These Are The 10 Highest Stower Salaries By State

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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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 stowers 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 stowers 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 stowers 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 stowers after this adjustment? That would be Stock Clerks And Order Fillers.

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

  1. Wyoming
  2. Washington
  3. Iowa
  4. Illinois
  5. North Dakota
  6. Missouri
  7. Texas
  8. Michigan
  9. Utah
  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 stowers 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 $28300, so our index value would be:

$28,300 * (100 / 135.9) = $20,824

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

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

Detailed List Of Stower Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Wyoming $31,895 $29,280 91.8
2 Washington $31,188 $32,810 105.2
3 Iowa $29,736 $27,060 91.0
4 Illinois $29,482 $27,890 94.6
5 North Dakota $29,386 $29,210 99.4
6 Missouri $29,380 $26,560 90.4
7 Texas $29,305 $26,580 90.7
8 Michigan $28,966 $25,780 89.0
9 Utah $28,881 $26,860 93.0
10 Oklahoma $28,867 $25,750 89.2
11 Indiana $28,826 $25,800 89.5
12 Mississippi $28,696 $24,650 85.9
13 Nebraska $28,580 $26,180 91.6
14 Kentucky $28,508 $25,800 90.5
15 Idaho $28,349 $26,110 92.1
16 Tennessee $28,310 $25,310 89.4
17 Ohio $28,187 $26,440 93.8
18 Kansas $28,120 $25,280 89.9
19 Minnesota $27,718 $27,940 100.8
20 Colorado $27,620 $28,670 103.8
21 Arkansas $27,543 $23,990 87.1
22 Nevada $27,395 $28,300 103.3
23 Georgia $27,330 $24,980 91.4
24 New Mexico $27,129 $26,180 96.5
25 Alabama $27,094 $24,710 91.2
26 Arizona $26,704 $26,170 98.0
27 Oregon $26,505 $30,640 115.6
28 West Virginia $26,466 $24,720 93.4
29 Virginia $26,359 $26,570 100.8
30 North Carolina $26,357 $24,750 93.9
31 Florida $25,890 $25,450 98.3
32 Montana $25,773 $25,980 100.8
33 Wisconsin $25,258 $24,450 96.8
34 Delaware $24,871 $25,220 101.4
35 Louisiana $24,578 $23,300 94.8
36 South Carolina $24,425 $24,230 99.2
37 Alaska $24,065 $31,550 131.1
38 Pennsylvania $24,053 $24,390 101.4
39 Vermont $23,856 $28,890 121.1
40 South Dakota $23,809 $24,690 103.7
41 Maine $23,808 $26,380 110.8
42 Rhode Island $23,753 $28,670 120.7
43 New Hampshire $23,452 $27,440 117.0
44 Connecticut $22,537 $28,780 127.7
45 New Jersey $22,182 $27,040 121.9
46 Massachusetts $21,709 $28,960 133.4
47 Maryland $21,537 $27,030 125.5
48 California $20,824 $28,300 135.9
49 New York $20,526 $26,890 131.0
50 Hawaii $17,331 $29,100 167.9