If you want to make a lot of money (and really, who doesn’t?), your job title and location are two major factors that contribute to a high salary. Fact is, some jobs in certain places just pay better than others.

Where should you live and what job should you do if you want to make money like a boss? Glad you asked! Recently, cost information website howmuch.net researched the highest paying jobs in each state, using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And get this: They’re all health care jobs.

In fact, only eight jobs appear on the list: orthodontist, pediatrician, surgeon, internist, anesthesiologist, physician, maxillofacial surgeon, and gynecologist.

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Overall, anesthesiologists in Kansas are earning the highest salary, averaging $287,410 per year, with other Midwestern states, including surgeons in Nebraska averaging $285,640 per year, and anesthesiologists in North Dakota averaging $285,190 per year, cracking the top five.

To see the highest paying job in your state, find your state and click through the list of jobs below.


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