These Are The 10 States With The Highest Services Clerk Salaries For 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 10 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 services clerks 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 services clerks 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 services clerks 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 services clerks after this adjustment? That would be Counter And Rental Clerks.

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

  1. Missouri
  2. Kansas
  3. Wyoming
  4. Delaware
  5. North Dakota
  6. Indiana
  7. Texas
  8. Washington
  9. Colorado
  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 services clerks 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 $32630, so our index value would be:

$32,630 * (100 / 135.9) = $24,010

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

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

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Detailed List Of Services Clerk Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Missouri $33,219 $30,030 90.4
2 Kansas $33,136 $29,790 89.9
3 Wyoming $33,006 $30,300 91.8
4 Delaware $32,140 $32,590 101.4
5 North Dakota $31,277 $31,090 99.4
6 Indiana $31,139 $27,870 89.5
7 Texas $31,091 $28,200 90.7
8 Washington $31,026 $32,640 105.2
9 Colorado $30,712 $31,880 103.8
10 Georgia $30,623 $27,990 91.4
11 Virginia $30,545 $30,790 100.8
12 Michigan $30,280 $26,950 89.0
13 Kentucky $29,933 $27,090 90.5
14 Tennessee $29,921 $26,750 89.4
15 Nebraska $29,574 $27,090 91.6
16 Idaho $29,554 $27,220 92.1
17 Mississippi $29,499 $25,340 85.9
18 Alabama $29,429 $26,840 91.2
19 Oklahoma $29,159 $26,010 89.2
20 Oregon $28,961 $33,480 115.6
21 Wisconsin $28,884 $27,960 96.8
22 Florida $28,860 $28,370 98.3
23 Nevada $28,644 $29,590 103.3
24 New Hampshire $28,581 $33,440 117.0
25 Arkansas $28,323 $24,670 87.1
26 Montana $28,115 $28,340 100.8
27 North Carolina $27,976 $26,270 93.9
28 Illinois $27,928 $26,420 94.6
29 Arizona $27,530 $26,980 98.0
30 Pennsylvania $27,475 $27,860 101.4
31 New Mexico $27,336 $26,380 96.5
32 Ohio $27,292 $25,600 93.8
33 Vermont $27,093 $32,810 121.1
34 Maryland $27,003 $33,890 125.5
35 Minnesota $26,984 $27,200 100.8
36 South Carolina $26,975 $26,760 99.2
37 Utah $26,806 $24,930 93.0
38 Connecticut $26,805 $34,230 127.7
39 Louisiana $26,645 $25,260 94.8
40 Rhode Island $26,603 $32,110 120.7
41 New Jersey $25,840 $31,500 121.9
42 South Dakota $25,756 $26,710 103.7
43 Massachusetts $25,149 $33,550 133.4
44 Iowa $25,087 $22,830 91.0
45 West Virginia $24,721 $23,090 93.4
46 California $24,010 $32,630 135.9
47 Alaska $23,653 $31,010 131.1
48 New York $22,480 $29,450 131.0
49 Maine $22,301 $24,710 110.8
50 Hawaii $20,220 $33,950 167.9