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Best states for a Security Engineer

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We decided to bring you a list of the best states for jobs for Security Engineers, considering how big the profession is in the United States.

Security Engineer positions are available in every area, but not all places are the same -- they do not offer the same wages, benefits, time off, etc.

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

We found that Washington is the best state in the nation for Security Engineers, and people in San Carlos earn the most in the field.

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 Security Engineers.

The 10 Best States in America For Security Engineers in 2019

  1. Washington
  2. California
  3. District of Columbia
  4. Rhode Island
  5. Connecticut
  6. New York
  7. North Carolina
  8. Delaware
  9. New Hampshire
  10. New Mexico
  • (807 jobs)
  • (3,930 jobs)
  • (652 jobs)
  • (82 jobs)
  • (306 jobs)
  • (1,204 jobs)
  • (807 jobs)
  • (68 jobs)
  • (155 jobs)
  • (121 jobs)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' most recent data helped us determine the ranking.

We ranked each of the 50 states from best to worst for Security Engineers, to help you with your next career move.

Ready to check out the list? See below.

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

The 10 Best States For Security Engineers in 2019

1. Washington

Total Security Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
807 $116,142 $91,000 $147,000 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
Security Engineer Jobs in Washington

2. California

Total Security Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,930 $118,931 $93,000 $151,000 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
Security Engineer Jobs in California

3. District of Columbia

Total Security Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
652 $118,418 $86,000 $161,000 3.41
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
Security Engineer Jobs in District of Columbia

4. Rhode Island

Total Security Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
82 $108,911 $79,000 $148,000 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
Security Engineer Jobs in Rhode Island

5. Connecticut

Total Security Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
306 $108,911 $79,000 $148,000 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
Security Engineer Jobs in Connecticut

6. New York

Total Security Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,204 $110,000 $79,000 $151,000 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
Security Engineer Jobs in New York

7. North Carolina

Total Security Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
807 $97,500 $81,000 $116,000 1.02
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
Security Engineer Jobs in North Carolina

8. Delaware

Total Security Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
68 $105,769 $77,000 $144,000 0.86
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
Security Engineer Jobs in Delaware

9. New Hampshire

Total Security Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
155 $97,345 $71,000 $132,000 1.02
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
Security Engineer Jobs in New Hampshire

10. New Mexico

Total Security Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
121 $103,774 $76,000 $141,000 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
Security Engineer Jobs in New Mexico

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Security Engineer

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

Detailed list of the best states for a Security Engineer

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