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Best states for a Project Manager

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Are you wondering which place in the United States is the best state for Project Managers?

Knowing how challenging it is to figure out where to start your career or where to move to advance your career, we decided to bring you a list of best states for Project Manager jobs.

Our research shows that Washington is the best state in the country for Project Managers.

The most common schools for Project Managers are University of Phoenix, George Washington University, and Villanova University, and the most common majors are Business and Project Management.

In order to get you the best states for Project Managers, we looked at our data on jobs and wages -- specifically the average annual wage and the number of available jobs per capita.

Our research put Washington at no. 1 on the list of best paying states for Project Managers. California, Colorado, and Massachusetts also ranked high on our list.

The 10 Best States in America For Project Managers in 2019

  1. Washington
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Colorado
  4. North Carolina
  5. California
  6. Connecticut
  7. Rhode Island
  8. New Jersey
  9. District of Columbia
  10. Pennsylvania
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  • (2,288 jobs)
  • (1,316 jobs)
  • (1,881 jobs)
  • (8,393 jobs)
  • (749 jobs)
  • (185 jobs)
  • (1,697 jobs)
  • (862 jobs)
  • (1,858 jobs)

How did we determine the ranking?

We analyzed our most recent data, particularly the employment statistics, and ranked all 50 states from best to worst for Project Managers.

So without further delay, here is the list of best states for Project Managers.

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

The 10 Best States For Project Managers in 2019

1. Washington

Total Project Manager Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,529 $105,218 $87,000 $125,000 1.7
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
Project Manager Jobs in Washington

2. Massachusetts

Total Project Manager Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,288 $100,048 $82,000 $121,000 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
Project Manager Jobs in Massachusetts

3. Colorado

Total Project Manager Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,316 $100,559 $83,000 $121,000 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
Project Manager Jobs in Colorado

4. North Carolina

Total Project Manager Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,881 $93,465 $78,000 $110,000 1.14
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
Project Manager Jobs in North Carolina

5. California

Total Project Manager Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
8,393 $101,420 $81,000 $126,000 1.28
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
Project Manager Jobs in California

6. Connecticut

Total Project Manager Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
749 $97,201 $81,000 $115,000 1.16
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
Project Manager Jobs in Connecticut

7. Rhode Island

Total Project Manager Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
185 $94,134 $81,000 $108,000 1.03
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
Project Manager Jobs in Rhode Island

8. New Jersey

Total Project Manager Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,697 $97,528 $76,000 $123,000 1.08
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
Project Manager Jobs in New Jersey

9. District of Columbia

Total Project Manager Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
862 $99,166 $76,000 $128,000 2.16
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
Project Manager Jobs in District of Columbia

10. Pennsylvania

Total Project Manager Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,858 $92,352 $73,000 $115,000 0.82
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
Project Manager Jobs in Pennsylvania

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Project Manager

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

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