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Highest Paying Cities for Aerospace Engineers

The top 100 highest paying cities for aerospace engineers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of aerospace engineers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $141,560, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia is the highest paying city for aerospace engineers. It is followed by Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia (average annual salary $138,650). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of aerospace engineers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Aerospace Engineers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$141,560
2,500
2 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$138,650
3,010
3 Boulder, Colorado
$130,830
610
4 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$128,080
3,130
5 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$125,790
250
6 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$125,620
100
7 Kansas City, Missouri
$122,580
60
8 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$121,870
100
9 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$121,330
6,000
10 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$120,450
50
11 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$119,360
470
12 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$118,950
1,350
13 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$118,380
140
14 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$117,150
3,060
15 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$116,700
180
16 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$116,400
810
17 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$115,620
1,500
18 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$115,540
460
19 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$115,430
310
20 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$115,240
n/a
21 Huntsville, Alabama
$114,860
3,930
22 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$114,410
2,160
23 Richmond, Virginia
$114,240
120
24 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$114,110
810
25 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$114,060
1,560
26 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$113,110
220
27 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$112,840
390
28 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$112,660
260
29 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$112,160
n/a
30 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$111,900
840
31 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$111,710
1,020
32 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$111,410
3,140
33 Columbus, Ohio
$110,700
n/a
34 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$110,480
30
35 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$110,220
230
36 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$110,040
500
37 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$109,800
2,490
38 St Louis, Missouri
$109,320
880
39 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$109,250
120
40 St Marys County, Maryland
$108,950
850
41 Corpus Christi, Texas
$108,500
60
42 Dayton, Ohio
$108,440
930
43 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$108,400
230
44 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$107,250
1,590
45 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$106,870
1,720
46 Savannah, Georgia
$106,340
1,080
47 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$106,220
310
48 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$106,160
550
49 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$104,750
510
50 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$104,740
n/a
51 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$104,250
450
52 Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama
$104,220
100
53 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$103,900
130
54 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$103,770
120
55 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$103,730
290
56 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$103,700
n/a
57 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$103,520
8,560
58 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$103,400
8,480
59 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$103,120
300
60 Springfield, Massachusetts
$102,540
140
61 Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$101,930
230
62 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$101,630
740
63 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$101,480
1,790
64 Montgomery, Alabama
$101,270
50
65 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$100,930
90
66 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$100,570
1,020
67 Fort Wayne, Indiana
$100,270
40
68 Las Cruces, New Mexico
$100,240
50
69 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$98,960
70
70 Wichita, Kansas
$98,820
2,040
71 Jacksonville, Florida
$98,510
420
72 Rockford, Illinois
$98,100
110
73 Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
$97,920
480
74 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$94,800
40
75 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$93,460
1,670
76 Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$90,540
90
77 Warner Robins, Georgia
$89,860
80
78 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$88,080
160
79 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$87,680
580
80 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$86,160
n/a
81 Spokane, Washington
$86,120
30
82 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$84,650
180
83 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida
$84,440
190
84 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$83,840
40
85 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$82,660
50
86 Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$82,530
140
87 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$82,300
360
88 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas
$80,080
n/a
89 New Haven, Connecticut
$78,510
40
90 Lincoln, Nebraska
$76,480
90
91 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$76,470
130
92 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$75,300
430
93 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$67,840
30
94 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$66,600
180
95 Fayetteville, North Carolina
$63,650
50
See also: Highest paying industries for aerospace engineers.