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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 $142,290, 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 $139,590). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$142,290
2,140
2 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$139,590
2,600
3 Boulder, Colorado
$138,590
620
4 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$134,300
180
5 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$130,690
3,250
6 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$128,850
110
7 Tacoma, Washington
$128,200
40
8 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$127,470
5,020
9 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$127,220
60
10 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$126,980
2,720
11 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$123,450
90
12 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$121,870
100
13 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$121,520
1,770
14 Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$121,440
180
15 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$121,330
6,000
16 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$120,990
2,080
17 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$120,660
n/a
18 Framingham, Massachusetts
$120,200
130
19 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$119,890
1,270
20 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$119,140
290
21 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$118,940
330
22 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$118,330
780
23 Decatur, Alabama
$118,310
n/a
24 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$118,060
650
25 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$117,750
900
26 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$117,160
630
27 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$117,070
410
28 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$116,920
40
29 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$116,700
180
30 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$115,460
3,060
31 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$115,430
310
32 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$115,240
n/a
33 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$114,880
220
34 Huntsville, Alabama
$114,830
3,950
35 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$114,830
410
36 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$114,520
30
37 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$114,450
1,470
38 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$114,450
740
39 North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$114,430
n/a
40 Richmond, Virginia
$114,240
120
41 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$114,060
1,560
42 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$113,280
1,570
43 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$113,110
220
44 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$112,840
990
45 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$112,000
n/a
46 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$111,950
800
47 Corpus Christi, Texas
$111,560
60
48 Columbus, Ohio
$111,360
210
49 Dayton, Ohio
$110,970
980
50 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$110,640
1,790
51 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$110,480
30
52 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$110,440
3,050
53 California-Lexington Park, USA
$110,050
1,030
54 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$110,030
260
55 Tucson, Arizona
$109,700
230
56 Urban Honolulu, USA
$109,520
30
57 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$109,440
260
58 St Louis, Missouri
$109,320
880
59 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$109,040
n/a
60 St Marys County, Maryland
$108,950
850
61 Charlottesville, Virginia
$108,880
30
62 Wilmington, New Jersey
$108,170
n/a
63 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$107,800
50
64 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$107,550
450
65 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$107,340
1,660
66 Port St Lucie, Florida
$107,220
40
67 Savannah, Georgia
$106,340
1,080
68 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$106,290
110
69 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$106,080
90
70 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$105,880
400
71 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$104,740
n/a
72 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$104,520
220
73 Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama
$104,220
100
74 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$103,930
180
75 Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$103,780
40
76 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$103,700
n/a
77 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$103,520
8,560
78 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$103,400
8,480
79 Kansas City, Missouri
$103,010
290
80 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$102,960
90
81 Wilmington, North Carolina
$102,690
30
82 Springfield, Massachusetts
$102,540
150
83 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$102,520
230
84 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$102,330
120
85 Wichita, Kansas
$102,250
1,890
86 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$101,870
240
87 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$101,640
460
88 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$101,630
740
89 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$101,490
90
90 Montgomery, Alabama
$101,270
50
91 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$101,230
100
92 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$100,860
590
93 Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
$100,710
590
94 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$100,570
1,020
95 Fort Wayne, Indiana
$100,270
40
96 Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
$100,180
n/a
97 Jacksonville, Florida
$100,120
400
98 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$99,970
420
99 Rochester, New York
$99,460
30
100 Rockford, Illinois
$98,100
110
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