The highest-paid job in every U.S. state

The map below indicates there isn’t much variation in average incomes for the highest-paid jobs across the United States. Every U.S. state boasts a wage around $250,000 to $390,000.

The highest-paid job in every U.S. state (Annual Mean Wage, in $)
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Doctors earn the highest annual mean wages compared to other occupations. And among the different medical professions, anesthesiologists and surgeons seem to make the money at their jobs – anesthesiologists have the highest average wages in 17 states in the country, while surgeons claim 12.

Best Paid Jobs in every U.S. state

StateJobMedian Salary
AlabamaOrthodontists$289,740
FloridaOral and Maxillofacial Surgeons$288,450
MaineSurgeons$287,030
DelawareSurgeons$286,400
North DakotaAnesthesiologists$286,250
South DakotaAnesthesiologists$285,880
LouisianaAnesthesiologists$284,510
ArizonaOrthodontists$284,310
CaliforniaAnesthesiologists$283,860
NebraskaSurgeons$283,760
MassachusettsOral and Maxillofacial Surgeons$283,350
New MexicoSurgeons$281,960
IdahoObstetricians and Gynecologists$281,710
MichiganSurgeons$281,570
VirginiaOral and Maxillofacial Surgeons$281,130
HawaiiPodiatrists$280,880
North CarolinaSurgeons$279,530
WisconsinSurgeons$279,510
Rhode IslandSurgeons$278,300
KansasSurgeons$278,060
ColoradoObstetricians and Gynecologists$277,770
VermontAnesthesiologists$277,620
GeorgiaSurgeons$277,260
OhioAnesthesiologists$277,020
New HampshirePhysicians and Surgeons,$275,050
MississippiPediatricians$274,470
District of ColumbiaAnesthesiologists$274,360
IndianaAnesthesiologists$273,570
OklahomaAnesthesiologists$273,020
MissouriOrthodontists$271,750
New YorkAnesthesiologists$271,510
KentuckySurgeons$270,300
MarylandSurgeons$269,590
ConnecticutAnesthesiologists$269,350
NevadaAnesthesiologists$268,920
PennsylvaniaAnesthesiologists$267,960
South CarolinaOral and Maxillofacial Surgeons$267,960
AlaskaPediatricians, General$265,750
IowaOral and Maxillofacial Surgeons$264,910
New JerseyOrthodontists$263,880
WyomingObstetricians and Gynecologists$263,490
MontanaObstetricians and Gynecologists$262,060
TexasAnesthesiologists$261,670
MinnesotaInternists$260,500
WashingtonAnesthesiologists$260,390
IllinoisAnesthesiologists$259,520
UtahDentists$257,800
OregonObstetricians and Gynecologists$256,100
TennesseeAnesthesiologists$253,180
ArkansasInternists, General$247,280
West VirginiaPhysicians and Surgeons,$239,630
GuamFamily and General Practitioners$163,180
Virgin IslandsPhysicians and Surgeons,$150,620
Puerto RicoObstetricians and Gynecologists$135,510

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