License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing

License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing

Table 8: States Ranked by Number and Burden of Licensing Requirements Combined
RankStatesNumber of Low-Income Occupations LicensedAverage FeesAverage Education & Experience (Days)Average ExamsMinimum Grade LevelMinimum Age
Tier 1
1 Arizona 64 $455 599 2 2 5
2 California 62 $300 549 1 2 12
3 Oregon 59 $267 568 1 1 13
4 Nevada 55 $505 601 2 2 7
5 Arkansas 52 $212 689 1 3 6
6 Hawaii 43 $367 724 2 1 13
7 Florida 45 $274 603 1 2 15
8 Louisiana 71 $214 163 1 2 6
Tier 2
9 New Mexico 52 $158 413 1 2 8
10 South Carolina 51 $166 402 1 1 7
11 Virginia 46 $153 462 1 1 11
12 Utah 46 $269 417 2 0 4
13 Tennessee 53 $218 222 1 1 7
14 Maryland 42 $198 446 1 1 7
15 Connecticut 54 $173 230 1 1 4
16 New Jersey 48 $179 292 1 3 6
17 West Virginia 49 $132 247 2 2 7
18 Mississippi 55 $198 155 2 2 5
19 Washington 54 $152 199 1 1 7
20 Iowa 54 $141 181 1 1 6
21 North Carolina 48 $180 250 1 1 7
22 Rhode Island 49 $164 211 1 1 12
Tier 3
23 Idaho 47 $122 240 1 1 5
24 Alabama 47 $319 182 2 2 5
25 Delaware 49 $94 195 1 1 6
26 Michigan 42 $198 256 1 3 14
27 Washington, D.C. 41 $240 311 1 1 6
28 Wisconsin 47 $209 145 1 1 8
29 Alaska 44 $373 179 1 1 6
30 Illinois 40 $249 203 1 3 10
31 Nebraska 45 $140 147 1 2 6
32 Texas 34 $304 326 2 2 10
33 Maine 39 $206 226 1 2 6
34 Massachusetts 37 $181 293 1 1 6
35 Montana 44 $131 133 1 3 7
36 Minnesota 36 $164 290 2 2 5
37 Georgia 33 $167 324 2 3 8
38 Pennsylvania 44 $176 113 1 1 7
39 Ohio 31 $137 341 1 3 9
40 New York 33 $145 283 2 2 11
41 Oklahoma 29 $116 416 2 2 9
42 North Dakota 40 $107 132 1 2 13
43 New Hampshire 34 $209 230 2 2 8
44 Vermont 27 $174 402 2 3 8
Tier 4
45 Kentucky 27 $230 324 2 4 8
46 Kansas 34 $88 166 1 2 5
47 Missouri 31 $100 220 1 1 10
48 South Dakota 28 $166 271 2 2 9
49 Indiana 28 $147 251 1 2 12
50 Colorado 28 $195 227 1 1 10
51 Wyoming 24 $173 196 2 3 9

(Last updated April 24, 2012)

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