These Are The 10 States With The Highest Order Processor 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 order processors 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 order processors 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 order processors 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 order processors after this adjustment? That would be Order Clerks.

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

  1. Texas
  2. Michigan
  3. Idaho
  4. North Dakota
  5. Iowa
  6. Tennessee
  7. Illinois
  8. Indiana
  9. Oklahoma
  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 order processors 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 $36470, so our index value would be:

$36,470 * (100 / 135.9) = $26,835

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

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

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Detailed List Of Order Processor Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Texas $43,020 $39,020 90.7
2 Michigan $41,112 $36,590 89.0
3 Idaho $41,009 $37,770 92.1
4 North Dakota $39,839 $39,600 99.4
5 Iowa $39,076 $35,560 91.0
6 Tennessee $38,322 $34,260 89.4
7 Illinois $38,002 $35,950 94.6
8 Indiana $37,765 $33,800 89.5
9 Oklahoma $37,085 $33,080 89.2
10 Georgia $36,761 $33,600 91.4
11 Ohio $36,748 $34,470 93.8
12 Mississippi $36,332 $31,210 85.9
13 Wyoming $36,143 $33,180 91.8
14 Missouri $36,084 $32,620 90.4
15 Kansas $36,040 $32,400 89.9
16 Washington $35,655 $37,510 105.2
17 Wisconsin $35,299 $34,170 96.8
18 Nebraska $35,141 $32,190 91.6
19 Minnesota $35,109 $35,390 100.8
20 Utah $34,774 $32,340 93.0
21 North Carolina $34,653 $32,540 93.9
22 South Carolina $34,586 $34,310 99.2
23 Arkansas $34,535 $30,080 87.1
24 Colorado $34,055 $35,350 103.8
25 Arizona $33,714 $33,040 98.0
26 Nevada $33,707 $34,820 103.3
27 Alabama $33,421 $30,480 91.2
28 Kentucky $33,337 $30,170 90.5
29 New Mexico $33,295 $32,130 96.5
30 Pennsylvania $31,785 $32,230 101.4
31 Louisiana $31,561 $29,920 94.8
32 Virginia $31,329 $31,580 100.8
33 Rhode Island $30,994 $37,410 120.7
34 Florida $30,986 $30,460 98.3
35 West Virginia $30,738 $28,710 93.4
36 Montana $30,664 $30,910 100.8
37 Delaware $30,542 $30,970 101.4
38 Oregon $30,198 $34,910 115.6
39 New Jersey $30,196 $36,810 121.9
40 Vermont $30,033 $36,370 121.1
41 South Dakota $29,922 $31,030 103.7
42 Connecticut $29,921 $38,210 127.7
43 Massachusetts $29,505 $39,360 133.4
44 New Hampshire $29,273 $34,250 117.0
45 Maine $28,998 $32,130 110.8
46 Maryland $28,677 $35,990 125.5
47 Alaska $28,115 $36,860 131.1
48 California $26,835 $36,470 135.9
49 New York $26,061 $34,140 131.0
50 Hawaii $21,113 $35,450 167.9

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