The best company to work for in each state

Do you ever wonder how your employer ranks compared to others in the state or even the country?

Do you want to know what the top companies around the country all have in common?

Do you wonder if you would do better in your career if only you were at a different company?

What employer you work for can have a drastic impact not only on your career but also the quality of your life. How many times have you gone home and felt as if your work is sucking the life out of you? Turns out, going to work shouldn’t feel like you are marking time.

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There are employers that could reduce the stress of going to work, whether it is because of how well they compensate you for your time, how much upward mobility can you expect, how much stability and job security they provide, or how inclusive and diverse of a work environment they foster.


  • Companies in the Healthcare business are the most common employers on our list – 11 out of 50. This industry isn’t going anywhere, and it is only growing, thanks to the high longevity rate. They also pay their employees higher salaries and sizable bonusesstates
  • Energy companies tend to be one of the most stable employers. 8 out of the 50 companies are in the Energy sector
  • Banking corporations and other financial institutions that have been around for a while provide good pay and stability
  • Generally, the older the company, the more stable your job is going to be
  • Corporations like Walmart, Home Depot, General Motors may have a bad rap as not being worker friendly, but they rank as the best places to work for in their home states.


In order to come up with a ranking, we took a series of steps to systematically match what employers provide and what employees seek. The more matches the better the ranking.

We ranked each company on the scores for each of the following major characteristics: Salary/Pay, Company’s financial health, and Diversity. We averaged the three rankings into an overall company score.
We also compared jobs with the same titles across companies to determine how a particular company fared.

You can take a more detailed look at our Methodology that helped us determine the rankings.


State Company
Alabama Alabama Power
Alaska State of Alaska
Arizona Cable ONE
Arkansas Walmart
California Chevron
Colorado Great-West Financial
Connecticut Frontier Communications
Delaware AstraZeneca
Florida NextEra Energy
Georgia The Home Depot
Hawaii The Queen’s Medical Center
Idaho Micron Technology
Illinois Baker McKenzie
Indiana Eli Lilly and Company
Iowa idX
Kansas Spirit AeroSystems
Kentucky Lexmark
Louisiana Entergy
Maine WEX
Maryland Legg Mason
Massachusetts Bain & Company
Michigan General Motors
Minnesota TCF Bank
Mississippi University of Mississippi Medical Center
Missouri Monsanto
Montana Billings Clinic
Nebraska Berkshire Hathaway
Nevada Southwest Gas Holdings Inc
New Hampshire Planet Fitness
New Jersey PTC Therapeutics
New Mexico ARA
New York Goldman Sachs
North Carolina Albemarle
North Dakota Altru Health System
Ohio Teradata
Oklahoma Devon Energy
Oregon Schnitzer Steel
Pennsylvania UPMC
Rhode Island CVS Health
South Carolina Domtar
South Dakota Highmark
Tennessee Unum
Texas Exxon Mobil
Utah Myriad Genetics
Vermont SAC
Virginia ManTech International
Washington Microsoft
West Virginia Allegheny Insurance Services
Wisconsin Lands’ End
Wyoming Galen LLC

This article originally appeared on Zippia. 

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