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Best states for a Developer

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Developer opportunites vary in different parts of the country.

In order to help you determine the best states for Developers, we ranked all fifty states from best to worst for Developers.

Our research found that New York is the best state for Developers, while Washington and New York are ranked highest in terms of median salary.

New York has a median salary of $96,366 and Washington has the highest median salary among all 50 states for Developers.

If you are currently seeking employment as a Developer, you can find open job positions using Zippia's search tools.

The 10 Best States in America For Developers in 2019

  1. New York
  2. Virginia
  3. Washington
  4. District of Columbia
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Georgia
  7. California
  8. Nebraska
  9. Utah
  10. Nevada
  • (3,786 jobs)
  • (4,609 jobs)
  • (1,722 jobs)
  • (1,148 jobs)
  • (2,351 jobs)
  • (2,082 jobs)
  • (9,111 jobs)
  • (307 jobs)
  • (650 jobs)
  • (243 jobs)

We looked at the most recent data to rank all fifty states from best to worst for Developer jobs.

We also have the current list of job openings for Developers available below.

Check out the complete ranking and a full description of our methodology below.

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

The 10 Best States For Developers in 2019

1. New York

Total Developer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,786 $96,366 $68,000 $135,000 1.1
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
Developer Jobs in New York

2. Virginia

Total Developer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
4,609 $85,000 $68,000 $105,000 1.76
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
Developer Jobs in Virginia

3. Washington

Total Developer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,722 $99,490 $77,000 $128,000 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
Developer Jobs in Washington

4. District of Columbia

Total Developer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,148 $90,734 $71,000 $115,000 2.23
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
Developer Jobs in District of Columbia

5. Massachusetts

Total Developer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,351 $84,698 $69,000 $102,000 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
Developer Jobs in Massachusetts

6. Georgia

Total Developer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,082 $81,888 $66,000 $100,000 0.99
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
Developer Jobs in Georgia

7. California

Total Developer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
9,111 $87,761 $68,000 $113,000 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
Developer Jobs in California

8. Nebraska

Total Developer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
307 $85,422 $62,000 $116,000 0.85
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
Developer Jobs in Nebraska

9. Utah

Total Developer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
650 $80,330 $64,000 $99,000 0.99
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
Developer Jobs in Utah

10. Nevada

Total Developer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
243 $86,127 $72,000 $102,000 0.52
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
Developer Jobs in Nevada

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Developer

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

Detailed list of the best states for a Developer

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