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Best states for a Senior Principal Engineer

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

If so, we have the full list of best to worst states for Senior Principal 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.

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

We found that Virginia is the best state in the nation for Senior Principal Engineers, and people in Washington earn the most in the field.

If you are currently seeking employment as a Senior Principal Engineer, you can find open job positions using Zippia's search tools.

The 10 Best States in America For Senior Principal Engineers in 2019

  1. Virginia
  2. New Hampshire
  3. Texas
  4. Rhode Island
  5. New Mexico
  6. Washington
  7. Arizona
  8. Delaware
  9. District of Columbia
  10. Alaska
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  • (647 jobs)
  • (6,833 jobs)
  • (270 jobs)
  • (410 jobs)
  • (5,231 jobs)
  • (1,571 jobs)
  • (244 jobs)
  • (921 jobs)
  • (78 jobs)

We used our most recent data to determine the states that are best for Senior Principal Engineer positions.

In order to rank the states, we needed to figure out not just where the jobs are located, but we also needed to establish how much these jobs paid.

Check out the complete ranking and a full description of our methodology below.

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

The 10 Best States For Senior Principal Engineers in 2019

1. Virginia

Total Senior Principal Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
6,223 $138,516 $116,000 $165,000 1.75
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 Principal Engineer Jobs in Virginia

2. New Hampshire

Total Senior Principal Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
647 $127,405 $97,000 $166,000 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
Senior Principal Engineer Jobs in New Hampshire

3. Texas

Total Senior Principal Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
6,833 $135,805 $115,000 $160,000 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 Principal Engineer Jobs in Texas

4. Rhode Island

Total Senior Principal Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
270 $129,260 $98,000 $169,000 0.85
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 Principal Engineer Jobs in Rhode Island

5. New Mexico

Total Senior Principal Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
410 $137,640 $105,000 $180,000 0.77
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 Principal Engineer Jobs in New Mexico

6. Washington

Total Senior Principal Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
5,231 $133,353 $118,000 $149,000 2.01
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
Senior Principal Engineer Jobs in Washington

7. Arizona

Total Senior Principal Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,571 $126,302 $96,000 $165,000 0.93
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 Principal Engineer Jobs in Arizona

8. Delaware

Total Senior Principal Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
244 $129,260 $98,000 $169,000 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 Principal Engineer Jobs in Delaware

9. District of Columbia

Total Senior Principal Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
921 $142,256 $108,000 $186,000 1.32
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 Principal Engineer Jobs in District of Columbia

10. Alaska

Total Senior Principal Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
78 $136,508 $104,000 $178,000 0.48
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 Principal Engineer Jobs in Alaska

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Senior Principal Engineer

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

Detailed list of the best states for a Senior Principal Engineer

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