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Best states for a Staff Software Engineer

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Do you want to become a Staff Software Engineer at IBM, and you wonder what that means or entails?

We have the full list of best states for Staff Software Engineers that you can check out, before you begin your journey.

Turns out, the median salary for the highest 10% of Staff Software Engineers in America is $163,000.

We figured that the best places for Staff Software Engineer jobs has three things everyone would agree on.

There would be high annual wages, good career prospects (no matter what phase of the career you are in), and a lot of job opportunities.

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

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

  1. California
  2. Washington
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Colorado
  5. Texas
  6. New York
  7. District of Columbia
  8. Delaware
  9. Georgia
  10. Florida
  • (21,104 jobs)
  • (7,409 jobs)
  • (642 jobs)
  • (3,099 jobs)
  • (6,913 jobs)
  • (4,837 jobs)
  • (1,013 jobs)
  • (263 jobs)
  • (2,286 jobs)
  • (3,229 jobs)

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

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

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

The 10 Best States For Staff Software Engineers in 2019

1. California

Total Staff Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
21,104 $141,222 $117,000 $170,000 1.71
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
Staff Software Engineer Jobs in California

2. Washington

Total Staff Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
7,409 $126,044 $103,000 $154,000 2.65
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
Staff Software Engineer Jobs in Washington

3. New Hampshire

Total Staff Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
642 $120,697 $99,000 $146,000 1.08
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
Staff Software Engineer Jobs in New Hampshire

4. Colorado

Total Staff Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,099 $117,990 $104,000 $133,000 1.39
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
Staff Software Engineer Jobs in Colorado

5. Texas

Total Staff Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
6,913 $111,576 $91,000 $136,000 0.91
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
Staff Software Engineer Jobs in Texas

6. New York

Total Staff Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
4,837 $119,864 $91,000 $157,000 0.96
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
Staff Software Engineer Jobs in New York

7. District of Columbia

Total Staff Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,013 $126,561 $104,000 $153,000 1.35
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
Staff Software Engineer Jobs in District of Columbia

8. Delaware

Total Staff Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
263 $112,865 $92,000 $137,000 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
Staff Software Engineer Jobs in Delaware

9. Georgia

Total Staff Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,286 $113,693 $95,000 $135,000 0.74
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
Staff Software Engineer Jobs in Georgia

10. Florida

Total Staff Software Engineer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,229 $115,068 $99,000 $133,000 0.67
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
Staff Software Engineer Jobs in Florida

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

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

Detailed list of the best states for a Staff Software Engineer

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