The 10 States With The Highest Supervisor Salaries For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 1 month 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. Texas
  2. Washington
  3. Delaware
  4. Florida
  5. Virginia
  6. North Dakota
  7. Illinois
  8. Tennessee
  9. North Carolina
  10. Georgia

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for supervisors from the 2018 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 $43620, so our index value would be:

$43,620 * (100 / 135.9) = $32,097

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 Texas $46,571 $42,240 90.7
2 Washington $45,028 $47,370 105.2
3 Delaware $44,842 $45,470 101.4
4 Florida $44,537 $43,780 98.3
5 Virginia $44,484 $44,840 100.8
6 North Dakota $44,255 $43,990 99.4
7 Illinois $43,467 $41,120 94.6
8 Tennessee $43,411 $38,810 89.4
9 North Carolina $43,322 $40,680 93.9
10 Georgia $43,183 $39,470 91.4
11 Michigan $42,887 $38,170 89.0
12 Missouri $42,776 $38,670 90.4
13 Wyoming $42,614 $39,120 91.8
14 Kansas $42,180 $37,920 89.9
15 Iowa $41,714 $37,960 91.0
16 Colorado $41,551 $43,130 103.8
17 Ohio $41,364 $38,800 93.8
18 Nebraska $41,179 $37,720 91.6
19 Minnesota $40,575 $40,900 100.8
20 South Carolina $40,090 $39,770 99.2
21 Wisconsin $39,969 $38,690 96.8
22 Arizona $39,887 $39,090 98.0
23 Kentucky $39,745 $35,970 90.5
24 Nevada $39,564 $40,870 103.3
25 Pennsylvania $39,506 $40,060 101.4
26 Alabama $39,155 $35,710 91.2
27 Arkansas $39,047 $34,010 87.1
28 New Mexico $38,476 $37,130 96.5
29 Indiana $38,458 $34,420 89.5
30 Louisiana $38,185 $36,200 94.8
31 Vermont $37,753 $45,720 121.1
32 Mississippi $37,753 $32,430 85.9
33 New Jersey $37,612 $45,850 121.9
34 Montana $36,924 $37,220 100.8
35 Idaho $36,644 $33,750 92.1
36 Utah $36,483 $33,930 93.0
37 Connecticut $36,115 $46,120 127.7
38 South Dakota $36,075 $37,410 103.7
39 Maine $35,938 $39,820 110.8
40 Oklahoma $35,885 $32,010 89.2
41 Massachusetts $35,524 $47,390 133.4
42 Rhode Island $35,509 $42,860 120.7
43 New Hampshire $35,256 $41,250 117.0
44 New York $35,244 $46,170 131.0
45 West Virginia $35,203 $32,880 93.4
46 Alaska $34,736 $45,540 131.1
47 Maryland $34,334 $43,090 125.5
48 Oregon $33,347 $38,550 115.6
49 California $32,097 $43,620 135.9
50 Hawaii $29,130 $48,910 167.9
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