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Best states for a Design Engineer

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Are you wondering which place in the United States is the best state for Design Engineers?

Knowing how challenging it is to figure out where to start your career or where to move to advance your career, we decided to bring you a list of best states for Design Engineer jobs.

We wanted to look at where Design Engineers have it the best -- where there are plenty of jobs to go around and people get paid what they deserve during every phase of their career.

Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering are the most common majors for people with jobs as Design Engineers.

Our research put District of Columbia at no. 1 on the list of best paying states for Design Engineers. New Mexico, California, and Alaska also ranked high on our list.

The 10 Best States in America For Design Engineers in 2019

  1. California
  2. New Mexico
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Massachusetts
  5. Oregon
  6. Texas
  7. District of Columbia
  8. Alaska
  9. Delaware
  10. Virginia
  • (7,768 jobs)
  • (286 jobs)
  • (352 jobs)
  • (1,886 jobs)
  • (636 jobs)
  • (3,566 jobs)
  • (320 jobs)
  • (65 jobs)
  • (123 jobs)
  • (1,961 jobs)

In order to help Design Engineers decide where to work, we compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across the metrics mentioned above.

Our data set includes average annual wages, entry and senior wages, and the number of available jobs per capita.

Check out the list of best states for Design Engineers below.

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

The 10 Best States For Design Engineers in 2019

1. California

Total Design Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
7,768 $95,700 $76,000 $120,000 1.4
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
Design Engineer Jobs in California

2. New Mexico

Total Design Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
286 $96,282 $76,000 $120,000 1.11
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
Design Engineer Jobs in New Mexico

3. New Hampshire

Total Design Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
352 $90,634 $74,000 $110,000 1.31
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
Design Engineer Jobs in New Hampshire

4. Massachusetts

Total Design Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,886 $85,287 $68,000 $105,000 1.31
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
Design Engineer Jobs in Massachusetts

5. Oregon

Total Design Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
636 $84,848 $70,000 $101,000 1.15
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
Design Engineer Jobs in Oregon

6. Texas

Total Design Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,566 $84,056 $67,000 $105,000 1.05
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
Design Engineer Jobs in Texas

7. District of Columbia

Total Design Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
320 $98,723 $78,000 $123,000 0.95
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
Design Engineer Jobs in District of Columbia

8. Alaska

Total Design Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
65 $93,290 $74,000 $116,000 0.83
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
Design Engineer Jobs in Alaska

9. Delaware

Total Design Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
123 $89,270 $71,000 $112,000 0.87
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
Design Engineer Jobs in Delaware

10. Virginia

Total Design Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,961 $83,541 $67,000 $103,000 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
Design Engineer Jobs in Virginia

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Design Engineer

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

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