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Best states for a Principal Engineer

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

We wanted to look at where Principal 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.

Washington is the best state for jobs for Principal Engineers, and Arkansas is the worst.

The most common pay in Washington is $138,927, while the median pay in Arkansas is $92,116.

We found that Washington is the best state for Principal Engineer jobs, whereas Arkansas is the worst.

The 10 Best States in America For Principal Engineers in 2019

  1. Washington
  2. New Hampshire
  3. Massachusetts
  4. New Mexico
  5. Texas
  6. Colorado
  7. Idaho
  8. District of Columbia
  9. Rhode Island
  10. Virginia
  • (2,248 jobs)
  • (609 jobs)
  • (2,654 jobs)
  • (340 jobs)
  • (5,708 jobs)
  • (2,134 jobs)
  • (174 jobs)
  • (649 jobs)
  • (211 jobs)
  • (3,255 jobs)

In order to bring you the best states for Principal Engineers, we figured that the states needed to not only have ample job openings for Principal Engineers, but also high pay, and good career prospects.

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

So without further delay, here is the list of best states for Principal Engineers.

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

The 10 Best States For Principal Engineers in 2019

1. Washington

Total Principal Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,248 $138,928 $106,000 $181,000 1.21
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
Principal Engineer Jobs in Washington

2. New Hampshire

Total Principal Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
609 $122,549 $104,000 $144,000 1.54
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
Principal Engineer Jobs in New Hampshire

3. Massachusetts

Total Principal Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,654 $125,716 $106,000 $148,000 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
Principal Engineer Jobs in Massachusetts

4. New Mexico

Total Principal Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
340 $130,090 $103,000 $163,000 0.89
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
Principal Engineer Jobs in New Mexico

5. Texas

Total Principal Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
5,708 $122,473 $96,000 $154,000 1.13
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
Principal Engineer Jobs in Texas

6. Colorado

Total Principal Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,134 $123,526 $106,000 $142,000 1.44
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
Principal Engineer Jobs in Colorado

7. Idaho

Total Principal Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
174 $138,685 $123,000 $155,000 0.7
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
Principal Engineer Jobs in Idaho

8. District of Columbia

Total Principal Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
649 $134,149 $106,000 $168,000 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
Principal Engineer Jobs in District of Columbia

9. Rhode Island

Total Principal Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
211 $122,222 $97,000 $153,000 0.94
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
Principal Engineer Jobs in Rhode Island

10. Virginia

Total Principal Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,255 $123,312 $105,000 $143,000 1.28
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
Principal Engineer Jobs in Virginia

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Principal Engineer

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

Detailed list of the best states for a Principal Engineer

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