The highest-paying job in each US state


If you want the highest-paying job in America, become an anesthesiologist - their mean annual pay across the US is $269,600.


But if you want the highest-paying job where you live, you might have to look to another profession. Anesthesiologist is only the top-paying profession in 17 states.

To find the highest-paying jobs in each state and Washington DC, we sifted through the US Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates survey.

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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:



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Medical jobs topped all states in terms of pay.