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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 $141,880, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for aerospace engineers. It is followed by Virginia (average annual salary $128,450). 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 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
$141,880
$90,180 300
2 Virginia
$128,450
$83,710 2,040
3 Maryland
$122,730
$72,740 2,780
4 Idaho
$121,340
$65,790 0
5 Colorado
$121,110
$70,230 2,370
6 California
$119,930
$72,350 11,450
7 Texas
$117,500
$70,830 7,030
8 Louisiana
$117,080
$85,800 50
9 New Mexico
$114,970
$73,910 630
10 Georgia
$114,940
$70,850 2,480
11 Massachusetts
$114,710
$77,840 780
12 Ohio
$114,290
$71,880 4,450
13 Alabama
$114,250
$73,600 4,660
14 Hawaii
$113,410
$67,780 40
15 New Jersey
$113,200
$78,940 1,670
16 Connecticut
$113,010
$78,880 1,950
17 Missouri
$111,950
$68,210 930
18 Minnesota
$111,300
$69,480 300
19 Iowa
$111,280
$66,470 0
20 Kentucky
$110,900
$73,820 140
21 Maine
$109,970
$70,560 40
22 Washington
$107,440
$71,170 8,620
23 New York
$106,980
$69,950 340
24 Florida
$105,540
$64,640 2,560
25 Mississippi
$102,970
$78,190 110
26 Kansas
$102,000
$67,360 2,380
27 Illinois
$101,490
$70,290 310
28 Delaware
$101,150
$76,180 0
29 Pennsylvania
$100,020
$68,430 990
30 Utah
$97,560
$66,760 1,020
31 Arizona
$97,170
$65,120 2,130
32 New Hampshire
$96,960
$68,530 70
33 North Carolina
$94,400
$62,830 610
34 South Carolina
$93,650
$55,300 300
35 Alaska
$92,810
$67,330 30
36 Oregon
$92,750
$66,670 170
37 Nebraska
$92,690
$65,830 120
38 Indiana
$91,220
$63,560 440
39 Michigan
$89,660
$68,000 950
40 West Virginia
$88,480
$55,340 80
41 Oklahoma
$88,030
$58,130 980
42 Tennessee
$86,440
$45,220 160
43 Nevada
$86,230
$67,470 380
44 North Dakota
$84,100
$37,030 0
45 Wisconsin
$79,540
$55,760 40
46 Montana
$78,080
$40,420 40
47 Arkansas
$68,510
$52,610 200
48 Puerto Rico
$60,450
$42,840 520

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.