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

We used the most recent data to determine the states that pay supervisors 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 supervisors 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 supervisors 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 supervisors 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 supervisors after this adjustment? That would be First-Line Supervisors Of Housekeeping And Janitorial Workers.

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

  1. Illinois
  2. Texas
  3. Wyoming
  4. Utah
  5. Ohio
  6. Delaware
  7. North Dakota
  8. Pennsylvania
  9. Minnesota
  10. Wisconsin

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 supervisors 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 $45860, so our index value would be:

$45,860 * (100 / 135.9) = $33,745

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

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

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Detailed List Of Supervisor Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Illinois $47,040 $44,500 94.6
2 Texas $45,667 $41,420 90.7
3 Wyoming $44,324 $40,690 91.8
4 Utah $43,698 $40,640 93.0
5 Ohio $43,614 $40,910 93.8
6 Delaware $43,333 $43,940 101.4
7 North Dakota $43,219 $42,960 99.4
8 Pennsylvania $42,376 $42,970 101.4
9 Minnesota $42,301 $42,640 100.8
10 Wisconsin $42,066 $40,720 96.8
11 Missouri $41,946 $37,920 90.4
12 Michigan $41,775 $37,180 89.0
13 Kansas $41,579 $37,380 89.9
14 Alabama $41,217 $37,590 91.2
15 Iowa $41,032 $37,340 91.0
16 North Carolina $40,915 $38,420 93.9
17 Idaho $40,293 $37,110 92.1
18 Colorado $40,173 $41,700 103.8
19 Oregon $39,861 $46,080 115.6
20 New York $39,709 $52,020 131.0
21 Indiana $39,631 $35,470 89.5
22 Virginia $39,146 $39,460 100.8
23 Connecticut $39,107 $49,940 127.7
24 Kentucky $39,093 $35,380 90.5
25 Florida $38,769 $38,110 98.3
26 Arizona $38,765 $37,990 98.0
27 Nevada $38,644 $39,920 103.3
28 Nebraska $38,602 $35,360 91.6
29 Washington $38,498 $40,500 105.2
30 Georgia $38,347 $35,050 91.4
31 South Dakota $37,994 $39,400 103.7
32 New Jersey $37,760 $46,030 121.9
33 New Mexico $36,974 $35,680 96.5
34 Tennessee $36,946 $33,030 89.4
35 Arkansas $36,739 $32,000 87.1
36 Oklahoma $36,636 $32,680 89.2
37 Massachusetts $36,154 $48,230 133.4
38 Alaska $36,048 $47,260 131.1
39 West Virginia $35,781 $33,420 93.4
40 Montana $35,724 $36,010 100.8
41 Maine $35,487 $39,320 110.8
42 South Carolina $34,909 $34,630 99.2
43 Louisiana $34,419 $32,630 94.8
44 Mississippi $34,225 $29,400 85.9
45 California $33,745 $45,860 135.9
46 New Hampshire $33,547 $39,250 117.0
47 Rhode Island $31,002 $37,420 120.7
48 Maryland $30,749 $38,590 125.5
49 Hawaii $25,014 $42,000 167.9

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