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Highest Paying States for Electrical Engineers

The highest paying states for electrical 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 electrical engineers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $116,650, Alaska is the highest paying state for electrical engineers. It is followed by California (average annual salary $112,970). 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 electrical engineers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Electrical Engineers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Alaska
$116,650
$73,040 360
2 California
$112,970
$65,940 25,320
3 District of Columbia
$109,440
$77,480 460
4 Rhode Island
$108,970
$69,990 430
5 Massachusetts
$105,780
$68,700 8,350
6 Arizona
$103,370
$63,820 4,120
7 Washington
$103,260
$66,070 5,540
8 New Jersey
$101,770
$66,460 4,190
9 Maryland
$99,190
$65,500 4,730
10 Texas
$98,400
$65,970 14,850
11 Delaware
$98,260
$70,370 410
12 New Hampshire
$97,690
$66,610 1,710
13 North Carolina
$96,940
$62,650 5,100
14 New Mexico
$96,170
$46,640 2,020
15 Colorado
$94,930
$62,030 3,630
16 New York
$94,690
$61,410 11,280
17 Missouri
$94,330
$64,160 3,530
18 Alabama
$93,940
$59,600 4,330
19 Virginia
$93,560
$60,880 6,340
20 Idaho
$92,590
$58,100 1,230
21 Connecticut
$92,220
$62,430 2,340
22 Pennsylvania
$91,790
$58,520 6,980
23 Mississippi
$91,260
$63,840 950
24 West Virginia
$90,570
$59,790 490
25 Illinois
$90,190
$57,890 5,500
26 Minnesota
$89,830
$60,800 3,990
27 Nevada
$88,480
$64,530 690
28 Hawaii
$88,430
$55,250 900
29 Utah
$88,340
$46,900 1,560
30 North Dakota
$87,730
$59,820 560
31 Georgia
$87,650
$56,070 4,230
32 Oregon
$87,020
$60,270 2,510
33 Iowa
$86,930
$58,000 1,320
34 Tennessee
$86,130
$54,320 2,440
35 Oklahoma
$86,100
$56,340 1,230
36 Nebraska
$86,050
$57,220 940
37 Michigan
$85,960
$55,490 9,780
38 Vermont
$85,650
$57,000 490
39 Kentucky
$85,640
$56,240 1,300
40 Louisiana
$85,330
$57,840 1,380
41 Florida
$84,760
$51,840 6,250
42 Kansas
$83,890
$59,590 2,070
43 South Carolina
$82,270
$56,670 2,060
44 Maine
$81,380
$57,120 430
45 Wyoming
$81,260
$53,640 330
46 Wisconsin
$81,090
$52,660 3,850
47 Ohio
$80,500
$52,900 6,200
48 Arkansas
$79,690
$51,240 880
49 Indiana
$76,460
$51,880 3,420
50 South Dakota
$75,740
$54,300 280
51 Montana
$75,420
$45,520 500
52 Puerto Rico
$66,390
$38,900 820
53 Guam
$45,860
$30,960 160
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