Apr 28, 2024

Question of the Day: What is the highest paid profession in your state?

Discover the top-earning careers in your state and find out which profession leads the salary pack.



A doctor of some kind. Hover over your state in the map below to see specific roles.




  1. What common characteristics do you notice about these jobs?
  2. What training/education is required for these positions?
  3. What jobs do you think can be done by robots in the future?
  4. Are any of these jobs of interest to you? Are there any that you want to do further research on?

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Behind the numbers (Credit Karma - Article - Interactive):

"Jobs in the “healthcare practitioners and technical” occupations group, which includes physicians, dominate nationwide in terms of having the highest pay. In every state, the top-earning job is a doctor of some kind."


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About the Author

Mason Butts

After graduating from UCLA with a Master's in Education, Mason spent 5 years as a science educator in a South Los Angeles public high school. He is committed to supporting the holistic growth of all students and empowering them to live a life of relational, academic, and financial success. Now settled in the Bay Area, Mason enjoys facilitating professional developments and partnering with educators as they prepare students for a bright financial future. When Mason is not building curriculum or planning a training, he can be found cycling, trying new foods, and exploring the outdoors.

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