These Maps Show The Highest And Lowest Paid Jobs in All 50 States

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It turns out that your parents were right all along, and that you should have been a doctor rather than a meme artist/ex-Vine star/dog hairdresser.

These maps, created by Zippia, show that America definitely isn’t a place of equality. They show the highest and lowest jobs in all 50 American states, using stats from 2015 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ website.

Highest paying jobs in each US state

Medical professionals ranging from surgeons, dentists, anaesthesiologists and gynaecologists make the most money, with the highest earners of all being anaesthesiologists in North Dakota who earn a cool $283,200 a year.

In terms of low paying jobs, the food and restaurant industry dominate. Line-cooking, gaming dealers, ushers and shampooers also show up frequently. The lowest paying job shown is a Wisconsin shampooer, with a salary of $16,960.

Lowest paying jobs in each US state

Here are the highest paying jobs as a list:
Alaska: $235,600, Family And General Practitioners
Alabama: $250,340, Internists
Arkansas: $265,360, Internists
Alaska: $235,600, Family And General Practitioners
Alabama: $250,340, Internists
Arkansas: $265,360, Internists
Arizona: $256,760, Surgeons
California: $264,040, Anesthesiologists
Colorado: $281,470, Orthodontists
Connecticut: $257,710, Anesthesiologists
Delaware: $247,540 Ob/Gyn
Florida: $250,880, Surgeons
Georgia: $271,420, Surgeons
Hawaii: $268,140, Podiatrists
Iowa: $280,020, Anesthesiologists
Idaho: $256,950, Dentists
Illinois: $248,420, Surgeons
Indiana: $261,750Anesthesiologists
Kansas: $240,600, Surgeons
Kentucky: $265,520, Surgeons
Louisiana: $263,740, Anesthesiologists
Massachusetts: $268,670, Oral Surgeons
Maryland: $272,420, Anesthesiologists
Maine: $279,390Ob/Gyn
Michigan: $245,150 Surgeons
Minnesota: $272,660 Orthodontists
Missouri: $277,690, Oral Surgeons
Mississippi: $272,010, Orthodontists
Montana: 246,120, Ob/Gyn
North Carolina: $269,760, Surgeons
North Dakota: $283,200, Anesthesiologists
Nebraska: $280,830, Surgeons
New Hampshire: $260,230 Ob/Gyn
New Jersey: $270,790, Surgeons
New Mexico: $233,710, Internists
Nevada: $278,550, Surgeons
New York: $257,040 Anesthesiologists
Ohio: $258,960, Anesthesiologists
Oklahoma: $251,350, Orthodontists
Oregon: $238,260, Dentists
Pennsylvania: $258,610, Anesthesiologists
Rhode Island: $215,280, Chief Executives
South Carolina: $259,920, Surgeons
South Dakota: $279,300, Anesthesiologists
Tennessee: $239,620, Surgeons
Texas: $265,460, Orthodontists
Utah: $244,500, Ob/Gyn
Virginia: $247,800, Surgeons
Vermont: $232,110, Surgeons
Washington: $256,100, Anesthesiologists
Wisconsin: $245,940, Surgeons
West Virginia: $262,830, Anesthesiologists
Wyoming: $241,800, Physicians and Surgeons

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