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Best states for a Machine Operator

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In fact, our research shows that Kentucky is the best state for Machine Operators in America.

The best city in America for Machine Operators with the highest pay is Houston.

We figured that the best places for Machine Operator jobs has three things everyone would agree on.

There would be high annual wages, good career prospects (no matter what phase of the career you are in), and a lot of job opportunities.

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The 10 Best States in America For Machine Operators in 2019

  1. Kentucky
  2. North Dakota
  3. Nebraska
  4. Wisconsin
  5. South Dakota
  6. Kansas
  7. Idaho
  8. Vermont
  9. New Hampshire
  10. Wyoming
  • (365 jobs)
  • (74 jobs)
  • (204 jobs)
  • (961 jobs)
  • (81 jobs)
  • (265 jobs)
  • (83 jobs)
  • (95 jobs)
  • (196 jobs)
  • (21 jobs)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' most recent data helped us determine the ranking.

We ranked each of the 50 states from best to worst for Machine Operators, to help you with your next career move.

Here is the list of best states for Machine Operator jobs.

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

The 10 Best States For Machine Operators in 2019

1. Kentucky

Total Machine Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
365 $31,149 $25,000 $38,000 1.61
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
Machine Operator Jobs in Kentucky

2. North Dakota

Total Machine Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
74 $30,477 $25,000 $36,000 1.18
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
Machine Operator Jobs in North Dakota

3. Nebraska

Total Machine Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
204 $28,467 $26,000 $31,000 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
Machine Operator Jobs in Nebraska

4. Wisconsin

Total Machine Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
961 $27,715 $21,000 $36,000 2.33
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
Machine Operator Jobs in Wisconsin

5. South Dakota

Total Machine Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
81 $27,678 $23,000 $32,000 1.57
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
Machine Operator Jobs in South Dakota

6. Kansas

Total Machine Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
265 $28,212 $24,000 $32,000 1.34
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
Machine Operator Jobs in Kansas

7. Idaho

Total Machine Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
83 $30,205 $24,000 $36,000 0.99
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
Machine Operator Jobs in Idaho

8. Vermont

Total Machine Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
95 $28,474 $23,000 $34,000 1.85
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
Machine Operator Jobs in Vermont

9. New Hampshire

Total Machine Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
196 $28,559 $23,000 $34,000 1.46
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
Machine Operator Jobs in New Hampshire

10. Wyoming

Total Machine Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
21 $33,685 $27,000 $41,000 0.56
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
Machine Operator Jobs in Wyoming

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Machine Operator

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

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