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

| © Zippia
| © Zippia
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 © Zippia

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 © Zippia

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