These Are The 10 States With The Highest Unit Secretary 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 unit secretarys 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 unit secretarys 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 unit secretarys 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 unit secretarys after this adjustment? That would be Medical Secretaries.

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

  1. Minnesota
  2. Washington
  3. Iowa
  4. Nebraska
  5. Michigan
  6. Indiana
  7. Kansas
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Colorado
  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 unit secretarys 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 $40000, so our index value would be:

$40,000 * (100 / 135.9) = $29,433

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

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

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Detailed List Of Unit Secretary Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Minnesota $40,932 $41,260 100.8
2 Washington $40,370 $42,470 105.2
3 Iowa $38,351 $34,900 91.0
4 Nebraska $37,325 $34,190 91.6
5 Michigan $37,303 $33,200 89.0
6 Indiana $37,061 $33,170 89.5
7 Kansas $36,707 $33,000 89.9
8 Wisconsin $36,632 $35,460 96.8
9 Colorado $36,628 $38,020 103.8
10 Wyoming $36,612 $33,610 91.8
11 Virginia $36,279 $36,570 100.8
12 Missouri $36,183 $32,710 90.4
13 Mississippi $35,948 $30,880 85.9
14 Illinois $35,856 $33,920 94.6
15 Nevada $35,788 $36,970 103.3
16 Alabama $35,624 $32,490 91.2
17 Texas $35,336 $32,050 90.7
18 Utah $35,086 $32,630 93.0
19 North Dakota $35,020 $34,810 99.4
20 Georgia $34,978 $31,970 91.4
21 Delaware $34,921 $35,410 101.4
22 Idaho $34,527 $31,800 92.1
23 Tennessee $34,485 $30,830 89.4
24 Oklahoma $34,383 $30,670 89.2
25 Pennsylvania $34,122 $34,600 101.4
26 Ohio $34,083 $31,970 93.8
27 North Carolina $34,057 $31,980 93.9
28 Arizona $33,857 $33,180 98.0
29 New Jersey $33,781 $41,180 121.9
30 New Mexico $33,761 $32,580 96.5
31 Arkansas $33,616 $29,280 87.1
32 South Carolina $33,326 $33,060 99.2
33 Kentucky $33,082 $29,940 90.5
34 Connecticut $32,975 $42,110 127.7
35 Oregon $32,655 $37,750 115.6
36 New Hampshire $32,521 $38,050 117.0
37 South Dakota $32,430 $33,630 103.7
38 Florida $32,156 $31,610 98.3
39 West Virginia $31,766 $29,670 93.4
40 Massachusetts $31,686 $42,270 133.4
41 Montana $31,636 $31,890 100.8
42 Vermont $31,535 $38,190 121.1
43 Alaska $31,350 $41,100 131.1
44 Louisiana $30,991 $29,380 94.8
45 Rhode Island $30,671 $37,020 120.7
46 New York $30,045 $39,360 131.0
47 Maine $29,620 $32,820 110.8
48 California $29,433 $40,000 135.9
49 Maryland $29,386 $36,880 125.5
50 Hawaii $22,918 $38,480 167.9