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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 $114,240, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for electrical engineers. It is followed by Massachusetts (average annual salary $112,700). 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 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 District of Columbia
$114,240
$79,730 510
2 Massachusetts
$112,700
$68,560 8,260
3 California
$110,880
$66,110 24,690
4 Alaska
$108,430
$73,050 370
5 Washington
$107,570
$65,990 5,930
6 Rhode Island
$107,230
$66,910 510
7 Arizona
$103,190
$65,630 4,160
8 New Jersey
$102,140
$64,330 3,630
9 New Hampshire
$101,700
$68,840 2,180
10 New Mexico
$101,010
$49,480 1,880
11 Virginia
$100,170
$64,240 5,980
12 Maryland
$100,140
$64,600 4,550
13 Texas
$98,490
$65,010 14,300
14 New York
$98,170
$62,620 11,170
15 North Carolina
$97,590
$62,600 5,370
16 Delaware
$95,680
$69,400 520
17 Alabama
$94,850
$62,210 4,440
18 Idaho
$92,750
$54,230 1,120
19 Nevada
$91,880
$66,190 650
20 Colorado
$91,630
$55,030 3,530
21 Pennsylvania
$91,310
$58,330 7,490
22 Connecticut
$91,050
$63,770 2,760
23 Mississippi
$90,940
$65,930 1,050
24 West Virginia
$90,790
$60,580 390
25 Missouri
$90,690
$65,020 3,490
26 Minnesota
$90,650
$59,840 3,930
27 Oregon
$90,630
$62,520 2,390
28 Vermont
$90,180
$63,800 470
29 Hawaii
$90,090
$55,880 770
30 Illinois
$89,230
$57,480 5,130
31 Tennessee
$89,100
$57,080 2,560
32 Nebraska
$89,080
$59,280 770
33 Georgia
$88,980
$59,170 4,240
34 Utah
$88,000
$46,420 1,650
35 Oklahoma
$87,810
$57,530 1,320
36 Kentucky
$87,760
$58,220 1,690
37 Wyoming
$87,050
$58,500 280
38 Iowa
$86,680
$58,910 1,270
39 Florida
$86,620
$52,800 5,900
40 Louisiana
$86,380
$57,310 1,160
41 Michigan
$86,120
$55,890 10,280
42 South Carolina
$84,070
$56,250 2,350
43 Kansas
$83,500
$55,920 1,880
44 North Dakota
$83,170
$51,230 560
45 Maine
$83,160
$60,020 470
46 Ohio
$82,630
$52,500 6,430
47 Wisconsin
$80,700
$54,850 3,780
48 Arkansas
$80,420
$53,740 1,000
49 Montana
$80,090
$51,270 550
50 Indiana
$77,760
$55,120 3,270
51 South Dakota
$76,110
$54,260 340
52 Guam
$60,420
$43,600 80
53 Puerto Rico
$53,600
$37,160 750
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