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The Highest Paying Jobs in Each State, A List

In case you were curious or thinking of a career switch, here's a list of careers that are bringing in the highest salaries

by #teamEBONY, September 20, 2017

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There’s no such a thing as having too much money when it comes to your career. Yes, you can be comfortable and good with what you are making, but very few people would turn down a promotion when it comes to their pockets.

While it is important to have a career that you love, knowing which careers yield the best financial benefit is also great to know. And thanks to Go Banking Rates, a personal finance site, we know the highest paying career paths for all 50 states:



Just about all healthcare jobs pay upwards of $250,000 a year in each state—far more than the average employee in America makes. The annual wage is a little under $50,000 across all occupations.

Here are the highest-paying career paths according to GoBankingRates.com.

State: Alabama

Career Path: Orthodontist

Salary: $287,250

State: Alaska

Career Path: Pediatrician

Salary: $269,530

State: Arizona

Career Path: Surgeon

Salary: $282,080

State: Arkansas

Career Path: Internist

Salary: $266,980

State: California

Career Path: Anesthesiologist

Salary: $282,410

State: Colorado

Career Path: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Salary: $274,740

State: Connecticut

Career Path: Anesthesiologist

Salary: $275,800

State: Delaware

Career Path: Surgeon

Salary: $269,170

State: Florida

Career Path: Anesthesiologist

Salary: $274,210

State: Georgia

Career Path: Surgeon

Salary: $271,160

State: Hawaii

Career Path: Podiatrist

Salary: $273,040

State: Idaho

Career Path: Surgeon

Salary: $280,790

State: Illinois

Career Path: Orthodontist

Salary: $262,770

State: Indiana

Career Path: Surgeon

Salary: $271,630

State: Iowa

Career Path: Anesthesiologist

Salary: $283,990

State: Kansas

Career Path: Anesthesiologist

Salary: $287,410

State: Kentucky

Career Path: Surgeon

Salary: $278,080

State: Louisiana

Career Path: Anesthesiologist

Salary: $276,390

State: Maine

Career Path: Surgeon

Salary: $271,570

State: Maryland

Career Path: Surgeon

Salary: $275,640

State: Massachusetts

Career Path: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Salary: $270,140

State: Michigan

Career Path: Anesthesiologist

Salary: $259,280

State: Minnesota

Career Path: Surgeon

Salary: $285,060

State: Mississippi

Career Path: Pediatrician

Salary: $270,430

State: Missouri

Career Path: Orthodontist

Salary: $265,420

State: Montana

Career Path: Obstetrician and Gynecologist

Salary: $270,700

State: Nebraska

Career Path: Surgeon

Salary: $285,640

State: Nevada

Career Path: Anesthesiologist

Salary: $271,490

State: New Hampshire

Career Path: Physician

Salary: $272,820

State: New Jersey

Career Path: Surgeon

Salary: $286,710

State: New Mexico

Career Path: Surgeon

Salary: $281,150

State: New York

Career Path: Anesthesiologist

Salary: $271,900

State: North Carolina

Career Path: Surgeon

Salary: $283,170

State: North Dakota

Career Path: Anesthesiologist

Salary: $285,290

State: Ohio

Career Path: Anesthesiologist

Salary: $273,150

State: Oklahoma

Career Path: Surgeon

Salary: $283,500

State: Oregon

Career Path: Obstetrician and Gynecologist

Salary: $247,580

State: Pennsylvania

Career Path: Anesthesiologist

Salary: $268,730

State: Rhode Island

Career Path: Surgeon

Salary: $284,010

State: South Carolina

Career Path: Surgeon

Salary: $264,930

State: South Dakota

Career Path: Anesthesiologist

Salary: $283,980

State: Tennessee

Career Path: Anesthesiologist

Salary: $270,140

State: Texas

Career Path: Anesthesiologist

Salary: $271,230

State: Utah

Career Path: Pediatrician

Salary: $267,020

State: Vermont

Career Path: Anesthesiologist

Salary: $269,880

State; Virginia

Career Path: Orthodontist

Salary: $262,130

State:  Washington

Career Path: Orthodontist

Salary: $264,120

State: West Virginia

Career Path: Physician

Salary: $229,110

State: Wisconsin

Career Path: Obstetrician and Gynecologist

Salary: $276,060

State: Wyoming

Career Path Physician

Salary: $259,940





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