These Are The 10 States With The Highest Registrar Salaries For 2017

We used the most recent data to determine the states that pay registrars 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 registrars 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 registrars 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 registrars 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 registrars after this adjustment? That would be Information And Record Clerks, All Other.

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

  1. New Mexico
  2. Alabama
  3. Mississippi
  4. West Virginia
  5. Illinois
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Arkansas
  8. Kansas
  9. Virginia
  10. Missouri

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 registrars 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 $43500, so our index value would be:

$43,500 * (100 / 135.9) = $32,008

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

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

Detailed List Of Registrar Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 New Mexico $47,357 $45,700 96.5
2 Alabama $46,732 $42,620 91.2
3 Mississippi $46,076 $39,580 85.9
4 West Virginia $45,920 $42,890 93.4
5 Illinois $45,602 $43,140 94.6
6 Oklahoma $44,798 $39,960 89.2
7 Arkansas $44,236 $38,530 87.1
8 Kansas $43,948 $39,510 89.9
9 Virginia $43,630 $43,980 100.8
10 Missouri $42,931 $38,810 90.4
11 Nebraska $42,893 $39,290 91.6
12 Tennessee $42,483 $37,980 89.4
13 Georgia $42,286 $38,650 91.4
14 South Dakota $42,217 $43,780 103.7
15 Pennsylvania $41,873 $42,460 101.4
16 Kentucky $41,823 $37,850 90.5
17 Minnesota $41,210 $41,540 100.8
18 Ohio $41,023 $38,480 93.8
19 Texas $41,003 $37,190 90.7
20 Colorado $40,886 $42,440 103.8
21 Wyoming $40,642 $37,310 91.8
22 Utah $40,440 $37,610 93.0
23 Idaho $40,282 $37,100 92.1
24 Michigan $40,179 $35,760 89.0
25 Delaware $39,852 $40,410 101.4
26 South Carolina $39,193 $38,880 99.2
27 Washington $38,659 $40,670 105.2
28 Arizona $38,469 $37,700 98.0
29 Indiana $38,424 $34,390 89.5
30 North Carolina $38,019 $35,700 93.9
31 North Dakota $37,766 $37,540 99.4
32 Iowa $37,725 $34,330 91.0
33 Maryland $37,466 $47,020 125.5
34 New Jersey $36,866 $44,940 121.9
35 Florida $36,836 $36,210 98.3
36 Wisconsin $36,611 $35,440 96.8
37 Louisiana $36,518 $34,620 94.8
38 Nevada $36,050 $37,240 103.3
39 Rhode Island $36,048 $43,510 120.7
40 Montana $36,021 $36,310 100.8
41 Alaska $34,096 $44,700 131.1
42 New York $33,916 $44,430 131.0
43 Massachusetts $33,808 $45,100 133.4
44 Connecticut $32,607 $41,640 127.7
45 Vermont $32,485 $39,340 121.1
46 California $32,008 $43,500 135.9
47 Oregon $29,290 $33,860 115.6
48 New Hampshire $28,957 $33,880 117.0
49 Maine $27,734 $30,730 110.8
50 Hawaii $24,723 $41,510 167.9

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