These Are The 10 States With The Highest Production Manager Salaries For 2017

We used the most recent data to determine the states that pay production managers the best.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings, Salaries - 3 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 production managers 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 production managers 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 production managers 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 production managers after this adjustment? That would be Industrial Production Managers.

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

  1. Wyoming
  2. Texas
  3. Michigan
  4. Louisiana
  5. Delaware
  6. Florida
  7. West Virginia
  8. Virginia
  9. North Carolina
  10. Washington

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 production managers 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 $114230, so our index value would be:

$114,230 * (100 / 135.9) = $84,054

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

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

Detailed List Of Production Manager Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Wyoming $136,590 $125,390 91.8
2 Texas $130,562 $118,420 90.7
3 Michigan $128,584 $114,440 89.0
4 Louisiana $125,147 $118,640 94.8
5 Delaware $119,832 $121,510 101.4
6 Florida $116,164 $114,190 98.3
7 West Virginia $113,940 $106,420 93.4
8 Virginia $113,382 $114,290 100.8
9 North Carolina $112,758 $105,880 93.9
10 Washington $111,929 $117,750 105.2
11 Wisconsin $111,549 $107,980 96.8
12 South Carolina $111,542 $110,650 99.2
13 Missouri $111,438 $100,740 90.4
14 Oklahoma $111,210 $99,200 89.2
15 Montana $109,236 $110,110 100.8
16 Colorado $108,448 $112,570 103.8
17 Mississippi $108,149 $92,900 85.9
18 Alabama $107,960 $98,460 91.2
19 Georgia $107,242 $98,020 91.4
20 Minnesota $107,242 $108,100 100.8
21 Ohio $106,119 $99,540 93.8
22 Arkansas $106,084 $92,400 87.1
23 New Jersey $105,717 $128,870 121.9
24 Indiana $105,675 $94,580 89.5
25 Pennsylvania $105,522 $107,000 101.4
26 New Mexico $103,378 $99,760 96.5
27 New Hampshire $102,820 $120,300 117.0
28 Kansas $102,614 $92,250 89.9
29 Utah $102,591 $95,410 93.0
30 Illinois $102,505 $96,970 94.6
31 Iowa $100,439 $91,400 91.0
32 Idaho $99,880 $91,990 92.1
33 Kentucky $99,580 $90,120 90.5
34 Tennessee $98,825 $88,350 89.4
35 Arizona $98,255 $96,290 98.0
36 Nebraska $97,958 $89,730 91.6
37 New York $97,526 $127,760 131.0
38 North Dakota $96,750 $96,170 99.4
39 Maryland $96,557 $121,180 125.5
40 Nevada $96,553 $99,740 103.3
41 Rhode Island $96,387 $116,340 120.7
42 South Dakota $96,219 $99,780 103.7
43 Vermont $91,222 $110,470 121.1
44 Connecticut $90,869 $116,040 127.7
45 Massachusetts $90,052 $120,130 133.4
46 California $84,054 $114,230 135.9
47 Maine $81,994 $90,850 110.8
48 Oregon $78,347 $90,570 115.6
49 Hawaii $49,338 $82,840 167.9

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