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

May 11, 2021
Question of the Day, Career


Highest paying jobs in america


  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 they any that you want to do further research on?

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Behind the numbers (howmuch):

"We found data on the highest-paid occupations from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Our map reflects the jobs with the highest median annual salary in each state. We categorized each profession with a color and an intuitive icon.

This is the best approach for understanding the dataset because a median figure separates the sample between the higher and lower half. All things being equal, someone working in a given job will likely earn somewhere close to the numbers on our map."


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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.