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Highest Paying Cities for Civil Engineers

The top 100 highest paying cities for civil 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 civil engineers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $120,590, Midland, Texas is the highest paying city for civil engineers. It is followed by Anchorage, Alaska (average annual salary $109,720). 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 civil engineers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

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

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Midland, Texas
$120,590
60
2 Anchorage, Alaska
$109,720
880
3 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$108,190
6,330
4 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$108,190
4,450
5 Redding, California
$108,190
240
6 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$108,180
4,410
7 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$107,900
n/a
8 Yuba City, California
$107,740
230
9 Los Alamos County, New Mexico
$107,720
110
10 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$107,420
7,670
11 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$106,520
10,690
12 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$106,070
550
13 Fresno, California
$105,500
840
14 Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$105,470
50
15 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$104,600
410
16 Lake Charles, Louisiana
$104,500
280
17 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$104,140
40
18 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$104,120
390
19 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$103,980
2,970
20 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$103,700
2,380
21 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$102,630
250
22 Hammond nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$102,620
30
23 Fairbanks, Alaska
$102,190
150
24 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$102,030
2,610
25 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$100,790
370
26 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$97,480
240
27 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$97,310
100
28 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$97,240
130
29 Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, Massachusetts
$97,220
60
30 El Centro, California
$97,080
50
31 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$96,920
4,400
32 Reading, Pennsylvania
$96,910
410
33 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$96,760
150
34 Springfield, Illinois
$96,750
310
35 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$96,740
490
36 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$96,660
550
37 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$96,540
11,280
38 Winchester, West Virginia
$96,430
130
39 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$96,430
140
40 Framingham, Massachusetts
$95,730
810
41 Chico, California
$95,720
170
42 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$95,720
480
43 Stockton, California
$95,720
330
44 Knoxville, Tennessee
$95,560
1,070
45 Bloomington, Indiana
$95,410
40
46 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$95,310
890
47 Napa, California
$95,210
150
48 Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$94,780
160
49 Salinas, California
$94,590
180
50 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$94,350
400
51 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$93,920
50
52 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$93,620
2,150
53 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$93,050
1,180
54 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas
$92,890
410
55 Odessa, Texas
$92,630
70
56 Merced, California
$92,440
50
57 Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$92,340
60
58 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$92,150
1,130
59 Longview, Texas
$92,130
140
60 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$91,990
1,880
61 West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$91,980
170
62 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$91,550
440
63 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$91,200
15,470
64 Decatur, Alabama
$91,160
80
65 Danbury, Connecticut
$91,110
40
66 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$91,070
4,800
67 Wilmington, New Jersey
$90,630
600
68 Grand Junction, Colorado
$90,480
110
69 East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$90,270
160
70 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$90,190
1,350
71 Alexandria, Louisiana
$90,070
50
72 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, Louisiana
$89,820
90
73 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$89,760
8,210
74 Rochester, Minnesota
$89,690
80
75 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
$89,660
130
76 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$89,640
1,080
77 Jacksonville, North Carolina
$89,600
40
78 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$89,440
2,450
79 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$89,410
1,970
80 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$89,150
1,070
81 Salem, Oregon
$88,900
340
82 Warner Robins, Georgia
$88,900
80
83 Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina
$88,400
1,020
84 Jacksonville, Florida
$88,340
1,320
85 Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$88,290
180
86 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$88,270
1,260
87 Tacoma, Washington
$88,270
550
88 Pueblo, Colorado
$88,140
350
89 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$88,050
1,610
90 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$87,550
240
91 Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$87,250
40
92 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$87,220
4,670
93 Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, New Hampshire
$87,130
140
94 Modesto, California
$87,120
190
95 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$86,960
6,320
96 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$86,920
260
97 Visalia-Porterville, California
$86,900
90
98 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$86,830
5,340
99 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$86,810
5,770
100 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$86,630
6,490
See also: Highest paying industries for civil engineers.