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Best states for a Senior Software Engineer

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Job opportunities vary from state to state, and Computer and Mathematical careers are no different.

Because we know how difficult it can be to know which states are the best when it comes to Senior Software Engineer jobs, we decided to crunch some numbers to bring you the best states for Senior Software Engineers.

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

We found that Washington is the best state in the nation for Senior Software Engineers, and people in Kenmore 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 Senior Software Engineers.

The bottom 10% level pay for Senior Software Engineers is $84,000.

The median pay hovers around $108,943.

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

  1. Washington
  2. California
  3. New York
  4. New Hampshire
  5. Utah
  6. North Carolina
  7. Massachusetts
  8. Texas
  9. District of Columbia
  10. Oregon
  • (7,655 jobs)
  • (21,656 jobs)
  • (5,610 jobs)
  • (652 jobs)
  • (1,201 jobs)
  • (3,065 jobs)
  • (4,918 jobs)
  • (8,042 jobs)
  • (1,050 jobs)
  • (1,442 jobs)

We looked at the most recent data to rank all fifty states from best to worst for Senior Software Engineer jobs.

So without further delay, here is the list of best states for Senior Software Engineers.

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

The 10 Best States For Senior Software Engineers in 2019

1. Washington

Total Senior Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
7,655 $143,155 $120,000 $169,000 2.54
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 Software Engineer Jobs in Washington

2. California

Total Senior Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
21,656 $129,061 $104,000 $159,000 1.62
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 Software Engineer Jobs in California

3. New York

Total Senior Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
5,610 $128,941 $100,000 $166,000 1.03
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 Software Engineer Jobs in New York

4. New Hampshire

Total Senior Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
652 $111,197 $94,000 $130,000 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
Senior Software Engineer Jobs in New Hampshire

5. Utah

Total Senior Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,201 $107,401 $89,000 $128,000 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 Software Engineer Jobs in Utah

6. North Carolina

Total Senior Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,065 $104,092 $87,000 $123,000 0.92
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
Senior Software Engineer Jobs in North Carolina

7. Massachusetts

Total Senior Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
4,918 $106,719 $90,000 $125,000 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
Senior Software Engineer Jobs in Massachusetts

8. Texas

Total Senior Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
8,042 $103,130 $85,000 $123,000 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
Senior Software Engineer Jobs in Texas

9. District of Columbia

Total Senior Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,050 $111,066 $93,000 $131,000 1.3
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 Software Engineer Jobs in District of Columbia

10. Oregon

Total Senior Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,442 $103,175 $84,000 $125,000 1.09
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 Software Engineer Jobs in Oregon

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

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

Detailed list of the best states for a Senior Software Engineer

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