These Are The 10 States With The Highest Word Processor Salaries For 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 6 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 word processors 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 word processors 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 word processors 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 word processors after this adjustment? That would be Word Processors And Typists.

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

  1. Washington
  2. Illinois
  3. Delaware
  4. Michigan
  5. Kansas
  6. West Virginia
  7. Iowa
  8. Ohio
  9. Wisconsin
  10. Texas

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 word processors 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 $45940, so our index value would be:

$45,940 * (100 / 135.9) = $33,804

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

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

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Detailed List Of Word Processor Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Washington $48,117 $50,620 105.2
2 Illinois $44,059 $41,680 94.6
3 Delaware $43,560 $44,170 101.4
4 Michigan $43,404 $38,630 89.0
5 Kansas $42,436 $38,150 89.9
6 West Virginia $42,387 $39,590 93.4
7 Iowa $41,450 $37,720 91.0
8 Ohio $41,002 $38,460 93.8
9 Wisconsin $40,805 $39,500 96.8
10 Texas $40,485 $36,720 90.7
11 Virginia $39,950 $40,270 100.8
12 Minnesota $38,958 $39,270 100.8
13 Kentucky $38,928 $35,230 90.5
14 North Carolina $38,519 $36,170 93.9
15 Oklahoma $38,508 $34,350 89.2
16 Tennessee $37,751 $33,750 89.4
17 Georgia $37,625 $34,390 91.4
18 Alabama $36,907 $33,660 91.2
19 Oregon $36,280 $41,940 115.6
20 Nebraska $36,200 $33,160 91.6
21 Utah $35,924 $33,410 93.0
22 Missouri $35,818 $32,380 90.4
23 South Carolina $35,796 $35,510 99.2
24 Arizona $35,581 $34,870 98.0
25 Pennsylvania $35,128 $35,620 101.4
26 Connecticut $34,956 $44,640 127.7
27 Indiana $34,927 $31,260 89.5
28 New Jersey $34,421 $41,960 121.9
29 Maine $34,160 $37,850 110.8
30 New Mexico $33,989 $32,800 96.5
31 Rhode Island $33,985 $41,020 120.7
32 California $33,804 $45,940 135.9
33 Massachusetts $31,971 $42,650 133.4
34 Florida $31,810 $31,270 98.3
35 Montana $31,656 $31,910 100.8
36 Maryland $31,314 $39,300 125.5
37 New York $31,198 $40,870 131.0
38 Alaska $30,671 $40,210 131.1
39 Louisiana $30,654 $29,060 94.8
40 Mississippi $30,547 $26,240 85.9
41 New Hampshire $29,777 $34,840 117.0
42 Nevada $29,777 $30,760 103.3
43 Idaho $27,524 $25,350 92.1
44 Hawaii $19,660 $33,010 167.9

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