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Best states for a Software Engineer

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We decided to bring you a list of the best states for jobs for Software Engineers, considering how big the profession is in the United States.

Software Engineer positions are available in every area, but not all places are the same -- they do not offer the same wages, benefits, time off, etc.

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

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

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

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

The 10 Best States in America For Software Engineers in 2019

  1. Washington
  2. California
  3. New York
  4. Oregon
  5. New Hampshire
  6. Utah
  7. Massachusetts
  8. Texas
  9. Vermont
  10. Colorado
  • (7,370 jobs)
  • (20,792 jobs)
  • (5,458 jobs)
  • (1,392 jobs)
  • (567 jobs)
  • (1,230 jobs)
  • (4,778 jobs)
  • (8,098 jobs)
  • (105 jobs)
  • (3,177 jobs)

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

Below is the list of the best states for Software Engineers.

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

The 10 Best States For Software Engineers in 2019

1. Washington

Total Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
7,370 $120,953 $101,000 $144,000 2.42
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
Software Engineer Jobs in Washington

2. California

Total Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
20,792 $120,000 $95,000 $150,000 1.54
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
Software Engineer Jobs in California

3. New York

Total Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
5,458 $102,969 $75,000 $139,000 1
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 Engineer Jobs in New York

4. Oregon

Total Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,392 $90,680 $74,000 $110,000 1.04
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 Engineer Jobs in Oregon

5. New Hampshire

Total Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
567 $89,822 $72,000 $110,000 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 Engineer Jobs in New Hampshire

6. Utah

Total Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,230 $85,043 $68,000 $105,000 1.18
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 Engineer Jobs in Utah

7. Massachusetts

Total Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
4,778 $88,864 $73,000 $107,000 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 Engineer Jobs in Massachusetts

8. Texas

Total Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
8,098 $85,760 $69,000 $105,000 0.98
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 Engineer Jobs in Texas

9. Vermont

Total Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
105 $92,916 $75,000 $113,000 0.42
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
Software Engineer Jobs in Vermont

10. Colorado

Total Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,177 $87,173 $71,000 $106,000 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
Software Engineer Jobs in Colorado

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Software Engineer

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

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