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Highest Paying States for Civil Engineers

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $105,760, Alaska is the highest paying state for civil engineers. It is followed by California (average annual salary $105,540). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Civil Engineers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Alaska
$105,760
$70,670 1,150
2 California
$105,540
$62,640 42,900
3 District of Columbia
$94,510
$63,860 1,150
4 Louisiana
$93,770
$57,260 3,130
5 New Jersey
$93,540
$57,860 7,500
6 Connecticut
$89,530
$58,040 3,590
7 New York
$89,180
$58,800 16,100
8 Texas
$89,120
$55,640 27,000
9 Washington
$87,930
$62,540 10,910
10 Tennessee
$87,450
$53,740 3,980
11 New Mexico
$86,540
$54,340 1,420
12 Delaware
$86,500
$58,780 780
13 Nevada
$86,450
$55,410 2,080
14 Massachusetts
$85,860
$53,480 7,520
15 Minnesota
$85,650
$55,700 4,890
16 Illinois
$85,600
$56,350 11,070
17 Virginia
$85,300
$54,780 10,190
18 Virgin Islands
$84,980
$34,430 40
19 Oregon
$82,810
$56,080 4,120
20 Colorado
$82,790
$53,680 9,480
21 Hawaii
$82,780
$55,290 2,120
22 Rhode Island
$82,170
$43,500 860
23 Iowa
$81,400
$51,280 1,890
24 Florida
$80,800
$50,440 16,290
25 New Hampshire
$80,160
$52,290 1,470
26 Pennsylvania
$80,120
$53,850 12,060
27 Oklahoma
$80,030
$51,320 2,160
28 Nebraska
$79,820
$54,230 1,690
29 Mississippi
$79,380
$52,230 1,490
30 West Virginia
$79,380
$52,160 1,090
31 Ohio
$78,510
$50,670 7,790
32 Maryland
$78,230
$53,870 7,110
33 Arizona
$78,100
$52,360 4,800
34 Indiana
$77,930
$52,810 3,480
35 Kansas
$76,930
$54,380 2,110
36 North Carolina
$76,910
$53,320 7,940
37 Maine
$76,490
$52,260 1,100
38 Utah
$76,460
$51,510 3,110
39 Kentucky
$76,330
$44,860 3,230
40 Michigan
$76,090
$52,780 8,230
41 Missouri
$76,080
$51,490 5,370
42 South Carolina
$75,880
$46,930 5,690
43 Georgia
$75,080
$45,210 9,660
44 Arkansas
$74,670
$49,690 1,530
45 Wisconsin
$74,010
$52,450 6,300
46 North Dakota
$74,010
$51,810 1,310
47 Wyoming
$73,580
$52,160 810
48 Alabama
$73,440
$47,590 3,960
49 South Dakota
$73,420
$52,330 1,070
50 Montana
$72,150
$48,420 1,510
51 Vermont
$72,110
$52,740 670
52 Idaho
$71,440
$39,490 2,040
53 Guam
$56,470
$35,950 300
54 Puerto Rico
$48,250
$30,340 1,440
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