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This is the highest-paying job in Georgia, excluding doctors

Becoming a doctor isn’t the only way to earn a hefty salary. While it’s the highest-paying gig in nearly every state in America, there are other jobs that pay well, too. 

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Business Insider recently examined the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage Estimate to determine the top-paying career in every U.S. state and the District of Columbia, excluding medical doctors and dentists. They examined data from May 2018, the most recent available, and looked only at occupations with at least 1,000 employees in-state.  

For Georgia, chief executive officers came out on top. Business Insider found CEOs make an average annual salary of $218,590.

Overall, CEOs dominated the entire list. They raked in the most cash in 27 states, including Tennessee, Alabama, and South and North Carolina. 

Airline pilots were the highest earners in Nevada, Florida and other states. They take home about $169,560 annually, according to the national average. And pharmacists, who make about $123,670 annually, were No. 1 in Mississippi, Maine and two other states. 

Want to see the highest-paying jobs in other areas? Take a look at the full report here

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