The 10 States With The Highest Usher Salaries For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 7 days 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. Washington
  2. Michigan
  3. Arizona
  4. Texas
  5. Mississippi
  6. Missouri
  7. Illinois
  8. Kansas
  9. Minnesota
  10. Nebraska

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 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 $26710, so our index value would be:

$26,710 * (100 / 135.9) = $19,654

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.

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Detailed List Of Usher Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Washington $28,089 $29,550 105.2
2 Michigan $26,179 $23,300 89.0
3 Arizona $25,673 $25,160 98.0
4 Texas $25,170 $22,830 90.7
5 Mississippi $24,947 $21,430 85.9
6 Missouri $24,469 $22,120 90.4
7 Illinois $24,302 $22,990 94.6
8 Kansas $24,149 $21,710 89.9
9 Minnesota $24,126 $24,320 100.8
10 Nebraska $23,941 $21,930 91.6
11 Georgia $23,796 $21,750 91.4
12 Wyoming $23,769 $21,820 91.8
13 Nevada $23,765 $24,550 103.3
14 Colorado $23,208 $24,090 103.8
15 Utah $22,978 $21,370 93.0
16 Florida $22,929 $22,540 98.3
17 Arkansas $22,870 $19,920 87.1
18 New York $22,526 $29,510 131.0
19 Tennessee $22,371 $20,000 89.4
20 West Virginia $22,344 $20,870 93.4
21 Ohio $22,249 $20,870 93.8
22 Iowa $22,098 $20,110 91.0
23 Idaho $22,095 $20,350 92.1
24 Louisiana $22,014 $20,870 94.8
25 North Carolina $21,437 $20,130 93.9
26 Indiana $21,396 $19,150 89.5
27 Kentucky $21,348 $19,320 90.5
28 Oregon $21,211 $24,520 115.6
29 Oklahoma $21,143 $18,860 89.2
30 Wisconsin $21,033 $20,360 96.8
31 Pennsylvania $20,897 $21,190 101.4
32 New Mexico $20,880 $20,150 96.5
33 Delaware $20,857 $21,150 101.4
34 Rhode Island $20,795 $25,100 120.7
35 Virginia $20,763 $20,930 100.8
36 South Dakota $20,732 $21,500 103.7
37 Alabama $20,690 $18,870 91.2
38 Connecticut $20,642 $26,360 127.7
39 North Dakota $20,271 $20,150 99.4
40 Massachusetts $20,059 $26,760 133.4
41 Montana $19,821 $19,980 100.8
42 South Carolina $19,788 $19,630 99.2
43 California $19,654 $26,710 135.9
44 Maine $19,359 $21,450 110.8
45 New Jersey $19,261 $23,480 121.9
46 Maryland $18,047 $22,650 125.5
47 Alaska $18,001 $23,600 131.1
48 New Hampshire $16,752 $19,600 117.0
49 Hawaii $14,222 $23,880 167.9
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