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Best states for a Data Engineer

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Do you want to become a Data Engineer at Amazon, and you wonder what that means or entails?

We have the full list of best states for Data Engineers that you can check out, before you begin your journey.

Pay, benefits, and opportunities vary greatly by place, and it's no different for Data Engineers.

We found that California is the best state in the nation for Data Engineers, and people in Saratoga earn the most in the field.

Data Engineers in Saratoga make the most money.

Los Gatos and Camarillo are other high paying cities for Data Engineers.

California is the best state, and Saratoga is the city with the highest pay for Data Engineers.

The 10 Best States in America For Data Engineers in 2019

  1. California
  2. Washington
  3. Oregon
  4. New York
  5. New Hampshire
  6. Connecticut
  7. District of Columbia
  8. Texas
  9. Massachusetts
  10. Nevada
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  • (3,800 jobs)
  • (446 jobs)
  • (735 jobs)
  • (851 jobs)
  • (4,857 jobs)
  • (3,230 jobs)
  • (239 jobs)

To determine the best states for Data Engineers, we looked at the our most recent data, and then we ranked each of the 50 states from best to worst.

Curious to see how your state ranks? Here are the best states for Data Engineers.

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

The 10 Best States For Data Engineers in 2019

1. California

Total Data Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
14,782 $127,496 $100,000 $161,000 1.69
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
Data Engineer Jobs in California

2. Washington

Total Data Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
5,839 $114,158 $95,000 $136,000 2.96
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
Data Engineer Jobs in Washington

3. Oregon

Total Data Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
938 $107,427 $86,000 $133,000 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
Data Engineer Jobs in Oregon

4. New York

Total Data Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,800 $110,000 $84,000 $143,000 1.07
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
Data Engineer Jobs in New York

5. New Hampshire

Total Data Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
446 $103,611 $81,000 $132,000 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
Data Engineer Jobs in New Hampshire

6. Connecticut

Total Data Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
735 $100,000 $82,000 $121,000 0.86
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
Data Engineer Jobs in Connecticut

7. District of Columbia

Total Data Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
851 $108,078 $77,000 $150,000 1.6
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
Data Engineer Jobs in District of Columbia

8. Texas

Total Data Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
4,857 $93,538 $75,000 $115,000 0.91
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
Data Engineer Jobs in Texas

9. Massachusetts

Total Data Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,230 $95,000 $74,000 $121,000 1.43
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
Data Engineer Jobs in Massachusetts

10. Nevada

Total Data Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
239 $97,681 $76,000 $124,000 0.49
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
Data Engineer Jobs in Nevada

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Data Engineer

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

Detailed list of the best states for a Data Engineer

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