Brocker.Org: The highest-paying job in every state

Brocker.Org: The highest-paying job in every state

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Medical jobs topped this list in every state.Phalinn Ooi/flickr

Anesthesiologist is the highest-paying job in America, on average — but it’s only the top-paying profession in 17 states.

We sifted through the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates survey to find out who are the highest-earning professionals in each state and Washington DC. 

The survey, which reflects May 2016 salary and employment data, found that medical jobs topped all states in terms of pay.

Here are the highest-paying jobs in all 50 states and DC:


Alabama: Orthodontist

Average annual pay: $287,250

Orthodontists examine, diagnose, and treat dental malocclusions and oral cavity anomalies.

Alaska: General pediatrician

Average annual pay: $269,530

Pediatricians are physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent children’s diseases and injuries.

Arizona: Surgeon

Average annual pay: $282,080

Surgeons are physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation. 

Arkansas: General internist

Average annual pay: $266,980

General internists are physicians who diagnose and provide non-surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of internal organ systems. They provide care mainly for adults who have a wide range of problems associated with the internal organs.

California: Anesthesiologist

Average annual pay: $282,410 

Anesthesiologists are physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery, or other medical procedures.

Colorado: Oral and maxillofacial surgeon

Average annual pay: $274,740

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform surgery and related procedures on the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions to treat diseases, injuries, or defects.

Connecticut: Anesthesiologist

Average annual pay: $275,800

Anesthesiologists are physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery, or other medical procedures.

Delaware: Surgeon

Average annual pay: $269,170

Surgeons are physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.

Florida: Anesthesiologist

Average annual pay: $274,210

Anesthesiologists are physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery, or other medical procedures.

Georgia: Surgeon

Average annual pay: $271,160

Surgeons are physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.

Hawaii: Podiatrist

Average annual pay: $273,040

Podiatrists diagnose and treat diseases and deformities of the human foot.

Idaho: Surgeon

Average annual pay: $280,790

Surgeons are physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.

Illinois: Orthodontist

Average annual pay: $262,770

Orthodontists examine, diagnose, and treat dental malocclusions and oral cavity anomalies.

Indiana: Surgeon

Average annual pay: $271,630

Surgeons are physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.

Iowa: Anesthesiologist

Average annual pay: $283,990

Anesthesiologists are physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery, or other medical procedures.

Kansas: Anesthesiologist 

Average annual pay: $287,410

Anesthesiologists are physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery, or other medical procedures.

Kentucky: Surgeon

Average annual pay: $278,080

Surgeons are physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.

Louisiana: Anesthesiologist

Average annual pay: $276,390

Anesthesiologists are physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery, or other medical procedures.

Maine: Surgeon 

Average annual pay: $271,570

Surgeons are physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.

Maryland: Surgeon

Average annual pay: $275,640

Surgeons are physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.

Massachusetts: Oral and maxillofacial surgeon

Average annual pay: $270,140

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform surgery and related procedures on the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions to treat diseases, injuries, or defects. They may diagnose problems of the oral and maxillofacial regions, and may perform surgery to improve function or appearance.

Michigan: Anesthesiologist

Average annual pay: $259,280

Anesthesiologists are physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery, or other medical procedures.

Minnesota: Surgeon 

Average annual pay: $285,060

Surgeons are physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.

Mississippi: General pediatrician 

Average annual pay: $270,430

Pediatricians are physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent children’s diseases and injuries.

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Missouri: Orthodontist 

Average annual pay: $265,420

Orthodontists examine, diagnose, and treat dental malocclusions and oral cavity anomalies.

Montana: Obstetrician and gynecologist

Average annual pay: $270,700

Obstetricians and gynecologists are physicians who provide medical care related to pregnancy or childbirth and those who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, particularly those affecting the reproductive system.

Nebraska: Surgeon

Average annual pay: $285,640

Surgeons are physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.

Nevada: Anesthesiologist 

Average annual pay: $271,490

Anesthesiologists are physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery, or other medical procedures.

New Hampshire: Other physician and surgeon specialists 

Average annual pay: $272,820

These specialist physicians and surgeons not listed separately can include allergists and immunologists, dermatologists, neurologists,ophthalmologists, pathologists, radiologists,sports medicine physicians, and urologists.

New Jersey: Surgeon

Average annual pay: $286,710

Surgeons are physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.

New Mexico: Surgeon 

Average annual pay: $281,150

Surgeons are physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.

New York: Anesthesiologist

Average annual pay: $271,900

Anesthesiologists are physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery, or other medical procedures.

North Carolina: Surgeon

Average annual pay: $283,170

Surgeons are physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.

North Dakota: Anesthesiologist

Average annual pay: $285,290

Anesthesiologists are physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery, or other medical procedures.

Ohio: Anesthesiologist

Average annual pay: $273,150

Anesthesiologists are physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery, or other medical procedures.

Oklahoma: Surgeon 

Average annual pay: $283,500

Surgeons are physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.

Oregon: Obstetrician and gynecologist 

Average annual pay: $247,580

Obstetricians and gynecologists are physicians who provide medical care related to pregnancy or childbirth and those who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, particularly those affecting the reproductive system.

Pennsylvania: Anesthesiologist

Average annual pay: $268,730

Anesthesiologists are physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery, or other medical procedures.

Rhode Island: Surgeon 

Average annual pay: $284,010

Surgeons are physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.

South Carolina: Surgeon

Average annual pay: $264,930

Surgeons are physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.

South Dakota: Anesthesiologist

Average annual pay: $283,980

Anesthesiologists are physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery, or other medical procedures.

Tennessee: Anesthesiologist 

Average annual pay: $270,140

Anesthesiologists are physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery, or other medical procedures.

Texas: Anesthesiologist 

Average annual pay: $271,230

Anesthesiologists are physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery, or other medical procedures.

Utah: General pediatrician 

Average annual pay: $267,020

Pediatricians are physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent children’s diseases and injuries.

Vermont: Anesthesiologist 

Average annual pay: $269,880

Anesthesiologists are physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery, or other medical procedures.

Virginia: Orthodontist 

Average annual pay: $262,130

Orthodontists examine, diagnose, and treat dental malocclusions and oral cavity anomalies.

Washington: Orthodontist 

Average annual pay: $264,120

Orthodontists examine, diagnose, and treat dental malocclusions and oral cavity anomalies.

Washington DC: Anesthesiologist

Average annual pay: $212,280

Anesthesiologists are physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery, or other medical procedures.

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West Virginia: Other physician and surgeon specialists 

Average annual pay: $229,110

These specialist physicians and surgeons not listed separately can include allergists and immunologists, dermatologists, neurologists,ophthalmologists, pathologists, radiologists,sports medicine physicians, and urologists.

Wisconsin: Obstetrician and gynecologist 

Average annual pay: $276,060

Obstetricians and gynecologists are physicians who provide medical care related to pregnancy or childbirth and those who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, particularly those affecting the reproductive system. 

Wyoming: Other physician and surgeon specialists 

Average annual pay: $259,940

These specialist physicians and surgeons not listed separately can include allergists and immunologists, dermatologists, neurologists, ophthalmologists, pathologists, radiologists, sports medicine physicians, and urologists.

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