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Best states for an Information Specialist

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Information Specialist opportunites vary in different parts of the country.

In order to help you determine the best states for Information Specialists, we ranked all fifty states from best to worst for Information Specialists.

This way, if you are newly entering the job market, or you are looking to change jobs, you know which places are the best for Information Specialist jobs.

To do that, we looked at the most recent data we have available for the following criteria -- average annual wages, and availability of jobs for Information Specialists.

Our research put Massachusetts at no. 1 on the list of best paying states for Information Specialists. New York, District of Columbia, and California also ranked high on our list.

The 10 Best States in America For Information Specialists in 2019

  1. District of Columbia
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Alaska
  4. Rhode Island
  5. New York
  6. Delaware
  7. Minnesota
  8. Virginia
  9. Colorado
  10. Connecticut
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  • (1,257 jobs)
  • (106 jobs)
  • (147 jobs)
  • (1,685 jobs)
  • (120 jobs)
  • (846 jobs)
  • (1,823 jobs)
  • (790 jobs)
  • (402 jobs)

In order to help Information Specialists decide where to work, we compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across the metrics mentioned above.

Our data set includes average annual wages, entry and senior wages, and the number of available jobs per capita.

Below is the list of the best states for Information Specialists.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Information Specialists in 2019

1. District of Columbia

Total Information Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
603 $72,753 $49,000 $107,000 2.28
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Information Specialist Jobs in District of Columbia

2. Massachusetts

Total Information Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,257 $86,688 $41,000 $181,000 1.11
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Information Specialist Jobs in Massachusetts

3. Alaska

Total Information Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
106 $60,408 $40,000 $89,000 1.72
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Information Specialist Jobs in Alaska

4. Rhode Island

Total Information Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
147 $58,617 $39,000 $86,000 1.23
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Information Specialist Jobs in Rhode Island

5. New York

Total Information Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,685 $77,234 $61,000 $97,000 0.95
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Information Specialist Jobs in New York

6. Delaware

Total Information Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
120 $61,313 $41,000 $90,000 1.09
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Information Specialist Jobs in Delaware

7. Minnesota

Total Information Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
846 $59,026 $40,000 $87,000 1.1
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Information Specialist Jobs in Minnesota

8. Virginia

Total Information Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,823 $60,219 $40,000 $88,000 1.35
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Information Specialist Jobs in Virginia

9. Colorado

Total Information Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
790 $62,061 $42,000 $91,000 1
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Information Specialist Jobs in Colorado

10. Connecticut

Total Information Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
402 $63,629 $43,000 $93,000 0.94
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Information Specialist Jobs in Connecticut

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE an Information Specialist

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

Detailed list of the best states for an Information Specialist

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