The Highest Paying Job in Every State Is in Healthcare


Yes, you read that title correctly—the highest paying job in every single state in the U.S. is a healthcare job.

The rankings, which were compiled by using wage data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, show the highest earners are most widely Anesthesiologists, accounting for 18 of the top paying positions, followed by Surgeons ranking as the highest paid in 15 states, and Obstetricians and Gynecologists taking the top paying spot in 10 states.

See what title takes the top pay in each state below.

  • Alabama: Obstetricians and Gynecologists

    Average Salary: $284,380

  • Alaska: Obstetricians and Gynecologists

    Average Salary: $281,170

  • Arizona: Anesthesiologists

    Average Salary: $279,160

  • Arkansas: Surgeons

    Average Salary: $266,630

  • California: Anesthesiologists

    Average Salary: $288,420

  • Colorado: Obstetricians and Gynecologists

    Average Salary: $286,560

  • Connecticut: Obstetricians and Gynecologists

    Average Salary: $272,080

  • Delaware: Surgeons

    Average Salary: $277,280

  • Florida: Anesthesiologists

    Average Salary: $280,390

  • Georgia: Surgeons

    Average Salary: $273,450

  • Hawaii: Psychiatrists

    Average Salary: $269,800

  • Idaho: Anesthesiologists

    Average Salary: $256,450

  • Illinois: Anesthesiologists

    Average Salary: $261,300

  • Indiana: Obstetricians and Gynecologists

    Average Salary: $285,180

  • Iowa: Orthodontists

    Average Salary: $267,870

  • Kansas: Surgeons

    Average Salary: $282,940

  • Kentucky: Anesthesiologists

    Average Salary: $278,590

  • Louisiana: Surgeons

    Average Salary: $253,630

  • Maine: Surgeons

    Average Salary: $286,810

  • Maryland: Surgeons

    Average Salary: $284,120

  • Massachusetts: Orthodontists

    Average Salary: $282,740

  • Michigan: Anesthesiologists

    Average Salary: $261,310

  • Minnesota: Internists

    Average Salary: $251,310

  • Mississippi: Surgeons

    Average Salary: $280,350

  • Missouri: Anesthesiologists

    Average Salary: $250,180

  • Montana: Surgeons

    Average Salary: $266,470

  • Nebraska: Anesthesiologists

    Average Salary: $290,470

  • Nevada: Internists

    Average Salary: $260,100

  • New Hampshire: Physicians and Surgeons

    Average Salary: $275,840

  • New Jersey: Surgeons

    Average Salary: $285,850

  • New Mexico: Obstetricians and Gynecologists

    Average Salary: $287,680

  • New York: Anesthesiologists

    Average Salary: $255,500

  • North Carolina: Anesthesiologists

    Average Salary: $285,730

  • North Dakota: Anesthesiologists

    Average Salary: $273,120

  • Ohio: Anesthesiologists

    Average Salary: $285,000

  • Oklahoma: Surgeons

    Average Salary: $279,020

  • Oregon: Internists

    Average Salary: $251,050

  • Pennsylvania: Anesthesiologists

    Average Salary: $278,010

  • Rhode Island: Obstetricians and Gynecologists

    Average Salary: $266,280

  • South Carolina: Obstetricians and Gynecologists

    Average Salary: $283,910

  • South Dakota: Anesthesiologists

    Average Salary: $293,110

  • Tennessee: Surgeons

    Average Salary: $271,680

  • Texas: Anesthesiologists

    Average Salary: $260,690

  • Utah: Obstetricians and Gynecologists

    Average Salary: $256,950

  • Vermont: Surgeons

    Average Salary: $277,550

  • Virginia: Surgeons

    Average Salary: $264,160

  • Washington: Anesthesiologists

    Average Salary: $268,580

  • West Virginia: Anesthesiologists

    Average Salary: $281,000

  • Wisconsin: Obstetricians and Gynecologists

    Average Salary: $278,730

  • Wyoming: Internists

    Average Salary: $275,350

Disclaimer: The viewpoint expressed in this article is the opinion of the author and is not necessarily the viewpoint of the owners or employees at Healthcare Staffing Innovations, LLC.

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