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Best States For A Principal Software Engineer

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Do you want to become a Principal Software Engineer at NetSuite, and you wonder what that means or entails?

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

We wanted to look at where Principal Software 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.

To do that, we looked at the most recent data we have available for the following criteria -- average annual wages, and availability of jobs for Principal Software Engineers.

We found that the Midwest is best for Principal Software Engineers, and the West is the worst.

San Mateo, CA is the best city in the country for Principal Software Engineer jobs, where as Washington is the best state in the country.

The 10 Best States In America For Principal Software Engineers in 2020

  1. Washington
  2. California
  3. Texas
  4. Colorado
  5. District of Columbia
  6. Utah
  7. New Hampshire
  8. Virginia
  9. Oregon
  10. New York
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  • (6,842 jobs)
  • (2,875 jobs)
  • (892 jobs)
  • (1,149 jobs)
  • (630 jobs)
  • (5,854 jobs)
  • (1,316 jobs)
  • (4,742 jobs)

In order to help Principal Software 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.

We also have the current list of job openings for Principal Software Engineers available below.

Here is the list of best states for Principal Software Engineer jobs.

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

The 10 Best States For Principal Software Engineers In 2020

1. Washington

Total Principal Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
7,811 $162,358 $120,000 $219,000 2.92
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 Software Engineer Jobs in Washington

2. California

Total Principal Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
20,483 $157,595 $115,000 $215,000 1.73
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 Software Engineer Jobs in California

3. Texas

Total Principal Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
6,842 $138,565 $107,000 $178,000 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 Software Engineer Jobs in Texas

4. Colorado

Total Principal Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,875 $134,922 $102,000 $178,000 1.34
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 Software Engineer Jobs in Colorado

5. District of Columbia

Total Principal Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
892 $150,378 $108,000 $207,000 1.24
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 Software Engineer Jobs in District of Columbia

6. Utah

Total Principal Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,149 $128,667 $95,000 $172,000 1.26
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 Software Engineer Jobs in Utah

7. New Hampshire

Total Principal Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
630 $127,120 $92,000 $174,000 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
Principal Software Engineer Jobs in New Hampshire

8. Virginia

Total Principal Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
5,854 $128,746 $92,000 $178,000 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
Principal Software Engineer Jobs in Virginia

9. Oregon

Total Principal Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,316 $128,375 $95,000 $172,000 1.12
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 Software Engineer Jobs in Oregon

10. New York

Total Principal Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
4,742 $130,676 $92,000 $183,000 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
Principal Software Engineer Jobs in New York

How We Determined The Best States To Be A Principal Software Engineer

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