These Are The 10 States With The Highest Marketing Internship Salaries For 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 6 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 marketing internships 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 marketing internships 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 marketing internships 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 marketing internships after this adjustment? That would be Market Research Analysts And Marketing Specialists.

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

  1. Texas
  2. Delaware
  3. Washington
  4. Michigan
  5. Virginia
  6. North Carolina
  7. Arkansas
  8. Missouri
  9. Ohio
  10. Colorado

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 marketing internships 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 $80560, so our index value would be:

$80,560 * (100 / 135.9) = $59,278

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

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

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Detailed List Of Marketing Internship Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Texas $86,482 $78,440 90.7
2 Delaware $78,185 $79,280 101.4
3 Washington $75,275 $79,190 105.2
4 Michigan $74,617 $66,410 89.0
5 Virginia $74,047 $74,640 100.8
6 North Carolina $73,567 $69,080 93.9
7 Arkansas $72,296 $62,970 87.1
8 Missouri $72,146 $65,220 90.4
9 Ohio $70,660 $66,280 93.8
10 Colorado $70,616 $73,300 103.8
11 Kansas $68,932 $61,970 89.9
12 Georgia $68,851 $62,930 91.4
13 Minnesota $68,819 $69,370 100.8
14 Tennessee $68,557 $61,290 89.4
15 Oklahoma $67,477 $60,190 89.2
16 Mississippi $66,798 $57,380 85.9
17 Illinois $66,511 $62,920 94.6
18 Pennsylvania $65,729 $66,650 101.4
19 Alabama $65,701 $59,920 91.2
20 Florida $65,178 $64,070 98.3
21 Arizona $64,897 $63,600 98.0
22 Iowa $63,934 $58,180 91.0
23 Nebraska $63,777 $58,420 91.6
24 Utah $63,709 $59,250 93.0
25 Kentucky $63,602 $57,560 90.5
26 Indiana $62,804 $56,210 89.5
27 New Jersey $62,674 $76,400 121.9
28 Maine $62,120 $68,830 110.8
29 Idaho $61,150 $56,320 92.1
30 Montana $60,992 $61,480 100.8
31 New Hampshire $60,119 $70,340 117.0
32 New York $59,328 $77,720 131.0
33 Wisconsin $59,318 $57,420 96.8
34 California $59,278 $80,560 135.9
35 Massachusetts $59,242 $79,030 133.4
36 Wyoming $58,126 $53,360 91.8
37 New Mexico $58,103 $56,070 96.5
38 Oregon $58,053 $67,110 115.6
39 South Dakota $57,512 $59,640 103.7
40 Rhode Island $57,100 $68,920 120.7
41 Connecticut $56,061 $71,590 127.7
42 Louisiana $54,324 $51,500 94.8
43 North Dakota $54,134 $53,810 99.4
44 Maryland $52,087 $65,370 125.5
45 Vermont $50,140 $60,720 121.1
46 Alaska $49,412 $64,780 131.1
47 West Virginia $47,794 $44,640 93.4
48 Hawaii $33,585 $56,390 167.9

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