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What Is the Average Software Engineer Salary by State

State Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Wyoming $107,820 $8,985 $2,073 $51.84
Massachusetts $102,606 $8,551 $1,973 $49.33
Montana $101,598 $8,466 $1,954 $48.85
Arizona $100,553 $8,379 $1,934 $48.34
Hawaii $100,468 $8,372 $1,932 $48.30
Indiana $99,908 $8,326 $1,921 $48.03
New Jersey $99,698 $8,308 $1,917 $47.93
Connecticut $98,805 $8,234 $1,900 $47.50
Washington $98,691 $8,224 $1,898 $47.45
New York $98,521 $8,210 $1,895 $47.37
Georgia $96,998 $8,083 $1,865 $46.63
Rhode Island $96,543 $8,045 $1,857 $46.41
Wisconsin $95,807 $7,984 $1,842 $46.06
Tennessee $95,555 $7,963 $1,838 $45.94
Minnesota $95,349 $7,946 $1,834 $45.84
Alaska $95,343 $7,945 $1,834 $45.84
New Hampshire $95,070 $7,922 $1,828 $45.71
North Dakota $95,031 $7,919 $1,828 $45.69
Ohio $94,857 $7,905 $1,824 $45.60
Alabama $94,732 $7,894 $1,822 $45.54
Nevada $94,591 $7,883 $1,819 $45.48
Maryland $93,641 $7,803 $1,801 $45.02
Utah $93,162 $7,763 $1,792 $44.79
Louisiana $92,469 $7,706 $1,778 $44.46
South Dakota $92,257 $7,688 $1,774 $44.35
Nebraska $92,066 $7,672 $1,770 $44.26
Florida $91,420 $7,618 $1,758 $43.95
New Mexico $91,095 $7,591 $1,752 $43.80
Oregon $90,979 $7,582 $1,750 $43.74
Virginia $90,859 $7,572 $1,747 $43.68
Iowa $90,410 $7,534 $1,739 $43.47
Kentucky $90,281 $7,523 $1,736 $43.40
Kansas $89,836 $7,486 $1,728 $43.19
California $89,471 $7,456 $1,721 $43.02
Vermont $89,379 $7,448 $1,719 $42.97
South Carolina $88,135 $7,345 $1,695 $42.37
Colorado $87,929 $7,327 $1,691 $42.27
Delaware $87,538 $7,295 $1,683 $42.09
West Virginia $85,640 $7,137 $1,647 $41.17
Oklahoma $85,567 $7,131 $1,646 $41.14
Pennsylvania $85,227 $7,102 $1,639 $40.97
Mississippi $84,183 $7,015 $1,619 $40.47
Idaho $83,775 $6,981 $1,611 $40.28
Maine $83,416 $6,951 $1,604 $40.10
Arkansas $82,668 $6,889 $1,590 $39.74
Michigan $82,489 $6,874 $1,586 $39.66
Illinois $82,220 $6,852 $1,581 $39.53
Texas $80,875 $6,740 $1,555 $38.88
Missouri $80,629 $6,719 $1,551 $38.76
North Carolina $75,104 $6,259 $1,444 $36.11

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

We’ve identified six states where the typical salary for a Software Engineer job is above the national average. Topping the list is Wyoming, with Massachusetts and Montana close behind in second and third. Montana beats the national average by 1.9%, and Wyoming furthers that trend with another $8,090 (8.1%) above the $99,729.

Significantly, Wyoming has a very active Software Engineer job market as there are several companies currently hiring for this type of role.

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

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Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.
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