145 $46,590 94.8
10 Georgia $48,829 $44,630 91.4
11 Nebraska $48,591 $44,510 91.6
12 Texas $48,566 $44,050 90.7
13 Wisconsin $48,243 $46,700 96.8
14 Mississippi $47,753 $41,020 85.9
15 Rhode Island $46,487 $56,110 120.7
16 Missouri $46,316 $41,870 90.4
17 Utah $46,075 $42,850 93.0
18 Kentucky $45,911 $41,550 90.5
19 South Carolina $45,221 $44,860 99.2
20 Indiana $44,837 $40,130 89.5
21 North Dakota $44,768 $44,500 99.4
22 Illinois $44,640 $42,230 94.6
23 New Jersey $44,569 $54,330 121.9
24 Wyoming $44,379 $40,740 91.8
25 Kansas $44,327 $39,850 89.9
26 New Hampshire $43,871 $51,330 117.0
27 Pennsylvania $42,869 $43,470 101.4
28 Tennessee $42,516 $38,010 89.4
29 New Mexico $41,854 $40,390 96.5
30 Connecticut $41,769 $53,340 127.7
31 Virginia $41,329 $41,660 100.8
32 Alabama $39,462 $35,990 91.2
33 Michigan $38,910 $34,630 89.0
34 Delaware $38,698 $39,240 101.4
35 Massachusetts $38,463 $51,310 133.4
36 Maryland $38,366 $48,150 125.5
37 Oklahoma $38,340 $34,200 89.2
38 Arizona $38,316 $37,550 98.0
39 Montana $37,470 $37,770 100.8
40 South Dakota $36,962 $38,330 103.7
41 Iowa $36,516 $33,230 91.0
42 Oregon $35,207 $40,700 115.6
43 New York $34,290 $44,920 131.0
44 Idaho $33,181 $30,560 92.1
45 West Virginia $32,912 $30,740 93.4
46 Maine $32,554 $36,070 110.8
47 California $32,222 $43,790 135.9
48 Hawaii $30,726 $51,590 167.9
49 Alaska $27,002 $35,400 131.1