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Highest Paying States for Civil Engineering Technicians

The highest paying states for civil engineering technicians (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 engineering technicians in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $72,030, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for civil engineering technicians. It is followed by Alaska (average annual salary $71,340). 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 engineering technicians in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Civil Engineering Technicians

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$72,030
$35,170 180
2 Alaska
$71,340
$48,920 520
3 California
$65,740
$37,690 8,360
4 Connecticut
$64,600
$38,500 480
5 Washington
$61,060
$46,360 1,730
6 Minnesota
$60,930
$42,990 2,250
7 Oregon
$60,840
$40,460 840
8 Massachusetts
$60,050
$38,380 730
9 New Jersey
$57,570
$35,020 920
10 Illinois
$57,050
$30,260 1,930
11 New York
$56,770
$33,100 1,840
12 Nevada
$56,280
$35,290 890
13 Rhode Island
$52,840
$40,240 290
14 Iowa
$52,520
$30,900 850
15 Oklahoma
$52,160
$32,740 710
16 Wisconsin
$52,070
$33,840 1,680
17 Ohio
$51,970
$34,460 1,970
18 Indiana
$51,670
$31,850 800
19 Nebraska
$51,240
$28,410 370
20 Tennessee
$51,150
$35,790 1,560
21 Arizona
$51,000
$32,450 1,110
22 Pennsylvania
$50,850
$32,570 2,280
23 Maryland
$50,300
$31,690 1,110
24 Hawaii
$50,180
$33,180 140
25 Louisiana
$49,860
$30,770 570
26 Florida
$49,480
$31,830 2,930
27 North Dakota
$49,080
$37,760 500
28 Maine
$49,050
$37,040 400
29 Michigan
$49,030
$31,530 2,420
30 Utah
$48,850
$28,090 580
31 Idaho
$48,010
$37,610 280
32 Vermont
$47,740
$31,730 370
33 Missouri
$47,610
$31,100 1,240
34 Arkansas
$47,480
$32,240 190
35 New Hampshire
$47,090
$28,300 170
36 North Carolina
$45,470
$30,140 3,250
37 Kentucky
$45,440
$29,530 1,330
38 Montana
$45,090
$30,160 350
39 Wyoming
$45,090
$30,830 350
40 Texas
$44,220
$32,800 11,750
41 Colorado
$44,120
$28,500 1,300
42 Kansas
$43,690
$31,620 1,270
43 Georgia
$43,240
$28,190 1,760
44 South Carolina
$43,180
$27,980 700
45 South Dakota
$42,330
$31,560 420
46 Virginia
$41,040
$25,680 2,030
47 Delaware
$40,810
$30,170 490
48 New Mexico
$39,870
$30,830 600
49 West Virginia
$39,040
$25,860 810
50 Mississippi
$34,990
$25,630 960
51 Alabama
$34,200
$25,120 1,600
52 Puerto Rico
$23,500
$17,630 390
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