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Best States For A Software Design Engineer

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

Although there are abundant Software Design Engineer jobs in America, a large number of them are in the Midwest.

Washington is the best state in the country for Software Design Engineer jobs, and Washington has the second-highest median salary in the country.

Computer Science and Electrical Engineering are the most common majors for people with jobs as Software Design Engineers.

Our research put California at no. 1 on the list of best paying states for Software Design Engineers. Washington, District of Columbia, and Texas also ranked high on our list.

The 10 Best States In America For Software Design Engineers in 2020

  1. Washington
  2. California
  3. Texas
  4. District of Columbia
  5. Virginia
  6. New Hampshire
  7. New York
  8. Massachusetts
  9. Arizona
  10. Nevada
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  • (18,990 jobs)
  • (7,014 jobs)
  • (1,082 jobs)
  • (6,612 jobs)
  • (519 jobs)
  • (4,771 jobs)
  • (4,275 jobs)
  • (1,515 jobs)
  • (332 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 Software Design Engineers.

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

Here is the list of best states for Software Design Engineer jobs.

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

The 10 Best States For Software Design Engineers In 2020

1. Washington

Total Software Design Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
6,916 $118,405 $79,000 $175,000 2.53
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
Software Design Engineer Jobs in Washington

2. California

Total Software Design Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
18,990 $121,005 $83,000 $174,000 1.57
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
Software Design Engineer Jobs in California

3. Texas

Total Software Design Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
7,014 $108,010 $79,000 $147,000 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
Software Design Engineer Jobs in Texas

4. District of Columbia

Total Software Design Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,082 $117,104 $80,000 $171,000 1.47
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
Software Design Engineer Jobs in District of Columbia

5. Virginia

Total Software Design Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
6,612 $101,348 $69,000 $146,000 1.77
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
Software Design Engineer Jobs in Virginia

6. New Hampshire

Total Software Design Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
519 $99,641 $68,000 $144,000 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
Software Design Engineer Jobs in New Hampshire

7. New York

Total Software Design Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
4,771 $103,680 $70,000 $152,000 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
Software Design Engineer Jobs in New York

8. Massachusetts

Total Software Design Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
4,275 $97,418 $66,000 $142,000 1.37
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
Software Design Engineer Jobs in Massachusetts

9. Arizona

Total Software Design Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,515 $95,084 $66,000 $136,000 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
Software Design Engineer Jobs in Arizona

10. Nevada

Total Software Design Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
332 $99,417 $69,000 $141,000 0.5
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
Software Design Engineer Jobs in Nevada

How We Determined The Best States To Be A Software Design Engineer

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