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

Picture of Alice Johnston
Social Content Producer
Updated: 21 December 2017

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.

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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.

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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

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