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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 $105,830, Alaska is the highest paying state for civil engineers. It is followed by California (average annual salary $104,150). 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 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
$105,830
$69,760 1,210
2 California
$104,150
$63,930 38,440
3 District of Columbia
$93,370
$58,830 990
4 New Jersey
$92,050
$55,740 7,450
5 Louisiana
$91,730
$54,850 3,170
6 Tennessee
$90,280
$55,360 4,990
7 Texas
$89,960
$55,430 26,580
8 Connecticut
$87,960
$58,510 3,280
9 New York
$87,420
$57,490 15,450
10 Illinois
$86,810
$55,650 10,710
11 Washington
$86,340
$60,470 11,270
12 Massachusetts
$85,630
$53,090 7,370
13 New Mexico
$85,210
$53,300 1,330
14 Nevada
$84,080
$54,450 1,900
15 Rhode Island
$82,740
$55,010 780
16 Minnesota
$82,570
$55,270 4,230
17 Virginia
$82,120
$54,510 9,410
18 Colorado
$81,900
$53,260 8,650
19 Hawaii
$79,970
$54,040 2,150
20 Pennsylvania
$79,870
$53,930 12,490
21 Florida
$79,450
$50,990 16,930
22 Oklahoma
$79,360
$51,340 2,200
23 Mississippi
$78,800
$52,350 1,630
24 Oregon
$78,520
$54,580 3,950
25 Nebraska
$78,270
$51,450 1,410
26 Maryland
$78,250
$53,610 7,610
27 Iowa
$78,180
$48,290 1,970
28 Kentucky
$76,860
$44,470 2,730
29 Georgia
$76,250
$44,990 9,400
30 Arizona
$76,170
$50,320 4,870
31 Maine
$76,160
$50,910 1,060
32 Ohio
$75,920
$48,620 7,700
33 New Hampshire
$75,570
$46,220 1,350
34 Utah
$75,520
$51,410 3,250
35 Missouri
$75,510
$53,090 4,420
36 Kansas
$74,950
$54,040 2,130
37 North Carolina
$74,790
$52,710 7,170
38 Arkansas
$74,350
$46,420 1,340
39 Indiana
$74,240
$50,940 2,890
40 North Dakota
$73,960
$50,450 1,200
41 Michigan
$73,650
$51,190 7,590
42 West Virginia
$73,370
$42,650 1,390
43 Wisconsin
$73,140
$51,380 5,390
44 Idaho
$72,770
$37,930 1,940
45 South Carolina
$72,220
$44,750 5,400
46 Wyoming
$71,370
$50,060 810
47 Alabama
$71,220
$44,950 3,970
48 South Dakota
$71,020
$51,640 1,110
49 Vermont
$71,020
$52,230 740
50 Montana
$69,560
$46,020 1,590
51 Guam
$50,760
$35,880 340
52 Puerto Rico
$49,660
$30,470 1,640
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