State-by-state breakdown of top-paying jobs — Surgery, anesthesia & more

Surgeons are the best-compensated professionals in 15 U.S. states, according to a GOBankingRates compilation.

GOBanking Rates reported each state's highest-paid job using mean annual wage data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The top-paid professionals in each state and their annual salaries:

Alabama
OB-GYNs: $284,380

Alaska
OB-GYNs: $281,170

Arizona
Anesthesiologists: $279,160

Arkansas
Surgeons: $266,630

California
Anesthesiologists: $288,420

Colorado
OB-GYNs: $286,560

Connecticut
OB-GYNs: $272,080

Delaware
Surgeons: $277,280

Florida
Anesthesiologists: $280,390

Georgia
Surgeons: $273,450

Hawaii
Psychiatrists: $269,800

Idaho
Anesthesiologists: $256,450

Illinois
Anesthesiologists: $261,300

Indiana
OB-GYNs: $285,180

Iowa
Orthodontists: $267,870

Kansas
Surgeons: $282,940

Kentucky
Anesthesiologists: $278,590

Louisiana
Surgeons: $253,630

Maine
Surgeons: $286,810

Maryland
Surgeons: $284,120

Massachusetts
Orthodontists: $282,740

Michigan
Anesthesiologists: $261,310

Minnesota
Internists: $251,310

Mississippi
Surgeons: $280,350

Missouri
Anesthesiologists: $250,180

Montana
Surgeons: $266,470

Nebraska
Anesthesiologists: $290,470

Nevada
Internists: $260,100

New Hampshire
Physicians and surgeons (includes physicians and surgeons not categorized separately): $275,840

New Jersey
Surgeons: $285,850

New Mexico
OB-GYNs: $287,680

New York
Anesthesiologists: $255,500

North Carolina
Anesthesiologists: $285,730

North Dakota
Anesthesiologists: $273,120

Ohio
Anesthesiologists: $285,000

Oklahoma
Surgeons: $279,020

Oregon
Internists: $251,050

Pennsylvania
Anesthesiologists: $278,010

Rhode Island
OB-GYNs: $266,280

South Carolina
OB-GYNs: $283,910

South Dakota
Anesthesiologists: $293,110

Tennessee
Surgeons: $271,680

Texas
Anesthesiologists: $260,690

Utah
OB-GYNs: $256,950

Vermont
Surgeons: $277,550

Virginia
Surgeons: $264,160

Washington
Anesthesiologists: $268,580

West Virginia
Anesthesiologists: $281,000

Wisconsin
OB-GYNs: $278,730

Wyoming
Internists: $275,350

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