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What Is the Average Engineer Salary by State

State Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Washington $86,869 $7,239 $1,670 $41.76
New York $80,964 $6,747 $1,557 $38.93
California $78,296 $6,524 $1,505 $37.64
Idaho $77,902 $6,491 $1,498 $37.45
New Hampshire $76,564 $6,380 $1,472 $36.81
Vermont $74,744 $6,228 $1,437 $35.93
Maine $72,910 $6,075 $1,402 $35.05
Massachusetts $72,741 $6,061 $1,398 $34.97
New Jersey $72,092 $6,007 $1,386 $34.66
Hawaii $71,427 $5,952 $1,373 $34.34
Nevada $70,870 $5,905 $1,362 $34.07
Arizona $70,832 $5,902 $1,362 $34.05
Wyoming $70,653 $5,887 $1,358 $33.97
Tennessee $70,054 $5,837 $1,347 $33.68
Connecticut $69,492 $5,791 $1,336 $33.41
Montana $69,368 $5,780 $1,334 $33.35
Texas $69,335 $5,777 $1,333 $33.33
Rhode Island $68,835 $5,736 $1,323 $33.09
Indiana $68,676 $5,723 $1,320 $33.02
Alaska $68,575 $5,714 $1,318 $32.97
Minnesota $68,544 $5,712 $1,318 $32.95
West Virginia $68,039 $5,669 $1,308 $32.71
Oregon $67,811 $5,650 $1,304 $32.60
North Dakota $67,150 $5,595 $1,291 $32.28
Pennsylvania $66,789 $5,565 $1,284 $32.11
Maryland $66,571 $5,547 $1,280 $32.01
Virginia $65,454 $5,454 $1,258 $31.47
Wisconsin $65,088 $5,424 $1,251 $31.29
Ohio $64,685 $5,390 $1,243 $31.10
Nebraska $63,903 $5,325 $1,228 $30.72
South Dakota $63,847 $5,320 $1,227 $30.70
Iowa $63,704 $5,308 $1,225 $30.63
Utah $63,573 $5,297 $1,222 $30.56
Delaware $63,346 $5,278 $1,218 $30.46
Colorado $63,043 $5,253 $1,212 $30.31
Alabama $62,690 $5,224 $1,205 $30.14
South Carolina $62,295 $5,191 $1,197 $29.95
New Mexico $62,088 $5,174 $1,194 $29.85
Arkansas $61,285 $5,107 $1,178 $29.46
Kansas $61,184 $5,098 $1,176 $29.42
Florida $60,759 $5,063 $1,168 $29.21
Oklahoma $60,351 $5,029 $1,160 $29.02
Mississippi $59,640 $4,970 $1,146 $28.67
Michigan $59,581 $4,965 $1,145 $28.65
Kentucky $59,337 $4,944 $1,141 $28.53
Illinois $57,869 $4,822 $1,112 $27.82
Missouri $57,553 $4,796 $1,106 $27.67
Georgia $56,650 $4,720 $1,089 $27.24
Louisiana $54,877 $4,573 $1,055 $26.38
North Carolina $52,508 $4,375 $1,009 $25.24

Top 50 Highest Paying States for Engineer Jobs in the U.S.

We’ve identified six states where the typical salary for an Engineer job is above the national average. Topping the list is Washington, with New York and California close behind in second and third. California beats the national average by 5.9%, and Washington furthers that trend with another $12,928 (17.5%) above the $73,941.

With only a handful of states paying above the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by moving to a new locationas an Engineer is a decision to make with some caution. Factoring in cost of living expenses should be considered as well.

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