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Best states for a Software Development 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 Software Development Engineer jobs, we decided to crunch some numbers to bring you the best states for Software Development Engineers.

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

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

Software Development Engineers in Anaheim make the most money.

Santa Cruz and Los Gatos are other high paying cities for Software Development Engineers.

We found that the Midwest is best for Software Development Engineers, and the Northeast is the worst.

Wilmington is the best city in the country for Software Development Engineer jobs, where as Washington is the best state in the country.

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

  1. Washington
  2. California
  3. New York
  4. Massachusetts
  5. Texas
  6. Delaware
  7. Arizona
  8. Utah
  9. Virginia
  10. Rhode Island
  • (7,691 jobs)
  • (20,309 jobs)
  • (5,370 jobs)
  • (4,585 jobs)
  • (8,073 jobs)
  • (375 jobs)
  • (1,690 jobs)
  • (1,193 jobs)
  • (6,679 jobs)
  • (329 jobs)

To determine the best states for Software Development Engineers, we looked at the our most recent data, and then we ranked each of the 50 states from best to worst.

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 Software Development Engineers in 2019

1. Washington

Total Software Development Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
7,691 $123,180 $105,000 $143,000 2.56
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
Software Development Engineer Jobs in Washington

2. California

Total Software Development Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
20,309 $125,491 $102,000 $153,000 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
Software Development Engineer Jobs in California

3. New York

Total Software Development Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
5,370 $116,900 $88,000 $153,000 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
Software Development Engineer Jobs in New York

4. Massachusetts

Total Software Development Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
4,585 $99,100 $79,000 $123,000 1.33
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 Development Engineer Jobs in Massachusetts

5. Texas

Total Software Development Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
8,073 $97,192 $76,000 $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
Software Development Engineer Jobs in Texas

6. Delaware

Total Software Development Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
375 $98,361 $81,000 $118,000 1.12
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 Development Engineer Jobs in Delaware

7. Arizona

Total Software Development Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,690 $98,280 $78,000 $123,000 0.87
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 Development Engineer Jobs in Arizona

8. Utah

Total Software Development Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,193 $95,000 $77,000 $116,000 1.16
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 Development Engineer Jobs in Utah

9. Virginia

Total Software Development Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
6,679 $96,394 $77,000 $120,000 1.63
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 Development Engineer Jobs in Virginia

10. Rhode Island

Total Software Development Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
329 $95,405 $79,000 $114,000 0.9
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 Development Engineer Jobs in Rhode Island

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

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

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