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The 10 States With The Highest Trainer 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 trainers 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 trainers 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 trainers 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 trainers after this adjustment? That would be Training And Development Specialists.

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

  1. Washington
  2. Texas
  3. Virginia
  4. Georgia
  5. Wyoming
  6. North Carolina
  7. Colorado
  8. Michigan
  9. Illinois
  10. Delaware

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 trainers 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 $73040, so our index value would be:

$73,040 * (100 / 135.9) = $53,745

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

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

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Trainer Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Washington $73,003 $76,800 105.2
2 Texas $72,723 $65,960 90.7
3 Virginia $71,746 $72,320 100.8
4 Georgia $70,481 $64,420 91.4
5 Wyoming $70,185 $64,430 91.8
6 North Carolina $69,733 $65,480 93.9
7 Colorado $69,566 $72,210 103.8
8 Michigan $68,640 $61,090 89.0
9 Illinois $68,488 $64,790 94.6
10 Delaware $68,481 $69,440 101.4
11 Missouri $67,710 $61,210 90.4
12 Kansas $67,463 $60,650 89.9
13 Tennessee $66,510 $59,460 89.4
14 Alabama $66,096 $60,280 91.2
15 Minnesota $64,900 $65,420 100.8
16 Mississippi $64,714 $55,590 85.9
17 Pennsylvania $64,526 $65,430 101.4
18 Nebraska $64,126 $58,740 91.6
19 Indiana $63,955 $57,240 89.5
20 Idaho $63,767 $58,730 92.1
21 Ohio $63,475 $59,540 93.8
22 Arizona $62,714 $61,460 98.0
23 New Jersey $61,328 $74,760 121.9
24 Oklahoma $61,255 $54,640 89.2
25 Rhode Island $61,019 $73,650 120.7
26 Arkansas $60,700 $52,870 87.1
27 North Dakota $60,191 $59,830 99.4
28 Kentucky $59,933 $54,240 90.5
29 Louisiana $59,040 $55,970 94.8
30 Nevada $58,760 $60,700 103.3
31 Connecticut $58,645 $74,890 127.7
32 Utah $58,580 $54,480 93.0
33 New Mexico $58,569 $56,520 96.5
34 South Carolina $58,477 $58,010 99.2
35 Iowa $58,472 $53,210 91.0
36 Florida $58,087 $57,100 98.3
37 Montana $57,867 $58,330 100.8
38 Wisconsin $56,890 $55,070 96.8
39 Oregon $56,868 $65,740 115.6
40 New Hampshire $56,692 $66,330 117.0
41 Massachusetts $56,424 $75,270 133.4
42 Vermont $54,384 $65,860 121.1
43 West Virginia $54,218 $50,640 93.4
44 California $53,745 $73,040 135.9
45 Maryland $53,721 $67,420 125.5
46 New York $53,366 $69,910 131.0
47 Maine $49,061 $54,360 110.8
48 South Dakota $48,891 $50,700 103.7
49 Hawaii $41,054 $68,930 167.9
50 Alaska $37,612 $49,310 131.1
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