These Are The 10 States With The Highest Electrical/Electronic Technician 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 electrical/electronic 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 electrical/electronic 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 electrical/electronic 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 electrical/electronic technicians after this adjustment? That would be Electrical And Electronics Engineering Technicians.

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

  1. Kansas
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Illinois
  4. Arkansas
  5. West Virginia
  6. Texas
  7. Indiana
  8. Missouri
  9. Virginia
  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 electrical/electronic 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 $67170, so our index value would be:

$67,170 * (100 / 135.9) = $49,426

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

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

Detailed List Of Electrical/electronic Technician Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Kansas $74,449 $66,930 89.9
2 Oklahoma $71,378 $63,670 89.2
3 Illinois $69,693 $65,930 94.6
4 Arkansas $69,184 $60,260 87.1
5 West Virginia $69,014 $64,460 93.4
6 Texas $68,831 $62,430 90.7
7 Indiana $68,402 $61,220 89.5
8 Missouri $68,329 $61,770 90.4
9 Virginia $67,648 $68,190 100.8
10 Wyoming $67,352 $61,830 91.8
11 Alabama $67,225 $61,310 91.2
12 Nevada $66,737 $68,940 103.3
13 Mississippi $66,181 $56,850 85.9
14 Washington $65,684 $69,100 105.2
15 Utah $65,172 $60,610 93.0
16 Vermont $65,152 $78,900 121.1
17 Arizona $65,051 $63,750 98.0
18 Georgia $65,010 $59,420 91.4
19 Colorado $64,990 $67,460 103.8
20 North Dakota $64,557 $64,170 99.4
21 North Carolina $63,855 $59,960 93.9
22 Iowa $63,780 $58,040 91.0
23 New Mexico $63,212 $61,000 96.5
24 Michigan $62,258 $55,410 89.0
25 Tennessee $62,170 $55,580 89.4
26 Nebraska $61,735 $56,550 91.6
27 Ohio $61,609 $57,790 93.8
28 Kentucky $61,458 $55,620 90.5
29 Idaho $61,183 $56,350 92.1
30 Alaska $61,136 $80,150 131.1
31 Minnesota $60,496 $60,980 100.8
32 Maine $58,898 $65,260 110.8
33 South Carolina $58,427 $57,960 99.2
34 Wisconsin $57,561 $55,720 96.8
35 Florida $56,927 $55,960 98.3
36 Louisiana $56,772 $53,820 94.8
37 Maryland $55,776 $70,000 125.5
38 Pennsylvania $54,428 $55,190 101.4
39 New Jersey $54,306 $66,200 121.9
40 Delaware $53,757 $54,510 101.4
41 Rhode Island $50,488 $60,940 120.7
42 California $49,426 $67,170 135.9
43 Connecticut $49,005 $62,580 127.7
44 Massachusetts $49,002 $65,370 133.4
45 New York $48,564 $63,620 131.0
46 New Hampshire $48,538 $56,790 117.0
47 South Dakota $47,135 $48,880 103.7
48 Hawaii $42,525 $71,400 167.9