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Best states for a Civil Engineer

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It seems like Civil Engineers are becoming more and more common across America. But working conditions for Civil Engineers aren’t the same everywhere in the U.S.

In order to help you decide which state is the best for Civil Engineers, we ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia from best to worst for Civil Engineer jobs.

Civil Engineering and Business are the most common majors for people with jobs as Civil Engineers.

The bottom 10% level pay for Civil Engineers is $54,000.

The median pay hovers around $71,541.

The 10 Best States in America For Civil Engineers in 2019

  1. Alaska
  2. Washington
  3. Virginia
  4. Texas
  5. Nevada
  6. California
  7. North Carolina
  8. Colorado
  9. Louisiana
  10. District of Columbia
  • (62 jobs)
  • (722 jobs)
  • (1,106 jobs)
  • (1,721 jobs)
  • (136 jobs)
  • (3,078 jobs)
  • (653 jobs)
  • (532 jobs)
  • (172 jobs)
  • (227 jobs)

After looking at the our most recent data, we found that Alaska is the best state for Civil Engineers.

Some of the companies that are hiring for Civil Engineers include Black & Veatch and AECOM.

Finally, here is the list of all states from best to worst for Civil Engineer jobs.

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

The 10 Best States For Civil Engineers in 2019

1. Alaska

Total Civil Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
62 $86,715 $69,000 $108,000 1.78
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
Civil Engineer Jobs in Alaska

2. Washington

Total Civil Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
722 $76,772 $62,000 $94,000 1.3
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
Civil Engineer Jobs in Washington

3. Virginia

Total Civil Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,106 $76,871 $62,000 $93,000 1.45
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
Civil Engineer Jobs in Virginia

4. Texas

Total Civil Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,721 $75,828 $57,000 $100,000 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
Civil Engineer Jobs in Texas

5. Nevada

Total Civil Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
136 $76,086 $64,000 $90,000 1
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
Civil Engineer Jobs in Nevada

6. California

Total Civil Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,078 $81,651 $65,000 $102,000 1.25
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
Civil Engineer Jobs in California

7. North Carolina

Total Civil Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
653 $70,273 $57,000 $86,000 1.06
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
Civil Engineer Jobs in North Carolina

8. Colorado

Total Civil Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
532 $73,977 $61,000 $88,000 1.19
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
Civil Engineer Jobs in Colorado

9. Louisiana

Total Civil Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
172 $74,580 $60,000 $91,000 0.9
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
Civil Engineer Jobs in Louisiana

10. District of Columbia

Total Civil Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
227 $78,002 $60,000 $100,000 1.52
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
Civil Engineer Jobs in District of Columbia

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Civil Engineer

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

Detailed list of the best states for a Civil Engineer

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