Summary List Placement

Doctors make a lot of money across the United States.

Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics program (previously called the Occupational Employment Statistics program), we found the job in each state with the highest average annual salary as of May 2020, the latest available data. For our calculations, we considered jobs employing at least 1,000 people in the state for which the BLS reported annual mean salaries. That is, there could be higher-paying jobs in the state but with fewer people employed.

Medical jobs are extremely common among well-compensated occupations. For instance, the job category “physicians, all other; and ophthalmologists, except pediatric” was the highest-paying job in 25 states. This includes Georgia, with an average annual salary of $251,300, and West Virginia, with an average annual salary of $222,760.

Doctors and other medical professionals are currently on the frontlines of the novel coronavirus pandemic where they have been treating infected patients and providing other medical assistance for over a year.

Because so many of these jobs were the highest paying in multiple states, we’ve arranged the list in alphabetical order of the 12 jobs that appear on the above map. We’ve also included …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Strategy


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