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Best states for a Program Manager

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In order to help you decide which state is the best for Program Managers, we ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia from best to worst for Program Manager 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 Program Managers.

Washington is the best state, and Cranston is the city with the highest pay for Program Managers.

The 10 Best States in America For Program Managers in 2019

  1. Washington
  2. Rhode Island
  3. California
  4. Delaware
  5. North Carolina
  6. New Hampshire
  7. Colorado
  8. Alaska
  9. New Jersey
  10. Arizona
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  • (157 jobs)
  • (8,228 jobs)
  • (142 jobs)
  • (1,402 jobs)
  • (169 jobs)
  • (1,090 jobs)
  • (68 jobs)
  • (1,359 jobs)
  • (827 jobs)

In order to bring you the best states for Program Managers, we figured that the states needed to not only have ample job openings for Program Managers, but also high pay, and good career prospects.

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

Check out the complete ranking and a full description of our methodology below.

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

The 10 Best States For Program Managers in 2019

1. Washington

Total Program Manager Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,064 $116,498 $95,000 $141,000 2.35
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
Program Manager Jobs in Washington

2. Rhode Island

Total Program Manager Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
157 $136,666 $107,000 $173,000 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
Program Manager Jobs in Rhode Island

3. California

Total Program Manager Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
8,228 $121,329 $94,000 $156,000 1.43
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
Program Manager Jobs in California

4. Delaware

Total Program Manager Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
142 $117,230 $89,000 $153,000 0.97
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
Program Manager Jobs in Delaware

5. North Carolina

Total Program Manager Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,402 $101,168 $75,000 $135,000 0.97
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
Program Manager Jobs in North Carolina

6. New Hampshire

Total Program Manager Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
169 $112,059 $85,000 $146,000 0.61
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
Program Manager Jobs in New Hampshire

7. Colorado

Total Program Manager Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,090 $100,474 $76,000 $132,000 1.05
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
Program Manager Jobs in Colorado

8. Alaska

Total Program Manager Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
68 $103,648 $79,000 $135,000 0.83
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
Program Manager Jobs in Alaska

9. New Jersey

Total Program Manager Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,359 $102,850 $76,000 $138,000 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
Program Manager Jobs in New Jersey

10. Arizona

Total Program Manager Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
827 $95,895 $70,000 $131,000 0.98
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
Program Manager Jobs in Arizona

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Program Manager

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

Detailed list of the best states for a Program Manager

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