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

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 8 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 Personal Service Workers.

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

  1. Delaware
  2. Texas
  3. Georgia
  4. Washington
  5. Kansas
  6. Illinois
  7. Virginia
  8. Florida
  9. Michigan
  10. Wyoming

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 $43970, so our index value would be:

$43,970 * (100 / 135.9) = $32,354

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.

Detailed List Of Supervisor Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Delaware $45,611 $46,250 101.4
2 Texas $44,255 $40,140 90.7
3 Georgia $43,741 $39,980 91.4
4 Washington $43,288 $45,540 105.2
5 Kansas $42,892 $38,560 89.9
6 Illinois $42,706 $40,400 94.6
7 Virginia $42,251 $42,590 100.8
8 Florida $41,983 $41,270 98.3
9 Michigan $41,595 $37,020 89.0
10 Wyoming $41,328 $37,940 91.8
11 Ohio $40,831 $38,300 93.8
12 North Dakota $40,704 $40,460 99.4
13 North Carolina $40,628 $38,150 93.9
14 Mississippi $40,232 $34,560 85.9
15 New Jersey $39,450 $48,090 121.9
16 Missouri $39,391 $35,610 90.4
17 Wisconsin $39,380 $38,120 96.8
18 Iowa $39,230 $35,700 91.0
19 Vermont $39,116 $47,370 121.1
20 Tennessee $39,116 $34,970 89.4
21 Nebraska $38,744 $35,490 91.6
22 Colorado $38,352 $39,810 103.8
23 Arizona $37,755 $37,000 98.0
24 Indiana $37,586 $33,640 89.5
25 Alabama $37,203 $33,930 91.2
26 Minnesota $37,043 $37,340 100.8
27 South Carolina $36,985 $36,690 99.2
28 Pennsylvania $36,923 $37,440 101.4
29 New Mexico $36,518 $35,240 96.5
30 Arkansas $36,429 $31,730 87.1
31 Oklahoma $36,412 $32,480 89.2
32 Nevada $36,311 $37,510 103.3
33 Kentucky $36,209 $32,770 90.5
34 South Dakota $34,811 $36,100 103.7
35 Connecticut $34,432 $43,970 127.7
36 Massachusetts $34,332 $45,800 133.4
37 West Virginia $34,239 $31,980 93.4
38 Louisiana $34,208 $32,430 94.8
39 Idaho $34,104 $31,410 92.1
40 Utah $34,086 $31,700 93.0
41 Maryland $33,665 $42,250 125.5
42 Montana $33,561 $33,830 100.8
43 New Hampshire $32,905 $38,500 117.0
44 Rhode Island $32,742 $39,520 120.7
45 California $32,354 $43,970 135.9
46 New York $32,282 $42,290 131.0
47 Maine $31,922 $35,370 110.8
48 Alaska $31,647 $41,490 131.1
49 Oregon $31,435 $36,340 115.6
50 Hawaii $26,968 $45,280 167.9
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