These Are The 10 States With The Highest Telemarketer 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 telemarketers 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 telemarketers 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 telemarketers 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 telemarketers after this adjustment? That would be Telemarketers.

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

  1. Kansas
  2. Minnesota
  3. Connecticut
  4. Nevada
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Texas
  7. Illinois
  8. Tennessee
  9. Louisiana
  10. Michigan

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 telemarketers 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 $30010, so our index value would be:

$30,010 * (100 / 135.9) = $22,082

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

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

Detailed List Of Telemarketer Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Kansas $35,383 $31,810 89.9
2 Minnesota $34,295 $34,570 100.8
3 Connecticut $33,649 $42,970 127.7
4 Nevada $32,003 $33,060 103.3
5 Wisconsin $31,869 $30,850 96.8
6 Texas $30,529 $27,690 90.7
7 Illinois $30,517 $28,870 94.6
8 Tennessee $30,480 $27,250 89.4
9 Louisiana $30,316 $28,740 94.8
10 Michigan $30,269 $26,940 89.0
11 Kentucky $29,668 $26,850 90.5
12 Indiana $29,407 $26,320 89.5
13 North Carolina $29,318 $27,530 93.9
14 Georgia $29,256 $26,740 91.4
15 South Carolina $29,022 $28,790 99.2
16 New Hampshire $28,982 $33,910 117.0
17 Washington $28,678 $30,170 105.2
18 Montana $28,373 $28,600 100.8
19 Arizona $27,918 $27,360 98.0
20 Utah $27,838 $25,890 93.0
21 Nebraska $27,510 $25,200 91.6
22 Colorado $27,350 $28,390 103.8
23 Idaho $27,111 $24,970 92.1
24 Oklahoma $26,872 $23,970 89.2
25 Iowa $26,747 $24,340 91.0
26 South Dakota $26,432 $27,410 103.7
27 Virginia $26,378 $26,590 100.8
28 Vermont $26,358 $31,920 121.1
29 West Virginia $26,167 $24,440 93.4
30 Ohio $25,970 $24,360 93.8
31 Pennsylvania $25,887 $26,250 101.4
32 Alabama $25,877 $23,600 91.2
33 Massachusetts $25,622 $34,180 133.4
34 Florida $25,574 $25,140 98.3
35 Oregon $24,991 $28,890 115.6
36 Missouri $24,800 $22,420 90.4
37 Arkansas $24,259 $21,130 87.1
38 New Jersey $23,986 $29,240 121.9
39 Rhode Island $23,935 $28,890 120.7
40 Maine $23,086 $25,580 110.8
41 North Dakota $22,957 $22,820 99.4
42 California $22,082 $30,010 135.9
43 New Mexico $22,051 $21,280 96.5
44 New York $21,664 $28,380 131.0
45 Maryland $21,059 $26,430 125.5
46 Hawaii $17,242 $28,950 167.9
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