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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 $115,920, Tyler, Texas is the highest paying city for civil engineers. It is followed by Madera-Chowchilla, California (average annual salary $114,190). 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 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 Tyler, Texas
$115,920
100
2 Madera-Chowchilla, California
$114,190
40
3 Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$114,180
50
4 Redding, California
$114,180
220
5 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$114,180
4,330
6 Yuba City, California
$114,170
240
7 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$114,170
4,800
8 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$112,270
9,170
9 Los Alamos County, New Mexico
$111,640
110
10 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$111,200
430
11 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$110,980
4,120
12 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$110,730
2,290
13 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$109,670
50
14 Anchorage, Alaska
$109,190
750
15 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$108,890
8,060
16 Fresno, California
$108,310
900
17 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$108,000
330
18 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$107,900
n/a
19 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$106,780
340
20 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$106,480
13,640
21 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$106,230
2,720
22 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$105,630
250
23 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$104,890
10,030
24 Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$104,710
70
25 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$104,600
410
26 Lake Charles, Louisiana
$104,500
280
27 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$103,250
60
28 Hammond nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$102,620
30
29 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$102,290
5,570
30 Fairbanks, Alaska
$102,190
190
31 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$102,050
150
32 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$101,490
260
33 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$101,030
530
34 Stockton, California
$101,010
360
35 San Rafael, USA
$100,480
250
36 Knoxville, Tennessee
$99,460
1,020
37 California-Lexington Park, USA
$98,870
60
38 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$98,740
410
39 Chico, California
$98,660
180
40 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$98,650
2,190
41 El Centro, California
$98,400
30
42 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$98,390
150
43 Winchester, West Virginia
$98,340
130
44 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$96,920
4,400
45 Napa, California
$96,720
160
46 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$96,640
100
47 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$96,540
11,280
48 Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$96,300
60
49 Framingham, Massachusetts
$95,920
630
50 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$95,820
440
51 Decatur, Alabama
$94,790
70
52 Monroe, Louisiana
$94,440
50
53 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$94,410
250
54 Reading, Pennsylvania
$94,390
510
55 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$94,080
150
56 Springfield, Illinois
$94,040
310
57 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$93,870
15,870
58 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$93,830
1,070
59 Walla Walla, USA
$93,820
290
60 Jacksonville, Florida
$93,820
1,300
61 Lafayette, Louisiana
$93,810
200
62 Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$93,810
80
63 Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$93,770
180
64 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$93,620
11,370
65 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$93,620
1,930
66 Salinas, California
$93,550
150
67 Burlington, North Carolina
$93,380
30
68 Merced, California
$92,440
50
69 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$92,410
1,070
70 Wilmington, New Jersey
$92,340
530
71 East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$92,120
150
72 Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts
$92,010
70
73 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$91,990
1,190
74 Salem, Oregon
$91,830
340
75 Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina
$91,780
930
76 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$91,570
420
77 Alexandria, Louisiana
$91,420
100
78 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$91,410
40
79 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$91,400
450
80 New Haven, Connecticut
$91,200
530
81 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$91,080
70
82 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$90,720
7,020
83 North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$90,680
50
84 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$90,100
5,400
85 Odessa, Texas
$89,970
70
86 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$89,940
8,640
87 New Iberia nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$89,900
50
88 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$89,760
8,210
89 Rochester, Minnesota
$89,720
60
90 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$89,650
2,010
91 Jacksonville, North Carolina
$89,600
40
92 Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$89,590
410
93 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$89,510
6,150
94 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$89,500
710
95 Jackson, Tennessee
$89,420
80
96 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$89,410
1,970
97 Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$89,350
80
98 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$89,230
810
99 Rockford, Illinois
$89,220
100
100 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$89,150
4,750
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