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Best states for an Operator

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We decided to bring you a list of the best states for jobs for Operators, considering how big the profession is in the United States.

Operator positions are available in every area, but not all places are the same -- they do not offer the same wages, benefits, time off, etc.

As Operators are popular in the U.S., we wanted to bring you a list of the best states for Operators. In case you are trying to decide where to start your career as an Operator, or if you are considering moving to a different city or state, we got you covered.

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 Operators.

The bottom 10% level pay for Operators is $22,000.

The median pay hovers around $34,213.

The 10 Best States in America For Operators in 2019

  1. Wyoming
  2. Kentucky
  3. Wisconsin
  4. Kansas
  5. Pennsylvania
  6. Minnesota
  7. Idaho
  8. Nebraska
  9. Ohio
  10. Missouri
  • (238 jobs)
  • (918 jobs)
  • (1,363 jobs)
  • (509 jobs)
  • (2,375 jobs)
  • (1,242 jobs)
  • (202 jobs)
  • (350 jobs)
  • (2,555 jobs)
  • (1,042 jobs)

To determine the best states for Operators, we looked at the our most recent data, and then we ranked each of the 50 states from best to worst.

Curious to see how your state ranks? Here are the best states for Operators.

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

The 10 Best States For Operators in 2019

1. Wyoming

Total Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
238 $41,735 $26,000 $65,000 3.05
Operator Jobs in Wyoming

2. Kentucky

Total Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
918 $38,524 $24,000 $59,000 1.94
Operator Jobs in Kentucky

3. Wisconsin

Total Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,363 $36,902 $23,000 $57,000 1.58
Operator Jobs in Wisconsin

4. Kansas

Total Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
509 $37,295 $23,000 $58,000 1.23
Operator Jobs in Kansas

5. Pennsylvania

Total Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,375 $37,295 $23,000 $58,000 1.19
Operator Jobs in Pennsylvania

6. Minnesota

Total Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,242 $37,696 $24,000 $58,000 1.22
Operator Jobs in Minnesota

7. Idaho

Total Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
202 $37,295 $23,000 $58,000 1.15
Operator Jobs in Idaho

8. Nebraska

Total Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
350 $35,057 $22,000 $54,000 1.41
Operator Jobs in Nebraska

9. Ohio

Total Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,555 $34,036 $21,000 $53,000 1.55
Operator Jobs in Ohio

10. Missouri

Total Operator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,042 $35,773 $22,000 $55,000 1.21
Operator Jobs in Missouri

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE an Operator

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

Detailed list of the best states for an Operator

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