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Highest Paying Cities for Electrical Engineers

The top 100 highest paying cities for electrical 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 electrical engineers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $140,990, Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska is the highest paying city for electrical engineers. It is followed by San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California (average annual salary $132,020). 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 electrical engineers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

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

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$140,990
30
2 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$132,020
6,140
3 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$116,640
150
4 Anchorage, Alaska
$116,560
290
5 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$114,520
970
6 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$114,330
2,890
7 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$114,270
4,240
8 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$114,100
30
9 Salinas, California
$112,950
70
10 Camden, New Jersey
$112,060
500
11 Fresno, California
$111,840
140
12 Stockton, California
$111,840
70
13 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$111,460
1,960
14 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$110,660
2,990
15 Framingham, Massachusetts
$110,570
1,630
16 North Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$110,250
40
17 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$109,580
170
18 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$109,350
5,040
19 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida
$109,150
310
20 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$109,030
720
21 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$108,970
6,680
22 Decatur, Alabama
$108,540
130
23 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$108,230
1,960
24 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$108,130
4,800
25 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$107,930
2,670
26 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$107,910
330
27 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$107,780
1,020
28 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$107,770
3,980
29 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$107,770
4,190
30 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$106,990
8,490
31 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$106,820
4,470
32 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$106,770
470
33 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$106,210
490
34 Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, West Virginia
$106,050
30
35 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$105,890
1,220
36 Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$105,560
80
37 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$105,510
390
38 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$104,940
100
39 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$104,740
3,320
40 Savannah, Georgia
$103,900
100
41 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$103,780
390
42 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$103,620
250
43 Wilmington, North Carolina
$103,220
50
44 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$102,720
40
45 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$102,530
190
46 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$102,230
1,440
47 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$102,110
270
48 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$101,860
1,430
49 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$100,970
1,330
50 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$100,940
2,000
51 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$100,600
50
52 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$100,440
4,250
53 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$100,420
40
54 Wilmington, New Jersey
$100,370
400
55 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$100,310
50
56 Nashua, New Hampshire
$100,260
830
57 Charlottesville, Virginia
$100,220
110
58 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Virginia
$100,170
200
59 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$100,170
3,490
60 Corpus Christi, Texas
$100,150
80
61 Jackson, Michigan
$100,110
380
62 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$99,950
380
63 Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
$99,790
250
64 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$99,750
1,400
65 Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts
$99,650
40
66 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$99,360
890
67 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$99,300
1,030
68 St Louis, Missouri
$99,300
2,010
69 Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$99,280
40
70 Longview, Texas
$99,260
90
71 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$99,170
1,570
72 Mobile, Alabama
$98,990
370
73 Peabody, Massachusetts
$98,990
190
74 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$98,950
9,400
75 East Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$98,850
70
76 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$98,750
80
77 Manchester, New Hampshire
$98,660
310
78 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$98,330
160
79 Santa Fe, New Mexico
$98,260
40
80 Huntsville, Alabama
$98,190
1,430
81 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$98,160
130
82 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$98,150
980
83 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$98,060
380
84 Tyler, Texas
$97,730
40
85 Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$97,710
490
86 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$97,680
240
87 East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$97,650
80
88 Victoria, Texas
$97,460
50
89 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$97,280
1,730
90 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$96,970
120
91 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$96,870
30
92 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, South Carolina
$96,560
60
93 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia
$96,540
90
94 Worcester, Massachusetts
$96,230
190
95 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$96,180
3,890
96 Greeley, Colorado
$96,070
150
97 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$95,880
380
98 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$95,790
90
99 West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$95,310
80
100 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$95,260
220
See also: Highest paying industries for electrical engineers.