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Best states for a Senior Engineer

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Do you wonder which states in the U.S. are the best for Senior Engineers?

If so, we have the full list of best to worst states for Senior Engineer jobs for you to check out and see if you think it's time to move and start new.

Why move?

Because not all states fare the same when it come to job opportunity and pay.

This way, if you are newly entering the job market, or you are looking to change jobs, you know which places are the best for Senior Engineer jobs.

a Senior Engineer will most commonly be promoted to Project Manager.

The 10 Best States in America For Senior Engineers in 2019

  1. Washington
  2. Delaware
  3. Arizona
  4. New Mexico
  5. California
  6. Rhode Island
  7. Oregon
  8. Alaska
  9. District of Columbia
  10. Texas
  • (3,917 jobs)
  • (186 jobs)
  • (1,334 jobs)
  • (269 jobs)
  • (16,624 jobs)
  • (217 jobs)
  • (1,012 jobs)
  • (75 jobs)
  • (878 jobs)
  • (5,618 jobs)

We found that Washington is the best state for Senior Engineers, and Delaware is also high in terms of median salary.

Our calculations are based on higher annual income for Senior Engineer jobs, and having plenty of job openings as well.

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 Senior Engineers in 2019

1. Washington

Total Senior Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,917 $124,820 $100,000 $155,000 1.83
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
Senior Engineer Jobs in Washington

2. Delaware

Total Senior Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
186 $122,155 $100,000 $149,000 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
Senior Engineer Jobs in Delaware

3. Arizona

Total Senior Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,334 $114,554 $99,000 $132,000 0.96
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
Senior Engineer Jobs in Arizona

4. New Mexico

Total Senior Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
269 $115,289 $92,000 $143,000 0.61
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
Senior Engineer Jobs in New Mexico

5. California

Total Senior Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
16,624 $114,709 $91,000 $144,000 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
Senior Engineer Jobs in California

6. Rhode Island

Total Senior Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
217 $108,457 $87,000 $134,000 0.84
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
Senior Engineer Jobs in Rhode Island

7. Oregon

Total Senior Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,012 $106,960 $89,000 $128,000 1.08
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
Senior Engineer Jobs in Oregon

8. Alaska

Total Senior Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
75 $114,314 $92,000 $141,000 0.56
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
Senior Engineer Jobs in Alaska

9. District of Columbia

Total Senior Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
878 $114,512 $96,000 $136,000 1.53
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
Senior Engineer Jobs in District of Columbia

10. Texas

Total Senior Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
5,618 $102,371 $82,000 $127,000 0.97
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
Senior Engineer Jobs in Texas

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Senior Engineer

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

Detailed list of the best states for a Senior Engineer

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