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What Is the Average Independent Contractor Salary by State

State Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Massachusetts $58,057 $4,838 $1,116 $27.91
Hawaii $56,946 $4,746 $1,095 $27.38
New Jersey $56,905 $4,742 $1,094 $27.36
Connecticut $56,100 $4,675 $1,079 $26.97
Washington $55,675 $4,640 $1,071 $26.77
New York $55,483 $4,624 $1,067 $26.67
Rhode Island $54,742 $4,562 $1,053 $26.32
Wisconsin $54,618 $4,551 $1,050 $26.26
Tennessee $54,417 $4,535 $1,046 $26.16
Minnesota $54,277 $4,523 $1,044 $26.09
Ohio $54,020 $4,502 $1,039 $25.97
Alaska $54,007 $4,501 $1,039 $25.97
North Dakota $53,872 $4,489 $1,036 $25.90
Nevada $53,583 $4,465 $1,030 $25.76
New Hampshire $53,544 $4,462 $1,030 $25.74
Utah $53,015 $4,418 $1,020 $25.49
Maryland $52,909 $4,409 $1,017 $25.44
Louisiana $52,636 $4,386 $1,012 $25.31
South Dakota $52,299 $4,358 $1,006 $25.14
Nebraska $52,010 $4,334 $1,000 $25.00
New Mexico $51,938 $4,328 $999 $24.97
Oregon $51,588 $4,299 $992 $24.80
Iowa $51,411 $4,284 $989 $24.72
Virginia $51,328 $4,277 $987 $24.68
Kentucky $51,068 $4,256 $982 $24.55
Kansas $50,959 $4,247 $980 $24.50
California $50,450 $4,204 $970 $24.25
Vermont $50,345 $4,195 $968 $24.20
South Carolina $49,815 $4,151 $958 $23.95
Wyoming $49,757 $4,146 $957 $23.92
Colorado $49,711 $4,143 $956 $23.90
Delaware $49,464 $4,122 $951 $23.78
Oklahoma $48,339 $4,028 $930 $23.24
West Virginia $48,228 $4,019 $927 $23.19
Pennsylvania $47,995 $4,000 $923 $23.07
Mississippi $47,754 $3,979 $918 $22.96
Montana $47,364 $3,947 $911 $22.77
Idaho $47,245 $3,937 $909 $22.71
Maine $47,026 $3,919 $904 $22.61
Arizona $46,876 $3,906 $901 $22.54
Arkansas $46,747 $3,896 $899 $22.47
Michigan $46,633 $3,886 $897 $22.42
Indiana $46,576 $3,881 $896 $22.39
Illinois $46,493 $3,874 $894 $22.35
Texas $45,615 $3,801 $877 $21.93
Missouri $45,569 $3,797 $876 $21.91
Georgia $45,221 $3,768 $870 $21.74
Alabama $44,163 $3,680 $849 $21.23
Florida $42,621 $3,552 $820 $20.49
North Carolina $42,450 $3,538 $816 $20.41

Top 50 Highest Paying States for Independent Contractor Jobs in the U.S.

We’ve identified four states where the typical salary for an Independent Contractor job is above the national average. Topping the list is Massachusetts, with Hawaii and New Jersey close behind in second and third. New Jersey beats the national average by 1.6%, and Massachusetts furthers that trend with another $2,035 (3.6%) above the $56,021.

Significantly, Massachusetts has a very active Independent Contractor job market as there are several companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With only a handful of states paying above the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by moving to a new locationas an Independent Contractor is a decision to make with some caution. Factoring in cost of living expenses should be considered as well.

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Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.
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