If you want the highest-paying job in America, become an anesthesiologist — their mean annual pay across the US is $US269,600.
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 Labour Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates survey.
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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