These Are The 10 States With The Highest Usher 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 ushers 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 ushers 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 ushers 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 ushers after this adjustment? That would be Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers.

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

  1. Nevada
  2. Washington
  3. Michigan
  4. Arkansas
  5. Illinois
  6. Texas
  7. Missouri
  8. Kansas
  9. Vermont
  10. Mississippi

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 ushers 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 $24240, so our index value would be:

$24,240 * (100 / 135.9) = $17,836

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

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

Detailed List Of Usher Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Nevada $27,831 $28,750 103.3
2 Washington $26,625 $28,010 105.2
3 Michigan $25,078 $22,320 89.0
4 Arkansas $24,259 $21,130 87.1
5 Illinois $23,879 $22,590 94.6
6 Texas $23,737 $21,530 90.7
7 Missouri $23,086 $20,870 90.4
8 Kansas $22,769 $20,470 89.9
9 Vermont $22,675 $27,460 121.1
10 Mississippi $22,293 $19,150 85.9
11 Minnesota $22,093 $22,270 100.8
12 Idaho $21,824 $20,100 92.1
13 Nebraska $21,801 $19,970 91.6
14 New Jersey $21,714 $26,470 121.9
15 West Virginia $21,670 $20,240 93.4
16 Georgia $21,531 $19,680 91.4
17 Ohio $21,492 $20,160 93.8
18 Iowa $21,472 $19,540 91.0
19 Alabama $21,052 $19,200 91.2
20 Louisiana $20,949 $19,860 94.8
21 North Dakota $20,845 $20,720 99.4
22 Arizona $20,714 $20,300 98.0
23 Oklahoma $20,549 $18,330 89.2
24 Pennsylvania $20,463 $20,750 101.4
25 Indiana $20,458 $18,310 89.5
26 Tennessee $20,447 $18,280 89.4
27 Utah $20,290 $18,870 93.0
28 North Carolina $20,181 $18,950 93.9
29 Florida $20,081 $19,740 98.3
30 South Dakota $20,057 $20,800 103.7
31 Colorado $19,942 $20,700 103.8
32 Kentucky $19,889 $18,000 90.5
33 Wisconsin $19,876 $19,240 96.8
34 Wyoming $19,542 $17,940 91.8
35 Oregon $19,455 $22,490 115.6
36 Delaware $19,270 $19,540 101.4
37 Virginia $19,236 $19,390 100.8
38 New Mexico $19,233 $18,560 96.5
39 Montana $18,898 $19,050 100.8
40 Rhode Island $18,806 $22,700 120.7
41 South Carolina $18,427 $18,280 99.2
42 New York $18,282 $23,950 131.0
43 Massachusetts $18,140 $24,200 133.4
44 California $17,836 $24,240 135.9
45 Maine $16,967 $18,800 110.8
46 Connecticut $16,914 $21,600 127.7
47 Maryland $16,151 $20,270 125.5
48 New Hampshire $15,623 $18,280 117.0
49 Hawaii $12,346 $20,730 167.9
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