These Are The 10 States With The Highest Parts Specialist 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 parts specialists 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 parts specialists 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 parts specialists 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 parts specialists after this adjustment? That would be Parts Salespersons.

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

  1. Nebraska
  2. Wyoming
  3. North Dakota
  4. Michigan
  5. Utah
  6. Iowa
  7. Texas
  8. Kansas
  9. Nevada
  10. Oklahoma

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 parts specialists 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 $35460, so our index value would be:

$35,460 * (100 / 135.9) = $26,092

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

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

Detailed List Of Parts Specialist Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Nebraska $41,932 $38,410 91.6
2 Wyoming $41,318 $37,930 91.8
3 North Dakota $39,396 $39,160 99.4
4 Michigan $39,022 $34,730 89.0
5 Utah $38,752 $36,040 93.0
6 Iowa $37,967 $34,550 91.0
7 Texas $36,692 $33,280 90.7
8 Kansas $36,351 $32,680 89.9
9 Nevada $36,253 $37,450 103.3
10 Oklahoma $35,818 $31,950 89.2
11 Wisconsin $35,578 $34,440 96.8
12 Mississippi $35,576 $30,560 85.9
13 Illinois $35,158 $33,260 94.6
14 Alabama $34,802 $31,740 91.2
15 Tennessee $34,619 $30,950 89.4
16 Indiana $34,603 $30,970 89.5
17 North Carolina $34,600 $32,490 93.9
18 Georgia $34,584 $31,610 91.4
19 South Dakota $34,185 $35,450 103.7
20 Missouri $33,849 $30,600 90.4
21 Colorado $33,766 $35,050 103.8
22 Minnesota $33,730 $34,000 100.8
23 Arizona $33,632 $32,960 98.0
24 Idaho $33,583 $30,930 92.1
25 Washington $33,545 $35,290 105.2
26 New Mexico $33,284 $32,120 96.5
27 Pennsylvania $33,047 $33,510 101.4
28 Delaware $32,978 $33,440 101.4
29 Ohio $32,579 $30,560 93.8
30 Louisiana $32,489 $30,800 94.8
31 Montana $32,162 $32,420 100.8
32 Virginia $31,944 $32,200 100.8
33 Kentucky $31,602 $28,600 90.5
34 Arkansas $31,458 $27,400 87.1
35 Florida $30,834 $30,310 98.3
36 South Carolina $30,312 $30,070 99.2
37 Alaska $30,297 $39,720 131.1
38 Oregon $30,000 $34,680 115.6
39 West Virginia $29,753 $27,790 93.4
40 Maine $29,702 $32,910 110.8
41 Connecticut $29,490 $37,660 127.7
42 Vermont $28,728 $34,790 121.1
43 Maryland $28,446 $35,700 125.5
44 Massachusetts $28,433 $37,930 133.4
45 New Hampshire $27,846 $32,580 117.0
46 Rhode Island $27,804 $33,560 120.7
47 New Jersey $27,579 $33,620 121.9
48 New York $27,122 $35,530 131.0
49 California $26,092 $35,460 135.9
50 Hawaii $21,078 $35,390 167.9

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