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Highest Paying States for Aerospace Engineers

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $135,120, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for aerospace engineers. It is followed by Virginia (average annual salary $126,530). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Aerospace Engineers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$135,120
$77,060 310
2 Virginia
$126,530
$77,550 2,350
3 Idaho
$121,340
$65,790 0
4 Colorado
$119,870
$68,620 2,410
5 Maryland
$119,790
$71,100 3,180
6 California
$116,710
$72,290 10,800
7 Georgia
$113,230
$69,960 2,620
8 Alabama
$112,490
$72,020 4,470
9 Minnesota
$112,270
$71,190 340
10 Massachusetts
$112,240
$77,030 1,080
11 Missouri
$111,950
$68,210 930
12 New Jersey
$110,960
$77,990 1,750
13 Texas
$110,840
$69,330 7,450
14 Ohio
$110,010
$68,600 4,890
15 Kentucky
$109,230
$72,430 130
16 New Mexico
$109,060
$70,450 730
17 Washington
$107,440
$71,170 8,620
18 Connecticut
$107,190
$78,380 1,780
19 Florida
$105,670
$66,070 2,490
20 New York
$105,550
$70,700 380
21 Louisiana
$105,220
$64,360 40
22 Wisconsin
$101,860
$66,380 80
23 Mississippi
$101,320
$73,100 110
24 Illinois
$101,180
$71,400 370
25 Pennsylvania
$100,920
$64,430 1,200
26 Kansas
$99,090
$65,680 2,370
27 North Carolina
$98,060
$61,950 710
28 Nebraska
$96,830
$71,100 110
29 Arizona
$94,900
$63,910 1,910
30 South Carolina
$93,650
$55,300 300
31 Michigan
$89,660
$68,000 1,330
32 Tennessee
$87,390
$54,830 310
33 Oklahoma
$84,370
$55,660 1,170
34 North Dakota
$84,100
$37,030 0
35 West Virginia
$83,340
$65,900 160
36 Oregon
$82,810
$58,560 110
37 Nevada
$82,380
$66,130 360
38 Indiana
$80,770
$54,590 210
39 Arkansas
$68,510
$52,610 200
40 Puerto Rico
$59,960
$42,550 540

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of aerospace engineers in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for aerospace engineers, Top Paying Jobs in America.