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Best States For A Professional Engineer

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Are you wondering which place in the United States is the best state for Professional 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 Professional Engineer jobs.

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

We found that California is the best state in the nation for Professional Engineers, and people in Santa Cruz earn the most in the field.

56% of people in the field are White, while 17% are Hispanic or Latino.

We found that the Midwest is best for Professional Engineers, and the Northeast is the worst.

San Francisco, CA is the best city in the country for Professional Engineer jobs, where as California is the best state in the country.

The 10 Best States In America For Professional Engineers in 2020

  1. California
  2. Alaska
  3. Texas
  4. Louisiana
  5. Connecticut
  6. New Mexico
  7. Nevada
  8. New York
  9. District of Columbia
  10. Colorado
  • (5,481 jobs)
  • (66 jobs)
  • (2,388 jobs)
  • (267 jobs)
  • (445 jobs)
  • (161 jobs)
  • (167 jobs)
  • (1,537 jobs)
  • (332 jobs)
  • (888 jobs)

How did we determine the ranking?

We analyzed our most recent data, particularly the employment statistics, and ranked all 50 states from best to worst for Professional Engineers.

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

Below is the list of the best states for Professional Engineers.

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

The 10 Best States For Professional Engineers In 2020

1. California

Total Professional Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
5,481 $101,638 $68,000 $150,000 1.42
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
Professional Engineer Jobs in California

2. Alaska

Total Professional Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
66 $92,303 $73,000 $116,000 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
Professional Engineer Jobs in Alaska

3. Texas

Total Professional Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,388 $87,962 $56,000 $136,000 1.01
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
Professional Engineer Jobs in Texas

4. Louisiana

Total Professional Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
267 $88,928 $58,000 $136,000 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
Professional Engineer Jobs in Louisiana

5. Connecticut

Total Professional Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
445 $83,489 $57,000 $120,000 1.17
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
Professional Engineer Jobs in Connecticut

6. New Mexico

Total Professional Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
161 $81,407 $54,000 $121,000 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
Professional Engineer Jobs in New Mexico

7. Nevada

Total Professional Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
167 $84,205 $57,000 $124,000 0.78
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
Professional Engineer Jobs in Nevada

8. New York

Total Professional Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,537 $86,813 $59,000 $126,000 0.98
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
Professional Engineer Jobs in New York

9. District of Columbia

Total Professional Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
332 $89,057 $61,000 $128,000 1.41
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
Professional Engineer Jobs in District of Columbia

10. Colorado

Total Professional Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
888 $81,561 $55,000 $119,000 1.27
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
Professional Engineer Jobs in Colorado

How We Determined The Best States To Be A Professional Engineer

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

Detailed List Of The Best States For A Professional Engineer

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