These Are The 10 States With The Highest Laundry Attendant 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 laundry attendants 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 laundry attendants 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 laundry attendants 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 laundry attendants after this adjustment? That would be Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers.

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

  1. Minnesota
  2. North Dakota
  3. Michigan
  4. Washington
  5. Wyoming
  6. Nebraska
  7. Kansas
  8. Iowa
  9. Arizona
  10. West Virginia

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 laundry attendants 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 $26620, so our index value would be:

$26,620 * (100 / 135.9) = $19,587

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

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

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Detailed List Of Laundry Attendant Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Minnesota $28,244 $28,470 100.8
2 North Dakota $27,112 $26,950 99.4
3 Michigan $26,573 $23,650 89.0
4 Washington $25,807 $27,150 105.2
5 Wyoming $25,522 $23,430 91.8
6 Nebraska $25,502 $23,360 91.6
7 Kansas $25,005 $22,480 89.9
8 Iowa $24,868 $22,630 91.0
9 Arizona $24,724 $24,230 98.0
10 West Virginia $24,550 $22,930 93.4
11 Indiana $24,525 $21,950 89.5
12 Illinois $24,207 $22,900 94.6
13 Texas $24,200 $21,950 90.7
14 Pennsylvania $24,082 $24,420 101.4
15 Oklahoma $23,665 $21,110 89.2
16 Missouri $23,628 $21,360 90.4
17 Idaho $23,626 $21,760 92.1
18 Kentucky $23,613 $21,370 90.5
19 Mississippi $23,434 $20,130 85.9
20 Wisconsin $23,419 $22,670 96.8
21 Ohio $23,315 $21,870 93.8
22 Arkansas $23,272 $20,270 87.1
23 Nevada $23,262 $24,030 103.3
24 Utah $23,215 $21,590 93.0
25 Montana $22,996 $23,180 100.8
26 Georgia $22,986 $21,010 91.4
27 Delaware $22,958 $23,280 101.4
28 Tennessee $22,472 $20,090 89.4
29 North Carolina $22,300 $20,940 93.9
30 Alabama $22,192 $20,240 91.2
31 Virginia $22,043 $22,220 100.8
32 Florida $21,932 $21,560 98.3
33 Oregon $21,868 $25,280 115.6
34 Colorado $21,560 $22,380 103.8
35 New Mexico $21,533 $20,780 96.5
36 Alaska $21,464 $28,140 131.1
37 South Carolina $21,118 $20,950 99.2
38 Louisiana $20,896 $19,810 94.8
39 South Dakota $20,800 $21,570 103.7
40 New Hampshire $20,487 $23,970 117.0
41 Connecticut $20,156 $25,740 127.7
42 Maine $20,081 $22,250 110.8
43 New Jersey $19,876 $24,230 121.9
44 Rhode Island $19,594 $23,650 120.7
45 California $19,587 $26,620 135.9
46 Vermont $19,182 $23,230 121.1
47 Massachusetts $19,070 $25,440 133.4
48 Hawaii $18,981 $31,870 167.9
49 Maryland $18,613 $23,360 125.5
50 New York $18,564 $24,320 131.0
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